Today's News

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 01-08-12

    Monday — Musical chairs
    Tuesday —Mancala challenge
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Bingo
    Friday — Kids choice board games
    All students in third through eighth grades are welcome to join free of charge.
    The centers are at 475 20th St. (by Ashley Pond) ad 10 Sherwood Blvd. (by Piñon Park). Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 or more information.

  • Political watch 2012

    After reviewing the events of 2011, I feel the New Year should follow a few patterns.
    First, President Barack Obama will most likely be reelected. None of the Republican candidates seem to stand much of a chance. Herman Cain’s standing was absolutely decimated by the sexual harassment claims.
    Rick Perry completely fell apart multiple times during the debates, which will hurt his credibility. None of the other candidates seem to be getting much public attention. With the announcement of the withdrawal from Iraq being so perfectly timed, Obama will probably return to office.
    Whether this is good or bad for America is up to the historians of the future to decide.

  • You have the basics, now use them

    I like to start off the New Year correctly where fashion is concerned. Sure, you may now know how to find pieces that fit right, but can you make them into an outfit that will look chic? It’s all about using the right colors on the right clothes, in just the right places.
    When I say colors, you’re probably thinking, “Ooh, matching time!” Yes, it involves matching, but not quite.
    Matching does not mean wearing flats with a cardigan, earrings and a necklace all in the same forest green. Let’s not turn ourselves into walking trees, okay?

  • VIDEO: Preview of BCS Championship Game

    Top-ranked LSU and No. 2 Alabama will meet Monday night in the BCS championship game. The AP's John Klobucar is following the two teams in New Orleans.

  • Church Listings 01-06-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail 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, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, 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

  • Bible Answers: Different interpretations can be confusing

    “The gospels give two different genealogies for Jesus. Does that mean God got it wrong or that the Scripture can’t be trusted?”— Tony, et. al

    This question arose in no less than three separate conversations in the past month.
    Indeed, the disparity between the Matthew account (Mt. 1:1-17) and the Lukan passage (Lk. 3:23-38) has caused no small consternation or dearth of speculative explanations for many years.
    The texts do not supply obvious explanations for the differences. This fact does not imply that “God got it wrong” or “that the Scripture cannot be trusted.”

  • Gov recommends $5.6 billion budget

    Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is proposing tax cuts for businesses and veterans as part of her budget recommendations to the Legislature.
    The governor announced her proposals Thursday at a news conference.
    Martinez is recommending a $5.6 billion budget that will increase spending by 3.6 percent in the fiscal year starting July 1.
    The Legislative Finance Committee has proposed a 4.6 percent budget increase.
    The governor proposed at least $55 million in tax cuts, including reducing or eliminating the gross receipt tax on about 40,000 small businesses and changes to lessen the pyramiding of the gross receipts tax on some business transactions.

  • Salazar pushes for coordination on Rio Grande 

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — As part of his two-day trip through the West, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was in New Mexico on Thursday to begin discussions on the development of consensus around conservation and water security along the Middle Rio Grande.
    Salazar brought together water, land and wildlife managers, conservation groups, ranchers and others to start talking about the long-term future of the river in central New Mexico.
    Salazar gave officials until July 1 to lay the groundwork for a recovery and restoration plan along a 100-mile stretch of the river. His goal was to avoid conflicts as more pressure is put on the river to meet endangered species needs and the demands of a growing population — all while facing a persistent drought.

  • A rugged road to statehood

    The lands within New Mexico have been a center of exploration for centuries; yet it only claimed its statehood one hundred years ago this week.

  • Celebrating the history of Los Alamos townsite

    As the state celebrates its 100th anniversary today, Los Alamos also celebrates a diverse and exciting past. Known predominately for the Manhattan Era, few outsiders know that much more occurred here over the past century than the building of the atomic bomb.

    During the time of statehood, Los Alamos was occupied by only a handful of families attempting to farm and maintain ranches on the mesas. Only a few rudimentary roads traveled the precipitous paths across the steep mesas and deep canyons of the Pajarito Plateau.

    Historical accounts report trips to Santa Fe and Espanola taking at least a day, sometimes requiring an overnight stop along the way - a trip that frustrates the modern traveler if it exceeds 30 minutes.