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Today's News

  • Teter fans 17 as LA wins 5-0

    In its nondistrict contest against the Raton Tigers, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team had little on the line except avenging a 2011 loss at Raton.
    However, Los Alamos ace pitcher Monika Teter may have had more than that on her mind. Teter, the losing pitcher in last year’s contest, threw perhaps as hard as she has all season in blowing away the Tigers.
    Teter struck out 17 batters, at least two in each inning, and tossed a complete game shutout as the Hilltoppers prevailed 5-0 at Overlook Park Saturday.

  • ´Topper girls take second at Academy

    In what is considered to be one of the toughest tournaments of the regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team took second place at Albuquerque Academy this weekend.
    The Hilltoppers topped Piedra Vista, Belen and the host Chargers in pool play, but fell to the powerful Farmington Scorpions in the final round at Academy.
    Both Los Alamos teams took part in the event. Los Alamos’ boys, playing shorthanded, dropped all four of their team contests this weekend.
    For Los Alamos’ girls, they swept Piedra Vista and Belen Friday, 9-0, then snuck by arch-rival Albuquerque Academy Saturday morning.

  • On Schedule 04-08-12

    Monday
    Golf: Los Alamos at Capital Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Sepulveda Invite, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Tennis: Los Alamos at Taos, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, junior varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, junior varsity, 4 p.m.

    Track and field: LAMS Invite, boys and girls seventh and eighth grade, 3 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Baseball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Girls track and field: Los Alamos at Cleveland Invite, junior varsity, 3 p.m.

  • Local athlete remembers Micah True--see video

    The death of runner Micah True March 27 in southwestern New Mexico came as a shock to many, including the running community of Los Alamos which got to see him when he took part in the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs in 2010.
    True, one of the most famous ultra-runners in the world, not only participated in the 2010 trail runs, but, following the race, hosted a presentation in Los Alamos, talking about his work with the Copper Canyon ultra-marathon and the Tarahumara indigenous peoples of central Mexico.

  • Popular painter Thomas Kinkade dies at age 54--Video Extra

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Artist Thomas Kinkade once said that he had something in common with Walt Disney and Norman Rockwell: He wanted to make people happy.

    And he won success with brushwork paintings that focused on idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches — highly popular works that became big sellers for dealers across the United States.

    The self-described "Painter of Light," who died Friday at age 54, produced sentimental scenes of country gardens and pastoral landscapes in dewy morning light that were beloved by many but criticized by the art establishment.

  • VIDEO: Today in History: Saturday, April 7
  • Navy jet crashes in Virginia; Two pilots eject--Video Extra

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Emergency crews searched the charred remains of a Virginia Beach apartment complex Friday after a fighter jet crashed into it just after takeoff in what Navy officials called a "catastrophic mechanical malfunction."

    Two Navy pilots — a student and an instructor from nearby Naval Air Station Oceana — ejected just before the jet careened into the apartment complex, demolishing sections of some buildings and engulfing others in flames. Some 40 apartment units were damaged or destroyed in the crash, but hours later no fatalities had been reported.

  • Getting Tanked

    Kwik Lube Service Center, located at 2155 Trinity Drive, will remain open despite a huge hole on its property. Business  owner Fidel Naranjo said gas tanks are being pulled in front and in back of his business. “We are trying to stay open and that is why we are doing this during spring break. This used to be a gas station and the state has wanted me to get those tanks out of here,” Naranjo said.

  • Update 04-06-12

    Easter closure
           
    In observance of Easter, the Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed on Sunday.
     
    LWV luncheon

    The League of Women Voters will have County Clerk Janet Foster and Election Manager Gloria Maestas as speakers at 11:45 a.m. Thursday for Lunch with a Leader.  The luncheon will be at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    School calendar

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will have a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School.

    TV appearance

  • Four residents become newest Living Treasures

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series.
    On April 15, Edward Macmann, Rosemary O’Connor and John and Nancy Bartlit will be recognized and honored as the newest members of Living Treasures of Los Alamos. The ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, is at 2 p.m. in the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The public is invited to attend.
    The annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of individuals who have enhanced life on the Hill. Friends, family and co-workers are encouraged to participate in the ceremony by sharing stories and remembrances about each new Treasure.