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Today's News

  • Recycle wisely

    Dear Editor,

    On my walk today on Barranca Mesa there was an unusually huge number of blue recycle carts. So  I looked in about 10. There was almost nothing in most of them. Some were not quite 1/4 full. The full ones had corrugated cardboard in them. Yea!

    We need to save our county’s resources and put the carts out when mostly full. I’m hoping that since it is Presidents Day holiday that people put them out because they had nothing better to do.

    Los Alamos

  • Ed will be missed

    Dear Editor,

    It was with a certain amount of sadness, though not unexpected, that I read of Ed Grothus’ passing. I knew Ed best from the days when he had the Shalako Shop; indeed, my turquoise/silver watchband and my small turquoise/silver thunderbird bolo, both of which I’ve had since high school, came from the Shalako Shop. They have always been a tangible connection to Los Alamos no matter where I have roamed, and they remain a connection with Ed as well.

  • Comments upsetting

    Dear Editor,

  • Discovering a gem

    I have discovered a gem in Los Alamos. Tucked between small businesses and houses is the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos. I found a place where the staff and educators work hard to create a unique, welcoming environment

    As a mother of three growing children, I am not your typical college student, or so I thought. I researched my options for college and decided to attend UNM-LA for one major reason, the location. The day before my first class at the university, insecurities began to fill my thoughts.

  • State of the County

  • FRIED LIGHT: An eye for an eyeball

    With a stiff upper lip, the man talked about all the competition for people’s eyeballs these days.

    “We’re not just competing with competitors,” he lamented, stepping around bunches of boxes of printed matter the other day. “It’s not just all the other print out there, it’s e-mail and the Internet, television and cable, CDs and DVDs and all the rest.”

    Sounds kind of like somebody in the newspaper business, doesn’t it?

  • Boys swimming: LA takes third at state Saturday

    ALBUQUERQUE — Heading into the state championship swim meet, Los Alamos head coach Rusty Bernstein said his team’s depth could prove to be a factor Saturday.

    Apparently, he knew what he was talking about.

    Los Alamos put together some solid swims at Saturday’s championship finals, enough to put it in contention in team standings. The Hilltopper boys grabbed third place Saturday, picking up 202 total points, holding off Albuquerque High School to earn a trophy at the meet.

  • Swimming and diving: Topper girls finish 4th at state meet

    ALBUQUERQUE — It had been an up-and-down year for Victoria Maqueda.

    After starting off the 2008-09 swimming season feeling good about her game, she was slowed by illness, then missed training time due to winter travel. It took her awhile to get back to where she felt she wanted to be.

    But Saturday, in her season finale, Maqueda put together the race of her career in the 100-yard breaststroke.

  • Wrestling: Lattin is third, Wilde fourth at Class 4A tourney

    RIO RANCHO — A pair of Los Alamos Hilltoppers made it to the consolation finals at the Class AAAA wrestling championship tournament last weekend.

    The tournament was held Friday and Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Blaine Lattin finished third for the Hilltoppers Saturday, bouncing back from a loss to open Saturday’s competition, while Zak Wilde grabbed a fourth-place finish for Los Alamos at the tournament.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers thump Capital at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team got the win it needed Friday night, but not the help it needed.

    With its upset win over the Española Valley Sundevils Tuesday night in the valley, Los Alamos kept alive its chance for half of a District 2AAAA regular season title, but needed to beat the Capital Jaguars Friday and get some help from the Bernalillo Spartans.