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Today's News

  • Clinic open house
  • Accepting all challenges

     

    Challenges are a part of life. Some challenges are tougher than others, but it is up to the individual to overcome. 

    Christa Brelsford, 29, knows what it is like to encounter obstacles and do whatever it takes to prevail. 

    The Los Alamos resident will be competing in the International Federation of Sports Climbing competitions in Gijón, Spain. She left on Saturday for the week and a half long event. 

    She will be a contender in the Women Lower Amputee Division in Paraclimbing.

    The event is for disabled people who are rock climbers and want to continue to do so after injury.

  • Smith's responds in dispute

     

    Smith’s Food and Drug has responded after the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1564 went to the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the grocer of bad faith bargaining.

    A statement from the Smith’s corporate office said, “We are aware that the union has filed a charge with the NLRB suggesting that the company is refusing to bargain. There are three very important points to know.

    “ 1. The NLRB has made no judgment or ruling on the union charge.  They have yet to hear it. 2.  The union can put anything it wants into a charge. Because it’s in a union charge doesn’t make it so. 3. The company is bargaining.  We want to reach a good agreement for our associates.”

  • Board proposes super search plan

     

    A special committee created by the Los Alamos School Board has proposed a plan to kickstart the search for the next superintendent.

    Called the board’s “Timeline Committee,” which is headed up by board vice president Kevin Honnell and board member Jim Hall, outlined a plan that’s been included in the board’s Sept. 9 meeting agenda. 

    In the plan, Hall and Honnell included specific dates on when things should occur. 

    If approved by the board, the plan’s timeline and search strategy will be adopted at the Sept. 9 plan. Job qualifications will be adopted at the next meeting, Sept. 16, and a region-wide ad will be posted Sept. 26. 

  • LA football team trounced by Sartans

     

    ALBUQUERQUE — There were some big plusses and minuses for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team Saturday afternoon.

    The Hilltoppers were dumped by the St. Pius X Sartans at Community Field. The Sartans scored on all six of their possessions in the first half and ran an attempted onside kick by Los Alamos back for a touchdown to open the second half.

    But Los Alamos, which was held to less than 30 yards total offense in the first half, would get the ball into the end zone to avoid the shutout.

    St. Pius prevailed in the contest, 49-6.

  • LA boys soccer team tops St. Pius X

     

    Few teams are ever going to complain about winning a game over the St. Pius X Sartan boys soccer team.

    And while there certainly wasn’t any complaining about the win by Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers about Friday night’s win, the Hilltoppers felt they could’ve made it a little easier than they did.

    The Hilltoppers dominated the first half and seemed to have the Sartans on the ropes Friday at Sullivan Field, but the Sartans came out aggressive in the second half and had the Hilltoppers back on their heels.

    St. Pius knotted the game at the 67-minute mark before Los Alamos rebounded late to earn a 3-2 victory.

  • LA boys have strong showing in first meet

     

    ALBUQUERQUE — Greg Ahlers and John Rees had top-20 finishes as the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team had a strong showing at its first meet of the year.

    Los Alamos took part in the University of New Mexico Invitational meet Saturday in Albuquerque. 

    That meet, despite being the kickoff event of the season, is one of the biggest meets of the year.

    Saturday’s race included 31 full teams from throughout New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.

  • Academy tops LA girls in first meet of the year

     

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team will almost certainly be one of the teams to beat in the state this season.

    But on Saturday, the Albuquerque Academy Chargers managed to do just that.

    The Chargers, who have been the Hilltoppers’ main competition for most years since 2000, pulled off an impressive runner-up finish at Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational meet.

    The meet, held at the UNM North Golf Course in Albuquerque, is one of the biggest meets of the regular season for the teams involved. There were 26 teams competing at the race from all across the state.

  • Cone zone 9-7-14

     

    Pavement Preservation Work in White Rock:

    Chip material has been applied on Hamlin Court, Pruitt, Paige Loop and Paige Court in White Rock. The final sealant will be applied in mid to late September. The reason for the delay before sealing is to allow the chips to settle; any remaining loose chips will be swept up before the sealant is applied. Residents will receive 48 hour notice before the final sealant is applied on their street.

     Central Avenue Improvements Project:

    The contractor is reporting that pedestrians are crossing into the work zone instead of at the provided crossings; this is extremely dangerous and pedestrians are advised to use the provided pathways.

  • Letter to the editor 9-7-14

     

    A response to Milder’s letter

    I am responding to Ken Milder’s letter on Sept. 5. The county charter was passed nearly a half-century ago.

    The provisions governing the utilities department are flawed because they (1) do not allow effective oversight of the utilities operations by the council, which is accountable to the voters and the law for these operations, (2) there is no way for the council to hold the utilities board or the utilities director accountable for mismanagement or poor performance and (3) most important, there is no way to resolve disagreements over policy between the council and the utilities board. It is high time these flaws be corrected; the proposed changes do so in a way that has the smallest possible impact on the operations of the utility department.