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Today's News

  • Celebrate the volunteers

    In a show of appreciation to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers, a hoe-down was held Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. First Photo: Members of the Los Alamos Mountain Mixers teach some of the RSVP members how to square dance. Second Photo: Square dance caller Mike Holly (left), cools his heels for a little bit along with Marlene Kelley, Tom Kelley, Cal Moss and Susan Krohn. Third Photo: RSVP volunteer Rose Butera enjoys the festivities at the event.

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  • New jobless claims continue to creep downward

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New claims for unemployment benefits dipped for the fourth straight week, a sign the job market is improving at a slow but steady pace.

    Employers are hiring again. But they are not doing it at the level needed to reduce the jobless rate.

    The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims dropped last week by 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 444,000. That's slightly above analysts' estimates, according to Thomson Reuters. The previous week's total was revised up to 448,000.

  • News Alert: Business owners beware!

    Be aware that local businesses are receiving fictitious orders by telephone.

    Scammers place a large order with a local company, which they say a "courier" will be by to pick up.

    They ask the business to invoice them on a credit card for more than the amount of the order and give the excess amount to the courier.

    The Chamber of Commerce is alerting local businesses to this scam and suggests the best thing to do when receiving a large order over the telephone is to ask for a telephone number to call back.

  • Hilltoppers finish eighth in AAAA

    LAS CRUCES — With a top three finish potentially in the cards Tuesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team stayed close to its day one tournament pace.

    However, that would not be enough for the Hilltoppers to make any headway in the Class AAAA standings.

    Los Alamos finished eighth in the final team standings at the AAAA championship, which concluded Tuesday at New Mexico State University Golf Course. Los Alamos shot a day two score of 402, which was just three strokes down from its day one finish.

  • Not your typical band

    The story behind this particular band just does not seem to be the norm. There is something fantastical and out-of-this-world about Igor and the Red Elvises.

    The band made its start as a Russian group playing “Siberian Surf Rock,” according to the band’s Web site.

    The Web site reports that Igor Yuzov, the singer, songwriter and guitarist, grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music reigned and rock n’ roll was illegal. Yuzov defied convention and sought out forbidden records.

  • LALT’s show is just what the doctor ordered

    Los Alamos Little Theater made one smart choice with its musical production of “The Spitfire Grill.”  

    For any audience in any town, its message of hope and friendship is just what the doctor ordered. But sitting in the theater Saturday night, I felt the play was prescribed just for Los Alamos.

    Gilead, Wis., is a small town that once strutted strong but now limps along due to the quarry closing. Businesses were boarded up and people left town. In sum, Gilead is in a tight spot. Sound familiar?  

  • 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.