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Today's News

  • Audition for LALT’s production, ‘The Giver’

    The Los Alamos Little Theatre will hold auditions for its February-March 2012 production, “The Giver” by Lois Lowery, directed by Mimi Adams and produced by Pat Beck.
    Auditions will run Dec. 2-4, with callbacks on Dec. 5. There are parts available for adults and children.
    Those interested in auditioning are asked to prepare a 60-90 second non-Shakespearian monologue.
    They will also read from audition sides taken from the script. Script and audition sides are available for overnight checkout at Mesa Public Library.
    Those auditioning should be prepared to indicate possible rehearsal and performance schedule conflicts.

  • Local artist to offer talk at Jewish Center

    Local artist Diana Bryer will give a talk titled, “Guardians of Hidden Traditions,” from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Los Alamos Jewish Center, 2400 Canyon Road. Refreshments will be served.
    Bryer’s work has the universal power of myth and magic. She paints the people and history of Northern New Mexico from her studio in Chimayó. She will talk about her experience as a Jewish woman artist and how she was moved to paint Crypto-Jewish subjects. Bryer will also be available to autograph posters.

  • Art for the Holidays captures the magic of a Los Alamos Winter

    “It just doesn’t feel like December,” Karen Wray said as she was preparing her gallery for the annual Art For the Holidays show, which opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. today.
    Normally, Wray feels very in tune with the coming of winter; landscape painters are deeply sensitive to seasonal changes. Her focus and immersion in leaves turning, the blooming of springtime, the heat of summer and the crisp starkness of winter is evident in the artwork she creates and curates in her gallery. The new pieces leaning against the wall capture the magic of a Los Alamos Winter.  

  • Winterfest blows into town

    From the musical ballet, the “Nutcracker,” to the sounds of carolers singing holiday classics, Los Alamos will celebrate an “enchanted” holiday with a number of holiday-related events, starting with the three-day Winterfest weekend, Friday through Sunday.
    The cast of the Dance Arts Los Alamos group will help kick off the holiday festivities with a presentation of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, the “Nutcracker,” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Saturday hosts a variety of activities. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fuller Lodge will have an open house with various musical performances.

  • Unemployment aid applications up 2nd straight week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose for the second straight week, a sign the hiring market is recovering at a slow and uneven pace.

    Weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose by 6,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 402,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Applications had been below 400,000 for three straight weeks.

    The four-week average, a less volatile measure, was mostly unchanged at slightly below 400,000.

    The average fell to a seven-month low two weeks ago. Weekly applications had been declining for two months.

    The recent increases aren't enough to suggest things are getting worse, economists said.

  • Boy busted for burping in class

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Burping in class was enough to get one Albuquerque boy handcuffed by a police officer, arrested and hauled off to a Juvenile Detention Center according to a civil rights lawsuit. The school principal, a teacher and a police officer are named in the suit.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the incident happened last May at Cleveland Middle School after the boy "burped audibly" in his P.E. class.

    The lawsuit alleges the boy was transported to the juvenile center without his parents being notified. It also details a separate incident on Nov. 8 when the same student was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched as he was accused of selling pot to another student.

  • VIDEO: 'Tebow-mania' Takes Hold in Denver

    Since being named starting quarterback of the Broncos, former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has led Denver to a 5-1 record, despite completing less than 50-percent of his passes.

  • VIDEO: Couple Held Without Bond in Bloody Saw Slaying

    A Nevada judge has ruled that a couple charged with killing a man whose body was found in a box will be jailed without bond, pending an evidentiary hearing. Authorities say the victim was cut multiple times with a saw.

  • VIDEO: Jetman Flies With Two Jets

    Yves 'Jetman' Rossy takes to the skies again in a formation flight alongside two jets from the Breitling Jet Team over Switzerland.

  • VIDEO: Christmas comes to the White House

    The White House gets decked out for Christmas, with a shiny decor reflecting the theme 'Shine, Give, Share.' Visitors are asked to give thanks to members of the military in forms like written notes