Today's News

  • Opera goes mobile in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE (AP) – Punctuated by the hiss of air brakes, a city bus jostles to a stop. The stage is set. The curtains are already open.
    A woman stands halfway down the bus aisle, her hands grasping the neck of a cello is not your average Santa Fe Trails rider. A belt around her waist is secured to one of the vertical bus railings; as she gently plucks the strings of her instrument, with the bus swaying unsteadily, her pizzicato sound doesn’t stop.

  • '50s pop singer Eddie Fisher dies at age 82

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pop singer Eddie Fisher gained fame crooning love songs like "I'm Yours" and "Thinking of You" to teenage girls in the early 1950s. But his life was overshadowed by drug use, gambling and failed marriages to actresses Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor.

    Fisher passed away Wednesday night at his home in Berkeley of complications from hip surgery, his daughter, Tricia Leigh Fisher of Los Angeles, told The Associated Press. He was 82.

  • 7 billion and (still) counting

    Looking back at my own education, I was far from a perfect student.
    So many lessons went unheeded, dusty stacks of knowledge pushed aside so that I could watch cartoons on Saturday morning.  I seem to recall thinking that the Barbary Wars had something to do with fighting over hair styles.
    One lesson that I do remember however was a “Fruit Fly Experiment” we performed in biology class.

  • Everybody can participate in sustainability in Los Alamos

    Tom Nagawiecki

  • LA holds onto No. 5 rank in 4A

    Football, Class 4A

    Team Total pts. Pvs.

    1. Goddard (12) 162 1
    2. Belen (5) 149 2
    3. Aztec 138 3
    4. Artesia 118 4
    5. Farmington 103 5
    6. Valencia 80 6
    7. Moriarty 41 7
    8. Piedra Vista 31 10
    9. Los Lunas 28 -
    10. St. Pius X 22 9

    Also receiving votes: Del Norte, 14; Grants, 13; Santa Teresa, 13; Roswell, 12; Miyamura, 5; Bloomfield, 3; Deming, 1; Atrisco Heritage, 1; Kirtland Central, 1.

    Volleyball, Class 4A

    Team Total pts. Pvs.

    1. St. Pius X (2) 105 1
    2. Alb. Academy (6) 98 2
    3. Artesia (2) 88 3
    4. Piedra Vista 80 4

  • Ex-CYFD official sentenced on child porn charge

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former deputy director of New Mexico's Children, Youth and Families Department has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison after he entered a plea agreement charging him with possession of child pornography.

    Prosecutors say 52-year-old Mark D. Edwards of Santa Fe was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Judith Herrera.

    An investigation began in October 2009 when authorities found more than 300 child porn images and videos on Edwards' computer.

  • NM's Trinity Site open for tour Saturday

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (AP) — The southern New Mexico desert site where scientists set off the world's first atomic bomb test in 1945 opens for tours Saturday.

    All adults visiting Trinity Site on White Sands Missile Range must show a photo ID.

    Visitors can take a quarter-mile walk to ground zero, where an obelisk marks where the bomb was exploded.

    The fence surrounding the area displays historical photos.

    Visitors also ride a shuttle bus 2 miles to a ranch house where scientists assembled the bomb's plutonium core.

  • Be There 09-23-10

     The Authors Speaks Series presents Shirley Raye Redmond at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at the Mesa Public Library.

    There will be a Democratic Party meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Mesa Public Library to plan for upcoming elections. All Democrats welcome to attend.

  • Self Help, Inc. becomes MOSAA certified provider

    Self Help, Inc., a United Way Agency, has become a certified Medicaid On-Site Application Assistance (MOSAA) provider — the only certified provider in Los Alamos County.
    Previously, those applying for Medicaid coverage had to drive to the Human Services office in Española or await a representative to come into Los Alamos, now there is the option to stay in town and make an appointment with Self Help to complete the application.

  • Students return to trail

    On Sept. 17 Mountain School sixth graders, their teachers, Laura Dorius and Mary Ethyl Plotner, along with Principal Gerry Washburn, Los Alamos County employees Craig Martin, Sylvan Argo, John Hogan, and several parent volunteers, returned to Quemazon Nature Trail to do trail work, plant identification and participate in a fire effects scavenger hunt.  
    This trip was the kick-off to Mountain School’s hands-on science initiative and marks the return of Mountain School sixth graders to outdoor science.