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Today's News

  • Topper softball falls to Bernalillo

    BERNALILLO — Some costly errors in untimely situations hurt the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team dearly in a big District 2-4A contest Wednesday.
    Los Alamos met the Bernalillo Spartans Wednesday in Bernalillo with a chance to move within a game of clinching the district title this season.
    Instead, the Hilltoppers are in a position where they may now need a sweep to claim the district title.
    Bernalillo scored four times in the bottom of the fourth Wednesday, taking advantage of a pair of Los Alamos errors, to erase an early 3-0 Hilltopper advantage. The Spartans went on to win 6-4.

  • LA girls track wins big in final home meet

    Even without two of its biggest stars competing, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team walked away with a huge victory at home Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers were dominant at Sullivan Field Saturday in their regular season finale. They finished with 184 team points, more than the next two teams — St. Michael’s and Santa Fe — put together. St. Mike’s Horsemen finished with 89 points to finish in the runner-up spot.
    Los Alamos will again go into the District 2-4A championship meet as the heavy favorite to win. The district meet will start Friday at Bernalillo.
    At Saturday’s home meet, Amy Neal cleared 9 feet in the pole vault, earning a trip to the state Class 4A meet, which starts May 13.

  • Congress has moral obligation

     

       

    As Washington engages in a heated political debate about the federal deficit, both parties agree that spending should be cut and no program seems entirely safe from the budget-slashing ax. 

    But history tells us that congress often makes mistakes during periods of indiscriminate budget-cutting. And this time, the consequences could be tragic for our soldiers still in harm’s way.

  • After Earth Day

    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) once again did a wonderful job of organizing Earth Day activities for Los Alamos.  

    Earth Day is a special day that lets us get together as a community to celebrate how much we value a healthy, sustainable environment, and to recognize the many things we are already doing to preserve and enhance the environment for ourselves and our children.

  • Hecker to be featured in Domenici documentary

    Former Los Alamos National Laboratory director Sig Hecker will be featured in a documentary about Pete Domenici to air this fall.

    A couple of weeks ago, an Albuquerque-based TV producer Chris Schueler interviewed Hecker and they discussed a number of topics.

  • Councilors share vision for the county

    Some on the Los Alamos County Council would argue the county has a lot going for it – they point to the level of intellect, resources, services and drive at its disposal. 

    The key question remains unanswered in terms of how local officials can best tap into those assets to make a substantial impact on the quality of life in Los Alamos.

  • Bleak finances squeeze LAFC

    The cost of doing business at the Los Alamos Family Council exceeds its client’s insurance payments by some 35 percent. Over the years, the agency has sought financial assistance from grants, contracts and financing, but today’s local, state and national mental health environments have made those options increasingly difficult. 

    The 48-year-old mental health agency must restructure and downsize its operation by 50 percent in order to stay afloat.

  • Celebrity news

     

       

    Andy Dick arrested in California

    TEMECULA, Calif. — Comedian Andy Dick has been arrested in Southern California for being drunk and disorderly in a restaurant.

  • PEEC offers two hikes for Saturday

    On Saturday, Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering two adventures for outdoor-lovers. One is close to home in White Rock Canyon and the other is a little beyond San Ysidro.

    Paul Arendt will lead the White Rock Canyon hike, a rigorous nine-mile exploration into the more isolated sections of the canyon.  It will take approximately 5 ½ hours to complete, starting from the Bandelier Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m.

  • Class teaches survival skills

    On May 14, kids ages eight and older can learn survival skills at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, in a class from 10 a.m.-noon. Led by Rob Dixon, recreation program manager for the Valles Caldera, the class will be the first in a series of two which will teach kids the skills they will need to know if they are ever on their own in the woods. In this session, they will learn how to start fires without matches.