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Today's News

  • Runway rehab winding down

    Those heroic helicopter pilots have flown their magnificent machines with the dangling buckets across Los Alamos skies for what is hoped to be the last time.

    Now that the Las Conchas Fire is 95 percent contained, the two enormous orange C-130 slurry bombers and several smaller firefighting helicopters based at the Los Alamos County Airport are off to fight the next blaze.

    “Helicopters have a specific role in wildland fire fighting,” said Fire Chief Doug Tucker. “Their ability to shuttle water and their pinpoint precision was invaluable to our crews on the ski hill and other areas during the recent fire.”

  • 'Extreme Makeover' comes to NM

    Do you know a family whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover, or a family who simply deserves a home?  If so, the producers of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from you.
    Ty Pennington and his crew have been all across the map and now they want to drive that famous bus to New Mexico!
    “We are looking for the deserving people and inspiring families that America can really root for,” says Supervising Casting Producer Adam Drucker.  
    The show is looking for deserving families in the Santa Fe and Los Alamos area.

  • Los Alamos First United Methodist Church to host Hometown Nazareth

    Los Alamos First United Methodist Church will host a summer children’s event, Hometown Nazareth from Aug. 1-Aug. 5.
    Children will step back in time at Hometown Nazareth, exploring what it was like to live in the town where Jesus grew up. Kids will participate in Bible times marketplace, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible times snacks, visit Jesus’ mom, Mary, and collect Bible Memory makers to remind them of God’s word.
    In addition, everyone will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration — a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.

  • Dems, GOP still at loggerheads as clock ticks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican House members came to the Capitol on Saturday to even the score with the Senate, preparing to reject Democratic legislation to avert an unprecedented U.S. financial default after senators turned down the House's plan. Three days before the debt-limit deadline, lawmakers and President Barack Obama remained at loggerheads on the debt crisis.

    The House convened for its unusual Saturday session at 1 p.m. EDT.

  • NM jobless rate drops to 6.8 percent

    ALBUQUERQUE — A state agency reports that New Mexico's unemployment rate has dropped slightly, reaching 6.8 percent in June.

    The Department of Workforce Solutions said Thursday there was a one-tenth of a percentage point decline in the jobless rate since May.

    The unemployment rate exceeded 8 percent a year ago and it peaked at 8.7 percent in January and February before starting to drop.

    The agency said June was the first time in 32 months that New Mexico experienced job growth compared to the previous year. Jobs were up three-tenths of a percentage point comparing last month with June 2010. That represents an increase of 2,400 jobs.

  • Santa Fe National Forest to ease fire restrictions

    The Santa Fe National Forest is lifting fire restrictions for portions of the forest effective Saturday. “The recent arrival of monsoonal rains and other changes in weather patterns have brought a welcome relief from extreme conditions,” said Forest Supervisor,  Maria T. Garcia.

  • Top 10 Movies 07-28-11

    1.  “Captain America,” weekend gross,
    $65 million
    2.  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,”  weekend gross, $47.4 million
    3.  “Friends With Benefits,” weekend gross, $18.6 million
    4.  “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,”
    $12  million
    5. “Horrible Bosses,” weekend gross,
    $11.8 million
    6.  “Zookeeper,” weekend gross,
    $8.7 million
    7.   “Cars 2,” weekend gross,
    $5.6 million

    8.  “Winnie the Pooh,” weekend gross,
    $5.1 million

    9.  “Bad Teacher,” weekend gross, $2.6 million

  • Out and about 07-28-11

    Art openings
    An exhibition of the Santa Fe Railway’s Couse calendar prints opens with a public reception from 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road, Taos. The exhibition of the 23 color lithographic prints of paintings by E.I. Couse that appeared on the Santa Fe Railway calendars between 1914 and 1938 will continue to be on view by appointment through mid-October. For an appointment to view the exhibit or to tour the Couse home and studio, call 575-751-0369.

  • LA Happenings 07-28-11

    Music
    Enjoy the music of Albania, Turkey, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Greece with Rumelia at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Pyramid Café. A suggested donation of $7-$10 is requested.

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, our barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
     

  • Billboard Top 10 Singles 07-28-11

    1.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

    2.  Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer

    3. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Katy Perry

    4. Rolling in the Deep, Adele

    5. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj
    6.   How to Love, Lil Wayne

    7.  The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga
    8. Good Life, OneRepublic
    9.  Tonight Tonight, Hot Chelle Rae
    10. Skyscraper, Demi Lovato