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Today's News

  • Make a personal statement

    Have you ever opened the paper and winced because you saw a headline saying that one of your favorite businesses was closing?  Did you feel like your quality of life had just been diminished? The 3/50 Project is a national effort promoted in Los Alamos by the Chamber of Commerce to help avoid such unpleasant surprises.

  • Address America’s real problems

    The Global Economy has reduced prices and accelerated trade and development throughout the world; however, it has also caused massive relocations of jobs and wealth that threaten U.S. stability. Without reforms, the U.S. will continue its spiral into economic mediocrity and bankruptcy.

  • A centuries-old game has a modern audience

    Chess is more than just game pieces on a checkered board. Playing the game involves mathematical and even psychological aspects. In the Middle Ages chess was considered a part of the nobility’s culture but today everyone, even elementary school students, are getting in the game.

  • MVD aims to protect victims

    Domestic violence and sexual assault victims can now apply for confidential driver’s licenses, identification cards and permits at all Motor Vehicle Division offices to protect themselves from their abusers.

    Los Alamos Police Det. Shari Mills works with local victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She discussed the new program during an interview Monday.

  • Boys basketball: LA rolls to a big win, goes to 3-0

    It was a win-win situation for the coaching staff of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team Tuesday.

    Not only did the Hilltoppers put together one of their best home outings in the tenure of head coach Alan Kirk Tuesday night, they also gave him something to complain about.

    Los Alamos rolled over the Moriarty Pintos at Griffith Gymnasium, holding them to a total of eight points in the middle quarters. Los Alamos dropped in 28 points to take control of the game in the second quarter, then coasted to a 71-28 victory.

  • Wrestling: Toppers are young, inexperienced this season

    There are a bunch of new faces, starting from the top down, around the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling program.

    Heading into their 2009-10 opener today, a triangular meet hosted by Bernalillo and including Taos, the Hilltoppers are hoping to get a sense of where their numerous youngsters are at physically and with their skill sets.

    The opening day roster for Los Alamos includes 10 freshmen, some who are brand new to the sport of wrestling, and a pair of sophomores.

  • Weather Alert: Coldest temps of the season, possible snow on tap

    COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON STATEWIDE AND ADDITIONAL SNOW TO IMPACT EASTERN NEW MEXICO FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WORK WEEK...

    THE LEADING EDGE OF A VERY COLD AIRMASS THAT MOVED INTO NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL SLOWLY PRESS SOUTH AND WEST TODAY. THIS INITIAL SHOT OF COLD AIR WILL BE REINFORCED BY YET A STRONGER SURGE OF COLD CANADIAN AIR THAT WILL SETTLE INTO EASTERN NEW MEXICO TONIGHT... SPREADING WESTWARD INTO CENTRAL AND WESTERN AREAS OF THE STATE THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT.

  • Parks light up for the holidays

    Holiday traditions sparkle at New Mexico State Parks as luminarias light up walkways, beaches and riverfronts in parks from Raton to Deming.

    Hot cocoa, caroling, holiday bells and luminaria await visitors seeking a festive return to old-fashioned customs or modern-day star gazing.

    “State parks are part of so many communities and our holiday events add more celebration and joy at this special time of year,” State Park Director Dave Simon said.

  • UNM-LA wins coveted coin toss

    With his call of heads, Executive Director Cedric Page ensured UNM-Los Alamos would get top billing on the ballot for the Feb. 2 joint election with Los Alamos Public Schools.  Council Chair Michael Wheeler flipped the coin for Page and LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt at Tuesday’s county council meeting.

    UNM-LA  Advisory Board Chair Marie Chiravalle and LAPS Business Manager John Wolf joined Schmidt and Page at the meeting and spoke to the importance of the upcoming election for both educational institutions.

  • 12-2 Update

    Nominations needed

      Nominations are needed for Assets in Action’s Community Awards event, which will be held Jan. 8 at Fuller Lodge. To nominate a youth, community member or business, call 661-4846 for an application or visit www.AssetsinAction.info. Nominations are due Dec. 15.  

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