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Today's News

  • Lighting Up Fuller Lodge

    Jeremy Varela illuminates the side of Fuller Lodge near the Fuller Lodge Art Center last week and said it’s a precursor to something quite exciting that he has planned for the Pumpkin Glow event in downtown Los Alamos later this month.

  • October is Crime Prevention Month

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Celebrate Safe Communities initiative is working with local communities across the country during October’s Crime Prevention Month to address local crime trends and issues.  

    Registered Celebrate Safe Communities sites are holding a wide variety of events and programs in surrounding neighborhoods with law enforcement agencies, schools, businesses and others to highlight crime prevention efforts and celebrate the work done to maintain safer communities.  

    Locally, Los Alamos police are hosting a prescription drug depository booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 29, in the Los Alamos Medical Center east parking lot.

  • Costly court battle looms

    Rep. Jim Hall (R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval) took last week to reflect after spending the prior three

    weeks making the daily drive to the Round House to take part in a Legislative Special Session.

    The meat of the Special Session revolved around redistricting. And it has been well documented that no agreement was reached on the House or Senate side and both bills heading to Gov. Susana Martinez’s desk likely will be vetoed.

    After a week’s respite in Texas visiting his son, Hall was back in Los Alamos this week and he spent Tuesday, giving a talk to his constituents at the weekly Kiwanis Club meeting during the day and briefing the county council Tuesday night.

  • Burgess lands county's top executive job

    And the new county administrator is …

    Harry Burgess of Carlsbad.

    That was the big event at Tuesday night’s county council meeting as councilors made their selection after a protracted months long search.

    Councilor Mike Wismer first took a moment to thank Acting County Administrator Randy Autio for “sitting in the hot seat” the last few months. “Your service was exemplary,” Wismer said. Wismer then summed up the reasons Burgess was chosen.

    “Harry Burgess has a strong economic development background. In fact, that was the emphasis of his PhD. He really did his homework, and has, as a result, what I would consider an excellent grasp on the pulse of Los Alamos.

  • Government only helps

    Here’s the recipe for growing an economy:
    “The growth rate of real per capita output is the sum of the growth rate of real per capita labor input and productivity growth.
    Productivity … is determined by the technology and regulatory structure of the economy and therefore is largely independent of spending policies.”
    The good words come from two economists, Harold L. Cole of the University of Pennsylvania and Lee E. Ohanian of UCLA. Their essay appeared Sept. 26 in the Wall Street Journal.
    Growing real per capita labor input means more people working more. Doing more stuff and doing existing tasks more efficiently grows productivity.
    Companies are doing something about growing real per capita output.

  • Using Her Head

    Los Alamos’ Leslie Guarello heads a ball toward the Capital goal Saturday at Sullivan Field. Guarello finished Saturday’s match with three goals and an assist as the Hilltoppers routed the Jaguars 10-0.

    The Hilltoppers, the top-ranked team in the state, have a big nondistrict contest scheduled for Friday when they travel to Albuquerque to take on St. Pius X.

    A win in that contest would give the Hilltoppers virtually undisputed claim on the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A championship tournament, which starts later this month.

  • Beltre’s 3 homers lift Rangers over Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — This is what Adrian Beltre envisioned when he signed with Texas in the offseason. Balls jumping off his bat in October, the Rangers making another run for the pennant.
    Beltre hit three straight home runs and the defending AL champions advanced again, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in Game 4 Tuesday to win their playoff matchup.
    Beltre put on a power show that few players in major league history have matched, helping Texas take the best-of-five series and ending the Rays’ remarkable run to the wild-card spot. The Rangers next play the Detroit Tigers-New York Yankees winner.

  • Bob Visel shoots ace

    Bob Visel scored his first ace Sept. 20 at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    Visel, playing on the 122-yard eighth hole, picked up his ace hitting a pitching wedge.
    Witnessing the ace were Young Nilsen, John Stam and Eddie Sanchez.

  • Lobos come out flat as Aggies win 3-1

    LAS CRUCES — For sure, you have to give the Aggie their dues.
    After all, New Mexico State beat the Lobos three games out of four and used solid net work to grab a 3-1 win over New Mexico Tuesday night in the Pan American
    Center.
    But Lobo Coach Jeff Nelson also blamed another team for UNM’s loss to Aggies. He blamed the Lobos.
    “We came out with no intensity, really flat,” said Nelson of the 25-22, 25-18, 22-25, 25-17 loss to the Aggies in front of a crowd of 1,669. “They’re just not bringing it. They (the Aggies) outworked us. I think they wanted it a lot more than we did.”

  • Toppers, Sundevils to meet tonight

    The two top teams in the District 2-4A volleyball standings will face off tonight when Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers will take on Española Valley’s Sundevils.
    That match is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Edward Medina Gymnasium in Española.
    Heading into that contest, the Hilltoppers and Sundevils are tied for the 2-4A lead. Both teams sport 2-0 district records.
    Española Valley, which has been Los Alamos’ toughest district opponent for the last several seasons, will be heading into tonight’s contest on a roll. It has won three straight matches, including a 3-2 victory over Santa Fe Sept. 28 and a 3-1 win over Capital Saturday.