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  • Country star George Jones dies

     

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When it comes to country music, George Jones was The Voice.

    Other great singers have come and gone, but this fact remained inviolate until Jones passed away Friday at 81 in a Nashville hospital after a year of ill health.

    "Today someone else has become the greatest living singer of traditional country music, but there will never be another George Jones," said Bobby Braddock, the Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter who provided Jones with 29 songs over the decades. "No one in country music has influenced so many other artists."

    He did it with that voice. Rich and deep, strong enough to crack like a whip, but supple enough to bring tears. It was so powerful, it made Jones the first thoroughly modern country superstar, complete with the substance abuse problems and rich-and-famous celebrity lifestyle that included mansions, multiple divorces and — to hear one fellow performer tell it — fistfuls of cocaine.

    He was a beloved and at times a notorious figure in Nashville and his problems were just as legendary as his songs. But when you dropped the needle on one of his records, all that stuff went away. And you were left with The Voice.

  • Library safety project underway

    The road between the main parking lot (near Oppenheimer Drive) and the overflow parking lot (where Farmers’ Market is located) will be closed for the next six to eight weeks. Access to the west parking lot is available from Oppenheimer Drive, and access to the overflow parking lot is available from Bathtub Row. Two handicap parking spaces by the library will be available and can be accessed from Bathtub Row.
    The library will remain open during the construction and provide full service as usual, maintaining regular hours and offering summer programming.
    The planned safety improvements will enhance pedestrian access as well as motorists’ ability to see pedestrians.  

  • Update 04-26-13

    LA cleanup day

    The 10th annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day will take place Saturday throughout town. All participants are invited to attend the volunteer appreciation picnic from noon to 1 p.m. at Ashley Pond.
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    County Council

    Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    Museum meeting

    The April meeting of the recently-formed Los Alamos Boy Scout Museum Society (LABSMS) will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at the LDS Church, 1967 18th Street.

    Drug takeback

    The Los Alamos Police Department will host their annual “Prescription Drug Take Back Day” between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday at LAMC parking lot. 

  • Heather Wilson to become president of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

     

    Heather Wilson, a former member of Congress, Rhodes Scholar and small business owner who has worked with large defense and scientific companies, will become the 19th president of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced Thursday. 

  • Students Celebrate Culture Day At San Ildefonso Day School

    San Ildefonso Day School hosted family and community members for a Cultural Day celebration April 18.

    The children not only presented their skills in the Tewa language and traditional dances, they shared bread, cookies and fruit pies they had cooked in an horno (adobe oven) the day before at a traditional luncheon for community members.

    “This is a day of celebration for our youth and young adults here at the school,” said Tewa language instructor and tribal council member Tim Martinez. “This is something that we teach our young children. It’s about our way of life, the songs and the dance that we do here.”

    The celebration is an outgrowth of a Tewa language program instituted in the fall of 2012.
    The pueblo’s Learning Center sought grants from the tribal council, the Administration for Native Americans, the Chamisa Foundation and some smaller funding sources. The goal is to revitalize San Ildefonso’s language, culture and our heritage.

    Martinez and Rose Sanchez teach the program three mornings a week. In addition to teaching the K–6 grade students the pueblo’s traditional Tewa language, Martinez and Sanchez arrange special projects such as learning the dances or making moccasins, take the children on field trips and bring in guest speakers.

  • Giant Floating Head Found in Hudson River
  • Today in History for April 26th
  • Bush: Honor of a Lifetime to Lead the U.S.

    President George W. Bush was moved to tears at the dedication of his presidential library in Dallas. In a speech before the current and past presidents, his cabinet members, friends and family, Bush said America's best days are still ahead.

  • Earth Day fun
  • Update 04-25-13

    LA cleanup day

    The 10th annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day will take place Saturday throughout town. All participants are invited to attend the volunteer appreciation picnic from noon to 1 p.m. at Ashley Pond.
    Have a news tip?

    Send press releases, photos and videos to laeditor@lamonitor.com or contact the newsroom at 662-4185.

    County Council

    Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    Museum meeting

    The April meeting of the recently-formed Los Alamos Boy Scout Museum Society (LABSMS) will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at the LDS Church, 1967 18th Street.

    Drug takeback

    The Los Alamos Police Department will host their annual “Prescription Drug Take Back Day” between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday at LAMC parking lot.