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Today's News

  • Restaurant Inspections 11-17-11

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Española

    Advantage Sweets/Baskin Robbins, 1111 N. Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: Nov. 9
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation for contaminated equipment — sanitizer test kits missing or not present for testing sanitizer. One low-risk violation for poor personal hygiene — need hair restraints in food prep/service area. Facility overall very clean, neat and sanitary.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Big RHOC Express, 1308 N. Paseo de Oñate
    Date inspected: Nov. 15

  • Top 10 Movies 11-17-11

    1.  “Immortals,” weekend gross,  $32.2 million
    2.  “Jack and Jill,”  weekend gross,
    $25 million
    3.  “Puss in Boots,” $24.7 million
    4.  “Tower Heist” $12.7  million
    5. “Edgar,”  $11.2 million
    6.  “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas,” weekend gross, $5.9 million
    7.   “In Time,” weekend gross, $4 million

    8.  “Paranormal Activity 3,” weekend gross, $3.6 million

    9.  “Footloose,” weekend gross, $2.7 million
    10.  “Real Steel,”
    $1.8 million
    Source: www.the-movie-times.com

  • A question of motive

    A family celebration turns into a nightmare in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s latest production, “An Inspector Calls,” written by J.B. Priestly, directed by Iain May and produced by John Gustafson and Kate Ramsey.
    Sheila Birling (Katrina Koehler) and Gerald Croft are celebrating the news of their engagement with Sheila’s parents Arthur and Sybil (Sally Cassil). There’s drinking, toasting and joy throughout the beginning of the production, but the mood soon turns sour when a visitor appears at the Birlings’ door.

  • 'A Christmas Carol' is a haunt for the season

    “I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly ... ”
    So begins the preface to Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” and so Susan Baker-Dillingham invites the community to be “humored” and “haunted” by her new ballet, which is based on the classic tale. Baker-Dillingham’s New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company will perform her original ballet “A Christmas Carol” Saturday and Sunday at the Duane Smith Auditorium.

  • Art Galore

    A Los Alamos tradition for 44 years, the annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair will be from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Los Alamos Middle School. The Los Alamos Arts Council is hosting the event.
    To keep the tradition of a pre-Thanksgiving holiday shopping spree alive, the LAAC has lined up more than 100 artists from across New Mexico. As in past years, jewelry, pottery, painting, metal work, fabric arts and photography will be among the highlights, as well as a wide range of holiday-oriented crafts.
    New artists and longtime exhibitors will be on hand. Kathy Hjeresen,  who sells handmade jewelry and woodworker Adrian Martinez, both fair regulars, will return this year.

  • Lt. Govs are a nuisance

    Here we go again. The lieutenant governor is getting in the governor’s way. They are such a nuisance. Why do we even have them?
    That, by the way, is a good question. Some states don’t have lieutenant governors. And those states do just fine.
    New Mexico governors not only are saddled with lieutenant governors, the lieutenant governors get to be full time employees if they desire.
    And why wouldn’t they want to be on the top floor of the Merry Roundhouse in the middle of all the action?
    The problem is that they don’t have anything to do except preside over the Senate when it is in session.  
    And, oh yes, take over for the governor when he or she can’t serve or is out of state.

  • Cancer detection and man’s best friend

    Dogs are loyal, playful, loving and sometimes cute as a button. It’s no wonder we love them (some of us more than others, to be sure).
    Dogs were likely one of the very first animals we humans domesticated. They’ve been sitting around our campfires for a very long time, indeed.
    We train our dogs to sit, shake and lie down. It also could be said the dogs train us to dispense kibbles, rawhide treats, and scratches behind the ears. What matters isn’t which side comes out ahead in the exchange, I like to think, but that both sides benefit from our association.

  • State Notes 11-17-11

    Sundevils are in prime-time game of Tip-Off Classic

  • Toppers hit the ice for doubleheader

    Despite limited ice time and a new-look roster, the Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will need to be ready for Saturday’s season opener.
    The Hilltoppers were scheduled to open their season at home Friday, but the Los Alamos County Ice Rink is still in a state of major disrepair. Instead of hosting their home opener — that and all subsequent games until the rink is ready to go will be pushed back — they will travel for a doubleheader Saturday in the Albuquerque area.
    Los Alamos will take on the Eldorado Eagles at 10 a.m. at Outpost Ice Arena, then meet the Cibola Cougars at Blades Ice Arena at 4:30 p.m.

  • October Fire Calls

    Los Alamos firefighters share safety tips with children at Little Forest recently. During October, local firefighters responded to 119 calls including four fires, 84 emergency medical calls, eight vehicle accidents, and 23 other calls for help.