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Today's News

  • Brothers Grimm fairy tale brought to life

    Once again, New Mexico Dance Theater (NMDT) Performance Company and director Susan Baker-Dillingham are bringing an original story ballet to Los Alamos. NMDT will present Baker-Dillingham’s original version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, “Snow White,” Feb. 22- 24 at the Duane W.

  • Heavy traffic expected on the new tricycle track

    The Boy Scouts of Troop 222 recently completed a new tricycle track for the preschool program at Barranca Mesa Elementary School.The project, which took five weekends to complete, involved cleaning and preparing the playground area, meeting with the preschool teachers to design and layout the new track, obtaining the necessary materials and painting the new roadway.“The preschoolers will use the track as a guide for riding their tricycles.” Carrie Johnson, a Barranca preschool teacher, said.

  • Junior Walter Coffelt

    Coffelt – Junior Walter Coffelt, 82, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1993, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008. Walter was born Nov. 27, 1925, the son of Walter and Clara Henderson Coffelt in Silver Lake, Mo. He had worked as a security officer for LANL and NTS before he retired. He is a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. After serving his country, he lived in Los Angeles, Calif., from 1946-1961, then moved to Los Alamos, N.M., and in 1993 he moved to Rio Rancho.

  • Candidates' reliance on more insurance won't solve the health-care crisis

    In the midst of the presidential primaries, voters may wonder how to distinguish among the contenders on the critical health-care issue.All the top-tier candidates favor selling more private insurance, which misses the crisis faced by millions. Just ask Gina Dooley of Albuquerque.“I found out when I was 36 weeks pregnant that my unborn daughter had a lung tumor,” she said. “With this advance knowledge of the care and attention we would need, we did a lot of research and had a lot of contact with our insurance company.

  • Forward this column

    If you do not ever forward anything else, please forward this to all your contacts. This is very scary when you think about the future of New Mexico.Failed presidential candidate Bill Richardson, governor of New Mexico, has not been truthful about the reason he dropped out of the presidential race.

  • School board backed by association

    During a Los Alamos Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, board member Joan Ahlers read a letter supporting the local schools’ position on a bill in the legislature that proposes to reform the state’s educational funding formula.With one day remaining in the legislative session, HB241 has yet to be passed by the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate as a whole before going to the governor for approval.Formulas set forth in HB241, as proposed, would reduce state funds to Los Alamos Public Schools by nearly $1.9 million a year.

  • YMCA ball provides 'an unusual evening in Los Alamos'

    After experiencing several problems in a YMCA program, Maria Wolfe decided to pull her son Sam, who has Asperger Syndrome, out of the program. It was too much for him, decided Wolfe, who serves as treasurer of the Family YMCA board of directors.However, a call from Ben Sandoval, Espanola Teen Center director, changed her mind.

  • White Rock draft plan goes public

    The public is invited to review a draft master plan for White Rock, developed by consultants Moore Iacofano Goitsman (MIG) beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Neighborhood pharmacy to close

    After 39 years of service to the community, the owner of Anderson Pharmacy plans to close the business by about March 15.George Anderson, whom many consider a lifesaver and an institution in town, said he made the decision because of his wife Joann’s illness.

  • Skate Park back on track

    Los Alamos County Council decided Tuesday to resume progress on a skate park in front of Mesa Public Library. The skate park was first approved by council last June, but just as a contract to build the park was brought to council in January, a petition opposing the location was submitted. That petition held more than 300 signatures of local residents opposed to putting the park in front of the library because of concerns about noise, traffic and safety.