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Today's News

  • Camp Invention at Barranca Mesa Elementary
  • Leap into the future with NetLibrary

    More change is in the air for the world of e-books and e-audio books. NetLibrary, the Los Alamos County Library System’s current downloadable e-content service, will retire its current interface. In its place will be a newer, sleeker interface for downloading e-content, and with it comes a new name: EbscoHost.

    In addition to a new look and a new name, EbscoHost will also include enhanced features that will make viewing, listening and downloading content a smoother experience. 

  • McLaughlin reaches out to music lovers

    “I don’t know much about classical guitar,” said Ann McLaughlin, the new artistic director of the Los Alamos Concert Association. “But Eliot Fisk’s agent sent a CD of Fisk’s transcription of George Rochberg’s variations on the famous Paganini theme. I remembered Rochberg’s music from the 1960s, which was pretty atonal, so I was skeptical. But I slapped the CD into my car player and by the time I got from home to Smith’s I had to stop and listen to the end. I was so knocked out.”

  • A chance to meet the governor

    Teen Pulse Staff Member Sebastian Garcia met Gov. Susana Martinez on July 3. Martinez was at the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series on the Plaza de Española, where she briefly spoke to attendees and evacuees of the Las Conchas Fire.

  • Fashion maven: Showing off the versatile skirt

    I absolutely adore skirts, especially in the summer. They can be colorful, voluminous, comfortable, and they can be worn well with heaps of accessories.
    Believe it or not, skirts can actually be just as flattering as a pair of perfect skinny jeans,
    The best skirts are ones that end just above, or two inches above the knee and float outward from the hip. T
    hese are called short A-line skirts. Usually, since the skirt moves outward from the hip, it has tiny little pleats just underneath the waistband to add a little volume. This type of skirt volume will enhance your legs.

  • ‘Transformers’ get cleaned up

    As you might recall in 2009, “Transformers 2” left most of us with feelings teetering between disappointment and outrage. Two years later, Michael Bay released a third Transformers movie, and it’s safe to say that the director took some of Transformers 2’s negative feedback to heart.
    It’s certainly not hard to make a movie that can trump “Transformers 2,” and there are still a few notable issues in “Transformers 3,” such as some very crude humor and a bland love story. 
    For the most part, however, you’ll likely be laughing at the good jokes and loving the intense action sequences, and you may not immediately care about  the faults in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”

  • Pajarito Mountain fire update

    FIRE STATUS AT PAJARITO MOUNTAIN

    Fire teams are still on the ski area taking care of spot fires and mopping up using tankers, pumpers  and hand lines (hose lines strung out from the pumpers that are filled from the tankers).  This activity may continue for some time, unless we see significant rain.  We did receive an afternoon shower on the ski area yesterday, and last night it also rained a bit, mostly on the lower part of the mountain, but it was great to see some moisture.  A reclamation team will arrive at some point to start remediation on the mountain, but we don't yet know when that will be.

  • LAMC thanks staff and others
  • Former first lady Betty Ford dies at 93--video extra

    Betty Ford said things that first ladies just don't say, even today. And 1970s America loved her for it.

    According to Mrs. Ford, her young adult children probably had smoked marijuana — and if she were their age, she'd try it, too. She told "60 Minutes" she wouldn't be surprised to learn that her youngest, 18-year-old Susan, was in a sexual relationship (an embarrassed Susan issued a denial).

    She mused that living together before marriage might be wise, thought women should be drafted into the military if men were, and spoke up unapologetically for abortion rights, taking a position contrary to the president's. "Having babies is a blessing, not a duty," Mrs. Ford said.

  • Governor declares state of emergency to augment flood mitigation resources

    Governor Susana Martinez declared a State of Emergency to allow for the effective placement of resources for emergency flood mitigation to augment existing flood mitigation efforts.

    “After a long drought and fires, conditions exist that could lead to increased flooding throughout the state,” Governor Martinez said. “This Declaration allows the State to provide counties, cities, and pueblos with additional resources in preparation for flooding. This assistance will help higher risk areas such as those surrounding Cochiti Canyon, Ruidoso Downs, or the Santa Clara Pueblo, but it will also allow for higher statewide preparedness.”