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Today's News

  • The power of helping hands

    “Touched by Fire: Hands that help, hands that create” is the perfect title for the exhibit at Mesa Public Library commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Cerro Grande fire. The show speaks to the power of nature to renew itself and the power of community to rebuild. The show features artwork that looks at the fire itself, the changes to the environment and the renewal of the forest, along with an impressive “Wall of Volunteers” to recognize the huge effort by thousands of people to restore what was lost.

  • Latest stats reveal more New Mexicans out of work

  • Site of first atomic bomb blast open to visitors Saturday

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The public gets a chance Saturday to visit the site of the first atomic bomb blast on Earth.

    The Trinity Site on the White Sands Missile Range is conducting its twice yearly open house.

    The historic site is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Open houses are typically conducted every year on the first Saturday in April and October.

    Public access to the Trinity Site is normally restricted.

    Visitors can walk a quarter-mile to ground zero from the designated public parking area.

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  • Council candidate touts unique experience

    Frequent public commenter at Los Alamos County Council meetings, Richard Hannemann has filed his candidacy for a seat on that council.

    He describes himself as a self-employed freelancer, depending totally on that work for his livelihood for 30 years.  

  • Pair of finalists picked for LAHS top job

    A pool of eight applicants was pared down to two finalists for Los Alamos High School’s vacant principal position.

    Interim LAHS Principal Sandy Warnock and Principal Claudia Krause-Johnson of Carlsbad’s Alta Vista Middle School are the finalists. Warnock was vice principal at LAHS and took over the head post after Principal Grace Brown retired in December.

    Krause-Johnson formerly worked as vice principal of Los Alamos Middle School.  

  • Utility work to continue on N.M. 4

    Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) announced scheduled road work on N.M. 4 Tuesday.

    After repairs to a water leak were completed today, motorists reported another leak farther south on N.M. 4. 

    A section of the northbound lane on N.M. 4, south of East Jemez Road will be closed at 7:45 a.m. Crews will excavate on the east side of the road to expose and repair the leaking section of 16-inch concrete cylinder pipe. 

  • Today is an important day for Christians

    Good Friday immediately precedes Easter Sunday each year. It is celebrated traditionally as the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified.

    Many Christian churches celebrate Good Friday with a subdued service, usually in the evening, in which Christ’s death is remembered with solemn hymns, prayers of thanksgiving, a message centered on Christ suffering for mankind and observance of the Lord’s Supper.

    On this day, Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering and death on the cross of Jesus Christ.

  • Gymnastics: Schake wins age division title

    Gymnast Hayley Schake was the top level 7 scorer at the New Mexico State Optional Championships, leading a good showing by several local residents.

    The Optional Championships were held March 20 in Albuquerque. In all, 47 gymnasts took part in the event.

    Schake, who competes for Zia Gymnastics in Santa Fe, finished the competition with an all-around score of 37.625, the best of any level 7 competitors.

  • Extremist group adds Gov. Richardson to mailing list

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is among more than 30 governors to receive a letter from an anti-government group saying they will be removed from office if they don't leave their elective positions within three days.

    Department of Public Safety spokesman Peter Olson said Friday that Richardson got a letter from the group called the Guardians of the Free Republics.

    Olson said the governor's security detail is aware of the letter and is being cautious.