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Today's News

  • Christa Brelsford:Making lemonade out of lemons

    If you ever wanted to test the validity of the saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” look no further than Christa Brelsford.

    Brelsford, a Los Alamos National Laboratory student employee, traveled to Haiti and helped with Haiti Partners’ adult literacy program in January. She and her brother, Julian, traveled to three different towns including Darbonne, assisting the Christian organization, which focuses on improving education, economic prospects and Haitians’ faith.

  • Author to show the state’s quirks

    A singing dog, an awful dog, thugs in the U.S. Customs service and a grandamother busted out of jail are just a few quirky characters that Martha Eagan snares and ropes into her literary work.

    Her most recent book, “La Ranfla and Other New Mexico Stories,”  is described as light-hearted and  reflects the nuttiness in life.

    “La Ranfla” is also the subject of  Eagan’s talk at 7 p.m. Thursday in Mesa Public Library’s upstairs gallery. The discussion is part of the library’s Authors Speak series.

  • Get the complete story of the Cerro Grande Fire

    Tom Ribe will sign “Inferno by Committee: a History of the Cerro Grande Fire, America’s Worst Prescribed Fire Disaster” from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Otowi Station.

    A decade has passed since the Cerro Grande Fire ushered into America’s psyche the concept of megafires.

    “Inferno by Committee” is written from the perspective of a professional fire manager.

  • ‘Inferno’ helps reader learn from the past

    If ignored, history will turn to dust. Its lessons will fade and smudge. While it is easy to shrug off the past and merely allow it to turn to ash, but that could be a mistake. Looking to the past can reveal answers to current and future questions.  

    For instance, Tom Ribe, author of “Inferno by Committee,” took an in depth look at the Cerro Grande Fire and discovered a lot of lessons within the fire’s ashes.

  • LAHS athletics: SB 1 passed to shed light on seriousness of concussions

    While concussions, even minor ones, can be serious, it has been only recently that some sports programs and athletes have begun to take them seriously.

    Starting this year, however, coaches, administrators and athletic trainers at the high school level are going to be required to take them more seriously.

    Gov. Bill Richardson recently signed Senate Bill 1, which prescribes the protocols regarding brain injury resulting from school athletic activity.

  • Golf: Jet wins qualifying tourney

    Local standout youth golfer Austin Jet had another big showing recently.

    Jet, 7, qualified for the US Kids Golf World Championships, which will be held in Pinehurst, N.C., in the first week of August. Jet, who lives in White Rock, won a qualifying event earlier this month to grab a spot in the world championship tournament.

    This is the second straight year Jet will travel to the world championships. After his 2009 appearance, Gov. Bill Richardson proclaimed Aug. 8 “Austin Jet Day” in New Mexico.

  • You’re never too old to party

    URS invites everyone, even wallflowers to the first annual “Senior Prom.” The idea of it being the first annual event is only slightly true in that it actually took place more than a dozen years ago.

    Community member, Lil Ortega worked with a high school group of students, to do the same way back when.

    Assets in Action and the Friends of the Senior Center have banded together to offer the summer activity, “Sea of Love,” for folks of all ages whether they like to dance or just want to watch.

  • Jubilant celebration turns rowdy in areas of LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant celebration over the Los Angeles Lakers' dramatic win in the NBA championship turned rowdy in scattered sections of the city, with raucous revelers hurling rocks and bottles at officers, setting fires and jumping on vehicles.

  • Running: Witherell is a dual winner at pace race

    Deidre Witherell had the best predicted finish among several good predictions at this week’s pace race.

    The pace race was held Tuesday in Bayo Canyon, a figure-8 course with 32 athletes taking part in the 1- and 3-mile races.

    In all, 10 participants had actual finish times that were within 30 seconds of their predicted finish times.

    Witherell, running on the 3-mile course Tuesday, was only two seconds off her predicted time. Not only that, Witherell was also the fastest female finisher on the course with her time of 23:32.

  • KRSN named station of the year

    Despite its statewide win of top station in its category and a trove of other excellence in broadcasting awards received Saturday, KRSN AM 1490 intends to shut down soon after this month’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting if denied its request to erect an antenna in the townsite.

    Owners Dave and Gillian Sutton have struggled with the antenna issue since purchasing KRSN in 2005. FCC requirements call for the station to maintain an antenna in its assigned broadcast area on the Hill rather than in White Rock where it currently stands.