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Today's News

  • Local group marks traditional holiday

    Our Lady of the Woods will celebrate the traditional holiday of Beltane with a ritual, feast and Maypole dance on Sunday in North Mesa Park. The Beltane Sabbat marks the beginning of the summer for the Celts.
    For many English towns, the Maypole remained stationed at the town center, becoming a gathering place for the whole season, which was a sort of ongoing block party.
    Our Lady of the Woods will recreate some of those good times at their celebration. The potluck feast that follows will give way to songs, dance and stories.

  • Just A Wag 05-06-11

    Local teenage bullies...
    Parents are reporting that students at the middle school have launched intimidating and humiliating Facebook chatter against specific peers.
    Word is that the parents are reaching the breaking point and are about ready to go public.
     

    Send us your wags
    “Just a wag” features initial snippets of news heard around town.  The wags may grow to larger stories or simply remain snippets, either way this is meant to spark interest and provide food for thought. E-mail wags to lanews@lamonitor.com.

  • Gary runs for president

    On April 21, Gary Johnson stood in front of the New Hampshire State House in Concord and announced his candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
    Afterwards, the online newspaper “Slate” noted, “Only 14 percent of Republicans have the faintest idea of who he is.”
    Still later that evening, ABC News summed up the former New Mexico governor’s quest as, at best, “a long-shot bid for the White House.”
    Johnson would probably agree with that assessment, but he also remembers how virtually every political soothsayer in his own home state was saying much the same thing in 1994 after he announced his candidacy for the GOP gubernatorial nomination that year.

  • Gag Gag me with a spoon

    Civilization is doomed. We don’t have a prayer. Let’s just pack it up, give the planet back to the jellyfish and trilobites, and admit that the human race is headed for a sad and dismal end.
    Yeah, I know. An apocalyptic aphorism might not be the best way to start a column. But sometimes you just want to get to the punch line.
    Our children are growing up in a world that praises the putrid and idolizes the idiots. We worship the worthless, value the vulgar, deify the disgusting, and exalt the egregious.
    But with so many vile incarnations of mildewed dishrags in our society, you’d be hard pressed to guess which one I’m talking about.

  • Running: Burnside is tops at Pace Race

    Eric Burnside had a spotless prediction of his finish time at this week’s Pace Race.
    This week’s Pace Race was held Tuesday on the North Mesa Trail.
    Burnside, 13, finished in 22:00, equaling his predicted finish time to win this week’s race. Burnside just edged out Dan Rees, who was off by one second. Michelle Jones was off by nine seconds.
    Jones was the top finisher on the 1-mile course Tuesday, earning a time of 10:03. Zac Jones finished the short course in 11:09.
    Jamie Jablin had the fastest finish on the 3-mile course, crossing in 18:37. Alexander Romero finished in 20:19 and Jeramy Coettee posted a 20:30.

  • LAHS Athletics: It’s a busy weekend for teams

    The final week of the 2010-11 spring sports season is one of the busiest, starting with this weekend.
    Los Alamos has teams competing in the state Class 4A baseball and tennis championships and the District 2-4A track and field championship. Additionally, the Hilltoppers will be involved with a crucial doubleheader in softball Saturday.
    Today, the Hilltopper baseball team will open a best-of-three series with the Artesia Bulldogs. The winner of the series, which has its first game at 6 p.m. and continues at 11 a.m. Saturday, will advance to the quarterfinal round. The quarterfinals are Thursday in Albuquerque.

  • Tennis: Lucido/Havemann wins boys doubles crown--video extra

    ALBUQUERQUE — They’ve known each other for as long as they can remember. Actually, even longer.
    Dominic Lucido and Chase Havemann were in the hospital nursery at the same time. Now, they’re sharing half of a state championship.
    Lucido/Havemann won a thrilling three-set contest against Albuquerque Academy’s George Cooper/Brandon Jew, bouncing back after being dominated in the second set to win 6-1, 3-6, 7-5.
    It’s the second straight boys Class 4A doubles championship for the Hilltopper program. Matt Whicker, who was on hand for the title match, and Patrick Raichur won that title in 2010.

  • Al-Qaida vows revenge for Osama bin Laden's death

    CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida confirmed the killing of Osama bin Laden and vowed revenge, saying Friday that Americans' "happiness will turn to sadness." The statement was the first by the terror network since its leader was slain in a U.S. commando raid against his Pakistani hideout.

    The statement, written in typical al-Qaida style and in the name of the organization's General Command, seemed mostly intended to reassure followers that the terror group remains vigorous and intact.

    The statement was dated Tuesday, the day after bin Laden's death. Its authenticity could not be independently confirmed, but it was posted on militant websites Friday by the al-Fajr Center, al-Qaida's online media distribution network.

  • LA schools honor top employees, teachers, retirees

     Los Alamos Public Schools honored its top employees and teachers as well as hosted a retirement party Thursday at Fuller Lodge. Sharon Allen, a first grade teacher at Barranca Mesa Elementary, was named teacher of the year. Ted Garcia, a custodian at Aspen Elementary, was employee of the year. A complete look at the award nominees and retirees can be found in the attachment on the bottom of the file.      

  • Sue Hofmann to speak at Family Disaster Preparedness Seminar

    Sue Hofmann of Sue Hofmann State Farm Insurance will be one of the speakers during the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church’s Family Disaster Preparedness Seminar.

    The seminar will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church, located on Highway 126 in La Cueva.

    The seminar will be held again at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jemez Valley Baptist Church located on N.M. 4 in Canon.

    In addition to Hofmann, other speakers include Animal Amigos, La Cueva and Ponderosa Volunteer Fire Departments and American Red Cross.