Today's News

  • Crime spree ends with one dead in Placitas


    PLACITAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say one suspect is dead and two others are in custody following a crime spree that stretched from Albuquerque to the village of Placitas.

    Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez says it began late Friday when Albuquerque police began pursuing shoplifting suspects in a stolen vehicle.

    The chase headed north on Interstate 25, with Albuquerque police tracking the vehicle by helicopter. A state police officer then began following the speeding vehicle.

    The pursuit ended in Placitas as the three passengers got out of the car and fled on foot. They shot at police but the officers did not return fire.

    Two suspects came out of the woods and surrendered, while the third died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

    Gutierrez says the case remains under investigation.

  • Be There calendar



    Dec. 29 — “We’ve Got the Power”: A Special Screening. 4 p.m. at the Reel Deal Theater, sponsored by PEEC. Brad Marshland's new documentary explores the important topic of alternative energies. $12. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.


    Dec. 31 — “Nana’s Naughty Knickers.” A special New Year’s Eve show. 7-10 p.m. at Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St. $20.




    Jan. 1 — Affordable art sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center.


    Jan. 1 — New Year’s Day Ice Skating. Noon at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. 


    Jan. 2 — Affordable art sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center.


    Jan. 2 — The Mesa Public Library Film Series. “Amelie” 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room.


    Jan. 3 — “Nana’s Naughty Knickers.” 7:30-10 p.m. at Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St. Free.


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  • Police release docs on Newtown shooting


    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut released thousands of pages of documents Friday from the investigation into last year's school massacre in Newtown, which could shed additional light on the world of the 20-year-old gunman.

    The paperwork "has been redacted according to law," and it includes text, photos, videos and recordings of 911 calls received by state police.

  • Church Listings 12-27-13

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during the Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Kannon Zendo, 35 Barranca Road. kannonzendo.org. Henry Chigen Finney, 661-6874. Meditation in the Zen tradition will be offered Wednesday evenings at the Kannon Zendo in Los Alamos.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

  • Mary: The most worthy of role models

    “What kind of person was Mary, the mother of Jesus?”—Linda

  • Business success begins with a value proposition

    To stand out in a market saturated with consumer products and get the attention of consumers deluged with advertising appeals, an entrepreneur needs to offer a product or service with obvious benefits and unquestionable superiority over the competition.
    That isn’t as easy as it sounds. The history of United States commerce is littered with countless products whose inventors misjudged the market’s appetite or need.
    Getting a product or service to market begins with a value proposition: a sober evaluation of who the product is for, what need it will fulfill, what dissatisfies consumers about the products currently being used to fulfill that need and how the new product is a marked improvement.
    Essential elements
    A value proposition should make members of the target audience feel upbeat about the benefits a product or service will bring them. That benefit is usually presented as the solution to a problem. For example, a house-sitting service solves the problem of home upkeep and security for a retired homeowner who prefers the sun to the snow in winter.
    The value proposition is even easier for the business owner to generate if many people in the service area have the same need and other providers can’t be found at an affordable rate.