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  • Soccer team falls in two overtimes

    Another second half comeback attempt against a strong opponent by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team didn’t turn out as well in the Albuquerque Academy tournament as it did in the Hilltoppers’ home tournament Thursday.

    The Hilltoppers netted two goals in the second half to tie their game up with the Sandia Prep Sundevils Thursday afternoon at Academy, but the Sundevils, one of the top small schools in the state, scored the game winner in sudden death to take a 4-3 victory.

    Sandia Prep’s Preston Hauser tallied a pair of goals against Los Alamos (5-2) and John Twohig stopped eight shots as the Sundevils advanced to today’s semifinal round of the tournament.

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  • Legion riders host fundraiser


    The American Legion Riders Chapter 19, Post 90 of Los Alamos, are having a fundraising ride for Jesse Miller, a Los Alamos boy with leukemia. Miller was diagnosed with leukemia in August 2011 and has done well with his treatments. 

    He is now in his last phase of treatment — the maintenance phase, which will last two years. His mother Mariah is a single mom, so the American Legion Riders will raise funds to help her.

  • Sports in brief

    Volleyball game postponed

     

    The volleyball game between Los Alamos and St. Michael’s was postponed Wednesday night because the gym at St. Mike’s sprung a leak during the junior varsity game.

    The match will be rescheduled at a later time.

     

    KRSN to broadcast Saturday’s game

     

    KRSN AM 1490 will air the Los Alamos Hilltopper-St. Pius X Sartan football game live from Albuquerque Saturday.

  • Golden Dragon Acrobats return to LA

    China’s Golden Dragon Acrobats return to the Duane Smith Auditorium as a fundraiser for the 2013 Gordons’ Summer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 

    The discovery of acrobatics goes back at least 4,000 years in China. During the Han Dynasty (221BC-220AD), it was known as the “hundred plays.” 

    It has transformed into various forms of ancient performance art: dance, opera, martial arts, contortion, balancing and sports. It’s a treasure of traditional Chinese art.

    The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent this time-honored tradition. This production company has won many awards since first being established in 1967.

    The show features acrobatics, traditional dance, music, contortionists and jugglers. 

  • Next Big Idea Festival set for Saturday

    The Next Big Idea Festival Day Saturday is a family-friendly event, highlighting Los Alamos’ unique, creative and scientific heritage. It is designed to inspire, illuminate and educate through science, technology, arts, food and music. 

    The various events are free and open to the public.

    The festival features an interactive lineup of exhibitors. The Next Big Idea Festival has hosted exhibitors such as Los Alamos National Laboratories, First Robotics, National Instruments, Kraz-E-Science, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, Sandia National Lab, Los Alamos Police Department Bomb Squad, Los Alamos Visualization Associates and Procter and Gamble’s CHeAPARRAL 2J-2 Corvette.  

  • Fingerprint angle falls short in burglary

     

     

    For all their efforts to rob the Hill Diner last month, the burglars only got away with less than $10. However, to Hill Diner owner Denise Lane, it was the principle of the thing that mattered. Not only did the burglars destroy a perfectly good cash register to get to the cash, but they also took the owner’s sense of security. 

    Recently, police revealed that though they took what fingerprints they could from the scene, none of them panned out. According to Los Alamos Police Department Capt. Randy Foster, the lab they were sent to could not get a good scan, so it’s back to the drawing board. 

    “We are still continuing to follow up on the case,” Foster said. “We are going to talk to all the original people we talked to before and see what we come up with.”

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  • UNM-LA set to propose two-mil levy

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board is preparing to introduce a two-mil levy to the Los Alamos voters through a mail-in ballot in January. 

    The last time UNM-LA Advisory board tried to levy a tax on voters, it failed. This time, however, according to UNM-LA Executive Director Cedric Page, they are ready to take their case to the public.

    “As a board, we started discussing this last spring, and then meeting over the summer to try and shape our campaign,” Page said. The stakes are so high for the university that Page said they even took steps to hire a professional campaign strategist to help them get their message to the voters.