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Today's News

  • Chess players compete in nationals

    During the 2010 National Elementary Chess Championship, which was held May 6-9 in Atlanta, Aspen Elementary School competed against more than 2,000 elementary students.

    The competition was fierce but the Los Alamos students proved to be some of the top competitors in the state.

    Aspen Elementary School competed in four of the six National Championship sections that were held at the tournament.

  • Smale earns Student of the Month

    Kendra Smale was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for May.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects a graduating senior from  Los Alamos High School to honor each month. Students are selected on the basis of academic success, extracurricular involvement and service to the community.  

    Along with her parents, Kevin and Rachel Smale, she chose Susan Baker-Dillingham, her dance teacher of eight years and founding director of New Mexico Dance Theater (NMDT), to join her in accepting this honor.

  • 05-18-10 Update

    Police beat

      Minors drinking in Rendija Canyon, the theft of a snow blower and an iPod and an apparent door-to-door raffle scam top this week’s Police Beat.

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    Sustainability session

  • Fire started on Santa Clara Indian Reservation

    A wildfire started on the Santa Clara Indian Reservation Sunday and now is burning on the southeast side of Chicoma Mountain, above Santa Clara Canyon on the Española Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest.   

    The Elk Fire, estimated at 60 acres late this morning, is burning in grass with adjacent grass and timber.  The fire is burning above 10,000 feet and much of the area still has large snow patches, so fire managers predict low to moderate spread potential.  

    Suspected cause of the fire is lightning.

  • FONSI signed for upgrades

    Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott announced Friday that the National Park Service (NPS) regional director has signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Frijoles Mesa Improvements in Bandelier National Monument.

    The project is scheduled to begin June 1, and is funded through the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA).  

  • N.M. studying other states’ standards

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico is taking an in-depth look at what 18 other states require before someone gets a permit to carry a concealed weapon, to see if those states’ standards are as strict as New Mexico’s.

    In April, New Mexico stopped recognizing Utah’s concealed carry licenses because that state’s requirements were significantly less than what New Mexico demands before someone is issued a permit.

  • Palin backs Susana Martinez

    ALBUQUERQUE — During a rally Sunday morning in Albuquerque, Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez received the endorsement of former vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin.

  • Appreciation for nurses

    New Mexico communities and schools are struggling with how to provide quality education for our children in the midst of budget shortfalls. In this context, it is important to remember the critical role school nurses fulfill in providing comprehensive health services that keep kids healthy, in school and ready to learn.

  • A ‘gem’ of a school

    I did well in school until the year my dad’s transfer moved us from southern California to Las Vegas, Nev. It was in the 1960s, with over-crowded schools, busing issues and the Viet Nam war on the nightly news.  

  • Candidates’ methods differ

    SANTA FE — What sort of governor should New Mexicans try next? If you are a Republican, you have a very wide range of choices available on your June ballot.

    When it comes to how each of the five GOP candidates would run state government, the differences couldn’t be more extreme.

    Former GOP state chairman Allen Weh seems to be the front-runner. He has now sunk $1 million of his own money into the campaign; most of it for a very large TV buy.