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Today's News

  • Tug of war nags state budget

    SANTA FE — Disagreements between Gov. Bill Richardson and the Legislature are making state budget cutting even more traumatic. Both sides are pushing hard on the limits of their authority to get the upper hand on what will be cut.

    Our state constitution created a weak governor in order not to put too much power in any one person’s hand. But it does give the governor line-item veto authority. Gov. Richardson has been using that power to its fullest extent.

  • Much ado about something

    One has to wonder what motivates a person to write about anything these days.  Do people rant in the hopes that someone out there is actually listening?  Do people really expect to change the mind of someone they never even met?   Personally, I think columnists spill out their thoughts in newspapers and blogs not to be heard, but simply to get all that clutter out of their heads.

    So what’s it all about?

    And can someone tell me who Alfie was and why we should care? 

  • Committee’s effectiveness doubted

  • Thank You Letters

    Making pets picture

    perfect

    Friends of the Shelter (FOS) would like to thank everyone who helped make Pet Photos with Santa a success.  

    Without the generosity of citizen pet owners, FOS wouldn’t have the funds to assist animals the way we do. We would also like to thank two businesses.  

    Cyndi Wells of Pet Pangaea provided the space, Santa and her experience from years past.  Don Taylor of Don Taylor’s Photography let FOS use some of his equipment and helped our photographer get properly set up to take good pictures.

  • Electrifying The holidays

    You see colored lights swirling around the lampposts along Central Avenue and dazzling the pavement along N.M. 4 in White Rock. At the finale of the Holiday Lights Parade, people await anxiously to see the electric color explosion occur at Ashley Pond.

    It’s amazing the effect a few dots of twinkling lights can produce. With a the pull of a switch, the holiday season is ushered in along with all the excitement and merriment that the season brings with it.    

  • Under the spreading maple tree

    I was 6 or 7-years-old, sitting cross-legged in the grass in front of the duplex home my parents shared with my grandmother. I was puncturing helicopters with my fingernails.

    It might not sound like much, but I remember this better than my first communion, my first boyfriend or my first day at any job I’ve ever had, maybe because this was the first day I did something unlike myself, the first time I had enough sense of self to experience such a sensation. Or maybe because of the worms.

  • Atomic City Children’s Theater to present a sweet musical

    Atomic City Children’s Theater presents “Willy Wonka Junior” this weekend at Duane W. Smith Auditorium. Admission is free to the public and there will be free surprises offered to the first 500 audience members. There will also be five Golden Tickets hidden among the programs, which can be redeemed for a Wonka Chocolate bar.

  • LASO conductor to hand over the baton to the public

    Have you ever dreamed of conducting a symphony orchestra? If so, your dream could become a reality.  

    At 7 p.m. Friday in the White Rock Baptist Church, the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will give its traditional Christmas concert. At the end of the concert, a drawing will be held and the winner will have the opportunity to stand on the conductor podium and lead the orchestra in a familiar holiday tune.  

  • Shop for a good cause

    The Chamisa Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is offering an opportunity to cross items off the holiday shopping list and score some unique finds.

    The shopping extravaganza will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the elementary school.

    About 20 vendors are expected to attend to sell jewelry, photographs, different holiday crafts, hats, scarves, hand-made wallets and gift bags.

    The majority of the vendors are from Los Alamos but several may be coming up from Española.

  • Los Alamos, White Rock have mild month

    October was cold and wet, but November was the opposite with dry and mild conditions throughout, save for two minor storms. Mean temperatures in Los Alamos were nearly five degrees above normal and the precipitation total at month’s end was merely one quarter of an inch, about one fifth of what we expect in November in Los Alamos.