Today's News

  • LACS Spring Concert slated for Sunday

    The Los Alamos Choral Society will present its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Los Alamos. Mary Lynn Place Badarak with Cindy Little as pianist/accompanist, directs the Choral Society of about 60 mixed voices. The theme of the concert is “Seasons of Love.”
     “For this concert, we present the many facets, or seasons, of love: from favorite old folk songs to uplifting spirituals to the heartbeat of Broadway,” Badarak said.

  • Statues dedication moved to Council Chambers

    Los Alamos County has changed the site of the  dedication ceremony for two life-size bronze statues honoring Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Leslie R. Groves to the Council Chambers at 4:45 p.m. Thursday because of the cold weather outside.

    After the dedication, there will be a ribbon cutting at the statues located in front of Fuller Lodge.

  • DALA Spring Show this weekend

    Students of Dance Arts Los Alamos will perform a mixed bill of original works at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Duane Smith Auditorium. A highlight of the evening performances will be the ballet “Symphonic Dances,” collaboration between DALA Ballet Curriculum Director Christin Severini and Executive Director Valerie Silks.
    “Symphonic Dances” boasts a cast of over 70 dancers comprising levels II–VI of DALA’s ballet program. The piece will showcase the students’ technical ability and musicality.
    Nicole Silks, a senior student at DALA, will perform the soloist role. Works by George Balanchine and Georges Bizet’s Symphony in C inspired the choreography.

  • Celebrity News 05-20-11

    Macchio: ‘Dancing’ judges’ comments were ‘rude’ 

    LOS ANGELES — Ralph Macchio feels like the judges on “Dancing With the Stars” didn’t give him a fair shake.
    The “Karate Kid” star was kicked off the hit ABC show Tuesday and after the credits rolled, he told reporters he “felt circled as the one couple that didn’t get praise and built up like the others did.”

  • Kite Fest promises high-flying fun

    Looking back at childhood, what memories come to mind? Having family picnics at the park? Running through an open field with friends? Gazing at the sky, making shapes out of the clouds? How about attending the Los Alamos Kite Festival?
    For the 14th year, the Los Alamos Arts Council presents the Los Alamos Kite Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the soccer fields at Overlook Park in White Rock. Children of all ages are welcome to join the festivities. Whether you build a kite, fly a kite, enjoy a picnic with family and friends, or just take in the artful scene, this is a community tradition not to be missed.
    Because of funding from Los Alamos National Bank, the Kite Festival is a free event.

  • Artists go 'Back to Basics'

    Those who talk about art and want to sound like aficionados try to integrate terms like balance, harmony, proportion, movement, color, shape, form and space.
    On Friday, Fuller Lodge Art Center invites the public to attend an opening reception for “Back to Basics,” and throw around a few of these terms in conversation, or eavesdrop on the artists as they observe the collection for the first time.
    The show’s call for artists suggested they highlight one or more of the fundamental elements of art to create a lasting impression. The Art Center challenges Los Alamos residents to be the jury. Does this exhibit showcase a variety of basic elements and will you think about some of its pieces after you leave?

  • Thank you 05-19-11

    The 14th annual Los Alamos Dog Jog was greeted with perfect weather, resulting in an amazing turnout of over 300 two-legged walkers and runners and their accompanying four-legged friends.
    The 2011 Dog Jog was organized by the Atomic City Roadrunners, Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, and the Mountain Canine Corps (MC2) search and rescue team.  At the end of the day, an outstanding $14,000 was raised for Friends of the Shelter.  

  • Be There 05-19-11

    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

    See some of the opportunities that Los Alamos has to offer, ask questions and buy some used books at the Homeschool Fair and Curriculum Sale. The fair will be at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Set-up will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the fair will end at 7 p.m. To sponsor a table or for more information, email NarumHC@yahoo.com.

    Xeric garden tour and class with Martha Davis, master gardener will be from 6:30-8 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Register through www.PajaritoEEC.org; 662-0460 or programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Students raise money for United Way

    On May 16, the Los Alamos Middle School student council presented Donna Schroeder, executive director of the United Way of Northern New Mexico, with a check for $374.34. The check was the result of a fundraising drive put on by the middle school student council.  The council sold Hawk and ‘Topper wristbands to students.  
    Pictured from left to right, Ben Reidys, Madison Foley, Donna Schroeder, Rigel Baron and Jonathan Salazar.


  • Mississippi sees 1st death from overflowing river

    VICKSBURG, Miss. — A man died Thursday after being pulled from the floodwaters from the overflowing from the Mississippi River, becoming what is believed to be the first flood casualty since the river started spilling into Mississippi and Louisiana.
    Walter Cook, 69, had been pulled from the water a day earlier by two firefighters on boat patrol in downtown Vicksburg. Cook had been clinging to a fence in chest-deep water, but he was floating in the water by the time the firefighters got to him, said Fire Chief Charles Atkins.
    Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said Cook had drowned but has asked for an autopsy to confirm that.