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Today's News

  • State imposes fire restrictions for most of NM

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials are imposing fire restrictions across much of New Mexico because dry conditions and high winds have resulted in extreme fire danger.

    The restrictions in all but four northern New Mexico counties will go into effect Saturday at 8 a.m.

    The restrictions apply to fireworks, smoking, campfires and open fires in 29 counties, including part of Colfax County.

    The secretary of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, John Bemis, says some areas of the state have not seen appreciable moisture in as many as 150 days.

    Bemis is urging people to follow the restrictions to protect lives and property in their communities.

  • Update 04-15-11

    ESB meeting
    The Environmental Sustainability Board will host a meeting at 7 a.m. April 21 at the Eco Station Administration Building.

    DPU meeting
    The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) board will meet at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at the DPU conference room. 

    Waffle breakfast
    The Los Alamos High School baseball team is having a waffle breakfast Saturday at the Masonic Lodge. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. For more  information or for tickets, contact Connie at 672-4066.

    Spanish dance
    The Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance will present its first recital of Flamenco and Spanish Dance at 3 p.m., Saturday at Fuller Lodge.

    Aspen carnival

  • Community mourns Wallace's passing at memorial service

    Thursday’s memorial service for Rep. Jeannette Wallace, 77, was a fitting tribute to the kind of person many came to know to her to be through the years. She is described as having been an advocate, passionate, willing to listen, fair, tireless and a member of the community.

    Those words had been expressed about her since her death from illness last Friday, her son Terry Wallace Jr., told the 350 people filling Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for the service.

  • Teen Center opens its doors to the public

    Los Alamos teens now have a place to call their own.

    Last year, a young person was quoted as saying, the only places to hang out late at night were Smith’s Food and Drug and Sonic; not exactly ideal haunts for a teenager.

    The Los Alamos Family YMCA, along with Los Alamos County, is changing things for local teens with the recent opening of a Teen Center.  

    Now that hang-out spot is being presented to the community during an open house, which will start at 12:30 p.m. next Thursday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

    The event will feature tours of the center, opportunities to meet with the staff, henna drawings and a barbecue lunch. There is no fee to attend the event.

  • State questions LAPS numbers

    The New Mexico Public Education Department has sent letters to 34 of the state’s 89 school districts, notifying them about audits of their funding numbers.

    Los Alamos Public Schools received one of the letters.

    In the letter addressed to Superintendent Gene Schmidt from PED Secretary Hanna Skandera, the state education department is questioning data that “showed significant and unusual increases in the areas of special education — both in the number of students identified and the services provided — and in expenses for teacher training and experience.

    “These increases — inconsistent with recent trends — suggest abnormalities or potential errors in the data provided by school districts.”

  • Religion listings 04-15-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, Pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • Bible Answers 04-15-11

    “Do I really have to pay taxes? I mean, does the Bible teach that I should give my money to the government?” — Katie

    To grasp the biblical perspective, we need to understand that taxes were very much part of life in first-century Israel. At that time, Judea was subject to Rome — and the empire was committed to collecting tribute from its conquered subjects. In the provinces, local citizens were commissioned to do this job. The tax collector could “legally” overcharge and keep for himself the difference.  Thus, the Jewish tax collector was disdained as an enemy collaborator and social pariah (Mt. 9:9-13; Lk. 19:1-10).

  • Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church celebrates Great Lent

    During the season of Great Lent, the community of Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church in Los Alamos has participated in traditions of the Orthodox Church. These traditions include Lenten fasting, meditation and mid-week Lenten Liturgy.
    Blini Breakfast, last month, is a meal with Russian blini, dairy and fish, which marks the last meal for non-Lenten foods until Pascha (Easter). This meal has been a tradition in Los Alamos for more than 10 years.
    Lenten Meditations this year are based on the writings of Saint Isaac the Syrian. Hieromonk John using the rare text, “The Ascetical Writings of Saint Isaac the Syrian,” has led the meditations.  

  • Baseball: Hawks split a pair, sweep a pair

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk seventh grade baseball team started its season winning three out of four contests.
    The Hawks opened their season April 9 splitting a doubleheader with Española. Two days later, the Hawks swept Taos Middle School, taking both games by scores of 11-1.
    Brian Johnson earned the victory in game two against Española as LAMS picked up an 11-9 decision. Connor Mang took the loss in the first game as the defense struggled with errors. LAMS lost 14-7.
    Against Taos, Lane Saunders was the winning pitcher in the first game and Derek Selvage earned the win in the nightcap. Michael Klegg and Kyle Hutton both pitched an inning in relief of Selvage.

  • Topes Notes 04-15-11

    Iowa wins finale, 10-6

    The Albuquerque Isotopes failed to pull off the sweep of the Iowa Cubs to close out the season-opening homestand Thursday.
    The Cubs scored five times in the fourth inning and three more times in the seventh to win 10-7 at Isotopes Park.
    Iowa’s Bobby Scales had two doubles and five RBI to lead his team to the win.
    Randy Keisler (0-1) lasted just 3-2/3 innings for Albuquerque.
     (5-3), taking the loss.
    Albuquerque will hit the road for the first time in 2011, playing three games starting tonight at Oklahoma City. They will visit Iowa for four games starting Tuesday.
    Albuquerque returns home April 23.