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Today's News

  • Picking sides is highly unusual

    SANTA FE -" The Republican gubernatorial contest is getting really serious. It’s so serious, in fact, that the state GOP chairman has jumped into the fray.

    Chairman Harvey Yates of Artesia created a three person committee, including himself, to review the negative ads flying back and forth between frontrunners Allen Weh and Susana Martinez.

  • Decorating the barbecue

    I rather enjoy making fun of so-called serious topics, recognizing the simple truth that most efforts in life are futile gestures and that we waste far too much time arguing the morality of dung beetles and the semantics of bingo games.  

    But as Memorial Day approaches, I take a more serious stance. I believe we need to take a hard look at what is really being commemorated on this holiday.  We need to remind ourselves what it means to “remember” the heroics of the faceless and nameless.

  • Registration open for church day camp, Bible school

    “Loved to Serve; Serve to Love” is the theme for the day camp that will be held from June 28 through July 2 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Once again, the church will host Rainbow Trail Day Camp from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday -Friday at 2390 North Road. The Day Camp is for older elementary kids who have just completed third through sixth grades.

  • Running: Rees, Thorn have best predictions

    Ben Rees and Karen Thorn were the top predictors in this week’s pace race.

    The pace race, a weekly event sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held Tuesday. That race, which featured a staggered start with those predicting slower times began before those with faster predicted times, was run along the bike paths near Piñon Park in White Rock.

    Rees, who actually predicted the fastest finishing time on the 1-mile course, was off by just five seconds, tying him with Thorn, who ran the 3-mile course.

  • Music educators to shake things up during the upcoming concert

    The fruits of music teachers’ labors are often revealed when their students take the stage. However, things will be shaken up a bit during a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Fuller Lodge.

    Members of the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association will step into the spotlight and prove why they are fit to teach.

    Ted Vives, president of the association, along with members Frances Meier, Richard Hannemann, Kay Newman and Gina Doorn, will perform in the show.

  • Brown Bag show plays it smart

    If it isn’t broke, then why fix it? Ruth Wilson Francisco, soprano, and Nancy Thomas, pianist, have taken a musical program that features old fashioned tunes, classical pieces and hymns across the U.S. They have performed this program in Utah, Colorado, Albuquerque and now they are bringing it to Los Alamos.

    Wilson Francisco and Thomas will perform in the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag Show at         12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

  • Learn to dance from the pros

    Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) announces  its  summer program featuring expanded class offerings, guest faculty and a partnership with the Los Alamos  Family YMCA.

    Week-long summer intensives will be held in June and July for all age groups and abilities.

    Intensive sessions will include classes in ballet technique, pointe, variations and partnering taught by DALA’s Ballet Curriculum Director Christin Severini and guest faculty member Aaron Severini.  

  • Wayne Johnson: Strummin’ to a tune that is all his own

    Wayne Wesley Johnson is not one to follow the crowd. How many guitarists can be described as performing “passionate, melodic, rhythmic, romantic, dynamic, finger style jazz and nuevo flamenco?”

    “I consider myself an eclectic guitarist,” Johnson said. “My roots are in jazz, (but I’ve) branched out since then.”

    He said he has developed his own finger style rumba flamenco as well as finger style improvisational jazz.

    Not only does Johnson created his own style of music but he has created his own unique instruments.

  • UPDATE: Beasley, Buddle and Gomez make World Cup roster

    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — The phones started ringing at 2 a.m., and players were told to come down to the third floor for a meeting. As Herculez Gomez pressed the elevator button on 17, his mind raced.

    Were his dreams about to be fulfilled — or crushed?

    This is the way the U.S. World Cup team was finalized, in the dead of night in a Hartford hotel.

    "It's been such a crazy and unbelievable journey," Gomez said.

    And the big trip hasn't even begun.

  • Local entities collaborate to make a big splash in the community

    Los Alamos MainStreet rounds out the fiscal year by sponsoring an informal collaboration between educators called Agua Adventures.

    Assets In Action, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Los Alamos Historical Society, the Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos County Recreation, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the working committee.