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Today's News

  • Winter Storm Warning Until Tuesday morning

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY MORNING.

    * WINDS... NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

    * SNOW LEVELS... ALL ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE WARNING AREA.

  • Animal Shelter: Home for the Holidays 12-18-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure.

    DOGS

    Buddy —Another young neutered male GSD-mix. Just waiting on shots. Very sweet and friendly.

  • Be There 12-18-11

    Today

    Author and chicken expert Patricia Foreman talks about her new book, “City Chicks,” at 2 p.m. at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.  Learn how to keep and employ chickens in small spaces.  

  • La Leche League meeting Tuesday

    The La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss, “Nutrition and Weaning” at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
    All interested, pregnant, or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audiotapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.
    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • LAPS announces grant winners

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has awarded grants to LAPS teachers in the twice-yearly opportunity to compete for funding of educational projects.
    Six of seven schools in the district submitted applications and all six of those schools received some funding for projects.
    The grants are written by teachers and educational faculty and must demonstrate creativity, prudence and a way to measure the benefit to students.  

  • Two-time champs

    The Chess Team from Aspen Elementary School recently won two National Championships at the United States Chess Federation National Scholastic Chess Championships — a feat never before accomplished by any New Mexico school, despite the strong history of New Mexico scholastic chess.  
    More than 400 schools from 37 states traveled to Dallas in late November to participate in 15 separate National Championship sections: one championship for each grade kindergarten through 12th and two Blitz chess championships, one for elementary schools and another for secondary schools.  

  • Nominations accepted for asset awards

    Only a few days remain to nominate people who live or work in Los Alamos for the Community Asset Awards.
    The program, sponsored by Assets In Action and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, will celebrate nominees’ year of promoting the good work in and around the community and throughout the world.
    The 2010 event recognized 42 community members with feats of good deeds that benefited the young and the young-at-heart.
    Those nominated will be recognized for their good deeds on Jan. 7 at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. Chef Torres will whip up a bevy of baked goods for the sweet affair.

  • On Ice

    Tyler Thorn of Los Alamos tries to put a move on an Eldorado defender Friday night at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

  • Boys hoops topped by Taos, 53-46

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team fell to the Taos Tigers Saturday night on the road.
    Taos, a former District 2-4A opponent of the Hilltoppers, knocked off the Hilltoppers 53-46. Taos went on a 7-0 run in the third quarter behind Max Suazo to take a lead it would never relinquish.
    Suazo finished with a game-high 22 points. For Los Alamos, Nick Baker had 19 points.
    The Hilltoppers (3-6) have now lost three of four contests heading into the Poe Corn Tournament which starts Dec. 28.

  • LA grappling team takes eighth Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team finished eighth in the 17-team Piedra Vista Invitational tournament Saturday.
    Los Alamos earned another solid finish with Saturday’s performance in a high-level tournament which featured tough teams from the Four Corners area. The duals tournament featured the likes of Cleveland, Aztec, Bayfield, Colo. and the host Panthers.
    “This tournament was actually a little bit harder than Rio Rancho,” Los Alamos head coach Bob Geyer said, talking about the Southwest Duals Los Alamos participated in earlier this month. “There were some really tough matches.”