Today's News

  • Chapman elected to lead local Democrats

    New officers were elected to the Los Alamos County Democratic Party board Wednesday evening during a special meeting at Fuller Lodge.

    Outgoing Chairman Stephen Fettig passed the torch to his longtime Vice Chair Cathy Chapman at the combined ward, precinct and county meeting.

    “Cathy has been involved in the party a lot longer than I have and she’s come to my rescue a number of times,” Fettig said. “She will lead the party in a good direction.”

  • LANL outlines stimulus plan

    SANTA FE – Hazardous cleanup projects on DP Road are the main focus of the laboratory’s economic stimulus plans.

    Officials of the Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory outlined current proposals for using stimulus funds to catch up on and accelerate hazardous cleanup work on DP Mesa.

  • Beauty of woven art to be explored at the Art Center

    Members of the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center will be invited to show their work at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge from March 27-May 2. The exhibit, called “Crossing: Fiber Color Culture,” features unique woven and quilted wall hangings, rugs and wearable art. The exhibit opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

  • ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ soars to great heights

    In its production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Los Alamos Little Theatre reached high and aimed big and the local theater company should be proud of the results.

    The cast and crew effectively wove drama, tragedy, laughter and hope into this production.

    “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” a play by Dale Wasserman, which is based on Ken Kesey’s novel, takes place in a mental hospital. When a new patient arrives at the institution, the established order and control in the hospital is questioned and challenged.

  • A new twist on an old style

    Impressionist paintings have certain characteristics that set them apart: open composition, visible brush strokes and an emphasis on light in its changing qualities. Finding a different type of art in northern New Mexico is sometimes a far stretch, given that culture often influences artists but Española artist Tony Trujillo knows what impressionism is. His paintings meld beautiful landscapes of azure, violet and emerald and leave the observer longing for a far-off world of tranquility.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIESee^: The power of the written word

    Writers are a great breed of artists. Not only do they create something that can become immortal, but writers can inspire many other forms of art.

    When I attended the Colorado Press Association’s awards conference a few years ago in Denver, I remember one of the speakers who mentioned Mark Bowden. Bowden wrote a newspaper article about soldiers who had gone to Somalia. Not only did his article lead to a book, but it also inspired a movie and, marvels upon marvels, a video game.

    This is just one example of the power the written word has on the art world.

  • Tennis: LA, Farmington to meet on Friday

    For this weekend, at least, Española Valley will be located at Taos’ Quail Ridge Inn.

    Los Alamos’ tennis teams will take part in the Española Valley Quadrangular this weekend which will be held in Taos. Competition starts at 3:30 p.m. Friday and continues through Saturday, although the schedule is dependent on the weather, the forecast of which is dicey.

  • Wrestling: LAMS coaches tout successful season

    The Los Alamos Middle School wrestling team wrapped up their season with a celebration to honor the effort put out by the team last month.

    Coaches Ben Salas and David Rendell said the 2008-09 season best one to date.

    “We were in five tournaments and placed first in four and second in one,” Salas said. “We’ve consistently been the top two or three school in northern New Mexico, usually behind Las Vegas Robertson and sometimes St. Mikes in Santa Fe, but not this year, we were on top of the pile the whole year.”

  • College of Santa Fe gets reprieve

    SANTA FE – Gov. Richardson was greeted as a superhero at the College of Santa Fe Tuesday morning, where he promised to keep fighting to save the school.

    Students and staff cheered state and city officials who promised to try again to save the college from impending bankruptcy. An emotional crowd spilled out of a standing-room only performance space to hear the announcements.

    A bill that would have enabled the state to take control of the college died when the legislature ended Saturday without taking final action.

  • Threats to CalPERS pensions never greater

    The organization fighting to protect the pension benefits of retired public employees is fighting for new members.