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Today's News

  • Update 11-16-10

    Power outage
    At 12:38 a.m. Sunday, power was interrupted to Circuit 17 affecting the downtown area along Deacon Street and Central Street eastward to Smith’s Food and Drug. The underground line there was patrolled that night and re-energized at 1:22 a.m. restoring power to the area.  The apparent cause of the outage was uncovered Monday when the remains of a large rodent were discovered inside the switchgear equipment box located at Deacon and 17th Street during the follow-up investigation.  

    Calling LA teens

  • Park Service to open Old Santa Fe Trail Building to the public

    SANTA FE – The National Park Service (NPS) will host a public open house and building tour on Nov. 30 in the Great Room of the Old Santa Fe Trail Building, located at 1100 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe.
    A tour of the building and its grounds will begin at 4:30 p.m.  and the open house will be from 5:15-7 p.m.
    This open house is meant to provide information about and invite public review and comment on the draft Cultural Landscape Report for the Old Santa Fe Trail property.

  • Economic chief vacates post after 7 months

    Los Alamos County’s top economic development leader, Scott Frederick, is no longer employed with the county. The county and Frederick reportedly came to a parting of the ways last Friday afternoon, but details are not being released by officials because it is a personnel matter.

  • Trouble brews beneath the surface of Ashley Pond

    Every town has a center, a location that is the hub of activity and a source of community pride. Ashley Pond could certainly be considered Los Alamos’ center; however, beneath the placid surface of the water trouble is brewing.

  • Muni building battle intensifies

    An estimated $3.1 million has been spent to date on the Los Alamos County Municipal Building and no earth has been turned.

    County Chief Financial Officer Steve Lynne said that cost includes $1.1 million for building designs, $900,000 to demolish the old building and $300,000 to demolish the LA Apartments to make room for the new 60,000 square foot building.

    In addition, another $800,000 has been spent for temporary county office space at various locations in the last three years.

  • Park Service to open Old Santa Fe Trail Building to the public

    SANTA FE – The National Park Service (NPS) will host a public open house and building tour on Nov. 30 in the Great Room of the Old Santa Fe Trail Building, located at 1100 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe.
    A tour of the building and its grounds will begin at 4:30 p.m.  and the open house will be from 5:15-     7 p.m.
    This open house is meant to provide information about and invite public review and comment on the draft Cultural Landscape Report for the Old Santa Fe Trail property.

  • Men's basketball: Kirk posts double-double in first game

    ALBUQUERQUE — Los Alamos’ former big man had a big showing in his first collegiate outing.
    Former Hilltopper superstar Alex Kirk posted a double-double to start his college career, leading the University of New Mexico Lobos to a 63-54 victory over Detroit Saturday night.
    UNM and Kirk were stellar in their 2010-11 season opener against Detroit, as they cruised to a wire-to-wire victory front of 15,145 fans at the Pit.

  • Volleyball: Pojoaque earns 3A title over Portales

    The Pojoaque Elks earned their second-straight state Class AAA volleyball title and third title since 2006 Saturday night.
    The Elks defeated the Portales Rams 25-16, 25-18, 25-22 to take the title.
    It was the third title captured by the Elks under the direction of head coach Brian Ainsworth.
    Pojoaque also defeated Portales in 2009 to claim that title.
    The Elks, who finished the 2010 season with a record of 17-4, swept the very tough District 5 this season to earn the top seed heading into the tournament.

  • Football: QB Kory Balog named Offensive Player of Year

    Kory Balog was named Offensive Player of the Year by the members of District 2AAAA for the 2010 football season.
    Balog, a senior for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team, was among the top rushers and passers in his senior season from the quarterback spot. Under new head coach Garett Williams, Balog led the team to a runner-up finish in 2AAAA this season.
    Los Alamos finished with a record of 4-6 overall and 3-1 in the district, finishing one game behind Bernalillo, which posted a perfect 4-0 district record.

  • Baseball: Posey, Feliz picked as Rookies of the Year

    NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz wound up together on the winning side Monday when they were voted the Rookies of the Year.

    Earlier this month, Posey singled off Feliz as the Giants beat Texas in the clinching Game 5 of the World Series.

    "It's hard to believe it's been two weeks," Posey said.