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Today's News

  • Volleyball: Toppers swept in state 4A semifinal

    RIO RANCHO — For the third year in a row, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team ends its season with a loss to the St. Pius X Sartans.
    After surviving a back-and-forth contest Friday morning against the Roswell Coyotes in the Class AAAA quarterfinals, the Hilltoppers took the Sartans down to the wire in each of the first two sets in Friday night’s semifinal.

  • This post is powerful

    Ray Powell’s winning campaign to “clean up the State Land Office” paralleled Susana Martinez’s winning campaign to clean up Santa Fe.
    Outgoing State Land Commissioner Pat Lyons groused, like the outgoing chief executive, that the candidate was campaigning against him and not the opponent.
    True on both counts.
    The campaign for state land commissioner, largely overshadowed by drama higher on the ballot, deserved more attention because it’s probably New Mexico’s second most powerful position.

  • 'Celebrities' dish it up for Hamburger Night

    Anytime you have a chance to fundraise with friends for a good cause, life as you know it is pretty good.
    This Monday, local Los Alamos High School senior Keanna Cohen and her posse of pals will be serving up smiles and burgers from 5-8 p.m. at the United Way Hamburger Night, hosted by the Hill Diner.
    “The United Way Youth Team members are very involved in many activities and yet they find time and energy to work for this noble cause,” said Morrie Pongratz, the Youth Team adult leader.

  • Memory and metaphor

    More than 50 pieces of fiber art by one artist, Katy Korkos, will grace the walls of the Fuller Lodge Art Center for one week, Nov. 15-20.
    “I’m not sure that it’s because I’m such a prolific artist; maybe it’s because I’ve been making things for about 40 years and I start a lot of new projects,” Korkos said.
    The work is mostly representational rather than abstract and mostly inspired by natural forms — birds, leaves and trees. She says that almost everything else is inspired by words and thoughts about life.

  • Stamping out hunger one step at a time

    Every year, approximately 2,000 communities around the country take part in the Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Hunger Walk, in an effort to take a stand against hunger and help those in need. Los Alamos is no exception.

  • A festive start to the holiday season

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Christmas trees of all sizes have begun to fill the center, as donations for the Festival of Trees have begun to flow in.
    This year will mark the 7th Annual Festival of Trees, an event during which the public can bid on the trees at the center. The event is part of the holiday activities at the BESC, which also includes the Festival of Chocolate on Nov. 19. The Festival of Trees will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 20 at the BESC.

  • Animal Shelter 11-14-10

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  

  • Men's basketball: Gillenwater scores 30 to lead NMSU to season-opening win

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Troy Gillenwater scored 30 points and New Mexico State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 92-76 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

    The Aggies made 12 of 25 attempts from beyond the arc. Gillenwater made 5 of 9 on 3-point attempts and Hernst Laroche, who scored 21 points, connected on all four of his 3-point attempts. Rahman Hamidu added 18 points for the Aggies.

  • Election shows work for Obama to win back voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Near the midpoint of his presidency, Barack Obama's diverse voter coalition reveals giant cracks and he faces major work repairing his standing among independents in states crucial to his re-election chances.

    Catholics. Older people. Women. Young adults. They shifted toward Republicans in this month's elections and failed to support Obama's Democratic Party as they did in 2008.

  • Big stock offerings next week could boost markets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the world of new stock offerings, everything about next week is big: The number of deals, the amount of money expected to be raised and the profiles of the companies going public — and now the world's most populous nation may be getting into the mix.