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Today's News

  • Full-scale demolition begins at TA-21

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Tuesday began demolishing a Cold War-era complex of buildings in Technical Area 21, that once housed plutonium production and historic, nonweapons research.

    “We’re seeing something this morning that has not happened since the late 1940s,” LANL Deputy Director Ike Richardson said. “The Los Alamos skyline is starting to change.”

  • President nominates Cook to fill NNSA post

    President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Donald L. Cook as Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs for the National Nuclear Security Administration.

  • NM revenues continue to slip, tax hikes loom on the horizon

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) " New Mexico's revenue outlook continues to weaken, aggravating the state's budget problems.

    The Legislative Finance Committee received a new financial forecast Thursday that says revenues will be $53 million lower next year than previously expected.

    There's a potential budget gap of $600 million to $700 million next year.

  • Start the holidays off on the right note

    What better way to start off the holiday season than dancing and listening to some classic tunes?

    The Gordons’ Concerts, the Los Alamos MainStreet and the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation will present the Los Alamos Big Band from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge.  The concert is part of the WinterFest festivities, which be held Friday through Sunday.

    While the band will play the big band standards, they will also play the big band version of holiday songs.

  • Celebrate the season with pop music

    Music can conjure up memories for listeners. It allows them to make a connection to a concert or the performers. Friday, Coro de Cámara will stir up listeners’ holiday memories during its Pops Christmas Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Fuller Lodge.

    Saturday, the concert will also travel to the Center for Spiritual Living located on 505 Camino De Los Marquez in Santa Fe. The show will begin at 7 p.m.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES: The significance of the Christmas tree

    Decorating the Christmas tree has always been a major deal in my family. It’s one of the seasonal traditions that kicks off our Christmas celebration.

    When I was growing up, as soon as the tree was set up and elaborately adorned with decorations, I felt it gave me permission to immerse completely in all the holiday hoopla.

    I could sing carols, read holiday books or eagerly count down the days until Dec. 25 without any uncertainty that I was celebrating the holiday too early.

  • Looking good enough to eat

    Fuller Lodge will look delectable on Saturday. So sweet you will want to eat it or at least the gingerbread model that Althea Duffy created.

    In celebration of WinterFest and the county’s 60th anniversary, Fuller Lodge is hosting an open house starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The occasion will include the Chamisa SingSations, Los Alamos High School jazz band, a performance by pianist Frances Meier and a short ballet by the New Mexico Dance Theater.

  • Help make a business feel like home

    Following the theme for this year’s Holiday Lights Parade is “The Holidays Begin at Home,” Village Arts is extending an invitation to the community to help make the businesses’ new location a home.

    Village Arts, under the new ownership of Ken Nebel and Jim O’Donnell, recently moved from its Central Park location to new digs at 216 DP Road.

    In celebration of the new ownership and new look, an open house and reception will be held Saturday.  

  • Get state and federal solar energy tax credits

    As this year draws to a close, those who want to take advantage of federal and state tax credits for the installation of a solar energy system on their 2009 tax returns need to act soon.

  • Doctor office visits increased slightly

    Influenza-Like Illness

    Visits to healthcare providers for influenza-like illness increased slightly from 4.9 percent last week to 5.4 percent this week. The Department tracks influenza-like illness, which is defined as fever and either cough and/or sore throat, at 26 clinics throughout the state.

    Influenza-like illness is the best indicator of flu activity in the state.  H1N1 influenza is still the predominant strain of flu in New Mexico at this time. All positive flu tests are presumed to be novel H1N1 influenza.