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Today's News

  • Singing the blues

    American music has its roots in the blues and Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is offering a chance to hear the music that has sprouted so many other genres. John Németh will be featured in the concert, which start at 7 p.m. Friday at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area.

    Németh describes his concerts as “high energy, lots of improvisation in the show and they’re going to hear great songs.”

  • Pajarito to give bikers and hikers a lift

    The absence of snow on Pajarito Mountain does not mean that the ski area is closed for business.

    The chairlifts are still open and the slopes are not empty as they wait for the winter months.

    No, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is keeping busy. Take this weekend, for instance, one of the ski lifts will be in operation for two days of hiking and biking.

    The lift will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The fee for bikers is $20 and for hikers, the price is $10. The fee covers the whole day.

  • Pen and Ink Possibilities: The lure of the open road

    My college English professor once said that when you are traveling, it is not actually the destination that matters but what occurs along the way.

    I’ve always had the travel bug in me – I’ve boarded trains, planes, ships and traveled in automobiles to destinations throughout the world and I’ve concluded that my professor was right.

    My favorite part of any trip is that stretch of time spent getting to a particular place.

  • Pianist to perform at Fuller Lodge

    Pianist Anna Fedorova has played music all over the globe and  is now sharing her music with Los Alamos. Fedorova will perform a concert, which is a first in a series of Masterpianist recitals, at 6 p.m. Sunday at Fuller Lodge.

    She will perform works by Chopin, Brahms and Mussorgsky. As a special treat, the final performance will be a piano duet between Fedorova and Los Alamos High School graduate Rodion Efremov. They will perform Brahms’ “Two Hungarian Dances.”  

    Efremov describes the program as solo piano romantic works.

  • Power to women!

    If you haven’t seen aj Melnick’s exhibit, “New Mexico Women Making a Difference,” at the Los Alamos Historical Museum, there is no need to panic that the opportunity has slipped through your fingers.

    The museum is extending the exhibit through the end of July, with  a possibility that it will remain at the historical building through the end of August.

    “I think it’s a very attractive show that appeals to a wide spectrum of people,” Hedy Dunn, director of the museum, said.

  • Golf: Norman family takes 1st, 2nd

    Bruce Norman’s team was just edged out by Bruce Norman’s team in the 2-person best ball competition via a scorecard playoff.

    Norman, playing with son Curtis, finished with an overall score of 67 in the Father-Son-Daughter Best Ball competition held Sunday at Los Alamos Golf Course. Bruce also coupled with his son Jason Norman to equal that same mark of 67.

    The two Norman teams held off the team of Brad King/Skip King, which shot a 74, ending up in third place in gross score at the event.

  • Health and fitness: Sciatica can be treated, prevented

    Sciatica is a painful condition in the lower back and the legs caused by an irritation of the sciatic nerve.

    The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, running from the spinal cord, to the hip area, down the back of each leg and to the feet.

    Sciatica isn’t a physical disorder itself but rather a symptom of some other problem. It comes from a compression of the sciatic nerve and causes pain in the lower back and pain or tingling in the legs down to the feet.

  • Sports talk: Tennis teams succeed despite issues with local facilities

    Once again the Los Alamos High School athletes have made themselves and Los Alamos proud.

    Congratulations to all who went to state and to those who helped the teams get there! The track teams (and individuals) were superb. I follow tennis mainly, however. The second-place finishes by both the girls and boys teams is a tribute to their hard work and to their coaches (Bruce Cottrell and Giri Raichur) who continue to do a great job of guiding and encouraging. Note to those other schools: watch out for LA’s eighth graders! Grrreat!

  • Government workers should share the economic pain

    During the 2009 legislative session, New Mexico policymakers faced some of the most challenging budgetary times in recent memory. That fact led to reductions of approximately $450 million to the General Fund from about $6 billion to just over $5.5 billion.

  • Charges of Anarchy hurled at board members

    Chairman Phil Kilgour of The Art Center at Fuller Lodge board is charged with assault stemming from an altercation at a meeting of the board, said Lt. Reggie Briggle Monday.

    “He is being summonsed to appear before Magistrate Court,” Briggle said.

    The charge against Kilgour surrounds what he describes as a power struggle at the center.

    On a taped recording of the meeting, he accuses several board members of anarchy at the close of the May 19 meeting.