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Today's News

  • All wrapped up and nowhere to go

    Despite photographs taken this week inside the White Rock Postal Annex and Los Alamos Post Office showing piles of parcels and letters, some reportedly stored since Dec.10, District Post Office spokesperson Barbara Wood said everything would be delivered by Thursday.

  • 12-23-09 Update

    Luminaria skate Thursday

      The Christmas Eve Luminaria Skate will take place from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ice Rink. Admission is $6.50 at the door and $2.50 for skaters age 5 and younger.

    Big Band dance

      The Los Alamos Big Band Christmas Dance will host a dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m.  Dec. 28 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Proceeds help the young people who will attend World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain in 2011 and the WYD solidarity fund.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

  • You might be a New Mexican ...

    This week we take a break from politics, pay-to-play and pocketbook issues to celebrate all things New Mexican. With a tip of the hat to comedian Jeff Foxworthy ...

    If your good jeans are the ones you wear to church, funerals or the Santa Fe Opera, you must be a New Mexican.

    If linguists, anthropologists and historians appear at the door to visit with grandpa or grandma, you must be a New Mexican.

    If you’ve ever voted for a politician named Jack Daniels, Johnnie Walker or Jose Cuervo, you’re definitely a New Mexican.

  • A younger generation jumps into the dog show ring

    Dog shows may not currently be as widely popular as other sports, but with younger generations involved in the game, things could be changing.

    Jennifer Necker, a fifth-grader at Piñon Elementary School, is one of the youngsters jumping into the ring.

    Necker participated in the Junior Showmanship at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach, Calif., Dec. 12-13.

  • First day of winter kicks off with special advisory and Winter Storm Watch for the area

    Today's winter solstice--the shortest day of the year--also ushers in the first official day of winter. It appears as though Old Man Winter will waste little time in getting down to work.

    Monday morning, the National Weather Service issued the following Special Weather Statement for the Jemez Mountains area of New Mexico:

    A WINTRY PERIOD AHEAD OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY...

  • Winter Storm Warning begins at 11 a.m. this morning

    The National Weather Service issued the following warning Tuesday morning:

    WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 PM MST WEDNESDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 PM MST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

  • State health officials offer H1N1 vaccinations to all New Mexicans

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state has opened up H1N1 (swine) flu vaccinations to all New Mexicans, not just people in high-risk groups.

    The state says health providers have enough vaccine for more New Mexicans.

    Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil says the Department of Health will continue to consider people in high-risk groups the top priority, but also will provide vaccine to as many people as possible.

    The agency has distributed about 554,000 doses to providers and public health offices statewide.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers survive first round of Ben Lujan tourney

    JACONA — Should the Los Alamos Hilltoppers wish to defend their Ben Lujan Invitational title, they will likely need a better showing the rest of the way than they had Monday night.

    The Hilltopper boys basketball team was nearly upset in the first round of the tournament by a struggling Socorro Warriors squad Monday at Ben Lujan Gymnasium. Socorro held a two-point lead with 3:40 remaining in regulation and was within one possession of tying the score with 13.2 seconds remaining.

  • Girls basketball: LA scares top-ranked Broncos at home Monday

    A furious third quarter comeback by the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team put a scare into the No. 1 Class AAAA team in the state Monday.

    Los Alamos met the powerful Kirtland Central Broncos Monday afternoon at Griffith Gymnasium, the third game in four days against Four Corner-area opponents.

    In Monday’s contest, the Hilltoppers trailed by 12 points at the break, but would hold the high-octane Broncos’ offense to just four points in the third quarter to chop that lead down to two with eight minutes remaining.

  • Get fit and receive a gift

    There is no need to wait until Friday for receive a Christmas gift.

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center is giving people an opportunity to register to win an 8-foot long stocking. The drawing will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the aquatic center. The winner does not need to be present to win.

    To enter in  the contest, participants simply need to swipe their pass card or pay the admission fee.

    Additionally, purchasing goggles, gift certificates or passes will give them an opportunity to win the big stocking.