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Today's News

  • Denish airs critical TV ad

    SANTA FE — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Diane Denish went on the attack Thursday with a television ad criticizing GOP candidate Susana Martinez’s record as a prosecutor.

    Denish’s ad came quickly after Tuesday’s primary election and signaled that New Mexicans will see a hard-hitting campaign in the race for governor.

    Martinez has been the district attorney in the 3rd Judicial District, which covers Dona Ana County, since 1997.

  • Caravans fuel pot boom

    HELENA, Mont. — As Bob Marley music wailed in the next room, the makeshift clinic hummed along like an assembly line: Patients went in to see a doctor, paid $150 and walked out with a recommendation that they be allowed to buy and smoke medical marijuana.

    So it went, all day, at a hotel just blocks from the state Capitol that was the latest stop of the so-called cannabis caravan, a band of doctors and medical marijuana advocates roaming Montana that has helped thousands of patients apply for medical marijuana cards from the state.

  • Council hires new attorney

    After recessing into closed session Friday afternoon, six members of the Los Alamos County Council reconvened to approve the hiring of a new county attorney to replace Mary McInerny who retires next month.

    In a 5-1 vote, council hired Randy Autio who currently serves as assistant city attorney in Albuquerque.

    Councilor Vincent Chiravalle served on the selection committee and voted against the hire Friday saying that while Autio is well qualified for the position, he felt that the salary of $139, 320 being offered was too high.

  • Deborah Beene Memorial Scholarship winners to perform

    At 2 p.m. June 13, Fuller Lodge again will resonate with music when eight recipients of the Deborah Beene Memorial Music Scholarships during the last 10 years will perform a variety of musical offerings for the public. Admission is free.

    The concert will feature two winners of this year’s competition – pianist David Li, who won first prize, and violinist Jin Park, who won third prize.

    The recipient of the second prize was clarinetist Shannon Burns. In last year’s competition, Park’s performance as a pianist garnered him a share of the top prize.

  • Help for the world’s toughest job

    Parenting has got to be the toughest job in the world. It’s a career that doesn’t come with training sessions or an instructional manual. Plus, there is a lot of responsibility placed on a parent’s shoulders.

    The good news is parents are not alone. Help is available.

    From 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, starting this week and running through July 1, Family Strengths Network is offering a class titled, “Ages of Discovery.”

    Jennifer Moss, an expert in early childhood development, will instruct the class.

  • Bowling: Local team going strong after 35 years

    Reno, Nev., might be the divorce capital of the world, but at least one longevity record — unofficial or no — was added to in that city this year.

    Bowling partners Jim Gray of Los Alamos and Ed Bremer of Española made their 35th consecutive appearance this year at the United State Bowling Congress Open Championship, which was held in Reno.

    With their appearance in early April, Gray and Bremer officially kept their streak alive as the duo with the longest consecutive streak of playing in the open doubles tournament, a streak which dates back to 1976.

  • NMAA: Staff will serve as seeding committees

    The New Mexico Activities Association announced that it has approved a change to the seeding and selection committee for state tournaments.

    The NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic high school sports in the state, approved a motion to have its staff serve as the seeding and selection committee for sports during the 2010-11 school year.

    Previously, districts throughout the state would elect a representative to serve on the seeding committees for the various state tournaments.

  • Art takes flight

    If you ever want to see proof of Los Alamos’ creativity, just take a look at the entries for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life’s birdhouse silent auction.

    There are rocket shaped houses, houses made out of game pieces, houses decorated with computer components, houses drenched in feathers, houses carved out of gourds and houses molded to look like faces.

    Local artists have seized plain, unassuming wooden birdhouses purchased from Michaels, the craft store, and allowed their imagination and creativity to take flight.

  • Selig won't reverse ump's mistake on perfect game

    NEW YORK (AP) — The imperfect game stands.

    An umpire's tears and admission he blew a call failed to move baseball commissioner Bud Selig to award Armando Galarraga the perfect game he pitched. The play and its aftermath quickly became the talk of the sports world and beyond, even to the White House.

  • N.M. 502 work delayed

    Unexpected delays will postpone pumping concrete for the pedestrian bridge on the Canyon Rim Trail south of the Los Alamos Airport.

    The work originally scheduled for Saturday will now take place on Tuesday. The operation will require traffic control on N.M. 502, also known as East Road.