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Today's News

  • Learn to dance from the pros

    Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) announces  its  summer program featuring expanded class offerings, guest faculty and a partnership with the Los Alamos  Family YMCA.

    Week-long summer intensives will be held in June and July for all age groups and abilities.

    Intensive sessions will include classes in ballet technique, pointe, variations and partnering taught by DALA’s Ballet Curriculum Director Christin Severini and guest faculty member Aaron Severini.  

  • Wayne Johnson: Strummin’ to a tune that is all his own

    Wayne Wesley Johnson is not one to follow the crowd. How many guitarists can be described as performing “passionate, melodic, rhythmic, romantic, dynamic, finger style jazz and nuevo flamenco?”

    “I consider myself an eclectic guitarist,” Johnson said. “My roots are in jazz, (but I’ve) branched out since then.”

    He said he has developed his own finger style rumba flamenco as well as finger style improvisational jazz.

    Not only does Johnson created his own style of music but he has created his own unique instruments.

  • UPDATE: Beasley, Buddle and Gomez make World Cup roster

    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — The phones started ringing at 2 a.m., and players were told to come down to the third floor for a meeting. As Herculez Gomez pressed the elevator button on 17, his mind raced.

    Were his dreams about to be fulfilled — or crushed?

    This is the way the U.S. World Cup team was finalized, in the dead of night in a Hartford hotel.

    "It's been such a crazy and unbelievable journey," Gomez said.

    And the big trip hasn't even begun.

  • Local entities collaborate to make a big splash in the community

    Los Alamos MainStreet rounds out the fiscal year by sponsoring an informal collaboration between educators called Agua Adventures.

    Assets In Action, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Los Alamos Historical Society, the Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos County Recreation, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the working committee.

  • Five more weeks to go

    When you’re eight-months pregnant, it’s hard to think about anything but the baby. What is she doing to your body? Is she OK? How are you going to get her out?

    Life becomes a series of familiar, daily symptoms: a little nausea in the morning, heartburn the rest of the day; shortness of breath if you do something crazy like stand up from sitting in a chair; extreme, alternating hunger and drowsiness; bionic abilities to fold and re-fold onesies and sleep sacks without ever getting bored.

  • Golf: Sr. Men’s results from Sandia

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournament held May 19 at Sandia Golf course in Albuquerque.

    Championship flight

    First low gross

    Rick Lentz, Albuquerque, 76.

    Second low gross

    Dean Boice, Alamosa, Colo., 80.

    First low net

    Nick Brown, Clayton, 72.

    First flight

    First low gross

    Bruce Dickinson, Corrales, 83.

    Second low gross

    Dave Lambert, Gallup, 85.

    First low net

  • Connecting art and history

    A piece of art and a piece of history can appear to be two separate things.

    Are there any ties between an oil painting depicting George Washington crossing the Delaware River and the accounts of the Revolutionary War?

    Perhaps through more than what meets the eye.

    This summer, Los Alamos Middle School teachers Jon Pyle and Dana Kline will discover just how art and history are linked.

  • Immigration problem not easy to solve

    During a recent conversation about Arizona’s new law requiring proof of legal residency, I heard two statements which, I am sure, are being mindlessly echoed by too many Americans.

    “Ninety-five percent of crime in Arizona is committed by illegals.”

    Illegal immigrants are an estimated 7.9 percent of the population of Arizona. The assertion that they commit 95 percent of the crime in that state is a statistical improbability, if not impossibility.

    “Illegals smuggle drugs.”

  • Lifetime veneration is seldom justified

    There seems to be a growing move to name public facilities after deceased folks who have made some contribution to the facility or to the activity that has occurred in or at that facility. It is my opinion that honoring of the deceased is indeed appropriate when there is sufficient evidence that such an honor is deserved.

  • Congress’ servility is disgusting

    I found the display of servility by the U.S. Congress recently in front of the President of Mexico absolutely disgusting.

    Dave Carver

    Los Alamos