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Today's News

  • NMDT-PC breathes new life into classic ballet

    Watching the first moments of the New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company’s production of “The Sleeping Beauty” on a cold February night gave me the same feeling I experience when I notice spring bulbs poking through the snow and frozen ground. It’s a giddiness that something great is on its way. The gray and gloom of winter is dwindling.

    Likewise, NMDT-PC’s “The Sleeping Beauty” offers all the sparkle, color and sweetness to escape a gray day.

  • Legislature adjourns without budget deal, special session coming up

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  • Transparency wins major victories

    A brief but open conference committee capped off the 30-day legislative session in which transparency advocates won major victories.  

    “The conference committee was short and relatively uneventful, but it still felt pretty momentous to me,” New Mexico Foundation for Open Government Executive Director Sarah Welsh said in a news release. “I thought of Bob Johnson and wished he could have been there.”

  • N.M. students eye early college

    Santa Fe  — New Mexico is one of eight states that will participate in the Board Examination Systems Program that will allow high school sophomores to voluntarily test out of their last two years of high school, to prepare students for college coursework, and to get a degree, Education Secretary Veronica García said in a news release.

  • Economics 101

    One frequently hears the complaint that Los Alamos has too little retail choice – too few stores, too limited an inventory in the few stores we have and too high prices. The unspoken assumption behind these complaints is that this is the fault of the retailers themselves, or perhaps of the county government.  In fact, it is no one’s fault but our own.

  • The thrill of victory, the agony of boredom

    It was a dark and stormy night.  The midnight air hung like a wet dishrag scented with the musty reality of stale promises, neither pride nor prejudice able to taint the flaking veneer of lost hope.

    The young college student gazed out his apartment’s broken window and wondered if it had been a mistake to major in paleontological reproductive systems.  Perhaps his parents were right and he should have considered meercat podiatry.

  • 02-19-10 Update

    Look for your brochure

      Local residents will find an informational brochure featuring the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Historical Museum enclosed in their utility bills with locations, opening and closing times, contact information and ongoing events. There’s  lots of things to do, see and learn.

    Don’t miss “Firebird Suite”

      Los Alamos Community Winds will perform the “Firebird Suite” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the White Rock Baptist Church.

    Celebrate senior night

  • Several Atomic Tumblers come up big at LA’s Snowflake Invite

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics played host to four other teams at the Atomic City Tumblers’ Snowflake Invitational

    Jan. 30.

    Besides Los Alamos, Gold Cup and G-Force of Albuquerque, Zia of Santa Fe and Taos Gymnastics were all represented.

    Los Alamos’ high scorer of the day was Annika Bronkhorst, who won the level 7 competition with a 35.925.

    Bronkhorst placed first on vault (9.325), balance beam (8.60) and floor exercises (9.25) and second on uneven parallel bars (8.75) to win the competition.

  • LA will close out its season with a pair of weekend games

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team (8-4-2) completes its regular season play this weekend, including its final home game Friday night.

    The Hilltoppers will play their final home game Friday against the Cibola Cougars (8-4-1). Game time is 7 p.m.

    Los Alamos’ final game of the regular season will be against the Albuquerque Outkast (7-4-2) Sunday.

  • NM lawmakers lack budget deal as session nears end

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature neared adjournment without an agreement on a state budget or taxes to pay for government operations in the coming year.

    The Legislature's 30-day session ends at noon Thursday.

    Unless a last-minute budget deal is reached, it will be necessary for lawmakers to return to work later in a special session to approve a plan for financing public schools and government services in the fiscal year starting in July.