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Today's News

  • Hay shortage stresses shelters

    Bitter winter temperatures, drought and fire have hammered hay growers throughout the Southwest. The shortfall has horse owners and cattle ranchers searching for new supply sources and most are struggling to cope with high prices.

    “Fortunately, I have a good hay source who has been able to keep us stocked and kept his prices low,” said resident Nancy Ambrosiano. “But I’ve heard of it selling for $14 a bale; 15 years ago, it would have been $5.” There are reports of the livestock feed selling for as much as $20 a bale in Silver City.

  • 3 women accept Nobel Peace Prize

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Three women who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen accepted the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, calling on repressed women worldwide to rise up against male supremacy.

    "My sisters, my daughters, my friends — find your voice," Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said after collecting her Nobel diploma and medal at a ceremony in Oslo.

    Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first democratically elected female president, shared the award with women's rights campaigner Leymah Gbowee, also from Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman, a female icon of the protest movement in Yemen.

  • Local gymnasts earn accolades at Santa Fe competition

    The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers performed recently at the Halloween Invite hosted by Zia Gymnastics in Santa Fe. 

    In attendance were 160 gymnasts representing eight New Mexico teams from Santa Fe, Taos, Gallup, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Los Alamos.  Fourteen Tumblers competed in Levels 4, 5 and 6, bringing home nine gold, seven silver and four bronze medals.

    The Level 4 Atomic Tumblers took three of the top four spots in the 6-7 year-old age group, as well as first place on all four events. 

  • VIDEO: Griffin Wins First Heisman Trophy for Baylor

    Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, awarded to college football's best player of the season.

  • NM man talks of ordeal in Arizona mountains

    GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — Dana and Elizabeth Davis had spent nearly five grueling days stranded in their car in the rugged Arizona mountains during a snowstorm when they finally realized they needed to venture out for help.

    The car had run out of gas, and their rations of sandwiches, cookies, chocolate bars and juice were depleted. Dana, 86, bundled in multiple layers of clothing, put socks on his hands for warmth as he and 82-year-old Elizabeth started walking.

  • Seen @ The Scene: Randy Autio Farewell Reception

    Council hosted a farewell reception for Randy Autio on Tuesday. The outgoing county attorney has accepted a similar post with Bernalillo County.

  • Church Listings 12-09-11

    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
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
     
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • Ask Fr. John: A lesson on why people choose to fast

    Why do we fast? — G.

    Part one
    Your question is timely since we are currently in the Nativity Fast.
    Two overly simplified answers are: because the Lord Himself Who is God fasted and because Christ said “when you fast ...” Mt. 6:16.
    We know that fasting was practiced in the ancient church.
    The Apostles prescribed the weekly fasts on Wednesday and Friday in the ancient Apostolic text, “The Didache.” See the church website for Ancient Christian texts.
    However, this is not the main reason for fasting.
    There are several reasons why we fast. One is found where Paul says that Christ God emptied himself when he became incarnate. Ph 2:7.

  • Food Drive

    Volunteers assemble food packages for the needy during an event at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church on North Road Thursday.

  • Update 12-09-11

    Road closure

    Northbound 15th Street between Central Avenue and Iris Street will be closed for utility work for the new municipal building. Detour signs are posted. For more information, call 662-8112.

    Kiwanis meeting

    Kiwanis noon-1 p.m. meetings Tuesday at Jewish Center on Sage Street: Dec. 13-Steve Watts, general manager, on progress made by the new Los Alamos Co-operative Market. Dec. 20-Jessamy Phillips will speak briefly about her experience in a nursing program in Africa.

    Benefit dinner