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Today's News

  • Happy New Year folks

    I was my mother’s third child and her third son.  I never did understand why parents care so much about the gender of their newborns, but my mother sure did and the entire hospital wing knew it.  
    As the story was told to me, she literally threw a tantrum, throwing things and crying that she had wanted a girl. The nurses even put a pink bracelet on me in an attempt to calm her down.

  • Just A Wag 12-31-10

    New bistro on horizon
    We have heard that a trendy new bistro complete with full bar and wood fired pizza is going to open in town. Our sources tell us that “Dixie Girl,” named after business woman Denise Lane who hails from the South, is on target to open   in the old Magistrate Court location behind Hill Diner in the spring.

    Donut shop says good night

  • LAPD wraps up pivotal year

    Calling it one of the proudest moments in his law enforcement career, Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy accepted state accreditation for his department during a special ceremony in Taos. In July, LAPD passed all 217 standards required for accreditation and became the first New Mexico county to earn such designation.
    The police department and jail renovation project also was completed this year, bringing both into compliance with state regulations.

  • Old Man Winter blasts Los Alamos

    Temperatures plunged into the single digits Thursday night in Los Alamos County and more of the same is expected for Friday and Saturday.
    The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is warning people to take precautions against the cold that has moved into the state.
    • They’re warning that hypothermia can be deadly.
    • Hypothermia is loss of the body’s core temperature.

  • LAPS looks to the future

    2010 is winding down quickly, but Los Alamos Public Schools administration already is thinking about 2011.
    LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt and Chief Financial Officer John Wolfe are thinking about the impact of the state budget on the district’s long-range financial plan. With a new governor coming into office in January, there are some concerns about how education will be impacted and how much, if any, it will be cut.

  • Religion listings 12-31-10

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • Bible Answers 12-31-10

    “Does the Bible say anything about making New Year’s resolutions?”— Kay
     

  • UConn's win streak ends at 90 in loss at Stanford

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Maya Moore and everybody around UConn realized how much this meant to Stanford after several near misses against the mighty Huskies — one in the Final Four, another that cost the Cardinal the 2010 NCAA title.

    No. 1 Connecticut's remarkable run is over, a 90-game winning streak stopped by an inspired Stanford squad determined to protect its own impressive mark: 52 straight home wins at Maples Pavilion.

  • Medicare taxes don't cover costs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — What you paid in Medicare taxes shows up on your W-2 income tax form every year. So when you retire, you want your money's worth.

    That's how most Americans see it. In an Associated Press-GfK poll nearly 6 out of 10 said they paid into the system so they deserve their full benefits — no cuts.

  • Tail end of storms blast some Western states

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico struggled against the tail end of storms New Year's Eve that left more westerly states recovering from a wintertime onslaught of snow, rain and bitter wind.

    Denver faced its heaviest snows of the season early Friday, while parts of Wyoming and New Mexico bundled up against stormy weather and frigid temperatures.

    Phoenix braced for a subfreezing Friday morning, a rarity in the desert city.