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Today's News

  • On the Docket 9-11-14

     

    Records derived from Los Alamos Magistrate and Municipal Court:

     

    Sept. 3

     

    Andrew Benjamin was found guilty by the Los Alamos Magistrate Court of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids (less eight ounces). Defendant was fined $100 and ordered to pay $201 in court costs.

     

  • Local briefs 9-11-14

     

    Drug takeback day slated for Sept. 27

     

    The Los Alamos Police Department will facilitate its bi-annual DEA drug take back initiative in two locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27.

    Site 1: Los Alamos Medical Center Parking Lot 3917 West Road, specifically the lot along Trinity Drive.

    Site 2: White Rock Visitor Center Parking Lot, 115 State N.M. 4.

    Collection sites are registered on the DEA’s website: deadiversion.usdoj.gov.

  • Hawktalkers appeal to school board for funds

     

    What’s the point in having a speech and debate team if you can’t debate or make a speech in public?

    That was  basically the  question members of the Los Alamos Middle School Hawktalkers, the school’s award-winning debate team, posed to members of the Los Alamos School Board at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. 

    They were there to try and get the board to make them a priority when it comes to funding their transportation to the tournaments they need to go to in order to keep their skills up as well remain relevant in the competitive world of speech making and debating.

  • LA still looking for its first win as it travels to face the Pintos

     

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team dropped in the MaxPreps.com Class 5A rankings ahead of its week three game at Moriarty.

    The Hilltoppers will try to break into the win column this week after two tough losses to open the season. The Hilltoppers and the Pintos meet at 7 p.m. Friday in Moriarty.

    Saturday, Los Alamos was blasted by the St. Pius X Sartans. The Sartans scored six unanswered touchdowns in the first half, then ran the attempted onside kick back for a touchdown to start the second half en route to a 49-6 victory.

    Los Alamos has managed just 12 points in two games so far. Both of its touchdowns were scored in the fourth quarter of the two games.

  • Council approves changes to temporary use permits

     On Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved changes to the “Temporary Use” section of the county code that increases access to permits for events and activities. 

    The staff report states that “allowing for temporary special events and activities that activate our downtown community supports local business, promotes tourism, enhances the services and entertainment provided to Los Alamos residents locally, and allows new business to test the market on a temporary basis which could lead to a permanent new investment in the community.”

  • Sports briefs 09-11-14

     

    Bower Run set for Sept. 20

     

    The Jerry Bower Memorial 5K race will return this year Sept. 20.

    The Bower run is a fundraising event that goes to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

    It is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20. The race will start at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

    It will go down Bathtub Row and Rose Street. The course will be completely paved.

    A donation of $25 is requested to participate. The first 50 participants will receive an Alzheimer’s Association water bottle.

  • Remembering 9/11: 'Never Forget'
  • LA still looking for its first win as it travels to face the Pintos

     

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team dropped in the MaxPreps.com Class 5A rankings ahead of its week three game at Moriarty.

    The Hilltoppers will try to break into the win column this week after two tough losses to open the season. The Hilltoppers and the Pintos meet at 7 p.m. Friday in Moriarty.

    Saturday, Los Alamos was blasted by the St. Pius X Sartans. The Sartans scored six unanswered touchdowns in the first half, then ran the attempted onside kick back for a touchdown to start the second half en route to a 49-6 victory.

    Los Alamos has managed just 12 points in two games so far. Both of its touchdowns were scored in the fourth quarter of the two games.

  • Rice is top predictor Tuesday

     

    Bill Rice was the top predictor in this week’s Pace Race.

    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. Runners and walkers race at various spots around Los Alamos County and the winner is determined by who most closely predicts their actual finish time.

    Tuesday’s race was at the Burnt Mesa Trail at Bandelier National Monument.

    Rice finished his race with an error of just 3 seconds, which bested Tamara Jurado, who was 10 seconds off, Artemia Rojas, who was 11 seconds off, and Katie Gattiker who missed by 13 seconds. Three other runners finished within 35 seconds of their predicted times.

    On the 1-mile course, Brian Newman was the fastest finisher. He came in with a time of 12:31. Joan Williams finished in 24:24.

  • Be There calendar 09-11-14

     

    Today 

    The Zone is now open after school, 3-5 p.m. weekdays. It’s open to all school age kids, and a relaxed attitude to noise applies, so if kids want to listen to music, watch a video, or chat with friends, nobody’s going to come by and say “Hush.” All other library policies apply.

     

    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.