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Today's News

  • Safe Streets Initiave combats gangs

    ALBUQUERQUE — “The FBI considers gangs and drug enterprises the same as organized crime – and we attack them in the same way,” said Supervisory Special Agent Stephen S. Woolery during last week’s FBI Citizens’ Academy session.

    Woolery spoke of how “New Jack City” is the first movie that put crack cocaine out there as a drug, adding that agents found a copy of the movie in almost every crack house they busted in Illinois.

  • P&Z meeting on skate park cut short

    The room was packed and the mood tense Wednesday evening as residents listened to Planning and Zoning commissioners grapple with an unusual notification problem.

    Commissioners were scheduled to hear a request for approval of a site plan for the urban plaza-style skate park to be located at 2400 Central Avenue on land between Mesa Public Library and Central Avenue.

    Chair David Izraelevitz explained that property owners residing within 300 feet of a site plan hearing must be individually notified in writing by mail or in person.

  • Art for Sale

    The 41st Annual Spring Arts and Crafts Fair will be a homecoming for John Trujillo. The jewelry-maker grew up in Los Alamos and graduated from Los Alamos High Sschool in 1966. The community holds another significance other than childhood memories. It inspired him to do jewelry.

    Trujillo said his high school art teacher taught him to make jewelry, although it didn’t impact him until later.

  • Hey Mozart! You got some competition

    Mozart started composing music when he was 5 years old. At 7, Thomas Chadwick of Los Alamos isn’t too far behind the famous composer.

    Chadwick is one of 16 finalists in the Hey Mozart!, a statewide program that encourages children who are 12 and younger to create an original melody. The program is now in its third year.

  • Many working to keep prom safe

    Saturday marks prom night and a local group of parents is helping keep Los Alamos High School students and their guests safe and sound during and after the annual event.

    The prom runs from 9 p.m.-midnight at Fuller Lodge, and multiple businesses, organizations and volunteers in Los Alamos have coordinated after-prom activities for Los Alamos High School juniors and seniors beginning at 12:45 a.m. early Sunday morning after the prom Saturday.

  • Track and field: Results from Saturdays Los Alamos Hershey meet

    Here are the results from the Hershey Track and Field meet held Saturday at Sullivan Field:

    Girls 9-10

    50 meters

    1. Sierra Foley, 8.04; 2. Madison Foley, 8.74; 3. Kathryn Stockton, 8.49.

    100 meters

    1. Madison Foley, 16.37; 2. Sierra Foley, 16.39; 3. Rachel Wallstrom, 18.14.

    200 meters

    1. Kathryn Stockton, 39.17; 2. Talia Dreicer, 39.42.

    400 meters

    1. Zoe Challacombe, 1:25.03; 2. Talia Dreicer, 1:27.29; 3. Elizabeth Schueler, 1:38.39.

    Standing long jump

  • Bilingual Montessori creating a kid-size world

    It won’t be fit for a king – but a princess will feel right at home.

    Although the floor has yet to be placed, Bilingual Montessori School, LLC, has already began to look like a child’s paradise. Little giraffes and flowers lie about, waiting to decorate the walls. Six white cribs are ready to go in the infants’ room. Tiny, blue toddler-cots recline against a wall, as does a large table with holes in it designed for high-chair-type seats – keeping children together and making mealtime less of a challenge for teachers.

  • Hill Diner recognized for outstanding community service

    Hill Diner has something to boast about – in addition to its famous banana cream pie.

    This year, the diner’s co-owners, Denise Lane and Lori Novak, received the highest honor restaurant owners can achieve in New Mexico: New Mexico Restaurant Association’s award for Restaurateur of the Year.

    “It was quite a shock,” Novak said. “We were pretty much speechless.”

    “And for us, that’s pretty unusual,” Lane added.

  • I stand by my state

    Caller ID immediately identified the ring.

    “Might as well put the meatloaf on hold,” I nodded to my bride, who was laying out placemats, “it’s Barney from New Jersey.”

    Barney doesn’t call as often as he once did. It is just as well. He likes to gig me about what he perceives as New Mexico’s shortcomings, and it gives me indigestion.

  • Don't let them bug you

    If you don’t want bugs in your home, but also don’t feel right about using pesticides, you might want to try the following, ecologically satisfying solutions from Eartheasy.com:

    Ante up against ants.

    • Keep a small spray bottle handy, and spray the ants with a bit of soapy water.

    • Set out cucumber peels or slices in the kitchen or at the ants’ point of entry. Many ants have a natural aversion to cucumber. Bitter cucumbers work best.