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Today's News

  • Fishing Report 04-20-12

    Catches of the week

     

    Heron Lake: April 9, Vern Lucero of La Cienega caught a 24 ½-inch, 17-pound lake trout. He was using a Yozuri crystal minnow. April 11, Jesse Salazar of Espanola caught a 24 ¼-inch, 9-pound, 2-ounce lake trout. He was jigging a white tube. April 13, Norma Wolfley of El Vado caught a 30 ¾-inch, 14-pound, 3-ounce lake trout. She was trolling a Big Mac lure. 

    Ute Lake: April 14, Franco Vallejos of Albuquerque caught a 3.82-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a smallie beaver. Kris Bosley of Amarillo caught a 4.02-pound smallmouth bass. Art VanNostrand caught a 5.09-pound largemouth bass. He was using a spinner bait. All three bass were released.

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  • Tracing roots to Mexico

    Some 2010 Census numbers report where New Mexico’s Hispanics trace their origin. That Hispanics are 46 percent of New Mexicans isn’t news. Add Native Americans (9.4 percent), African Americans and Asians, and New Mexico is a majority minority state by a fair margin.
    Of our Hispanics, 62 percent in 2010 trace themselves to Mexico. The percentage was 43.1 in 2000. That’s news.
    A mere 37 percent of Hispanics are those of the northern villages who provide the conventional image of New Mexico. These folks trace themselves to Spain or simply say they are “other.”
    The census questions were: “Is this person of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin?” and “What is this person’s race?”

  • VP Martinez? Don’t mention it

    Presidential election years are fraught with traditions masquerading as “news” and Gov. Susana Martinez has been caught up in one of the most durable of them.
    They take many forms, these traditions, and they assert themselves at different stages in the selection of the major parties’ presidential nominees. Their persistence, however, is because political journalists attached to major news outlets dutifully resurrect them on cue every four years.
    With Mitt Romney having now nailed down the 2012 Republican nomination, we are once again at that point where the Great Mentioners of Mediadom entertain themselves with speculation about the  putative GOP nominee’s options for a vice presidential running mate.

  • Be There 04-19-12

    Today
     The monthly Los Alamos county GOP meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the third floor conference room of the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. The topics of the meeting will be the new Los Alamos County polling places, voter registration training and meeting of the GOP candidates running for local offices. All registered Republicans are invited to attend.
    Friday
    Suzanne Vilmain will give a lunchtime gallery talk/walk through her book arts exhibit/installation, “Bound Under the Influence.” Books, broadsides, artists’ books, ephemera, books in all formations. Get a sneak peek at losalamosnm.us/library/Pages/ArtGalleryExhibits.aspx.

  • Let loose on Wild Day

    On April 28, the Los Alamos Youth Leadership program will put their skills to the test with the annual LAYL Wild Day.
    The funfest, which is limited to the first 100 participants, will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Los Alamos High School’s Griffith Gym.
    “Janali Gustafson and Haley Bridgewater have taken the leadership role in organizing WILD Day,” said LAYL Coordinator Susan Odegard-Fellows.” They both are dedicated to LAYL and making WILD Day a success.”
    Odegard-Fellows is in her second year with the LAYL crew and is enjoying it every step of the way. “Working with the LAYL students gives one hope for the future leaders of tomorrow,” she said.

  • LAPS Foundation hosts Great Conversations

    Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject-area expert.
    Los Alamos Public Schools will host the Third Annual Great Conversations from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday in the new building at Los Alamos High School.
    Tickets are $50 per person and can be obtained by filling out a registration form at lapsfoundation.com/greatconversations.shtml. Three of the 14 tables are featured here.  
    Steve and Tiffany Anton will host, “FIRST Things First: What is FIRST Robotics?” The ultimate multi-disciplinary engineering topic: robotics. The Antons will share their passion for First Robotics, which was the brainchild of the inventor of the Segway.

  • Bandelier sponsoring NPW activities in LA

    This year National Park Week is April 21-29, and Bandelier National Monument will be offering opportunities to celebrate National Park Week right in Los Alamos, as well as activities in the park itself.
    According to Park Superintendent Jason Lott, “Bandelier partners with many organizations in Los Alamos.  
    We’re very happy to be able to offer National Park Week activities in town where they are available to people who may not be able to get down to the park.  We hope to see lots of our neighbors this week.”

  • Update 04-19-12

    Earth Day

    The Earth Day Festival will feature displays by earth-friendly organizations; entertainment by Clan Tynker, the Hillstompers, and Wise Fool; “Walk like a Wolf” and puppet-making for kids; bird walks; food and more. Saturday, at PEEC.

    Dem Party

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will have its monthly meeting at
    7 p.m. today at the Mesa Library.

    Kiwanis

    Kiwanis meets from noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. The group will hold committee meetings April 24.

    Chamisa Carnival