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Today's News

  • Senate approves Chu for energy post

    Incoming Energy Secretary Steven Chu was confirmed Tuesday, within hours of the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington.

    Chu was one of six cabinet secretaries approved unanimously by the Senate, along with Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag.

  • 11 interested in council seat

    Filling the vacant county council seat left by the resignation of Jim West has been at the top of the new council’s list of things to do since their first meeting on the subject Jan. 6.

    During that meeting, it was decided that interested residents could submit applications, with a list of qualifications to County Administrator Max Baker.

    The deadline for submissions was 5 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Pile burning to begin

    The Los Alamos County Parks Division and the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue maintenance burning in Bayo Canyon on January 22, 23, and 24, 2009.

    “The New Mexico Air Quality Bureau has changed its rules for prescribed burning and we are permitted to burn only on days with good ventilation and smoke dispersal,” said Craig Martin, the Los Alamos County open space specialist.

    In the past, small burn operations were allowed to proceed when ventilation was fair.

  • Obama calls for open government

    In one of his first acts as President Wednesday, President Barack Obama ordered heads of executive departments and agencies to side with openness in administering the Freedom of Information Act.

    “All agencies should adopt a presumption in favor of disclosure, in order to renew their commitment to the principles embodied in FOIA, and to usher in a new era of open government. The presumption of disclosure should be applied to all decisions involving FOIA,” he wrote.

  • Winter music

    Two big names will be featured in the program for the Los Alamos Choral Society and Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra (LASO) concert. The concert, “A Winter Feast of Bach and Brahms” will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.  

  • Locals and a bench take center stage

    A lot can happen in just a few minutes. Laughter, tears and drama can be produced in just a short amount of time.

    This will be particularly true in the Santa Fe Playhouse’s Bench Warmers Short Play Festival. Eight 10-minute plays will capture life’s spontaneity. The festival begins today and runs through Feb. 15. Among the plays that will be featured during this time will be “Stuck,” which was written by local playwrights Robert Benjamin and Elaine Jarvik.  

  • For your viewing pleasure: 2009 ‘Topper Revue delights

    This year’s ‘Topper Revue has six teenagers trapped in a DVD. In addition to this dilemma, these teens get chased by a tap dancing ghost, scramble to find clues for who put them in their present predicament, but still manage to see a great deal of talent along the way.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES: Sharing stories and memories that make up a life

    Of all the arts, I think storytelling is the most powerful; it can transport you to far away destinations and introduce characters that feature a wide range of personalities.

    But best of all are the emotions that a great story produces.

    My favorite storyteller is my grandfather. He is hands-down the best in my family.

  • Locals and a bench take center stage

    A lot can happen in just a few minutes. Laughter, tears and drama can be produced in just a short amount of time.

    This will be particularly true in the Santa Fe Playhouse’s Bench Warmers Short Play Festival. Eight 10-minute plays will capture life’s spontaneity. The festival begins today and runs through Feb. 15. Among the plays that will be featured during this time will be “Stuck,” which was written by local playwrights Robert Benjamin and Elaine Jarvik.  

  • Meet Newcomers and Neighbors over coffee

    The Newcomers and Neighbors, a social network for Los Alamos residents, is opening up its doors to the community through conversation and coffee.

    An open house will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Coffee House Café.

    The purpose of the event, President Melanie Colgan said, is to show people the activities Newcomers and Neighbors offers and attract new members.

    Newcomers and Neighbors, she explained, is a social organization that has served Los Alamos and White Rock for the past couple of years.