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Today's News

  • Christian-Muslim clashes in Egypt kill 11

    CAIRO (AP) — Muslim-Christian clashes in the Egyptian capital Cairo have killed 11 people and wounded more than 90, security and hospital officials said on Wednesday.

    The clashes broke out Tuesday night when a Muslim mob attacked thousands of Christians protesting against the burning of a Cairo church last week. Muslims torched the church amid an escalation of tensions between the two religious groups over a love affair between a Muslim and a Christian that set off a violent feud between the couple's families.

  • Trooper: Fire in rural Pa. farmhouse kills 7 kids

    BLAIN, Pa. (AP) — Seven children are dead after police say a central Pennsylvania farm house caught fire while their mother was in a barn milking cows and their father was taking a nap in a milk delivery truck.

    Trooper Tom Pinkerton says a 3-year-old girl escaped from the blaze to alert her mother, who police believe tried to get into the home before running to a neighbor's home for help.

  • Medical Center CEO Resigns

    Wally Vette announced his resignation as head of Los Alamos Medical Center in a letter to staff Tuesday. In the letter, Vette said March 31 would be his last day.

    The news caught many by surprise in that Vette has served less than a year. He joined LAMC as Chief Executive Officer June 7, 2010.

    The news comes on the heels of a physicians meeting at which no confidence sentiments were reportedly expressed toward Vette, according to a source close to the situation.

  • NM governor nominates Bemis to head energy agency

    SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has nominated an assistant commissioner at the State Land Office to serve as head of the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.

    Martinezsays John Bemis' experience in overseeing energy development at the Land Office makes him a qualified candidate.

    Bemis joined the State Land Office in 2003 and has served as assistant commissioner for oil, gas, and mineral resources since 2004. He previously worked as senior attorney for the Farmingtonregion at Burlington Resources, Inc.

  • Basketball: State quarterfinal results

    Tuesday

    Girls basketball

     

    Class 5A

    Cibola 54, Eldorado 48

    Hobbs 61, Clovis 55

    La Cueva 50, Cleveland 37

    Mayfield 52, Carlsbad 47

     

    Class 4A

    Gallup 47, Piedra Vista 38

    Grants 38, Espanola Valley 37

    Kirtland Central 47, Valencia 29

    Roswell 63, Artesia 30

     

    Class 3A

    Hope Christian 53, Lovington 51

    Portales 45, Ruidoso 23

    Santa Fe Indian 71, West Las Vegas 45

  • 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip meeting


    There will be a meeting for this year’s students who are going on the  Washington, D.C. spring break trip from 1-2 p.m. Friday. Because there is no school on that day, the meeting will be in the Los Alamos Public Library.
    Students will receive the trip itinerary, suggestions on what to pack and information about an essay contest for laying the morning wreath of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. Those who intend to go on the trip should try to attend this meeting. Parents are welcome to attend.

  • Be There 03-08-11

    Today
    The Los Alamos Historical Society invites the public to the 6th talk of its 2010-2011 lecture series at 7:30 p.m. in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. A gathering of four Manhattan Project veterans will share memories of their experiences during the early years of Los Alamos. Historian and former associate director at Los Alamos National Laboratory, John Hopkins, will moderate the panel. The lectures are free and open to the public.
    Wednesday

  • Stephanie Johnson shares her poetry

    In this event hosted by the Mesa Public Library’s Poetry Gatherings Series, poet Stephanie N. Johnson will give a reading from her book “Kinesthesia,” winner of the 2008 Many Voices Project Award.
    Her poems and essays have appeared in AGNI, BPJ, Dislocate, Massachusetts Review, Water Stone Review and elsewhere. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a master’s degree in creative writing with a graduate minor in complementary and alternative therapies from the University of Minnesota.

  • Celebrate 63 years of Skiesta on Saturday

    Celebrate the 63rd annual Skiesta at Pajarito Mountain on Saturday.  Although Mother Nature was not kind this year, there is still a lot to celebrate, so join the fun, test your skills and win a prize in the Snowshoe Race, Sloppy Slalom Obstacle Course or participate in Tug o’ War.  
    A costume contest will be held, so attendees are encouraged to dress for that. Enjoy  live music from Felix y los Gatos from 1-5pm. The Mountain Café will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and beer from seven different micro-breweries will be available from noon-5 p.m.

  • Senate to vote on rival budgets

    WASHINGTON — A freshman Democratic senator accused Barack Obama Tuesday of failing to provide presidential leadership on a worsening national deficit as the Democratic Senate leader charged that Republicans are trying to block an up-or-down vote on a GOP bill containing substantial budget cuts.
    Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., called on Obama to lead “tough negotiations” on wrapping up last year’s unfinished budget work and said that “right now, that is not happening.”