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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 12-3 Update

    Roll out the red carpet

       The Reel Deal Movie Theater is rolling out the red carpet for the stars of the movie, “Brothers,” or at least the local stars. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the theater. Those who wear formal attire will get preferred seating and the first 50 people will be able to enter a drawing to win free movie tickets and other prizes.

  • Traffic control changes to be made

    Traffic Control within the Diamond Drive Phase 3 Project will change significantly the morning of Saturday, Dec. 5. Traffic control will include:

    Right lane closures on both northbound and southbound traffic, moving traffic to the center lanes adjacent to the medians providing one through lane in each direction;

    Opening the dedicated left turn lanes and allowing left turns throughout the project; and,

    Reverting to a STOP control for motorists turning from North Road onto Diamond Drive.

  • Make a personal statement

    Have you ever opened the paper and winced because you saw a headline saying that one of your favorite businesses was closing?  Did you feel like your quality of life had just been diminished? The 3/50 Project is a national effort promoted in Los Alamos by the Chamber of Commerce to help avoid such unpleasant surprises.

  • Address America’s real problems

    The Global Economy has reduced prices and accelerated trade and development throughout the world; however, it has also caused massive relocations of jobs and wealth that threaten U.S. stability. Without reforms, the U.S. will continue its spiral into economic mediocrity and bankruptcy.

  • A centuries-old game has a modern audience

    Chess is more than just game pieces on a checkered board. Playing the game involves mathematical and even psychological aspects. In the Middle Ages chess was considered a part of the nobility’s culture but today everyone, even elementary school students, are getting in the game.