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Today's News

  • LA natives put on show

    American Southwest Theater Company at NMSE Theater Arts presented Tom Smith’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” at the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the NMSU campus.
    “A Christmas Carol” follows the life of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey to redemption through the guidance of four ghosts. This production features original songs and choreography in addition to a large cast of NMSU students and community members.

  • Community announcements 12-15-10

    Key Club seeks donations
    The Los Alamos High School Key Club is collecting $1 donations to mail shoes to foreign countries, which will help children receive an education and cut down on disease. High school student Anna Carroll is working to change the world with the help of the schools, community and the Kiwanis club. To donate $1, visit any school site, Curves, LA Fitness, Otowi Station or Smith’s Food and Drug Center, or contact Carroll at 505-412-0228 or annacarroll12@gmail.com.

    Food donations sought

  • Be There 12-15-10

    Today
    Dance Arts Los Alamos’ production of “Nuts, Crackers and Sweets” is a modern twist on the traditional “Nutcracker” and features many genres of dance including modern, tap, jazz as well as ballet. It will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Duane Smith Auditorium. A lively hip hop battle scene staged by faculty member Manny Romero will be a highlight of the show. Tickets are $5 at the door.

  • Whatever the shortfall, service cuts are looming

    A crowd appeared for the Dec. 2 Legislative Finance Committee meeting. The topic was a new consensus General Fund Revenue Projection. All 16 LFC members were there.
    Eight other legislators had a chair at the front of Room 307 in the Capitol in Santa Fe. House Speaker Ben Lujan sat in a dark corner, almost hidden. Room 307 wasn’t full, as in wall-to-wall full. The audience, scattered around the room, included lobbyists, state staff, and business types.

  • Santa Claus & Mr. Scrooge

    Isn’t it wonderful to have a brief season of good will that even extends into the political world this year? With a new administration headed into Santa Fe, a period of high hopes reigns at least for a few weeks.
    Our major state newspaper feels hearts are so light that it can feature a front page article on our governor-elect’s pajamas. The inference is that readers have little reason to consider anything more important than Susana Martinez’s “sleepy pants” at this time of year.

  • Senate passes package extending Bush tax cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a sweeping tax package that would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes for the next two years while also reducing their Social Security taxes and extending jobless benefits.

  • Make a list and check it twice

    The holiday season can be a hectic time of year. Buying gifts, cooking and decorating are just a few of the activities that we are busy with right now.
    But soon children will be out of school for winter recess, it’s also an important time to be mindful of safety.
    Here are a few simple tips to keep the holidays merry and safe:
    • Place your tree or menorah away from fireplaces, radiators or portable heaters.

  • Chrysler, Volkswagen issue large recalls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chrysler is recalling more than 367,000 minivans to address potential accidental air bag deployments. Volkswagen is recalling more than 228,000 vehicles to address potential fuel leaks.

    Chrysler says its recall affects 2008 model year Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.

  • Suicide bombers kill at least 39 in southeast Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up near a mosque in southeastern Iran on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people, including a newborn baby, at a Shiite mourning ceremony, state media reported.

    The attack, which also injured 90 people, took place outside the Imam Hussein Mosque in the port city of Chahbahar, near the border with Pakistan, the official IRNA news agency said.

  • Senate to vote on package extending Bush tax cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring at a Jan. 1 deadline, the Senate is poised Wednesday to pass legislation that would spare taxpayers at every income level from a significant rate increase.