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Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Speaks At Lunch With A Leader

on June 26, 2017 - 7:39am

At the June 20, League of Women Voters' monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard spoke about the trials and tribulations of the last 60-day session and the special session called to balance the budget and restore higher education funding to New Mexico. Courtesy photo

Coro De Cámara Welcomes Princeton Girlchoir

on June 26, 2017 - 7:37am
Princeton Girlchoir performs with Coro de Camara Tuesday, July 11 in Los Alamos. Courtesy/Princeton Girlchoir
Coro de Cámara welcomes the acclaimed Princeton Girlchoir’s advanced touring ensemble Tuesday, July 11, to Los Alamos on its first concert stop of a summer Southwest tour. This is a unique opportunity for the Los Alamos community to hear two premier choruses in concert together. 
The choruses will participate in an afternoon workshop together and then present a 7 p.m.

Scientists Solve Mystery Of Unexplained 'Bright Nights'

on June 26, 2017 - 7:12am
The different layers of Earth’s airglow can be seen from the International Space Station as it orbits Earth. The very thin green layer above the bottom of the window occurs 95 kilometers (59 miles) above Earth’s surface; the red region above is a different type of airglow. The rectangle represents the portion of the airglow measured in a single WINDII image. Courtesy/American Geophysical Union
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Mountain Teacher Michele Altherr Participates In Panel Discussion On Charter And Traditional School Divide

on June 25, 2017 - 5:06pm

Mountain Elementary School teacher Michele Altherr, center, participates in a panel discussion on the Charter and Traditional School Divide at the 2nd Annual Public School Leadership Conference put on by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The event was June 21-22 at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Attorney General: Conviction Upheld On Pediatrician Convicted For Possession Of Child Pornography

on June 25, 2017 - 4:18pm

Juan Torres Santos


ALBUQUERQUE– Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that pediatrician Juan Torres Santos, who was found guilty of one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children in October 2015, lost his appeal to the New Mexico Court of Appeals.

Torres Santos was previously a licensed pediatrician in Pennsylvania and in Texas, and was working on his application for a medical license in New Mexico at the time of his arrest.

NWS: Numerous Severe Storms Through Tonight

on June 25, 2017 - 3:50pm
Storm clouds form this afternoon over downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Hail pummels downtown Los Alamos this afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

National Weather Service News:

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque reports scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms throughout most of central and eastern New Mexico and the entire !-25 corridor from Socorro to Albuquerque to Raton as well as the I-40 corridor in eastern New Mexico.


Timing – Continental Divide to Rio Grande Valley (RGV): Early afternoon through early evening with the most

Pearce Leads Hearing To Combat Trafficking Cultural Artifacts That Fund Terrorist Organizations, Activities

on June 25, 2017 - 9:20am

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce


Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, chairman of the Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee, led a hearing to examine the best ways to combat the trafficking of cultural artifacts that fund terrorist organizations and activities:

“During times of conflict we see an increased interest in the theft, fraud, looting, and trafficking of priceless religious and cultural sites for artifacts and other antiquities.