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Today's News

  • ‘Music Man’ show has everyone up on their feet

    A Mother’s Day Performance of “The Music Man” had people on their feet by the end of the performance. Julia Fair, Daren Savage and Melissa Balice directed and choreographed the combined Chamisa and Pinon Elementary School production of “The Music Man.”

  • Grappling with the energy challenge: LANL hosts international conference

    Los Alamos National Laboratory hosts a week-long conference with a focus on “Energy in the 21st Century” starting Monday in Santa Fe.

    The 29th annual conference of the lab’s 30-year old Center for Non-Linear Studies, is taking a whack at the global energy problem as a complex system. The complexity of a non-linear system, in which a particular input may not always have a simple output, is the kind of problem to which the center is well accustomed, but the scale of this particular topic is especially challenging.

  • A powerful statement

    In the world of today, money is tight. The only ones who seem to have money is the federal government - and they are borrowing to the hilt.

    But state government is strapped, as is Los Alamos Schools.

    In an effort to help the situation here, Ellen Mills, president of the Los Alamos Federation of School Employees, told the school board that the union argeed to take a pay cut.

    This action should not be just brushed away without notice, it is an extraordinary event that deserves notice and praise.

  • DPU customers could see rate hike

    Department of Public Utilities customers could see an increase in their sewer rates soon.

    During its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, the Board of Public Utilities will consider the DPU’s proposed increases to local sewer rates for both, individually and non-individually metered customers. The proposed increases are $.045, $0.70 and $1.10.

  • Sundance offshoot planted in New Mexico

    SANTA FE – Lead actor and producer/director Robert Redford is determined to help Native American and Hispanic filmmakers and New Mexico is more than happy to join in.

    Gov. Richardson and Redford announced an alliance Thursday that will, for now, be called Sundance in New Mexico. Redford founded the Sundance Institute in Utah in 1981, where it has become a world-famous center for developing and showcasing independent film production.

  • Prescribed burn under control

    Fire managers have been treating a 6,500 acre La Sotella Prescribed Burn area eight miles south of Abiquiu with hand and aerial ignitions.

    The burn is within prescription and is under control.

    Currently the burn is releasing a lot of smoke, which is drifting east towards the small communities north of Espanola including El Duende, Chamita, San Juan and Hernandez.  Smoke also is very visible from I-25 and US 285.

  • Los Alamos resident among recipients of Jewish Historical Society award

    The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society (NMJHS) will honor two individuals for their contributions to the organization at its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Beit Tikva, 2230 Old Pecos Trail, in Santa Fe. Keynote speaker for the meeting will be noted historian and author Henry J. Tobias. NMJHS members and the public are invited to attend this meeting at no charge.

  • Start the summer off right

    I have to come out and say it. I am not knowledgeable of the show, “Star Trek.” I don’t think I’ve ever seen a whole episode of the TV show. When I was little, I thought the character who wore the cool glittering band around his eyes was dreamy but that’s the extent of my “Star Trek” experience.

    So when I went to watch the movie, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I have heard some chatter from people with far more know-how about the TV show that the movie wasn’t quite loyal to all the details of the original story.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES: Ballet’s details

    My sister and I both took ballet lessons as kids. And while my sister embraced the art for years, my reception to it was only lukewarm.

    To tell the truth, my favorite part was the costumes. As long as I had a tutu filled with tulle and sequins, I was pretty much content.

    Kim took things farther. She actually wore those satin pink toe shoes. When she received her first pair, she let me try them on. I quickly found out that for this art, you have to accept some degree of pain.

  • All about Sarah

    When I was a kid, I listened to the story, “Sarah, Plain and Tall” on audio tape. Later in sixth-grade, I read the book. I always loved the story, especially the part about the family sliding into the hay in the barn.

    So I was rather happy that the Los Alamos Little Theater decided to produce a theatrical version of this story.

    Like some fans of a certain work, I tend to get a little uptight when others take artistic liberties from the original story. In this case, LALT decided to create some animosity between Sarah and the little girl, Anna.