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Today's News

  • Go ‘Into the Woods’ with LALO

    Once upon a time, in a far off kingdom, there lived a young maiden whose name was Cinderella.
    The poor girl’s mother had died, and her father had taken a woman with two daughters of her own for his new wife. The girl wanted more than anything in the world to go to the King’s Festival.
    But her new stepmother and stepsisters were in no way kind-hearted and did everything in their power to keep poor Cinderella from getting what she wished. To make matters worse, her father wasn’t much help.

  • Sanity is a state of mind

    Of all the plays about insanity that have been produced over the years, Dale Wasserman’s 1963 Broadway play, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” is probably the most well-known. Adapted from Ken Kesey’s novel of the same title, published in 1962, Wasserman’s movie won five Academy Awards. But Kesey and Wasserman weren’t the only ones to tackle the topic.

  • Governor rejects redistricting plans

    SANTA FE  —  Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday vetoed Democratic-backed legislative and Public Regulation Commission redistricting plans that she criticized as partisan proposals that would make it harder for GOP candidates to compete in some parts of New Mexico for the rest of this decade.
    Democrats hold majorities in the state House and Senate. Republicans narrowed the Democratic advantage in the House in last year’s elections and hope they can pick up more seats in 2012.

  • Update 10-09-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday for a special session in council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m. , Oct. 18 in the chamber conference room.

    PEEC Talk

    Nate McDowell of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Climate Research Lab, will give a talk on the “Effects of Climate on Plants,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. The talk is free.

    Bond meet

  • Local students follow parents to Washington

    A group of Los Alamos Middle School students first jetted off to Washington, D.C. 31 years ago – creating an annual tradition that continues to this day.

    “For the last three years, I have been taking the eighth grade children of some of the students who went on that first trip, so this is exciting to me,” said former Los Alamos Middle School teacher Roberta Cocking.

    “After my retirement, parents begged me to continue hosting these trips, which I have done and plan to do until I can no longer find anyone willing to push my wheelchair around D.C.”

    Cocking and Terry Quinn, also a former LAMS teacher, initiated these excursions to the nation’s capital in 1980. They are independent from school district activities.

  • Safety board wary of seismic issues at LANL

    The latest Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board’s report to Congress reiterated its concern about the Department of Energy relying on the current Chemistry and Metallurgy Research facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the 9212 Complex at Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

    In a report, Chairman Peter Winokur, wrote, “The Board recognizes that Congress has authorized replacements for each of these facilities, but the fact remains that both will be called upon to support essential mission work for at least another decade.

  • Bandelier Shuttle Runs Near Capacity

    Atomic City Transit (ACT) shuttles to Bandelier National Monument have been running at near capacity since the service began Sept. 26. The joint venture between the National Park Service and Los Alamos County has been characterized a success.

    Park Superintendent Jason Lott approached Acting County Administrator Randy Autio for help with reopening archeological sites in Frijoles Canyon, the main draw for visitors. Bridges over Frijoles Creek were removed after the Las Conchas fire to reduce flood damage, cutting access to half the visitor parking.

    Visitation is normally high in October, especially during Balloon Fiesta, but Lott needed a solution to the parking situation in order to accommodate the added tourism traffic.

  • Raiders owner Al Davis dies

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Al Davis, the renegade owner of the Oakland Raiders who bucked NFL authority while exhorting his silver-and-black team to "Just win, baby!," died Saturday. He was 82.

    The Hall of Famer died at his home in Oakland, the team said. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

    Davis was one of the most important figures in NFL history — a rebel with a subpoena. That was most evident during the 1980s when he went to court — and won — for the right to move his team from Oakland to Los Angeles. Even after he moved the Raiders back to the Bay Area in 1995, he sued for $1.2 billion to establish that he still owned the rights to the L.A. market.

  • Hilltoppers leave Bernalillo scoreless; prep football scores from around the state

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Los Alamos 38, Bernalillo 0

    Carrizozo 26, Magdalena 12

    Cleveland 42, Valley 0

    Clovis 33, Artesia 25

    Crownpoint 48, Wingate 0

    Dalhart, Texas 31, Clayton 0

    Dulce 28, Ramah 0

    Estancia 29, NMMI 27

    Farmington 35, Bloomfield 0

    Foothill 25, Animas 6

    Gateway Christian 48, Springer 6

    Goddard 26, Carlsbad 7

    Hagerman 26, Mescalero Apache 22

    Highland 64, Albuquerque High 6

    Hot Springs 19, Hatch Valley 9

    Laguna-Acoma 54, Zuni 7

  • Second semi crashes on N.M. 4

    So what are the odds? It was déjà vu all over again.

    Some might think there are better odds of winning the lottery than what happened on N.M. 4 Friday.

    But for the people that regularly use that route to the Jemez Mountains, this was no lottery.

    For the second time in two days, a semi truck, hauling crushed cars, crashed on N.M. 4 near mile marker 49.

    This time, Los Alamos Police Department Sgt. Jeremy Duran said, the accident was at the hair-pin curve right before the intersection of N.M. 4 and West Jemez Road.

    Duran, who did not have the police report available, said there were no injuries but it was the same company (BB Transport of Colorado) that owned the truck but it was a different driver.