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Today's News

  • Fiery crash devastates school

    What began as a routine Thursday at Quemazon Montessori School came to an abrupt halt when an out-of-control van crashed into the building and burst into flames.

    The approximately 40 students attending the school just happened to be at recess when the van tore through the building’s front wall.

    Three employees were inside the school at the time including a teenager who was in the kitchen area where the van struck.

  • News Alert: Quemazon Montessori owner announces game plan

    Quemazon Montessori School owner Tammy Tucker has accepted an offer that will hopefully allow her students displaced by Thursday's fire to have a place to go until she can rebuild.

    "The Baptist Church on Diamond Drive used to operate a daycare and has offered us the use of that space. We've decided to accept this generous offer but we must first obtain approval from the county and from Child, Youth and Families," Tucker said this afternoon.

  • If only walls could talk....

    The Art Center at Fuller Lodge is hosting one of the most unique shows ever attempted in its 40-year history. Read more about this exhibit in tomorrow's Kaleidoscope.

  • New jobless claims dip last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New claims for unemployment benefits fell last week as layoffs ease and hiring slowly recovers.

    The Labor Department said Thursday that first-time claims for jobless benefits dropped by 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 442,000. That's below analysts' estimates of 450,000, according to Thomson Reuters.

    But most of the drop resulted from a change in the calculations the department makes to seasonally adjust the data, a Labor Department analyst said. Excluding the effect of those adjustments, claims would have fallen by only 4,000.

  • Health and fitness: Exercise helps to manage stress

    No matter who you are, you’ve no doubt experienced stress at some point during your life. The majority of Americans say they face at least a moderate level of stress most every week. And, nearly 9 out of 10 people report having experienced high levels of stress at some time.

    The American Institute of Stress estimates that 90 percent of all doctor visits are for stress-related disorders. Additionally, 95 million people in this country take some form of medication for a stress-related problem each week.

  • Softball: Green and Gold tourney schedule

    Here is the schedule for the sixth annual Los Alamos Green and Golf Junior Varsity softball tournament. All games will be played in White Rock.

    Friday

    Los Alamos vs. Cleveland, Field 1, noon.

    Belen vs. St. Michaels, Field 2, noon.

    Belen vs. Mesilla Valley Christian, Field 1, 2 p.m.

    Cleveland vs. St. Michael’s, Field 2, 2 p.m.

    Los Alamos vs. Mesilla Valley Christian, Field 1, 4 p.m.

    Saturday

    Los Alamos vs. Belen, Field 1, 10 a.m.

  • Persistence and drive pay off

    Those sayings, which exclaim that you can do whatever you want as long you have drive and passion, sometimes sound worn out.

    Yet, the motivational statements still ring true and local photographer Kimber Wallwork-Heineman can attest to them.

    On June 21, she will be in Madrid, Spain for the World Wide Photography Gala Award.

    Four of Wallwork-Heineman’s photographs will be displayed at the Museum Circle of Fine Art in Madrid and she also won honorable mention for her photograph, “Freedom is a Spirit,” in the competition.

  • Getting life lessons from a VW Beetle

    My car has transported me through many major phases in my life. When I bought the car, it was the first major purchase of my life and my initial step to independence.

    Before acquiring it, my mother graciously loaned me her 1997 navy blue Volvo station wagon to drive to and from work. It had tan leather interior, a CD player and seat warmers.

  • Antenna project inches along

    The Federal Communications Commission has granted KRSN a temporary reprieve from being shut down for non-compliance. The local radio station has battled obstacles to erect a regulation antenna somewhere on the hill for 4 1/2 years. The current antenna in White Rock does not meet federal regulations.

    KRSN owners David and Gillian Sutton have until Aug. 3 to make it happen or be taken off the air.

    “The extension lasts six months and the FCC said they expect to see a construction permit before this extension runs out,” Gillian said this morning.

  • Environmental bill coming due

    Los Alamos National Laboratory faces a new and potentially costly environmental appraisal, this one to determine real damages and whether there are lost resources that must be recovered.

    A Natural Resources Trustee Council this week delivered a first decision clearing the way for a formal Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) at the lab.