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Today's News

  • Making a pilgrimage

    The sun was high in the sky at 8:15 a.m., the morning crisp and cool. I knew what awaited me. I had been down this road before. I made the trek once before, in 2009, but this walk would be much shorter than that one. The first time I walked, it took all day to walk more than 20 miles.

    My family and I made our way down to Santa Cruz and parked at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada. We stocked up on water and set out. Our final destination would be El Santuario de Chimayó, approximately seven miles (give or take) down the long, windy road.

  • County closes in on attorney pick

    Los Alamos County will soon pass another major milestone, as it prepares to hire an attorney to fill the spot vacated by Randy Autio in December.

    The role of acting county attorney has been filled by Brian James for the better part of a year, since Autio served most of his tenure as acting county administrator. James is one of three candidates who were interviewed to take the job on a permanent basis Friday.

    The county received 15 applications from as far away as Los Angeles, Calif. The three finalists are all experienced city and/or county attorneys with a range of other experience.

  • Be There 04-08-12

    Tuesday

  • Animal Shelter 04-08-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Others are currently off-site in foster homes. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    Also check out the Petfinder page at petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.

    DOGS
    Rocky — Three-year-old neutered Pug/Boston Terrier-mix. His favorite activities include playing with other dogs and running around the dog park like he owns the place. He has often been called wiggly, which describes him perfectly. Brindle color and crate-trained.

  • News for Retirees 04-08-12

    April 8-14
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY
    8:30, 10 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Sweet ‘n sour pork
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10:30 a.m.    AARP meeting
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken salad

  • Word on the Street 04-08-12

    Teen Pulse staff member Tom Hanlon asked students, “Have you ever pulled a prank on anyone?”

  • 50 Cent gives a sample of what to expect this summer

    The notion of mortality has plagued humans since the dawn of time. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is familiar with this notion more than most people. Shot nine times in 2000, 50 Cent is lucky to be alive.
    Unlike other gun violence victims, he got another chance at life and he has not wasted it.
    Trying to build on his Billboard dominance of the early 2000s, 50 cent released his first mix tape since his 2009 studio album “Before I Self Destruct.”
    Released only on the Internet in December, 50’s mix tape “The Big 10” had an aura of failure surrounding it. Following the major letdown of “Before I Self Destruct,” “The Big 10” had to prove that 50 could still hang with the new, younger rappers.

  • Fashion Maven: Tips for sprucing up this season’s style

    Hurray, spring is here! Why does winter have to be so long, anyway? Not that I don’t love pea coats and boots and UGGs, but come on, you’ve got to love warmer weather, a balmy breeze and the beginnings of a suntan.
    Plus, the commencement of a season means a whole new list of what you’ve got to have this spring to be in style.
    • For both men and women, colorful jeans are in. That means patterned or solid-colored ones. Don’t forget that this trend still requires taste.
    This spring, we’re rocking colorful jeans with class, not with punk. Keep in mind that your jeans must fit well and that the colors in the pattern should be such that you can pair the jeans with items you already have in your closet.

  • Hundreds rally for religious freedom

    On March 23, hundreds gathered for the “Stand Up For Religious Freedom” rally at the Pete Domenici Federal Courthouse Plaza in Albuquerque for an hour of speeches and songs.
    This was just one of the rallies scheduled on this day in 143 cities across the nation, including Alaska and Hawaii.
    The rallies were held to protest the Federal Government Department of Health and Human Services health care mandate.
    The mandate requires all employers to provide in their employee health care plans, some products and services, which are contradictory to the religious and moral beliefs and practices of that employer.

  • Watch the water grab case

    Newly appointed State Engineer Scott Verhines just made his first big decision, denying an application to Augustin Plains Ranch in its standoff with federal and state agencies, counties, ditch companies, environmentalists, locals, and tribes.
    It’s a case all of New Mexico should be watching.
    West of Datil in Catron County, promoters want to drill 37 wells 20 inches across and 3,500 feet deep, and pump 54,000 acre-feet of water a year for 300 years. That’s a breathtaking amount of water – enough to supply half of Albuquerque’s needs. In fact, the Rio Grande Valley would be the market.