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Today's News

  • Authors Speak Series: Behold the power of writing

    The transformational power of poetry and literature, soaked with imagery of the rural Southwest and spattered with episodes from the maelstrom of urban life, is perhaps what best describes the Jimmy Santiago Baca experience.

    Baca, a nationally distinguished Chicano writer and poet with several books, poetry collections and screenplays to his name, will be at Mesa Public Library Thursday to discuss and read a selection of his life’s works, as part of the library’s monthly “Authors Speak Series.”

  • Leave that stove alone! Decadent Table will do the cooking for you

    Lisa Kratzer worked a part-time job when her children were little. She would often return home exhausted and think it would be great to have someone assist with making dinner.

    A year ago, she put this thought into action. She established her business, the Decadent Table, to help out working families and residents who are just too busy to whip up a dinner.

    People can order meals online at Decadenttable.com or order take out from the business, located at 4710 Quemazon.

  • Our View: Help promote Los Alamos

    If there is one thing that Los Alamos is known for, it is innovative science. So it is a natural fit for our community to host a fair devoted to new scientific discoveries and inventions.

    Kudos should go out to Los Alamos MainStreet for putting together the Next Big Idea fair this weekend.

    The first instance of what the organizers hope will become an annual signature attraction is meant to showcase discoveries and inventions.

  • Margaret Tapia

    TAPIA – Margaret Tapia, age 84, of White Rock died peacefully Monday, July 14, 2008, in Los Alamos. She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Joe A.

  • Roger Bruce Perkins

    PERKINS – Dr. Roger Bruce Perkins died at home in Los Alamos, N.M., July 11, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Roger was born in Hammond, Ind., Nov. 8, 1935, to Philip and Lydia Perkins. Roger was awarded a Ford Foundation scholarship while a sophomore in high school, which sent him to college early at the University of Wisconsin. He graduated with a B.S. from Wisconsin in 1955, and received his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University in 1959. He was a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

  • The Gourds start off double-decker Gordons' weekend

    Double your pleasure, double your fun this weekend with two Gordons’ Concerts.

    The party begins at 7 p.m. Friday, when The Gourds take the stage at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. The annual ski hill show is always a community favorite, and concert organizer Russ Gordon is sure this year’s band will become a favorite as well.

    “The Gourds are alternative country rock, which I’d never heard of,” Gordon said. “They’re kaleidoscopic country rockers, which I can picture.”

  • McCain: Labs to play key role

    ALBUQUERQUE — Diners, cooks and wait staff stood and cheered and an “order up” bell rang out loudly from the kitchen to honor Sen. John McCain as he entered Barelas Coffee House on 4th Street Tuesday morning.

    The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, accompanied by Chairman Allen Weh of the Republican Party of New Mexico, joined several small business owners and minority business leaders for a roundtable discussion. The group included Albuquerque attorney and business owner Jon Barela and New Mexico Hispano Chamber of Commerce President Carlo Lucero.

  • LANL unable to release history report

    A Los Alamos National Laboratory librarian was unable to release a 30-year-old report on the early history of computing, Steven Aftergood, who directs the Project on Government Secrecy, reported Monday.

    “I got an inquiry from a graduate student who was trying to locate a copy of the report for academic purposes,” Aftergood said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “The subject matter seemed intrinsically interesting. It wasn’t some isolated detail in nuclear physics, but rather a broad sweep of technological history.”

  • Fire official to present Cerro Grande Fire talk

    “The Cerro Grande Fire and Our Recovery “ is the title of a public talk by Los Alamos County Deputy Fire Chief Doug Tucker set for 7 p.m. Friday.

    The talk is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation showing video and lots of news footage taken during and following the fire and will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th Street.

    The talk is a modified version of the presentation Tucker and LAFD Fire Chief Doug MacDonald have presented around the world.

  • Have a conversation over cookies

    Middle and high school students are invited to join local senior citizens for cookies and milk Thursday. The monthly installment of Cookies and Conversation developed by the Assets In Action project will be held at 1p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    The hour-long meet and greet is a way to build relationships between two entities whose paths may not cross on a regular basis. Seniors and teens are paired up for question and answer sessions that are done with a fast paced tempo, tackling pre-selected questions along with suggestions from the participants.