Today's News

  • N.M. county wants Kilmer to explain remarks

    ALBUQUERQUE — County commissioners want actor Val Kilmer to show up in the next 30 days to explain derogatory comments he’s been quoted as making about northern New Mexico, where he’s lived for more than two decades.

    Residents complained about Kilmer at a commission meeting in Las Vegas, this week, alleging he’s made disparaging comments in the past about San Miguel County and has chased away people fishing on the Pecos River at his ranch.

  • Y-12 meshes security with technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Y-12 National Security Complex is adopting state-of-the-art security technology originally developed for the military to provide real-time secure communications during an emergency.

    One of the challenges facing NNSA labs and productions sites is the need to balance constantly evolving communications options with a highly secure working environment. Y-12’s new Motomesh networking helps to meet that need.

  • Group aims to stop disease

    ALBUQUERQUE — A mysterious disease that has ravaged bat populations in the northeastern United States is threatening to spread west, potentially triggering a mass die-off of the flying mammals, which help control populations of insects that can damage agricultural crops, a conservation group said.

    The Center for Biological Diversity sent letters this week to state wildlife officials across the country, urging them to consider closing state-owned caves to the public to prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome.

  • Points to consider with Ordinance 555

    On Tuesday, County Council will conduct a hearing on proposed Ordinance 555.  

    This Ordinance would require a vote on an addition to the County Charter in a special election to take place in September.  

    That, in addition to the Charter, Section 705, would require that any Capital Improvement Project (CIP) costing $1million or more would  be put to the voters in an annual election at a set time each year.  

  • Hear some sweet sounds

    Los Alamos Choral Society is bringing the community a few sweets – both audible and edible.

    The society is hosting its Spring Fling at 3 p.m. May 16 on the lawn of the United Church of Los Alamos. Additionally, the concert will hit the road for the town of Cochiti Lake. The show will begin at 1 p.m. May 31 in Cochiti. At the conclusion  of each concert, ice cream will be served.

  • Christian choir to perform Friday

    Azusa Pacific University’s Bel Canto Women’s Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Crossroads Bible Church. Admission is free but good-will donations will be accepted.

    During the concert, Bel Canto Women’s Choir will combine musical variety with a high level of performance in their ministry.

    The Bel Canto Women’s Choir is one of the oldest choral ensembles in the APU School of Music in Azusa, Calif. For more than 30 years, the choir has performed in churches and schools on a semi-weekly basis throughout the U.S. and the world.

  • Honor thy mother figure today

    Would you like to know what I’m doing today? Nothing! Not a darn thing. As a matter of fact, when you read this, I’m probably still in my pajamas. You don’t read the paper until noon? Well I’m still in my pajamas anyway.

    That’s right, today is my day to do whatever I’d like and conversely, nothing at all. You might decide to give me a call, guess what?  The phone is off the hook. So just in case your goal was to get everybody out of the house bright and early, my goal was to sleep in until whatever time I decided to get up.

  • Feast your eyes on NMDT’s ‘Garden Festival’

    The School of New Mexico Dance Theater (NMDT), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, will present its sixth annual spring recital, “A Garden Festival,” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

    Advance tickets are available at Uli’s Cottontails and cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children age 4 and younger are free.

  • Empowering an the older generation

    Starting Friday, the Lensic in Santa Fe will become a time capsule for past famous and treasured Broadway stars. Legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, George Burns and Ethel Merman will again grace the stage for a contemporary audience.

    This is more than just a trip down memory lane; it is an opportunity to support the organization, Empower New Mexico.

    The series of shows is titled “A Broadway Series.” Freda Payne will kick things off with “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald,” which will run at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again at 2 p.m. Sunday.

  • Scholarships inch students closer to goals

    Los Alamos High School senior Emma Carroll has clear goals. “With the skills I’ll acquire in medical school, I plan to serve underprivileged areas of the United States and abroad,” she said.

    With a scholarship from the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF), Carroll’s goal is one step closer to fruition.