Today's News

  • Little House on the Prairie, meet the Patriot

    “The Cowboys” is a bit like “Little House on the Prairie” meets “The Patriot.”

    Instead of Michael Landon or Mel Gibson, imagine an awkwardly paternal John Wayne. Rather than the complacency of Walnut Grove or the sadism of the Revolutionary War, picture New Mexico in the Old West – a hard life of herding cattle and breaking horses, and young men looking for an easier way. Ranch hands were heading toward the rivers, planning to find lots of gold and retire early.

  • Letter carriers to deliver more than the mail

    Hunger doesn’t sleep or come to a stand still. It continually gnarls inside people’s stomachs and clings to their minds.

    As a result, National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 4112, LA Cares, LA Community Food Bank and the Northern New Mexico District of the Boy Scouts of America are working to respond to this condition and wipe hunger away.

    The annual Spring Community Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday. LA Cares will distribute donations.

  • 05-05-10 Update

    Enjoy “A Garden Festival”

      The School of New Mexico Dance Theater (NMDT), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, will present its sixth annual spring recital, “A Garden Festival” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Uli’s Cottontails or at the door 45 minutes prior to performance time and cost $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and children age 4 and younger are free.

    Get a wrap, support seniors

  • Chavez: ‘Sad’ comments led to resignation

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Insurance Superintendent Morris Chavez announced Tuesday he will resign, saying he and his family have been the targets of “sad and derogatory” online comments in the wake of a contentious health insurance rate case his office recently settled.

    Chavez submitted a short resignation letter to the chairman of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, which oversees the Insurance Division. He asked that his resignation become effective at the close of business Tuesday.

  • Woman sues over vaccine

    ALBUQUERQUE — An Albuquerque woman has filed a lawsuit over a vaccine intended to protect women from cervical cancer, alleging it caused physical and behavioral problems in her teenage daughter.

    The lawsuit filed by Tracy Wolf said her now-16-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a seizure disorder, encephalitis and other health problems after receiving Gardasil’s three-shot series in 2007 and 2008, the Albuquerque Journal reported in a copyright story Monday.

  • Duplex riles neighbors

    Fed up with waiting for something to be done about a boarded up duplex in the Western Area, homeowners are now circulating a petition.

    “It’s disgusting,” said Margaret Cruz who lives across the street. “Every morning when I open my curtains I see that ugly house. It’s causing a rodent infestation and now I’m finding rodents in my house. I called the public health department and the county planning department and they say there’s nothing they can do.”

  • Budget hearings wrap up

    States across the country are looking for a way to cut expenses and trim their budgets. New Mexico is no exception and neither is Los Alamos County.

    The county’s annual budget hearings wrapped up Tuesday night with discussion centered on the airport, environmental services, administrative services, the capital improvement program and parking lot items.

  • When gender equality is no longer a fairy tale

    Five years ago, while watching children’s entertainment with my then 2-year old daughter, I was stunned to see that there were far more male characters than female characters in  this media aimed at the youngest of children.

  • A rainbow world for dinos

    Children have always drawn and colored dinosaurs.  

    Vibrant oranges and yellows have competed with blues and greens. Now scientists are starting to catch up with what kids have always intuited about the dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era.

  • UPDATE: Los Alamos results from opening round of tennis

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