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Today's News

  • Take a trip through the jungle into the heart of reading

    Last year, the elementary schools took a literary road trip; this year their reading excursion will lead school staff and students into the jungle.

    Aspen Elementary School will begin its safari trek today with the Scholastic Book Fair running from 3:15-4 p.m.

    The fair will continue from 8-8:30 a.m. and then again from 3:15-4 p.m. daily through Sept. 24.

    Another opportunity to participate in the fair will be from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 23 during the Aspen’s Parent Teacher Organization’s (PTO) Family Picnic Event.

  • Contra dance Saturday

    The opportunity to learn a few new dance steps has arrived. The Roaring Jelly band will be hosting a contra dance Saturday at the Unitarian Church.

    An instructional session will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a dance at 7 p.m.

    Mark Petersen, who plays the accordion in the band, encourages the community to participate.

    “I think for the dancer, the appeal is you can learn the moves in the first half-hour,” he said.

  • Pen&Ink Possibilities:Giving their support

    At first, there were not enough people in the theater to even qualify as a handful. A couple had the front section to themselves, while the upper half was completely vacant. The scarce attendance did not seem like a good sign, and the reason appeared mysterious because other Los Alamos Little Theater’s (LALT) productions usually attract a full house.

  • If walls could talk....

    Local writers spotlight a piece of history that is right in our downtown area. Craig Martin and Heather McClenahan address the artifacts from another era in their book, “Of Logs and Stone: The Buildings of the Los Alamos Ranch School and Bathtub Row.”

    The Los Alamos Historical Museum will host a book-signing event for the authors from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday.

    The book features the history of and stories about the oldest buildings in Los Alamos—Fuller Lodge and the smaller structures in the downtown National Landmark District.

  • Keeping it short and sweet

    If anyone needs a lesson about how to write anything from an essay to a script “short and sweet,” they should turn to Los Alamos Little Theater (LALT) for some guidance. After viewing the community theater’s latest production, “8x10 Again,” it is clear they are the masters at making the most out of a short amount of time.

    Eight plays are featured in the short play festival but the catch is all of them are only 10-minutes long.

  • Girls soccer: LA gets shut out at Academy, 2-0

    If Los Alamos’ girls soccer team wants to make a run in the state Class AAAA playoffs, head coach Jiri Kubicek said it will need to make more plays than it did Tuesday.

    Los Alamos had plenty of chances to take a lead in the first half, then another two chances to get back into the game late in the second half. But for all those chance, the Hilltoppers came up empty.

    Albuquerque Academy picked up a big win at home over the Hilltoppers Tuesday, winning an important nondistrict Class AAAA game 2-0. Academy’s Chargers picked up goals in each half to earn the victory.

  • Volleyball: Toppers stun Horsemen on road

    SANTA FE — Perez-Shelley Gymnasium hasn’t exactly been home away from home for the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team.

    More often than not, the storied gym smack-dab in the middle of the main building on St. Michael’s campus has been unwelcoming to the Hilltoppers, as has its primary resident, the Horsemen volleyball team.

    Not so much Tuesday night, however.

  • Boys soccer: LA scores 3 quick goals in win

    A week earlier, the St. Michael’s Horsemen took a big lead at the half over the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in a boys soccer contest.

    It was a lead the Horsemen very nearly squandered.

    The Hilltoppers didn’t want that to happen to them Tuesday.

    Los Alamos jumped out to an unexpected 3-0 lead in the first half over the dangerous Albuquerque Academy Chargers at Sullivan Field, taking advantage of the Chargers’ defensive struggles to clear the ball.

  • Dinner reservations

    Reserve a place at the Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church’s community dinner, which will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at United Church of Los Alamos, by calling 661-7466. Seating is restricted to the first 75 people and there is a suggested donation of $15 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and younger.

  • L.A. County shows generosity with $25k gift

    It’s not every day that a city celebrates its 400th anniversary, but in 2010, Santa Fe will be doing just that.

    So what sort of gift should one get for a city that seems to have it all?

    Los Alamos County Councilors have decided that a sculpture would be the perfect birthday gift for the City Different and have begun taking steps towards purchasing it.