Today's News

  • Construction crews begin work on skate park

    Despite residents’ efforts to get the County Council to reconsider the location, contractors began grading the area in front of the Mesa Public Library on Tuesday in preparation for the construction of the much anticipated skate park.

    Jack and Colleen Hanlon filed an appeal on the skate park location in District Court in August, hoping to get the council to reconsider the Mesa Library location.

  • A performance sure to sparkle

    The Los Alamos Concert Association’s “Jewel of a Season” opens Sept. 14, with a sparkling performance by the Jupiter String Quartet. The performance begins at 4 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium, and will be followed by dinner with the artists at the Central Avenue Grill.

  • PEN&INK POSSIBILITIES: Joy is ageless

    Nothing stays new forever. Cracks, creases and threadbare patches eventually appear, replacing shiny perfection.

    Aging does not mean gloomy, depressing times enter as happiness exits. It is just a different stage, a completely unique experience.

    Maintenance, however, may be a necessity in this stage. Sometimes a little more attention is required.

    For instance, the sculpture, “Grandmother’s Joy,” by Fritz White, was purchased in 1998 for the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Now, a decade later, it needs some TLC.

  • The final act of the series

    Dear friends of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series,

    Here we go with the last concert of the 2008 Summer Series.

    Friday, we’ll be at Zia Credit Union with local blues-rockers Julie Stewart and the Motor Kings and I hope you can join us.

    The Motor Kings are a five-piece band that plays mostly original music as well as the music of Etta James, The Allman Brothers, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Robben Ford, Tina Turner and a few other classics and near classics.

  • Taking dinner to new heights

    There’s a new restaurant in town, but the hitch is, it’ll only be open for one night. Morrie Pongratz and the youth team for the United Way have reprised an age-old event called, Dinner over Diamond.

    Team Captain Ben Havemann and his crew will host dinner with the Diamond Diner, to raise funds for the United Way of Northern New Mexico.

    From 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, drivers on Diamond Drive will see tables and waiters distributed evenly on the overpass by Los Alamos High School.

  • Cross country: LA boys are 2nd, girls are 7th in coaches poll

    Here are the first 2008 New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association polls for prep boys and girls cross country teams. First-place votes are in parentheses.


    Class A-AAA

       Team        Total pts.

    1. Zuni (3)        88

    2. St. Michael’s (4)    83

    3. Navajo Pine (3)    82

    4. Pojoaque        69

    5. Santa Fe Prep    47

    6. West Las Vegas    39

  • Swimming: Black, Bernstein picked to head LAHS program

    Los Alamos High School announced just before noon today the hiring of a pair of interim coaches to lead the Hilltopper boys and girls swim teams for the upcoming 2008-09 season.

    Cindy Black and Rusty Bernstein will take over the head coaching duties vacated by Bev Leasure earlier this year.

    Black and Bernstein didn’t actually apply for the position as a unit, but after meeting with the interview panels and with the two applicants themselves, school officials decided the co-head coaching job would be the best situation.

  • A dream comes true for Pojoaque Pueblo

    POJOAQUE – Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino officially opened under a gentle rain near midday on Wednesday.

    George Rivera, tribal governor for the Pueblo of Pojoaque, said it was a blessing, just like the rain that fell on Aug. 12, when the complex held its “soft” opening,” at least two months ahead of schedule and in time for Indian Market, the biggest tourist attraction for the region.

    Rain is a propitious sign in an arid land.

    Rivera dedicated Buffalo Thunder to the tribal members “past, present and future.”

  • GOP convention back on track

    The damper Hurricane Gustav placed on the opening of the Republican National Convention being held in St. Paul, Minn., has passed.

    With the storm’s relatively light damage to the Gulf Coast region, Tuesday’s agenda was back to full speed.

    Evening speakers included a satellite address by President George W. Bush and a keynote presentation by former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson.

    Bush called presumptive presidential nominee Sen. John McCain “ready to lead this nation.”

  • Sarah Palin makes history at 2008 GOP convention

    History was made Wednesday evening at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., as Sarah Palin became the first Republican woman ever nominated vice president. It was the first time in 24 years, since Democrat Geraldine Ferraro was nominated in 1984, that any woman has even been on a national ticket.

    Millions of people in front of televisions around the world joined some 45,000 delegates, alternates, volunteers, media and guests in St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center to witness the historic moment.