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Today's News

  • Local EGA chapter celebrates National Embroidery Month

    The Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America is celebrating National Embroidery Month with two exhibits.
    One will be displayed from Feb. 1-12 in Mesa Public Library lobby display case.
    Chapter members will be present from 10 a.m.-noon on Feb. 6 to explain the various styles of embroidery and answer questions about the chapter.
    The second exhibit will be on display Feb. 4–28 at Village Arts. Chapter members will display many styles of embroidery art.

  • Heron Lake State Park to host Bald Eagle Watch this weekend

    Visitors to Heron Lake State Park in north central New Mexico on Saturday will have a golden opportunity to see and learn about bald eagles in the wild.
    The state park Friends group is hosting the annual Bald Eagle Watch at the state park Visitor Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Raptor experts from The Wildlife Center in Española will be on hand with a live baldy and other educational birds to talk about raptor habitat, habits and rehabilitation.
    Bald eagles were on the endangered species list for years due to the overuse of DDT pesticides in the environment.

  • Be There 01-27-11

    Today
    A free talk by Dorothy Hoard on Dendroglyphs of Valles Caldera, will be at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.The trees are aging now and their histories are being lost. Hoard will discuss the setting, the carvings, a volunteer survey and some of its results.  
    Thursday

  • Community annoucements 01-27-11

    Serenade your valentine

    Lads of Enchantment quartets will deliver singing valentines to the home or workplace in Los Alamos on Feb. 13-14. Their quartets will serenade your sweetheart with romantic songs and present her/him with a rose. To reserve a singing Valentines delivery, call Chuck at 662-9127.
    Raise cancer awareness

  • Lamonitor.com moves to subscriber-based service effective Feb. 1

    In less than a week, the Los Alamos Monitor’s online counterpart, lamonitor.com, will become a subscription-based news and information site.
    Beginning Feb. 1, all of the print newspaper’s valued subscribers will have full access to all of the news and features currently in the print product, plus a number of online-only features such as video, slideshows, reader forums, comments and the full online community that the Website is becoming.

  • Reasons behind slow start

    Our state capitol is moving at a snail’s pace so far this year. It took over a week for House standing committees to be named. Almost three months after her election, Gov. Susana Martinez has not filled her cabinet and some other top appointments.
    But not to worry. There are good reasons for both. After losing eight seats to Republicans, Democratic House Speaker Ben Lujan was faced with adjusting the make-up of every committee to reflect the nearly equal balance between the parties.

  • LACS and LASO Winter Program features: Mozart and Puccini

    The sound of music will fill the air as the Los Alamos Choral Society and members of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra join together for their annual winter program.
    The concert will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road, and will feature W.A. Mozart’s “Coronation Mass K.317” and G. Puccini’s “Messa di Gloria.” Dr. Mary Place Badarak, director of the Choral Society, will direct the performance. Cindy Little is the accompanist for the Choral Society.

  • 'King's Speech' rules with 12 nominations

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Queen Elizabeth II’s dad, Albert — the gentle, stammering Duke of York — never was meant to be king. And from Hollywood’s early honors this season, a drama based on his life never seemed destined as heir-apparent at the Academy Awards.
    Yet “The King’s Speech” took a step closer to the best-picture crown Tuesday, leading the Oscars with 12 nominations and gaining momentum against the online chronicle “The Social Network,” which had previously ruled the awards season.

  • Review: Weck's needs some work

    With so many restaurants in Santa Fe, it’s hard to pick just one. If your trips to the City Different only happen on weekends like mine do, weeding one favorite out from the list can be a task, so when it comes to trying a new place, it better be pretty enticing otherwise I’d just rather stick to what I know.
    On a recent Sunday jaunt down Cerrillos Road, I noticed that Weck’s had opened right next door to Dion’s.

  • Oscar noms

    Complete list of 83rd Annual Academy Award nominations announced Tuesday:

    1. Best Picture: “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The King’s Speech,” “127 Hours,” “The Social Network,” “Toy Story 3,” “True Grit,” “Winter’s Bone.”