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Today's News

  • WikiLeaks fights to stay online amid attacks

    LONDON (AP) — Wikileaks struggled to stay online Friday as corporations and governments moved to cut its access to the Internet, a potentially crippling blow for an organization dedicated to releasing secret information via the web.

  • NM's governor-elect plans outdoor inauguration

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has planned an outdoor inauguration Jan. 1 on the Santa Fe Plaza.

    Her inaugural committee on Thursday released a preliminary schedule of activities for the day, which begins at 10 a.m. with her public swearing-in ceremony.

    "The plaza is a very traditional setting that will allow more New Mexicans to participate in what will be a historic event," Martinez spokesman Danny Diaz said.

  • Boys basketball: 'Toppers fall at home vs. Horsemen, 43-30

    Despite what could’ve been a disastrous first quarter Wednesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team pulled things together in the second half to make a game of it against the St. Michael’s Horsemen.

  • Government isn’t all bad

    Sometimes my friends on the right get a little tiresome with the continuing litany that government is bad. That isn’t entirely true. Government does do some good stuff beyond the basic missions of education, health care, public safety and infrastructure.
    Nor is it true that when government does something good, such as cut taxes, all is sweetness and light. Here I’m referring to the current argument from Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation that the Richardson tax cuts explain New Mexico’s climb in state per capita income ranks the past few years.

  • What happens with muni case could impact local charter

    Is the muni petition “illegal?”  There are those opposed to the petition who certainly would like it to be. George Chandler certainly thinks it is. I disagree.

  • 'Tis the season for the Nutcracker

  • 'Rapunzel' jumps in to the 21st century

    What does a horse with a floor length mane, a boy dressed as a pregnant woman, long braided hair, rappers, arugula and asparagus have in common? They’re all part of this weekend’s free theater and dance performance of “Rap-Punzel.”
     This modern day version of the fairy tale, directed by UNM-LA adjunct faculty member Melissa Balice, is suitable for younger audiences and open to the public. Shows are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Piñon School in White Rock and  at 2 p.m. Sunday at Los Alamos Middle School. 

  • Creches needed for exhibit this week

    You are invited to exhibit several crèches or only one, cherished by your family. The nativity exhibit will be Friday and Saturday at the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, Los Alamos Ward. The exhibit, “Crèches from Around the World,” is celebrating its 17th exhibition. It is part of the Los Alamos Winterfest activities, held annually, the first week of December.

  • Cabbages and kings

    “Cabbages and Kings, Cauliflowers and Callas: The Royal Opera, Vegetables, Fruit and Flowers in London’s Covent Garden in the 1960s,” a multimedia presentation by John Webber, will be from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Mesa Public Library.

  • PEEC hosts ‘Harvest Rain’ author

    Nate Downey, St. John’s College graduate, permaculture expert and author, will talk at PEEC at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. He will also sign copies of his latest book, “Harvest the Rain,” which will be available for purchase.  
    Downey writes about the history and culture of rainwater preservation. He explains how rainwater harvesting can be fun, easy and low-cost. In his book, Downey shows the reader simple ways to achieve that goal without being overwhelmed by lots of work or high water bills.