Today's News

  • PEEC offers nature photography class

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center will offer Nature Photography for Beginners at 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at PEEC, 3540 Orange St. Photographer and outdoor enthusiast Jaye Gilmore will lead the class. Fees are $20 or $18 for PEEC members.
    The class will begin indoors with a PowerPoint presentation giving a basic overview of photography techniques, vocabulary and equipment. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and try out what Gilmore is demonstrating with their own cameras.
    After the introduction, the group will go outside to put its new skills into action on the trails around PEEC.

  • Eldorado artists descend on St. John’s

    For the first time, the Eldorado artists are coming to downtown Santa Fe with the annual fall show. Sixty-one artists will show work in genres including oils, acrylics, encaustics, mixed media, jewelry, ceramics, glass, photography, sculpture, fiber art, wearable art, wood, watercolors, tin work and musical instruments.
    The show will be from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 28 and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 29 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail (at Cordova), Santa Fe. For more information, visit www.eldoart.org.

  • Harmony show is drawn from different eras

    The Lads of Enchantment will have their Annual Barbershop Harmony Show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 at the United Church of Los Alamos.
    The show will feature songs and entertainment by the Lads of Enchantment Chorus and Quartets, Los Alamos High School’s Bel Canto female ensemble and special guest quartet, “Reprise,” the 2001 Collegiate champion and semifinalist at the 2002 Internationals.
    This year’s songs by the LOE and Bel Canto are drawn from different eras of the 20th century.  
    They vary in tempo and style, but they are connected by the theme, “Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used to Be,” and the onstage contemplations of the LOE’s two high school members, Ethan Clements and Bear Schacht.

  • The journey continues

    The autumn
    winds have blown in the inevitably changing season, casting leaves from green to deep hues of gold and red. Locals and visitors scurry into the mountains in hopes of catching the last glimpses of this colorful transformation.
    The journey, thus far, followed N.M. 4 through Jemez Springs and on to N.M. 485, traveling west to Gilman Tunnels. From Gilman, the road turns into Forest Service 376 where the journey stops at Porter Landing before entering Lake Fork Canyon.  

    Into Lake Fork Canyon

  • Libya's Moammar Gadhafi killed in hometown battle--video extras

    SIRTE, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until he was ousted by his own people in an uprising that turned into a bloody civil war, was killed Thursday by revolutionary fighters overwhelming his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell.

    The 69-year-old Gadhafi is the first leader to be killed in the Arab Spring wave of popular uprisings that swept the Middle East, demanding the end of autocratic rulers and the establishment of greater democracy.

    "We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Moammar Gadhafi has been killed," Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told a news conference in the capital Tripoli.

  • Ski benefit dinner scheduled for Friday

    The Los Alamos Ski Club is implementing a new program focused on providing financial assistance to underprivileged youth interested in learning to ski or snowboard.
     The program will offer financial assistance with ski lessons as well as equipment to children ages 6 to 18.
    To raise the money necessary to begin offering the program to area youth, members of Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) are hosting the Kids Ski Pajarito Benefit Dinner on Saturday Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. at the Pajarito Mountain Lodge.
    The evening will include an old fashioned shrimp boil, drinks, music, both a live and silent auction, and door prizes.  

  • On the Docket 10-19-11

    Oct. 14

    Laura Gluvna, 22, of Santa Fe pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to the charge of one count of contempt of court and two counts of failure to appear. Judge Alan Kirk sentenced Gluvna to pay $340 in fines and fees.

    Jose Rosales, 26, of Santa Fe pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to the charge of one count of failure to pay and two counts of failure to appear. Judge Alan Kirk sentenced Rosales to pay $292 in fines and fees.

    Oct. 18

  • Seen at the Scene: Piffaro

    This was the scene at the after party at Central Avenue Grill Sunday night following a concert by the seven multi-instrumentalists who comprise “Piffaro.”

  • Update 10-19-11

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the council chambers.

    CIP meeting

     The Capital Improvement Project Committee will meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the council chambers.

    Benefit dinner

    Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) is hosting the Kids Ski Pajarito Benefit Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Pajarito Mountain Lodge.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at 170 Central Park Square.

    ESB meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Eco Station.

  • Beverly Agnew dies at age 91

    Beverly Agnew, the wife of the laboratory’s third director, Harold Agnew, died Oct. 11 in Solana Beach, Calif., where the Agnew’s have lived for more than 30 years.

    Beverly Agnew was a Manhattan Project Lab employee who worked in the office of LANL’s first director, J. Robert Oppenheimer. She also served as Robert Bacher’s secretary in the Physics Division and in the former Gadget Division. Harold Agnew, now age 90, was LANL director from 1970 to 1979.