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  • Suicidal Tendencies relay messages of hope


    After a long hiatus and 13 years since their last studio album, Suicidal Tendencies is back. 

    The band performed for scores of fans at the Sunshine Theater May 9, with the same intensity that have kept concert-goers coming back for more than 20 years. 

    Their new album, release in March is called “13,” appropriately so.

    The hard-core punk group has gone through a revolving door of band members over the years but always kept front man Mike Muir, who formed the band in 1981. The current members are Dean Pleasants on lead guitar, Eric Moore on drums, Nico Santora on rhythm guitar and Tim “Rawbiz” Williams on bass guitar. Santora and Williams offered riveting solos to get the crowd riled up for more moshing. 

  • Restaurant Inspections 05-16-13


    Santa Fe

    Kaune’s Food Town, 511 Old Santa Fe Trail 

    Date inspected: May 3

    Violations: None. 

    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required. Re-opening after remodeling.


    Santa Fe Care Center, 511 Old Santa Fe Trail 

    Date inspected: May 3

  • Complex show challenge actors’ skills


    Two-man shows can be a bit of a drag, especially if the story is uninteresting. Constant character changes between the duo make it nearly impossible for the audience to get sidetracked and still understand what’s going on.

    Christina Martos and John Cullinan found themselves in that very situation — constantly switching characters — as they portrayed a total of 15 players in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s production of “Stones in His Pockets.” However, the show was anything but a drag.

    Written by Marie Jones, directed by Chris Monteith and produced by Jess Cullinan, the show is set in County Kerry, Ireland and tells the tale of Charlie Conlon and his friend Jake Quinn. 

  • ‘Bomb’ author gives free talk at Author’s Speak Series


    Steve Sheinkin, award-winning author of “Bomb: The Race to Build- and Steal- The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon,” will give a free talk on Thursday, May 23, at the Mesa Public Library of Los Alamos, as part of the library’s Authors Speak Series. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the upstairs area. The book follows the history of the atomic bomb, integrating Los Alamos within its pages. This will be the author’s first time visiting Los Alamos. 

    Sheinkin, who has written several other titles for young adults, will spend the day talking about his book to middle school and high school students, as well as host a pizza party for teens at 5:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. 

  • Jemez House helps rebuild lives


    The Jemez House Thrift Shop in White Rock is celebrating its 45th year. It is, and has been, a valuable resource and contributor to the community. The store has always been manned by volunteers. 

    The store provides a base for recycling useable goods, clothing, housewares, toys, games, books, electronics, furniture, low priced goods to Northern New Mexico, as well as providing scholarships for young people who would otherwise might not have an opportunity for advanced education. 

    The thrift stores were open in 1991, to support the ranch. The Española store eventually became too costly to operate, and it was shut down in 1996. 

    “The economy was getting bad and other thrift shops were opening it up,” said Nancy Nunnelly, board member of Jemez House in White Rock. 

  • LA girls shooting for 5th straight 4A championship

    This could be a meet for the ages for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team, but this could also be the closest call for the Los Alamos in some time, too.
    The Hilltopper girls and boys will both compete in the Class 4A state championship meet this weekend.
    The state title meet, which will be at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque, is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
    The Hilltopper girls have a chance to make history by earning their fifth consecutive state title. Only four teams in the history of New Mexico have won at least five straight — interestingly, it is only the second-longest current streak, however, as Fort Sumner has won seven in a row including last week’s small-school state meet.
    Los Alamos’ four current state titles matches with Class 4A record-holder Albuquerque Academy, one of the Hilltoppers’ main rivals.
    However, Academy doesn’t appear to be poised to pose a threat to the Hilltoppers’ dominance. Instead, the biggest challenger appears to be a team from the Four Corners area.

  • Event leaders for Class 4A state track and field meet

    Here are the top marks for the 2013 season for Class 4A competitors around the state. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted.


    100 meters

    1. Zhianna Flores, Piedra Vista, 11.96; 2. Cera Chavez, Los Lunas, 12.12; 3. Alexis LaFave, Los Lunas, 12.20; 8. Amy Neal, 12.53.

    200 meters

    1. Zhianna Flores, Piedra Vista, 24.96; 2. Jessica Scherrer, Del Norte, 25.62; 3. Cera Chavez, Los Lunas, 25.90; 9. Amy Neal, 26.36; 17. Cassidy Reeves, 27.91.

    400 meters

    1. Zhianna Flores, Piedra Vista, 58.76; 2. Sierra Martinez, Aztec, 59.19; 3. Tiffany Cano, Artesia, 59.34; 20. Amy Neal, 1:04.05.

    800 meters

    1. Britani Gonzalez, Santa Teresa, 2:16.49; 2. Jenna Thurman, Del Norte, 2:18.47; 3. Carisma Lovato, Valencia, 2:20.37; 10. Mikayla Pulliam, 2:25.95; 13. Katie Stockton, 2:31.71.

    1600 meters

    1. Jenna Thurman, Del Norte, 5:02.89; 2. Carisma Lovato, Valencia, 5:19.67; 3. Noel Prandoni, Santa Fe, 5:21.80; 9. Amanda Mercer, 5:26.69; 12. Mikayla Pulliam, 5:27.44; 13. Teresa Sandoval, 5:27.91; 14. Sophia Galvez, 5:20.40.

    3200 meters

  • Mesa Smart Meter Project moves forward

    With council's denial of GEW's protest against the award of the Smart Meter contract to Landis + Gyr, the Mesa Smart Meter Project is again moving forward.

    Council reached a decision in a special meeting on Monday. Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith signed the contract with Landis + Gyr on Wednesday. Arrowsmith made the announcement during Wednesday's Board of Public Utilities meeting.

  • Raw: Child, Stroller Falls Onto Pa. Train Tracks

    Officials say a 14-month-old girl was hospitalized after a stroller fell onto elevated train tracks in Philadelphia. Surveillance video shows a woman on the platform with the girl in a stroller, which slowly rolled toward the track and fell over.

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