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Today's News

  • Historical Society to host book signing

    The Los Alamos Historical Society is hosting a book signing and author talk with Robert J. Torrez and Robert Trapp, co-authors of Rio Arriba: A New Mexico County, on Tuesday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. The book signing is in conjunction with Homestead Day, part of the Summer Adventures in History and Science sponsored every Tuesday in June and July by the Los Alamos Historical Society and Bradbury Science Museum.
    Rio Arriba: A New Mexico County reviews the history of the area. The authors provide  an overview of its primordial beginnings, the Tewa peoples that established the county’s first permanent settlements, the role the Navajo, Ute, and Jicarilla Apache played in the region’s history.

  • Santa Fe Opera presents 2011 Youth Nights

    Each year families anticipate The Santa Fe Opera’s popular Youth Nights at the Opera, a special program that allows them to attend final dress rehearsals at greatly reduced prices.  
    Since its inception in 1959, Youth Nights at the Opera have provided an opportunity for over 225,000 children and young adults to see professionally staged opera performances.  General Director Charles MacKay attributes his love of opera to his attendance at the very first Youth Night performance of “Die Fledermaus,” in 1959.

  • An Unauthorized Afterlife

    It’s a rare occasion when two theatres can come together to coordinate a show to bring to Los Alamos. It is even more rare when an actor from Albuquerque brings a show to Los Alamos,  which he plans to tour the country with, hoping to eventually end up on Broadway. Jim Cady of the Adobe Theater in Albuquerque has that goal for “The Unauthorized Afterlife of Eugene O’Neill.” Performances at the Los Alamos Little Theatre are a step toward helping him further realize that goal.
    “The Unauthorized Afterlife of Eugene O’Neill” just finished a run at Warehouse 21 in Santa Fe. There were two performances, both of which resulted in thunderous applause and standing ovations.

  • Actions speak volumes

    Things are obviously not peaches and cream between Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and her Republican Lt. Gov. John Sanchez.
    You’ll recall that following their election last November, the then governor-elect trundled into Santa Fe to begin the process of setting up her incoming administration.
    Simultaneously, she cut the lieutenant governor-elect out of that process by dispatching him on a jaunt around the state to find out what business folks thought needed to be done to improve the state’s economy.
    It smelled fishy at the time and it still does.

  • Los Alamos County Capital Projects update

    • New White Rock Visitor Center: design drawings have been reviewed and returned to the architects with a goal to procure construction services this summer.
    • Justice Center; the county received an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant to install solar hot water at both this facility and the new animal shelter. Work should get underway later in July.
    • New Golf Course Community Building; demolition of the old clubhouse begins this week.
    • Golf Course improvements: the RFP for a golf course consultant to help with the study closes in early June and work on the study will get underway later this summer.

  • Heat, winds threaten wildfire lines

    SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — Smoke from a wildfire lifted and the stress of summertime travel eased Thursday with the reopening of Interstate 25 between Colorado and New Mexico, while high winds were expected to challenge crews trying to contain several other fires in the West, including the largest in Arizona recorded history.

  • State Briefs 06-16-11

    Report says some grads didn’t earn diplomas

    ALBUQUERQUE — An audit of New Mexico schools says 12 percent of the seniors who graduated last year didn’t deserve their diplomas.
    The report from the Legislative Finance Committee also showed that 25 percent of Native American males graduated without fulfilling state-mandated math requirements.
    The numbers are based on a sample of about 3,000 graduates from 10 high schools.

  • Anniversary at the council meeting

    Residents Belle and Carl Thornton celebrated their 47th anniversary by attending Tuesday night’s council meeting.

  • Be There 06-16-11

    Today
    The 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.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “The North Avenue Irregulars,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in Room 3. They will plan for several upcoming summer events.

    Saturday

  • Bebop with Greg Abate at Ashley Pond

        Greg Abate, considered one of the top saxophonists in the world, will play bebop jazz at 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond as part of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.
    After graduating from the Berklee College of Music in the mid 70s, he started his own ensemble called “Channel One,” but soon quit to play lead alto sax for the Ray Charles Orchestra.
    He stayed on with the orchestra for a couple of years then went back to his own band and sound, and then joined the Artie Shaw Orchestra, where he played tenor sax.
    However, he ran into problems with both bands because he was unable to improvise. The bands were too structured and Abate considered himself a very cool jazz musician.