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Today's News

  • Summer to get kicked off at Pajarito Mountain

    The slopes at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area may be completely bare of snow but the opportunities to have fun have not melted away with the summer heat.

    From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, the ski area will rev up its Aspen chairlift and open its ski slopes for hikers and bikers during Summerfest.

    In addition to the hiking and biking activities, beer will be served from noon-5 p.m.

  • World class jazz to visit Los Alamos

    Friday, Los Alamos will get into a jazz groove, so put on your sunglasses and get ready to snap your fingers.

    Greg Abate, a jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer, along with the Pete Amahl Trio, will appear in the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

    Abate, according to his website, is an international jazz/recording artist.

  • Time to put on the creative reading hat

    Be Creative at Your Library is Los Alamos County Public Library System’s summer reading theme. Young patrons are invited to explore the worlds of music, dance, art, books and more. The 2009 Summer Reading Program is open to all young people, infant through young adult, and features programs, prize drawings, special event story hours, a reading club and more.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES: Seeing the world through a child’s eyes

    I walk into the grocery store, drive by Ashley Pond and meander down the sidewalks of Los Alamos almost every day, but recently I questioned just how much I see my surroundings.

    A few hours spent with my oldest nephew opened my eyes to everything this community offers.

    Saturday, my sister took her daughter to a ballet show, dropped her youngest son at our parent’s house while Connor hung out with me for a few hours.

  • Rock Doc: Natural Oil Underfoot

    Natural Oil Underfoot

    By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters

    More than a couple of times in the long history of personally changing the oil in my 1987 pickup, I’ve misjudged how vigorously the dirty fluid will flow out of the oil pan.

  • New Mexico claims to fame

    New Mexico claims to fame

    By JAY MILLER

    Syndicated Columnist

    SANTA FE -- There I was, just the other day, sniveling in a column about how New Mexico never gets any respect and then my cousin Margene Harris, from San Antonio, N.M. tells me that Food Network star Bobby Flay had a crew in town for three days in mid-May to film a show about Manny's Buckhorn Tavern.

  • Historic shipment heads for haven

    Shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, the first of 16 canisters containing remote-handled waste (RHW) lumbered out of Los Alamos National Laboratory bound for southern New Mexico.

    “It’s out of Los Alamos and off to its permanent repository where it’s safe for the long term,” said Michael Graham, LANL associate director for environmental programs. “It’s been here since the early ’90s and it’s going to its final resting place.”

  • Two icons meet up on the big screen

    You don’t get many chances to see Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson together in the same film. In fact, you get only one. Although technically, you can watch the duo’s only shared release as many times as you like.

  • Art designs for new building examined

    A design featuring water, wind and Earth, or some type of mosaic will likely be the artwork chosen for the east wall of the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex.

    A committee made up of stakeholders who have an interest in the building and members of the Art in Public Places Board as well as county staff, met in a two-hour meeting Tuesday.

    During the meeting they examined and discussed the proposals that artists submitted to the county and talked about what type of artwork they’d like to see on the wall.

  • LAHS band director gets ready for next stage in life

    What made Los Alamos High School band director Dr. Charles Faulkner choose a career in teaching music? “My trig (trigonometry) grade,” he said.

    Faulkner was a senior in high school and up until that point he planned to pursue a degree in electrical engineering.

    With his plans in limbo, Faulkner said one of his band instructors recommended going into the music field.