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Today's News

  • WinterFest weekend is coming to town

    Los Alamos WinterFest 2007 fills downtown Los Alamos and surrounding areas with a multitude of co-promoted events Friday through Sunday. The annual weekend-long event is sponsored by Los Alamos MainStreet as a way to encourage attendees to shop for their holiday gifts in Los Alamos rather than spending money off the Hill.Friday activities:• Los Alamos Garden Club Wreath Sale sponsored by the Los Alamos Garden Club from 9-11 a.m.

  • Bah humbug to the traditional home-cooked Christmas dinner

    It’s hokey, old-fashioned and in some ways out of date, but that only makes me like the movie more. “Christmas in Connecticut” is like Christmas itself: A holiday that makes everyone feel a little like the 1940s never ended – like Bing Crosby is still exciting and falling snow the most interesting thing in the world.The ordinary becomes a little more poignant this time of year. Families try very hard to be together, regardless of how stressful holiday travel can be.

  • Chavez: Not knowing is the worst

    In a game of political chairs, only one person will be seated in the Senate chair currently filled by Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., when the music stops after next year’s election. Party primaries will take place in June, and between now and then, Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez would like to convince Democrats that he brings better qualifications to the job of U.S. senator than Rep.

  • Soccer: LA earns 11 All-District team nods

    Los Alamos boys and girls soccer players dominated the District 2AAAA team selections this year.The Hilltopper girls, winners of the District 2AAAA title, placed seven players on the All-District first team this season, as well as taking a second team selection and two honorable mentions.The Hilltopper boys, meanwhile, picked up four spots on the All-2AAAA first team, and four more second team spots, along with one honorable mention.Los Alamos’ boys finished as the 2AAAA runners-up behind Taos.Also, both Hilltopper boys head coach Evan

  • Football: LA places 10 on All-2AAAA team

    The voting members of District 2AAAA picked 10 Los Alamos Hilltopper football players for its first team for the 2007 season.Los Alamos picked up the 10 All-District 2AAAA first team slots along with four second team slots and four honorable mention picks.The first team included Ruben Martinez, Martin Romero, Jeremy Kasik, Aaron Kilburn, Matt Zocco, Eric Carlson, Scott Mortensen, Raul Rodriguez, Zach Mang and Zakk Walterscheid.Martinez, Romero and Rodriguez made up one of the most prolific rushing trios in the state this season, while Carlson, Kilburn,

  • Watch portion sizes this holiday

    Here come the holidays! That great time of year that’s filled with fun, family, and festivities. Unfortunately, it can also be filled with food, fat, and failed exercise programs.The next few weeks will, undoubtedly, be the toughest weeks of the year to maintain your regular exercise and nutrition habits. Many challenges will come between now and the end of the year, and you’ll need to work hard to stay in shape or, at least, prevent falling too out of shape.Possibly the biggest holiday pitfall is portion size.

  • George (Guy) Loddy

    George (Guy) Loddy was born in Lindrith, N.M., on Feb. 22, 1922, to Charles and Gavina Loddy. George was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 65 years, Estell V. (Coons) Loddy. He is survived by his sister, Rita Brooks of Bakersfield, Calif.; his son, George J.

  • Pile-burning in the canyon

    Pile-burning will resume this week, as officials continue efforts to reduce hazardous fuels in forested areas before a La Nia spring.The Los Alamos County Parks Division and Fire Department, along with the Santa Fe National Forest, will burn piles of dead and down trees materials in the canyon south of Kwage Mesa.The piles are located east of the North Mesa Stable Area and below Sioux Street in Tsikimu Village.Given favorable ventilation for smoke, burning will begin Thursday and continue Friday and Saturday.“We only burn piles after th

  • Udall seeks language funding

    As part of his ongoing efforts to preserve ancient American Native languages, Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said $4 million in funding will be included in the final version of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS) Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2008.The money will go to the Esther Martinez Native American Language ages Program, which Udall and Rep.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: You are my Son-shine

    Josephine Boyer believes everyone has a God-given talent to share with others. The gift she offers is her art. Boyer started Son-shine Art, a business that provides one-of-kind personalized creations last year. These creations include baby announcements, pictures of children’s rooms, greeting cards, and face-painting and black-and-white drawings for special occasions. The business got started because Boyer finally found the time to focus on her art. Moving six times in six years and caring for her son, Justino, kept her busy.