Today's News

  • Learning to play the game

    Quickly approaching the cusp of an alternative energy revolution, the benefits of nuclear technology have become more appealing than ever before.

    Understanding both sides of the nuclear paradox, however, is necessary to “win the game.”

    The challenge?

    Harnessing the power of nuclear energy for good, while keeping its destructive capacity at bay from itchy trigger fingers, according to former LANL Director Sigfried Hecker.

  • Learn about Bible's perspective on gender equality

    Men and women are invited to learn what the Bible teaches about gender equality during a conference at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

    The conference will be held from 7-9 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1 and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 2.

    Facilitators will be the reverends Kathy Wozniak and Pat Joyce, who have serve as missionaries and representatives of the “Shofar Sound.”

  • Review: The don't-ask, don't-tell Billy Budd

    The Santa Fe Opera’s critically acclaimed production of Benjamin Britten’s “Billy Budd” doesn’t ask and doesn’t answer the most obvious question, which has to do with the sexuality of the main character.

  • Softball: WR feels good heading to state

    The White Rock Juniors All-Stars will be heading into the state softball tournament on a high note.

    White Rock downed Española Valley in the best-of-three series for the District 1 title Sunday, getting a complete game shutout from Monika Teter en route to an 8-0 victory to win.

    The Juniors Little League tournament starts Friday at Albuquerque — Alameda Little League is hosting — and continues through Tuesday. White Rock and Española Valley both advanced to the tournament as the top two teams from each district are invited to participate.

  • Baseball: Home run derby to open tournament

    The state Juniors All-Star Little League tournament is adopting at least one aspect of Major League Baseball’s All-Star fiesta this year.

    To kick off the state tournament, which will be played at Bomber Field and Senior Field on North Mesa starting Friday, two players from each of the nine squads will be selected to take part in a home run derby.

    That derby will precede the first two games of the tournament, one of which will pit the Los Alamos Junior All-Stars against Raton.

  • State's youngest, oldest delegates heading to Denver

    Nearly seven decades separate the youngest and oldest member of New Mexico’s delegation to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

    Sean Stimmel will celebrate his 20th birthday on his first day at the convention, Aug. 24, which also marks the birthday of the state’s oldest delegate, J. Paul Taylor, 88.

    “What are the chances?” laughed Stimmel, adding that officials are checking to see if he is possibly the youngest delegate in the entire nation.

  • LANL: Re-visioning its mission

    While the director was in Washington talking about some new directions at the nuclear weapons labs Wednesday, Los Alamos National Laboratory managers were engaged in a plenary workshop developing an institutional strategy on energy security.

    Coincidentally timed, the two events were nevertheless related. Both represented steps into a future that is becoming increasingly defined by smaller budgets for nuclear weapons.

  • Identifying a mysterious guitar

    It began as a simple transaction between friends but transformed into an intriguing mystery.

    Tony Chan of Los Alamos purchased a guitar from a friend two or three years ago, and perhaps at first glance it appeared to be a beat-up Martin guitar, but a few clues revealed there was more to the musical instrument than what met the eye.

  • Be inspired by a few big ideas

    Los Alamos was founded to put a very big idea into fruition. Ever since the days of the Manhattan Project, when scientists worked to create the first nuclear bomb, that effort to produce new ideas and create inventions has continued.

    To celebrate how the gears, cogs and wheels haven’t stopped turning in the community, the MainStreet organization is hosting the Next Big Idea, a festival of discovery, innovation and invention.

    The festival will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 15th Street and Central Avenue.

  • Authors Speak Series: Behold the power of writing

    The transformational power of poetry and literature, soaked with imagery of the rural Southwest and spattered with episodes from the maelstrom of urban life, is perhaps what best describes the Jimmy Santiago Baca experience.

    Baca, a nationally distinguished Chicano writer and poet with several books, poetry collections and screenplays to his name, will be at Mesa Public Library Thursday to discuss and read a selection of his life’s works, as part of the library’s monthly “Authors Speak Series.”