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Today's News

  • The update

    Get some computer help

      Los Alamos National Laboratory retirees who need some computer assistance during open enrollment are encourage to use the computer facilities at the Betty Ehart Senior Center and at the White Rock Senior Center. Contact the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 662-8920 to get someone to assist.

    Dems to  host booth

  • The Hollow day full of fun

    I love Halloween and love handing out candy to children. The costumes, the excitement, it’s all part of the ambiance of Halloween.

  • Alyx Jones reaches beyond the Eagle Scout Award

    Alyx Jones, a member of Scout Varsity Team 222, received his Eagle Bronze Palm at a Court of Honor held Oct. 17.  

    This award required additional Merit Badges and service time beyond his Eagle Award. Scouting began for Jones in 2004 after having earned the “Arrow of Light” – the highest Cub Scouting award. Within a year he rose to the rank of First Class and soon received the “On My Honor” religious recognition.   

  • Breaking News: H1N1 claims five more New Mexico victims

  • Volleyball: LA nabs district crown with sweep

    ESPAÑOLA — While Los Alamos head volleyball coach Garry Maskaly had to work through some nervous energy Wednesday, his team had to work through a couple of slow game starts.

    But everything would work out fine for the Hilltoppers Wednesday night in their next-to-last regular season contest against Española Valley.

  • Sports briefs

    Soccer playoff tickets are $5

    Los Alamos High School announced that tickets for Friday’s Los Alamos-Goddard boys soccer game, a first-round Class AAAA playoff game, will be $5, per New Mexico Activities Association rules. There will not be a student discount as LAHS originally announced.

    Only NMAA-issued passes will be honored. No public schools’ activity passes or IDs will be accepted.

    Atoms, Outlaws fall in title games

  • Higher tax bills coming to a mailbox near you

    Increased property tax bills will be mailed out Monday to local residents and Los Alamos County Assessor JoAnn Johnson and Chief Deputy Assessor Joaquin Valdez sat down to discuss the situation during a meeting in their office Tuesday.

    “Property owners will see an increase on their 2009 tax bills compared to their 2008 tax bills. The property taxes are based on the 2009 assessed value, which are based on 2008 market levels and notices of those values were mailed out to residents back in April,” Valdez said.

  • Life, death, tattoos and the apartment

    When I’m old, I’m going to have sagging, misshapen, ugly tattoos.

    People love to remind me of this.  A miserable buffalo, a rotten pear, a little king whose beautiful ermine coat needs ironing.

    Typically, it’s someone who doesn’t know me well and with whom I’ve never shared any philosophy about aging, death or even body art, who tells me this.

    Although I was only 18 years old when I got my first tattoo, I realized that eventually I would get old.

  • Third time’s the charm Local Mountain Dulcimer player wins second place at national championships

    Jonathan Dowell’s head bobs as he begins to play the Mountain Dulcimer. His fingers pluck and slide along the dulcimer that is a rich colored wood and decorated with pearlescent designs. From these hand movements a sweet sound dances out from the instruments’ three strings.

    Dowell has been playing the Mountain Dulcimer for 15 years and has played many dulcimers but this particular one is different.

  • Candidate arraigned on battery charges

    Manuel “Manny” Baca was arraigned this morning in Los Alamos Magistrate Court on charges related to an incident involving Baca’s 21-year-old son that occurred at their  home at 138 Aragon Oct. 4.  

    Baca, 45, was arrested and charged with two counts including aggravated assault on a family member with a deadly weapon and battery on a household member.