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Today's News

  • Death Notice: Lois M. Duncan

    DUNCAN – Lois M. Duncan, a long-time resident and local artist, passed away March 12 at the home of her son, Kenneth Duncan.

    A full obituary is being prepared, but in the meantime the family announces that services for burial will be at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2008.A celebration of her life will follow at the Duncan’s home after the ceremony.

  • ATTENTION PARENTS: LAMS registration did not save data

    Los Alamos Middle School had a problem with its server Monday and PowerSchool did not save information submitted.If you have registered your student online on this date, please re-submit your registration before submitting the paperwork (even if you were given a confirmation). If you are unsure, please log on and check to see if your original selections are still in the online form. If not, please re-submit. Please note that this will NOT affect the order in which your child’s registration is received.

  • Players dispute script for mock emergency

    New Mexico Environment Secretary Ron Curry announced Wednesday his continued support for a specific emergency preparedness exercise set in Los  Alamos, despite recent complaints by Los Alamos National Laboratory that the scenario is “unrealistic.”A planning process going back to late 2006 has been developing a scenario that included a “radiological release to the atmosphere from an accidental detonation of un-surveyed underground explosives by excavating contractors at LANL’s Material Area B,” known as MDA B.The old dump, located

  • Sunshine Week spotlights the public's right to know

    The battle between the public’s right to know and the government’s demand for secrecy rages on and is highlighted during national Sunshine Week, which wraps up Saturday.The annual event was founded after the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors (FSNE) launched Sunshine Sunday in 2002 in response to efforts by some Florida legislators to create scores of exemptions to the state’s public records law.An estimated 300 exemptions to open government laws were defeated in the legislative sessions that followed three Sunshine Sundays because of increased

  • Richardson endorses Obama

     After weeks of speculation, Gov. Bill Richardson is endorsing Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president. His announcement early this morning stuns many constituents because Richardson is a longtime friend of former President Bill Clinton and wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is in a bitter battle with Obama for the White House.Clinton and Obama have actively sought Richardson’s endorsement since he dropped out of the presidential race in January. Clinton has garnered a majority of Hispanic votes in primaries and caucuses, according to exit polls.

  • Stirring up some dialogue

    According to the Rev. Bruce Kuenzel, the wisdom of a community is more than just what one person has to say. This point will be exercised during the Science, Ethics and Religion Workshop from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 19 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.While ELCA theologian Larry Rasmussen will lead the discussion, he will not be the lone voice. Many people from different walks of life will carry the conversation. For instance, physicist Robert Kraus, theologian Dick Avery of Santa Fe, retired Catholic Rev.

  • Easter comes early this year

    The dating of Easter is something of a complicated and confusing thing; (depending on whether one uses the Gregorian calendar or the Julian calendar, and how conversant one is with the timing of the Paschal Full Moon, the first Sunday after which is officially Easter, assuming that it coincides somewhat with the first Ecclesiastical Full Moon after March 20, which happened to be the vernal equinox in AD 325, the year the Council of Nicea addressed the issue.) Sort of takes all the fun out of it, huh?One may find it more advantageous simply to consult one’s Day-Timer.

  • Softball: Little League ump to call World Series

    For several years, Kerry Coffelt has moved up the ranks in Little League umpiring.Now, he’s made it to the highest level.Coffelt, a longtime local umpire, was selected to call this year’s Little League softball World Series. The World Series will be held in Kirkland, Wash., in mid-August.“It’s a really long process,” Coffelt said. “You just don’t go to the World Series. It’s a coveted honor to go as an umpire.

  • Skate Park design up for review

    The notion of a skate park for local youth has been bandied about for years, but this week the public will be able to see what the park might look like.The Parks Division will hold an open house to review the conceptual plans for an “Urban Plaza,” which is intended to provide not only challenging obstacles for skateboarders, but also spaces that could be used by the general public.The open house will be held from 5:30-8 p.m.

  • Why do we celebrate Easter?

    The Bible says, “As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. ‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said. ‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here.’”It is this event upon which Christianity rose and that millions celebrate today. But is there more?Easter is the most important religious event in Christianity.