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Today's News

  • Romero, Baron among top race finishers

    Alexander Romero won his second consecutive Run for Her Life 5-kilometer race Sunday.
    Romero was the top men’s finisher on the 5K course with his time of 19 minutes, 55 seconds.
    Run for Her Life, in its second year, is a fundraising event hosted by the local chapter of Hadassah. Proceeds from the 5K and 10K trail runs go to support research in the field of breast cancer.
    The event was held on the Mesa Trail near East Park.
    Romero nipped his older brother Nathan by four seconds to win the men’s 5K event. Kelly Sanchez was the women’s top overall finisher in the 5K with her time of 26:24.

  • Unhappy public not sure who to blame for high gas

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Families canceling vacations. Fishermen watching their profits burn up along with their boats' gasoline. Drivers buying only a few gallons of gas at a time because they can't afford to fill the tank.

    From all corners of the country, Americans are irritated these days by record-high fuel prices that have soared above $4 a gallon in some states and could top $5 by summer. And the cost is becoming a political issue just as the presidential campaign kicks into high gear.

  • Authors talk about water

    Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series presents a talk on one of the most discussed issues in New Mexico and the Southwest: water and in particular, the Rio Grande. This study by three authors in different fields examines the history of the Rio Grande from many angles.
    G. Emlen Hall and Fred Phillips will present, “Authors of Reining in the Rio Grande: People, Land and Water,” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.
    The study examines human interactions with the Rio Grande from prehistoric time to the present day and explores what possibilities remain for the desert river.

  • With pregnancy, comes questions

    Pregnant women get asked many questions as they await their babies: When are you due? Is it a boy or a girl? Have you picked out a name? Have you written a birth plan?
    Or even, sometimes: Who’s the father?
    In “The Snapper,” sort of a 1993 Irish precursor to the 2007 American mega hit “Knocked Up” — in that both comedies star a fetus that does not result from sacred marital love, but rather from booze — 20-year-old Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) does not want to answer that last question.

  • Reel Deal to screen Goodall film

    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Reel Deal Theater will offer a special showing of “Jane’s Journey,” an award-winning film about Jane Goodall, at 7 p.m. Thursday.
    The film will be $10 for adults and $5 for children. 
     It would be hard to name anyone who has had more of an impact in the realm of animal research and wildlife conservation than Goodall.
    Her pioneering study of wild chimpanzee behavior in Africa continues today, more than 50 years later, under the auspices of her institute.

  • Musical duo Scenic Roots set to perform

    Erin and Amber Rogers have more in common than just their genetic roots. They also share Scenic Roots.
    The sisters perform original and traditional Ozark, Appalachian and Celtic music on mountain dulcimer, fiddle and claw hammer banjo in their musical duo, Scenic Roots.
    They will be in Los Alamos for two concerts this week, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday at Morning Glory Bakery. On Friday they will perform as special guests during the De Colores Cantina’s regular open mic night at 8 p.m. The shows are part of the duo’s seven-state spring 2012 concert tour. Both women have degrees in commercial music from the bluegrass program at South Plains College in Texas.

  • Be There 03-21-12

    Today
    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday
    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos presents the Fairy Tale Thursdays film series at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Student Center. The film will be “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

    Friday
    Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Obedience Club began March 12. Classes begin the week of April 9. Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration forms are available on the LADOC website at ladoc.dogbits.com and at 246 East Road. Registration materials must be postmarked by March 23.

  • Former legislators seeking political comebacks

    SANTA FE (AP) — Several former lawmakers, including one who switched political parties, filed for election Tuesday seeking to reclaim their seats in the Legislature.
    Two former state senators from Albuquerque — Shannon Robinson and H. Diane Snyder — set up rematches of their unsuccessful 2008 races.
    Robinson switched parties and filed as a Republican against Democratic Sen. Tim Keller, who defeated him in a primary election four years ago. Robinson, a lawyer, had served in the Senate since 1989.
    “Everybody loves a rematch,” Robinson said in an interview.
    He attributes his loss to Keller because of opposition from progressive Democrats.

  • Obama visits state oil fields

     

    MALJAMAR, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obamatraveled to the outskirts of a no-stop light town in solid Republican territory Wednesday evening to promote his administration's commitment to expanded oil and gas production.

  • On The Docket 03-21-12

    March 13

    Derrick Jameson, Los Alamos, pleaded no contest in Los Alamos Magistrate Court to battery. Judge Pat Casados found Jameson guilty and ordered him to pay a $73 fee and to six months unsupervised probation.

    Clinton Green, Chama, pleaded guilty in Magistrate Court to use or possession of drug paraphernalia and no contest to resisting, evading or obstructing an officer. Casados found Green guilty on both charges and ordered him to pay  $351 in fees and fines.

    Tammy Fredenburg, 39, Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court to having an expired license plate while parked. Judge Alan Kirk ordered Fredenburg to pa a $50 fine.