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Today's News

  • Making youth a resource

    This week, we take a look at Asset #8, Youth as Resources. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they are given useful roles in the community.”

    This asset might be best understood by first approaching it from a family perspective. Do your children or grandchildren have tasks they do as a useful role in the family? Even if they don’t admit it, that’s where it all begins. Everyone needs to have a role in the family to feel like a valued part of it.

  • Putting on his running shoes again

    Stephen Betts ran track and cross-country for one-and-a-half years in high school and then hung up his running shoes. Well, the running shoes are coming down because Betts, a Los Alamos resident, is taking on the mother lode of races, the Boston Marathon.

    Two things inspired Betts, a Los Alamos National Laboratory employee and Bishop of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Los Alamos ward, to take part in the marathon.

  • Bending the rules with poetry

    Michelle Holland became a poet in high school. She liked to write but staying in the rules and guidelines of writing just wasn’t her thing.

    “I wasn’t a very good prose writer in high school,” she said, “(but) I wanted to write. I liked to keep a journal but I wasn’t good at putting together sentences and paragraphs.”

    Poetry offered a way out of all the rules. She wrote the way she thought poetry should be written.

  • Girls tennis: Mid-schoolers lead LA to split at pre-district tourney

    SANTA FE — Prior to the start of the pre-District 2AAAA duals Saturday, Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis coach Bruce Cottrell joked he was starting his elementary school team.

    While not exactly accurate, many in the Hilltoppers’ top six were still in eighth-grade, as many of his veteran players took Saturday off to prepare for Los Alamos High School’s prom.

    Starters for Los Alamos Saturday included Colleen Fitzsimmons, Madeline Margevicius and Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff, all mid-schoolers.

  • Girls track and field: LA blasts the field at Capital City

    To knock off the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team Saturday, the other teams competing at the Capital City Invitational would’ve all had to join forces.

    Then, and only then, they collectively would’ve earned a two-point victory.

    Los Alamos won about as lopsided a victory as could be had Saturday at the Capital City meet, held at Santa Fe High School. Los Alamos racked up 223 points, more than quadruple the total of co-runners up Pojoaque and St. Michael’s to crush all comers.

  • Boys track and field: LA takes first at Saturday’s meet

    Larry Baca, a man who has a penchant for understatement, called Saturday’s meet “different.”

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team won Saturday’s Capital City Invitational with 111 points, holding off a tough St. Michael’s squad, but had to go the long way to get there.

  • Baseball/softball: Games pushed back to Monday

    Both home doubleheaders for the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams were no-goes Saturday.

    Because of the snow on the ground in Los Alamos and White Rock Saturday morning, the Hilltopper District 2AAAA doubleheaders with Taos were scrubbed.

    Los Alamos High School announced both the doubleheaders will be played Monday. Both doubleheaders will start at 3 p.m.

  • Trinity Street standards revisted

    Trinity Drive has been in the spotlight a lot lately because of plans to make it a complete street.

    One of the focal points surrounding the project is the street standards for Trinity Drive.

    Some in the public, as well as council members, have expressed concern over the current design of Trinity Drive and have inquired about how it and other downtown streets could be made more pedestrian friendly, as well as more attractive.

  • Trees growing

    After the Cerro Grande fire, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos – along with many other groups – planted trees in the mountains around Los Alamos.

    Recently, Craig Martin with the county, gave a tour and talked about the regrowth in the area on April 14, 2001.

  • When will our state ever learn?

    First, you create a state agency that has a very unclear duty, give it no budget and then continue to name controversial people to head it.

    Welcome to the New Mexico Film Museum.

    First, Gov. Richardson appointed former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron to the post at a salary of more than $85,000-per-year. You know her, the person being investigated by the federal government for misusing election funds.

    Not only that, she was to earn about $8,000 more than the last director. This despite the fact the museum has no budget, archives, collections or an office.