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Today's News

  • Markham faces second degree murder charge

    First District Court Judge Stephen Pfeffer found sufficient probable cause to try Los Alamos resident Jack Markham on second degree murder in the August death of wife Robin Markham.

    Seven handguns were found in the Markham’s bedroom, including four 9mm handguns, which records show is the type of gun that killed the victim. A number of shotguns also were found in the bedroom.

  • Community turns out for HB241 briefing

    The potentially disastrous ramifications facing the district should House Bill 241 pass in the upcoming legislative session drew residents and school personnel to Fuller Lodge Thursday evening.

    School Board President Steve Girrens introduced Superintendent Mary McLeod saying she recently concluded an extensive study into the results of the funding formula proposed but not passed last session.

    “If HB241 passes, the difference to the district is $2,642,188 less,” McLeod said. “The cut equates to a 9.7 percent reduction” in funding.

  • Correction

    Tom and Penny Wyant, of Enchanted Trek Travel, will not be hosting their cruise night presentation today. It was held Thursday. To learn more contact Enchanted Trek Travel at 672-1981.

  • Starting up a revolution

    Of whom does Reformation remind you: Thomas Beza? Ulrich Zwingli? James Arminius? John Calvin? Probably all the above. The “Father of the Reformation,” Martin Luther, named after St. Martin of Tours, was very inquisitive and wanted to learn from the sages such as Aristotle, Plato, and Gabriel Biel. But two men who became his tutors (Bartholomaus Arnoldi von Usingen and Jodocus Trutfetter) taught Luther to be wary of even the great thinkers of the ages.

  • Officials salute employers for supporting Guard and Reserve

    The immeasurable benefit employers provide when they support their National Guard and Reserve soldiers was vigorously appreciated during a special luncheon at the Hilltop House Hotel Wednesday.

    Officials from New Mexico’s “Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve” (ESGR), recognized UNM-Los Alamos, Los Alamos Fire Department, Los Alamos National Bank  and United Way of Northern New Mexico for supporting their employees when called to serve America.

  • Lab announces subcontracts worth $120 million

    A mentor-protégé contract inked last year between Los Alamos National Laboratory and a pueblo-owned construction and services company has blossomed into an even more substantial relationship.

  • Running: Runners grab decisive wins at Pajarito races

    The Hansons were quicker than the rest of the field.

    At Saturday’s Pajarito Trail Runs, held on Pajarito Mountain, Hans Hanson and Susan Hanson were both winners in the 10-kilometer race.

    Hans Hanson won the 10K by more than 12 minutes over the next-closest competitor, Day Frostenson, while Susan Hanson won the women’s 10K by more than four minutes over Kay Ulrich.

    In all, 110 runners braved the elements and very difficult trail courses in Saturday’s race.

  • Volleyball: LA earns sweep, control of 2-4A

    With the District 2AAAA lead on the line Wednesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team turned in what may have been its most complete performance of the season.

    The Hilltoappers rolled through the first two games of Wednesday’s contest against the Capital Jaguars, then came back from an early deficit in game three to pick up a big district sweep.

    Los Alamos had a big showing at the net while its defense handled the Capital offense well in a 25-13, 25-19, 25-20 win at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Parks and recreation divisions earn state awards

    There are sites and activities that are deemed unique to Los Alamos and embraced by locals. But now, it is more than just Los Alamos residents who are noticing these local gifts.

    In fact, the New Mexico Recreation and Parks Association presented awards to the Los Alamos Recreation Division and the Parks Division during its annual conference in September.

    The recreation division received the Aquatic Program of the Year award for its Pumpkin Splash activity while the parks division earned the Park/Trails/Bike Path award for its design and master plan for Camp May.

  • 'Play On!' full of laughs

    “Play On!” proves that in the world of theater, occasionally nothing goes as planned. Everything you prepare and rehearse can fly out the window and chaos replaces order.

    It appears this is an accurate message because the Olions Thespian Club, the Los Alamos High School drama club, experienced an obstacle during the Saturday performance of “Play On!”