Today's News

  • 'A Thousand Clowns' hits the mark

    Bring in the clowns! That was the initial thought when Los Alamos Little Theater’s production of “A Thousand Clowns” was announced.
    The image of Bozo taunting coulrophobic adults while holding balloons and sneering was conjured up. Or maybe that was a result of reading Stephen King’s “It.”
    At any rate, “A Thousand Clowns” has absolutely nothing to do with clowns, demonic or otherwise.
    Set in 1960s New York, Herb Gardner’s production, directed by Richard Klamann and produced by Gracie Cainelli is a sometimes sad, sometimes hysterical (but always entertaining) performance.

  • Restaurant Inspections 01-12-12

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

    Santa Fe

    Allsup’s, 650 Cerrillos Road
    Date inspected: Jan. 9
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation for contaminated equipment — ware wash sink cluttered, darn boards cluttered.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    El Tapatio, 1640 Sixth St. (at Hopewell)
    Date inspected: Jan. 5
    Violations: One high-risk violation for poor personal hygiene — no hot water available (corrected).One moderate-risk violation for contaminated equipment — no sanitizer test kit available.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

  • LA Happenings 01-12-12


    Scottish country dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. every Monday at Fuller Lodge. Beginners welcome, no partner or kilt needed. call 662-9785 or 661-8317 for more information.

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is currently recruiting singers for the 2011—2012 concert season.
    Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.

  • Nintendo gives 2nd glimpse of Wii U

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nintendo Co.’s upcoming Wii U game console will come with a controller that has a big, touch-enabled screen. At first glance, that seems like an obstacle to the kind of casual multiplayer gaming that made the first Wii console such a breakout hit.
    But in demonstrations Tuesday, the company emphasized that the Wii U will work with the cheaper, stick-like Wii controllers as well, making family multiplayer games feasible.
    The Japanese company is giving some journalists hands-on time with the console on the sidelines of the International Consumer Electronics Show, which started Tuesday in Las Vegas.

  • Weavers show their talent

    Weavers from Las Tejedoras Tapestry Group will show examples of their work in a show titled, “Passages.” The show begins Friday at in the Portal Gallery space at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    Twelve tapestry artists from the group will feature their work. Las Tejedoras Tapestry Group, an offshoot of the Las Tejedoras Fiber Arts Guild, started as a venue for tapestry artists to share ideas and critique each other’s work.
    Now the weavers meet monthly, participate in group shows and work together on design challenges.
    The group is diverse and made up of weavers who vary in experience, but are all drawn to the medium of fiber, which allows them to express their artistic views.

  • PEEC and Co-op offer winter gardening classes

    Those that think they can’t garden in the winter need to think again!
    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering two classes that will help gardeners get a head start on growing food all year long.
    From 7-9 p.m. Jan. 17, PEEC will offer a class on “Planting Vegetable and Herb Seeds and Transplants Inside and Out” at PEEC. From 7-8 p.m. Jan. 24, PEEC and the Los Alamos Cooperative Market will offer an “Introduction to Hoop Houses” at the Co-op.
    In Martha Davis’s seed and transplanting class, participants will learn how to start seeds indoors and when to move them outside.

  • Food Fight: Mal and Chad return

    Stephen McCranie, author of the “Mal and Chad” series, returns to Los Alamos for a launch of his second book, “Mal and Chad: Food Fight!” at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Otowi Station Bookstore.
    “We are delighted to have Stephen back in Los Alamos,” said Peggy Durbin, co-owner of the bookstore. “He made such a positive impression on the kids during his school visits in May, and his books have helped even reluctant readers become eager for more adventures with Mal and Chad. I know that the kids will be excited when they see him again when he visits Barranca Mesa, Aspen, Mountain and Piñon elementary schools on Jan. 19.”

  • Crece Como Va: A centennial celebration

    Crece Como Va, or “Grows as it Goes” from the Latin “Crescit Eundo,” is not the most easily understood state motto. Is it a philosophical reflection on the inevitable nature of progress, or more in line with the well known “mañana,” often associated with New Mexico citizens? Whatever the case, it is the title of the current exhibit at Fuller Lodge Art Center, which is registered as an official New Mexico Centennial event.

  • ’Toppers, Elks lock horns tonight

    A pair of old foes will meet again tonight at Jacona Gymnasium.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team will take on the Pojoaque Elks just down the road. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    Los Alamos and Pojoaque are both winding down their nondistrict seasons and are looking to grab some momentum before they head into districts that are considered two of the best in the state.
    The Hilltoppers (5-10) dropped a 48-43 decision Tuesday night to St. Pius X, a game Los Alamos trailed by as many as 15 points at the half before cutting the St. Pius edge to just two early in the fourth quarter.
    The Elks (6-9), meanwhile, have had an up-and-down season so far, but have won three straight and four of their last five.

  • Ski Report 01-12-12

    Angel Fire

    31-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 63 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    36-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 35 trails open.


    38-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River

    40-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 53 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    47-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.


    29-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 31 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache