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Today's News

  • Serving up some comfort

    Ice cream and Frito pies may look like two types of comfort food but next week, these treats will serve a higher purpose.

    The Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s House of Hope and the Rainbow Trail Day Camp, which is held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, are joining forces to offer the community a Frito pie dinner and an ice cream social from 5:30-7 p.m. July 1 at Trinity on the Hill.

  • Council votes on ordinances

    Note: This is the second of a two-part story concerning proposed charter amendments that were being considered by county council.

    The various changes to county ordinances were introduced by County Attorney Mary McInerny three at a time.

    However, as the night wore on, and council was faced with a handful more to go through, councilors decided that McInerny should introduce the remaining ordinances, which would be followed by questions and comments from councilors, as well as public comment.

  • Demolition begins at LAHS

    The facility that houses Los Alamos High School has been in use since the early 1950s so there are a lot of memories and history packed into its aged walls. Therefore, a mixture of sadness and excitement was felt as demolition work began Thursday morning.

    It was almost surreal to see this fixture of the community fall prey to the power claw of the backhoe. but it will be even more interesting to see what takes its place.

  • Feds bust youth minister

    Shockwaves rippled through the community Thursday after news broke that well-known youth minister Matthew Nichols had been arraigned on child pornography charges. Nichols was arrested Wednesday after a federal grand jury rendered the indictment. The 58-year-old youth minister at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church on North Road is charged with child pornography, including distributing and attempting to distribute, receiving, and possessing child pornography.

  • The facts about legal narcotics

    The medical cost of prescription opioid abuse in the United States is estimated to be more than $300 billion a year. That’s billion with a “b.”

    This statistic, which almost knocked me out of my chair, was presented recently at a conference of the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Association by Dr. Charles Kennedy of Corpus Christi, Texas, an expert on occupational medicine issues. This part of his talk was subtitled “Pain Medication Crisis.”  

    No kidding.

    A few more statistics from Kennedy:

  • Learn, baby learn

    Urtabulak and Ixtoc — two obscure names that can be found in the dusty (and unread) journals of historic blunders. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Let’s go back 47 years and see how little we’ve learned.

  • County employee perishes in Arizona plane crash

    Officials in Arizona said that identification on the pilot found in the wreckage indicates that Gary Cavasos, 54, of Los Alamos did not survive the crash. He was last seen at about 9 p.m. Friday taking off from the Santa Fe Municipal Airport. Cavasos worked in the Los Alamos County IT Department and neither he nor his plane had been seen since Friday night.

  • UPDATE: TAG opens Friday

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  • Tennis: Queen makes first visit to Wimbledon in 33 years

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II made her first appearance at Wimbledon in 33 years Thursday — applauding Briton Andy Murray as he won his second match and greeting a giddy Serena Williams, who showed off her curtsy.

    Wearing a white dress with a blue coat and matching hat, the 84-year-old queen braved scorching temperatures as she greeted onlookers and met former champions such as Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova before meeting the tennis tournament's top seeds.

  • Still on standby for the new arrival

    Right now, my unborn baby ripples along the sweeping circumference of my belly. She strains against the wall of me dozens of times each day. She stretches her long legs, steamrolling my tiny sour stomach with her delicate feet. Soon, either she will outgrow her house, or I will outgrow mine.

    It’s distracting.