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Today's News

  • DALA shakes things up with spring showcase

    Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) is proud to present its Spring Showcase at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Duane Smith Auditorium. This year’s spring performance, which is free, will take a slightly different format.  In addition to presenting the achievements of students of many different styles of dance, the performance will also include an abridged version of the ballet “Cinderella.”

  • 05-13-10 Update

    FAN Club

      Chamber of Commerce will host its FAN Club at 6 p.m. Friday at Overlook Park in White Rock. The Chamber will bring the picnic food, a tent will be set up and participants can do a little networking before the concert starts. The Chamber will have a booth at every concert all summer long — so businesses can reserve a spot to be a showcased chamber member. Just contact Katy Korkos to reserve a spot (661-4816, katyk@losalamos.org.

    Social Dance

  • Mesitas prescribed burn starts today

    Fire managers, including 10 firefighters from the City of Santa Fe Fire Department’s Youth Conservation Corps, started ignitions on the Mesitas Prescribed Burn on the Española Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Wednesday.

    On Thursday, fire managers are pre-burning woody material on the ground adjacent to control lines (blacklining), in preparation for aerial ignitions. Aerial ignitions are scheduled to begin later this week. The Mesitas Prescribed Burn was scheduled to begin this Tuesday, however, was postponed due to unfavorable conditions.

  • Challenger outpaces Gary King

    SANTA FE  — Republican attorney general candidate Matthew Chandler raised more campaign money during the past month than Democratic incumbent Gary King, according to the latest state fundraising reports.

    The reports showed that Chandler collected $41,838 in contributions, and King raised $14,140. Both candidates are unopposed in the June 1 primary.

  • Residents warned about scam

    New Mexicans are being warned about a criminal enterprise that is using their residential addresses to create false documents and obtain drivers’ licenses for foreign nationals.

    The perpetrators are selecting random names and addresses of New Mexico residents from the phone book and using that information to file the “Official Mail Forwarding Change of Address Order Form” with the United States Postal Service.

  • Arrowsmith marks 20 years

    General Manager John Edward Arrowsmith of the Department of Public Utilities is celebrating two decades working for Los Alamos County.

    Arrowsmith was promoted to the department’s top spot after Robert Monday retired in 2008. He is responsible for electric, gas, water and wastewater operations, including electric generation and distribution, water production and distribution, gas distribution and wastewater collections and treatment in Los Alamos County.

    Council Chair Mike Wismer was on the county council when it appointed Arrowsmith.

  • Nowhere better than Los Alamos

    Have you ever thought about where you would like to have your cancer? No! I don’t mean which part of the body (I think we’d all choose one that was easily diagnosed and treatable, right?) I mean, where you would like to be living at the time.

  • Udall pushes reform of Senate rules

    Kudos to Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) who has put his intellect and energy behind the push to reform, at long last, the archaic rules of the United States Senate.

    As matters stand, a minority of U.S. senators (41 to be exact) has the ability to block a majority of their colleagues (59) from so much as debating a legislative proposal. We’re not talking here about enacting legislation. We’re talking about debating a measure — weighing the pros and cons ­— before a bill even goes to the Senate floor for a vote.

  • Breaking News: Sandia National Laboratories taps new director

  • Learn how to ignite a spark

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Family Strengths Network offers a community education opportunity for Los Alamos at 6:30 p.m. today.

    Dr. Peter Benson, researcher and author, will speak at 6:30 p.m. in UNM-LA’s Lecture Hall.

    Benson will talk to community members about the 40 Developmental Assets and how to ignite sparks of inspiration in people’s lives.

    Benson’s theory of Sparks essentially informs adults on how to help youth find the thing that gives their life meaning.