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Today's News

  • Santa Fe Opera announces 2012 five-opera season

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Opera will open its 2012 season with a production of Puccini's "Tosca," which was last performed by the opera company in 1994.

    General director Charles MacKay announced next season's repertory on Tuesday.

    The company will for the first time perform Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers," Rossini's "Maometto II," and Szymanowski's "King Roger."

    There also will be a new production of Strauss' "Arabella," which was last done by the Santa Fe Opera in 1997.

    The 2012 season runs from June 29 through Aug. 25.

  • Baseball: LA falls in opening round to Artesia

    There were only two minor upsets in this weekend’s Class 4A state baseball playoffs. Unfortunately, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers weren’t among the two teams pulling off those upsets.
    Los Alamos was knocked out of the 2011 state playoffs Saturday. It lost two straight games in the best-of-three opening round against Artesia. Artesia took both games by counts of 12-2.
    The two losses ended the Hilltoppers’ season. The Hilltoppers, who qualified for the tournament with their District 2-4A championship, ended 2011 with a record of 13-13.

  • Softball: Toppers earn No. 8 seed in playoffs

    The Los Alamos Hilltoppers got into the upper half of the Class 4A softball bracket as they expected to, but they have a stiff contest to open.
    Los Alamos earned the No. 8 seed in the 4A softball tournament, which opens Thursday morning. In the opening round, it’s pitted against the No. 9 seed Del Norte Knights.
    The Los Alamos-Del Norte game is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Rio Rancho.
    The softball playoffs have a new format in 2011. It’s a combination of the single-elimination play from 2010 and the double-elimination play from years’ past.
    This year, the first round of state is single-elimination. However, double-elimination play begins in the quarterfinals and continues the rest of the way.

  • Golf: LA girls in 4th place after first round

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team was in fourth place heading into the second day of state competition today.
    Los Alamos’ girls were scheduled to finish the Class 4A tournament today, being played at the University of New Mexico Championship Course in Albuquerque. They shot a team total of 391 in the first round, 41 shots off the pace.
    To start today’s round – players were scheduled to tee off at 8 a.m. – the Hilltoppers had a fair amount of work to do to move into the top three, which was their stated goal.
    Deming earned a team score of 350 to take the day one lead. Goddard was 14 shots off the pace heading in and Kirtland Central was 18 shots behind Deming’s Wildcats.

  • Efficiency in regulations

    A lack of sturdy regulation is a large, worsening problem for the nation’s economy in all its aspects.
    Today’s column outlines sorely needed advances of large scope. Ensuing columns will amplify key features. Judge the whole.
    Department of Regulatory Science & Technology tools move us faster than slogans.                                                          

  • LA receives grant for pilot program

    G-Ball has been described as golf’s version of T-Ball. Los Alamos Recreation Division has been awarded a grant for the Starting New at Golf (SNAG) G-Ball pilot program.

    Los Alamos County is one of a select handful of communities in the U.S. to receive the grant. The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) awarded the grants, which totaled $180,000. Los Alamos is still awaiting word on the dollar amount it will receive, Recreation Programs Manager Diane Marquez said.

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  • Stripping criminals of ill-gotten gains

    n an effort to interrupt a criminal’s ability to achieve financial gains through illegal activity, the United States Marshals Service has added a new Asset Forfeiture Criminal Investigator to its New Mexico team.

  • Edgewater earns DOE honor

     

    Edgewater Technical Associates, LLC, of Los Alamos was named Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Department of Energy.

    DOE, the largest civilian contracting agency within the Federal government, is conducting its 12th Annual Small Business Conference & Expo at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri today through Thursday.

  • Enrollment open for Boys and Girls State

    Boys State and Girls State  will be held  in June at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.  
    Los Alamos High School juniors can receive three college credit hours  for participating. The credit hours are fully transferable to other colleges.
    Boys State and Girls State are programs of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary that supply a civics education.  
    In the week-long program that students learn government from the ground up by total immersion in the process by joining a political party, selecting candidates, campaigning, getting elected and serving in office.
    The boys and girls act as mayors, sheriffs, judges, legislators, prosecutors as district attorneys and many others.