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Today's News

  • Basketball: Late push by James leads Heat in Game 2

    CHICAGO (AP) — Right from the start, LeBron James made it clear he was going to attack and no one was going to stop him.
    Point taken.
    James came up big down the stretch with nine of his 29 points in the final 4:27, Dwyane Wade added 24 and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 85-75 Wednesday night to tie the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece.
    “It was a big game,” James said. “We felt like it was a must win for us going back home.”
    The Heat can breathe a little easier after escaping with a win and stealing home-court advantage. Coming off a lopsided loss in Game 1, they recovered in crunch time — thanks in large part to James — after blowing an 11-point lead.

  • Sports update 05-19-11

    Tour de Los Alamos returns June 19

    The Roadrunners Cycling Club will host the 39th annual Tour de Los Alamos June 19.
    The Tour de Los Alamos is a road cycling race for men, women and juniors. The race consists of several distance categories for cyclists of different abilities.
    Price for participation is $25 prior to the day of the race, $45 on race day. All cyclists must have a USA Cycling license and an approved helmet.
    For more information or to register, visit tourdelosalamos.org.

    Registration is open for Bumpers volleyball class at YMCA

  • Mixed economic news keeps stock gains in check

    NEW YORK (AP) — Conflicting signs about the economic recovery caused stock indexes to pare early gains Thursday even after LinkedIn became the biggest Internet IPO since Google went public in 2004.

    Stocks opened higher after the Department of Labor reported that applications for unemployment dropped 29,000 last week, more than expected, to 409,000. Indexes gave up those early gains after three negative reports on the economy came out at midmorning.

  • FBI investigates Unabomber in '82 Tylenol deaths

    CHICAGO (AP) — The FBI has requested a DNA sample from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski as part of its investigation of the 1982 Chicago-area Tylenol poisonings case that killed seven people, officials said Thursday.

    Kaczynski, who pleaded guilty in 1998 to setting 16 explosions that killed three people and is serving a life sentence in federal prison, has declined to voluntarily provide a DNA sample.

  • Martinez testing her powers

    Perhaps it is inexperience. Or perhaps she’s simply insensitive to the give and take required in a system of state government where the authority to govern is apportioned between three separate branches of government, legislative, executive and judicial.
    Whatever it is, New Mexico’s neophyte Gov. Susana Martinez’s use of the line-item veto to accomplish legislative ends she sought but failed to achieve at the 2011 legislature has key state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle talking about hauling her into court for exceeding her authority under the state Constitution.
    There have been a number of instances where her veto practices have struck seasoned observers as constitutionally dubious.

  • Bratcher leaves Valles Caldera Trust post

    Dr. Raymond Loretto, the chairman of the Valles Caldera Board of Trustees, announced today that Gary Bratcher will be leaving his post as Executive Director of the Valles Caldera Trust.

     Bratcher has served at the helm of the Trust since January 2009, and led the effort to expand public access, forest and watershed restoration, and sustaining revenues at the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

    “The Board appreciates Mr. Bratcher's service during the past two and a half years,” said Dr. Loretto, “especially his efforts in working with the Board toward the attainment of the Trust’s goals of financial self-sufficiency, increased public access, and forest and watershed restoration.”

  • Community announcements 05-18-11

    SAN needs more volunteers

    Senior Appreciation Night, the safe, supervised all-night graduation celebration sponsored by the community is in need of 23 additional volunteer chaperones for its May 28 event. Volunteers will supervise activities are or run small events.
    Specific needs for helpers include shifts from 5:30-9 p.m. (six people needed); 7-11 p.m. (three people needed); 9 p.m.-12 a.m. (six people needed); and 12-3 a.m. (eight people needed) to chaperone the movie.
    Volunteers should contact Diana Martinez at the YMCA at 662-3100,
    or email dmartinez@laymca.org to sign up for a time.

    LAHS Class of ‘91 reunion

  • Be There 05-18-11

    Today
    The May Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site.  For more information, call 412-9371.

    Thursday
    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

    See some of the opportunities that Los Alamos has to offer, ask questions and buy some used books at the Homeschool Fair and Curriculum Sale. The fair will be at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Set-up will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the fair will end at 7 p.m. To sponsor a table or for more information, email NarumHC@yahoo.com.

  • Thank you 05-18-11

    Thank You
    for Earth Day 2011

    Each year around April 22, Earth Day, the nationally recognized day to emphasize caring for the Earth by becoming more sustainable, is honored with various activities by Pajarito Environmental Education Center. This year’s activities included a display at Mesa Public Library, an Earth Day Speaker and a festival. Each activity was an outstanding success due to the efforts of a large number of volunteers and the support of many sponsors. This letter is to thank all of these volunteers and sponsors and those who attended one of our events this year.

  • Junior Brown gets Overlook rocking

    It’s that time of year again: time for the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. The 2011 season kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday at Overlook Park in White Rock, with Junior Brown.
    Brown invented his own guitar, combining the standard six-string electric guitar and the lap steel guitar. He plays country, rockabilly, western swing, honky tonk, neo-traditionalist country and alt-rock. According to his website, www.juniorbrown.com, “he has the soul of country and the spirit of rock.” Samples of his music can also be found on the site.