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Today's News

  • Program teaches students how to organize

    U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján’s re-election campaign recently completed the successful pilot program of the Summer Luján Leadership Congressional Campaign Fellowship (LLCCF). Ten high school and college students from four counties graduated from the LLCCF.

    “We held an intensive three-day training session in Santa Fe to kick off the program," said Justin Bailey, the project coordinator.  

  • Shabby Chic

    Recycled fashion will be the focal point of House of Hope’s High Tea and Fashion Show at 2 p.m. Aug. 28 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

    Attendees will be treated to a fashion show with clothing provided by TOTH’s “Shop on the Corner” Thrift Store; a silent auction; a TK Print or Kirchner Quilt raffle; sweet and savory treats and of course, tea. Tickets may be purchased for $20, or $10 for children younger than 12.

  • Electrical engineering students work together to succeed

    Staff, faculty and students have come together to insure the success of the electrical engineering program at UNM-LA. Pre-engineering program director Oksana Gerlits and Bachelor and Graduate Program Manager Cindy Leyba are working together to ensure a smooth transition to upper division classes for students pursuing a career in electrical engineering.

    “Despite the ending of our contract with Los Alamos National Laboratory and the loss of those funds, we have plans to not only continue, but add to the engineering program,” Leyba said.

  • Arizona fugitive and fiancee arrested at campsite

    PHOENIX (AP) — An unattended campfire and a suspicious forest ranger led to the arrest of two of the most wanted fugitives in the U.S., ending a three-week nationwide manhunt that drew hundreds of false sightings, authorities said.

    John McCluskey fled July 30 with two other inmates from a private prison in northwest Arizona and evaded authorities in at least six states before being caught Thursday evening just 300 miles east of the prison.

  • Breaking NewsONE WOMAN DEAD IN JEMEZ ROAD HEAD-ON CRASH

    One woman died and a man was injured in a head-on collision this morning in Los Alamos, according to Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Sleik.

    Officials have not released the name of the victim pending notification of next of kin.

    Early reports indicate that the woman was in a vehicle heading west on East Jemez Road when a pick up heading east crossed over the line and crashed into her car. The man driving the pick up truck was injured and transported to a local hospital, police said. His condition remains unknown at this time.

    Check back here for updates.

  • Head-on crash kills 1

    A woman was killed this morning in a head-on collision on East Jemez Road near Royal Crest Mobile Home Park.

    Miranda Martinez, 29, of Velarde was driving a gray Nissan Altima west on East Jemez Road when Matthew Vigil, 33, of Ponderosa in the Jemez, driving his Chevy Silverado pick-up eastbound, crossed over the line and struck her car.

    “It’s tragic when a young woman dies - she had an 8-year-old son and a 1-year-old baby,” Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Sleik said.

  • Visitor center design gains county approval

    Los Alamos County Council approved the final design and construction of the White Rock Visitor Center Complex. The next step is to complete the design document, which will take about five months. Construction is expected to start in early spring 2011.

    Nothing much stands on the southwest side of the White Rock Fire Station and the northeast corner of Sherwood and N.M. 4, where the complex will be located.

  • Campaigner likened to wearing heels and pearls

    As I was watching the rodeo parade Saturday morning, one of Jeannette Wallace’s marching supporters came over and spoke to one of the onlookers in a voice obviously meant for everyone, “Stephanie Richard teaches school and has two young children. How could she possibly have time to be a representative?”  

    I thought this kind of sexist campaigning had gone the way of wearing high heels and pearls while sweeping – but, obviously, not in the local Republican party.

  • Getting past ‘yuck’

    After reaching adulthood, I learned a surprising thing about my mother: she was afraid of spiders and snakes. Lots of people are afraid of spiders and snakes, so why did this come as a surprise?

    Because when I was growing up, she never once showed that she was afraid of them. When we would see a bug or a spider or a snake, she would talk matter-of-factly about it, pointing out its interesting qualities.

    “Spiders have eight legs, but insects have six.” “Snakes are good to have around the neighborhood because they eat mice.”

  • First gubernatorial debate to focus on education

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's gubernatorial candidates will face plenty of questions about education when they meet in their first debate in the general election campaign.

    Democrat Diane Denish and Republican Susana Martinez are vying to become the state's first female governor.

    The debate is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday in Albuquerque at Eldorado High School. Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks is the moderator.

    The debate is to focus on education, which accounts for not quite half of spending in the state budget.