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Today's News

  • Turning a negative into a positive

    The first week of February was a tough one for the animals at the Española Valley Humane Society. With frozen pipes, record low temperatures, no heat or water, the situation became so grim that about 78 animals had to be evacuated and placed into foster care.
    But what started out as a dismal week finished on an optimistic note for a few animals when their foster homes became permanent. Foster families adopted eight pets during the week and an additional 20 were adopted during the society’s special adoption event on Feb. 5.

  • LA boys win District opening nailbiter

    Los Alamos forward Bobby Sanders elevates for a layup during Monday night’s District 2AAAA tournament game. The Hilltoppers took on the Bernalillo Spartans at home in the tournament’s first round. The Hilltoppers will travel to Santa Fe tonight for a second-round contest.

     

  • Hudson chronicles combat at Iwo Jima

    Editor’s note: Second of a three-part series.

    After a day that saw U.S. forces incur tremendous casualties, Bill Hudson figured out pretty quick what all those ponchos were for.
    “They were for the dead bodies and obviously we did not have enough.” Hudson and his platoon somehow survived the first night on Iwo Jima.
    And they still had not seen any Japanese.
    That would change the following day.
    Hudson and his platoon were a couple of hundred yards inland.

  • Education head faces questions

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s nominee for public education secretary, Hanna Skandera, faces questions in the Legislature over whether she meets constitutional requirements for the job.
    The leader of the Public Education Department must be a “qualified, experienced educator,” according to the New Mexico Constitution, but Skandera has never worked as a teacher or administrator in a public elementary or secondary school.

  • Community annoucements 02-22-11

    Mexico mission

    Items are currently being accepted for the Mexico Mission Auction, March 6. The auction will raise funds to build homes during spring break. To donate items call 662-2971. The auction will be March 6 at the United Church. A silent auction will be from 2-3 p.m., with a live auction at 3 p.m. Donations can be made through Feb. 27 at the United Church is located at 2525 Canyon Road.

    D’Souza to give talk

  • Be There 02-22-11

    Today
    The Los Alamos Little Theater will have a play reading of “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” at 7 p.m. at LALT, 1670 Nectar St.
    Wednesday
     Los Alamos Medical Center presents “To Your Health,” a free community education lecture series from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the LAMC cafeteria. Dr. Ian Alexander, ENT will talk about new advances in sinusitis treatment.

  • Auditions slated for LALT's latest production

    Auditions for “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” by Alan Ball, a play directed by Roxanne Tapia and produced by Todd Graves and Jim Sicilian, will be at noon Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St. Callbacks will be at 7 p.m. Monday, if necessary, at LALT.

  • 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.' comes to LA

    A song as old as time … Atomic City Children’s Theater presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” this weekend at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.
    Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” is based upon the smash Broadway musical, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and the animated classic Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” and features many of the songs from the movie, as well as some new songs written especially for this show.

  • PRC needs to get a grip

    At the height of the bitter cold that left tens of thousands of New Mexicans without heat in their homes and workplaces last month, the Village of Taos sent out a plaintive news release updating the gravity of the situation.
    “With temperatures again dropping, and communications from Taos’ community constituents becoming ever more urgent,” the release said, “Taosons are advised to take care of themselves…”
    Translated: Folks, you’re on your own.

  • Knowing which type of insurance is best

    When it comes to insurance, many people face the Goldilocks dilemma: Am I buying too much coverage, not enough, or just the right amount?
    How do you determine your proper insurance levels while ensuring you don’t waste money on unneeded coverage – or worse, leave your family exposed?