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Today's News

  • Hargreaves showcases his skills with LASO

    When local French horn player, John Hargreaves, was asked if his instrument is the hardest instrument to learn to play well, he just smiled, didn’t give a direct answer but said, “French horn players are always asked that question!”
    Hargreaves will solo with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra April 27 at the Crossroads Bible Church. As he described his journey to becoming an accomplished horn player, the answer to that question points to an obvious “yes.”

  • How does your garden grow?

    K-Kids, a Kiwanis-sponsored club at Barranca, shows their seedlings for the Los Alamos Youth Food Project. These seedlings will be planted at the LAMS garden site in May during the LAYFP Planting Festival.

  • CIP projects face budgetary roadblock

    The Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) that are ready to move forward may face a long delay. The FY2013/FY2014 budget includes only 20 percent of the total project costs, and projections for the future are not optimistic.

    Newly appointed Deputy County Administrator Steven Lynne laid out the facts. Approximately $27 million is available in the next two years. Long-term projections estimate that only $2.5 million a year will be available after that, bringing the 10-year total to $47 million.

    Projects that council has taken some initial action on total $123.5 million. Most of those have received phase 2 approvals, and others, such as the community broadband initiative, are nearing that.

  • Update 04-22-12

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school speech theater.

    Open house

    Project Y is hosting an open house from 6:30-8 p.m. at UNM-LA, Building 2, Tuesday. Come see FIRST team 4153’s robot in action. Everyone is welcome.

    Kiwanis

    Kiwanis meets from noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. The group will hold committee meetings Tuesday.

    Great conversations

    Join the LAPS Foundation for the third annual Great Conversation event from 2-4:30 p.m. today at LAHS.

    Council meeting

  • Griffith Gym to be rededicated

    There is a story behind just about any dedication.

    Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos is no exception.

    The community is invited to the Ribbon Cutting/Rededication of Griffith Gymnasium at 6 p.m. Monday.

    Griffith Gym happens to be named after Lieutenant Thurston “Turk” Griffith, Jr., who was a 1958 graduate of Los Alamos High School.  

    And it turns out, Griffith’s memory is dedicated in another state and that ceremony took place in Fort Gordon, Ga., in January.

  • Leaked DOD memo rips DOE on size of labs

    The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) has its sights set on the Department of Energy and its national laboratories.

    Somehow, the people at POGO got their hands on a leaked Department of Defense memo, which reflects DOE’s refusal to downsize, despite the end of the Cold War. It presents the arguments of a number of experts who have said DOE’s laboratories should downsize, rather than expand their mission. It also compiles evidence of DOE’s ongoing efforts to circumvent the congressional appropriations process.

    POGO investigator Pete Stockton said he could not disclose how the organization got the memo.

    But he did say, “it’s quite damaging for DOE.”

  • Baseball, softball thump the Jaguars

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams, as expected, were big winners over the Capital Jaguars Saturday.
    Los Alamos swept all four games from the Jaguars in Saturday’s doubleheaders. The softball team won 16-9, 16-0 and the baseball team crushed the Jaguars 27-0, 20-0.
    For the Hilltopper baseball team, the win in game one officially wrapped up the District 2-4A title, their fourth straight district crown. Following the team’s extra-innings win Wednesday at Española Valley, it needed just one win in any of the three remaining game with Capital (0-18), which has scored a grand total of 37 runs in 2012.
    The two totals for the Hilltopper baseball team were the most runs it has scored in any contests this season.

  • LA girls are third at Harper track meet

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team placed third at the two-day Richard A. Harper Memorial Invitational.
    The Harper meet is considered a good indicator of how teams may fare at the state meet, now less than three weeks away.
    If this weekend’s meet was any indication, the Hilltoppers are in good position to vie for their fourth straight team title. However, the Los Lunas Tigers finished solidly in the No. 4 spot in team competition, just four points behind the Hilltoppers.
    In all, 19 teams took part in the Harper Invitational, including eight Class 4A teams.

  • Sports Schedule April 23-28

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Santa Fe Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Girls tennis: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, varsity, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at East Mountain, JV, 3:30 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, girls JV, 3 p.m.; LAMS Invite, boys and girls seventh and eighth grade, 3 p.m.

    Softball: Kirtland Central at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Pojoaque, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Tennis: Los Alamos at District 2-4A Tournament, boys and girls varsity, TBA.

  • Triatomics gearing up for the season

    The warming weather is a sure sign the Los Alamos Triatomics are getting into full swing for the year and one of the group’s signature events is right around the corner.
    The Triatomics are a local multi-sport and fitness group which is committed to giving its members opportunities to train for competitive multi-sport events.
    During the spring is when things usually get going for the group. Already this spring, it has hosted a swimming clinic and a pair of training “bricks” for the upcoming Atomic Man Duathlon.