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Today's News

  • Holiday 2010: The year shoppers came back

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers came back in force for the holidays, right to the end. After two dreary years, Christmas 2010 will go down as the holiday Americans rediscovered how much they like to shop.

    People spent more than expected on family and friends and splurged on themselves, too, an ingredient missing for two years. Clothing such as fur vests and beaded sweaters replaced practical items like pots and pans. Even the family dog is getting a little something extra.

  • Update 12-24-10

    Deadline extended

    The deadline for the Community Asset Awards has been extended until 5 p.m. Friday. On-line nominations can be made at www.AssetsInAction.info.
    For additional information call 661-4846. The program is sponsored by Assets In Action, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.
     

    Just a wag

  • Gibson Worked to Upgrade LA

    Councilor Robert Gibson has worked for years to guide Los Alamos into the 21st century. After serving on council from 1997-2000, Gibson decided to serve another stint saying he thought those years would be pivotal for Los Alamos with so many changes looming on the horizon.
    Los Alamos National Laboratory had a new form of management, the county was rebuilding many of its major facilities and the community was, and is, operating in the 20th century, unsure about moving into the 21st century, he said.

  • KRSN moves to Conoco Hill

    Gillian and Dave Sutton appeared tired but excited Wednesday as they packed up the last of their 10 state awards received this year from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association/AP.
    Following their final interview, which included Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith and DPU spokesperson Allison Majure, the couple moved from Central Park Square, where the station has operated for 10 years, into a new studio in the Hilltop Shopping Center.

  • NMED may rethink explosives burn ban

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory had asked New Mexico Environment Secretary Ron Curry to reconsider his ruling on open burning.

    On Dec. 21, Curry did reconsider, according to a LANL spokesperson.

    But at press time, it was uncertain what, if any, change has been made.

    “We’re very appreciative that Secretary Curry granted our motion.  It allows us to continue our research on improvised explosive devices—research that saves lives at home and overseas,” LANL spokesman Fred DeSousa said.  

  • Anthony Ortiz

    Anthony Ortiz of Los Alamos was ordained a minister at New Life Family Fellowship in Santa Fe on Sunday Dec. 5, 2010. Anthony is the son of Robert and Josie Ortiz; he graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1986. Anthony attended RHEMA Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow Okla. and graduated from there in 2005.  Anthony’s ministry work has taken him to Africa, Columbia and the Philippines.

  • Religion listings 12-24-10

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • Bible Answers 12-24-10

    “No one knows for sure when Jesus was actually born. Why do we make so much of this holiday?”
    — James

    This is not a new question. We have over the years addressed it and its corollaries; i.e., the debate over the actual date, the crass commercialism associated with Christmas and which parts of the Christmas story are indeed biblical and which are merely figments of our tradition.

  • Just A Wag 12-24-10

    •We have heard that a status report on the fire department pornography investigation will come out within a couple of weeks.
    •Well-known Los Alamos figure Ed Burkle has been nominated by Gov.-elect Susana Martinez to serve as her secretary of the General Services Department.
    •We have learned that Dr. Ann Wadstrom submitted the winning suggestion, which resulted in the name change of Airport Basin to Pajarito Cliffs.

  • You heard me ... be a Scrooge!

    Back in high school, I could barely put a verb and noun together without hurting myself.  That is, me not was two good very in the English.  Okay, maybe not quite that bad, but I did have trouble keeping my grades up in the low C’s.  (I hope my students aren’t reading this!)