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Today's News

  • Portables for Aspen hit the road next week

     

    If you look over in the Los Alamos High School parking lot as you drive by on Diamond Drive, you’ll notice four, fairly large, portable buildings.  

    According to school officials, they just arrived from Clovis and will shortly be on their way to be a part of the Aspen Elementary School’s temporary campus. The campus is being set up this summer to accommodate the staff and students while the campus gets rebuilt over the next two years. The four buildings from will join three others already at the campus, bringing the total number of buildings to accommodate the students and staff to seven.

    “It’s part of the plan to get the classrooms functional in time for the start of the school year,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gene Schmidt said. “We want to have plenty of time to move furniture and books into them, as well as help the teachers with their preparations to have as smooth a transition as possible.”

  • Fireworks on tap for tonight

     

    The Fourth of July celebration is on for now complete with fireworks at Overlook Park Thursday night.

    In the past week, White Rock has gotten a fair amount of rain as monsoon season begins.

    According to Weather.com, temperatures will be in the low 70s with a 20 percent chance of rain along with 44 percent humidity. Winds are expected to be light, around 6 mph coming out of the southwest.

    That’s good news for fireworks organizers who have been shut down for the past two years due to wildfire and drought conditions.

  • Teams looking for US senator's brother find body

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A search team found the body of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall's brother in western Wyoming's Wind River Range on Wednesday after he didn't return from a solo backpacking trip, the family said.

    James "Randy" Udall, 61, had left June 20 for the weeklong trek, setting off from a trailhead 10 miles northwest of Pinedale. He was due back a week ago.

    An aerial team spotted Udall's body on its side, in open, rolling terrain Wednesday afternoon, Sublette County sheriff's officials said. The body was taken to Pinedale.

    Mark Udall's office released a statement from the family saying that while an autopsy is forthcoming, it appears his brother died of natural causes.

    "Randy left this earth doing what he loved most: hiking in his most favorite mountain range in the world," the family said.

    He had told his wife and indicated on a sign-in sheet at the trailhead that he planned to head for the scenic Titcomb Basin.

    The family said Wednesday it appeared he was on the obscure, off-trail route that he had proposed to his family.

  • Today in History July 4
  • Raw: Woman Rescued After Driving Into Sinkhole

    Firefighters had to rescue an Ohio woman from a 10-foot-deep sinkhole after she drove into it when it opened unexpectedly.

  • Legal fight expands in NM over same-sex marriage

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Same-sex couples are asking the state Supreme Court to decide whether New Mexico recognizes gay marriages from other states, potentially providing them a range of benefits involving tax, health and inheritance laws.

    The lawsuit announced Wednesday broadens the legal questions before the state's highest court on the issue of same-sex marriage.

    Two Santa Fe men brought a case last week asking the Supreme Court to order the local county clerk to issue them a marriage license, which had been denied.

    The latest lawsuit, which was filed late Tuesday, also seeks to have the court declare that gay marriage is legal but poses an additional question on whether New Mexico recognizes same-sex marriages from other states.

    Lawyers said it's important for the court to answer the question about out-of-state gay marriages because of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which had prevented same-sex couples from qualifying for federal tax, health care and pension benefits otherwise available to married couples. The lawsuit said some federal and state benefits may not be provided if a couple lives in a state that doesn't recognize same-sex marriage.

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11 p.m.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

    IN NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THIS WATCH INCLUDES 15 COUNTIES

    CHAVES, CURRY, DE BACA, GUADALUPE, HARDING, LINCOLN, LOS ALAMOS, MORA, QUAY, ROOSEVELT, SAN MIGUEL, SANTA FE, SOCORRO, TORRANCE, AND VALENCIA.

  • Project Bombshell declassified

     

    Since the beginning of June a new kind of transmission has been coming from your television. Project: Bombshell is a web and TV show featuring Los Alamos burlesque skits and showcasing local bands and venues. 

    Bringing the variety show into the 21st century, Project: Bombshell is the first show to be centered on the talent buried “on The Hill.” 

    The production is a brainchild of April Brown and Alexander Rose, from White Rock that writes, directs, choreographs, films, edits and acts.  

  • Be there07-0413

     

    Today

    The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. 7 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Overlook Park: Eddy and the Nomads leads the music for the Los Alamos Kiwanis Club Fireworks. Music starts at 3 p.m. Fireworks start at dark. For more information visit gordonsummerconcerts.com.

     

    Battle of the Bands at the Kiwanis Fireworks show. Show starts at 2 p.m. Featured bands include Eddy and the Nomads and Los Alamos Community Winds. Also scheduled are games, rides, skydivers, airplane flyovers and much more. 

    Friday

  • Don't get spoofed by rogue callers

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    hen caller ID first arrived on the scene it seemed like a godsend to many people: Now you could easily identify who was on the line and ignore unwanted calls, whether from telemarketers, an ex-boyfriend, or an unfriendly collection agency.

    But as often happens, unscrupulous individuals soon began manipulating the technology to defraud people by pretending to be someone else. Their scheme is called “caller ID spoofing” and disturbingly, it’s perfectly legal in many cases.

    Here’s how caller ID spoofing works and what precautions you should take to avoid being victimized: