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Today's News

  • Man gets 60 years in prison in Levy slaying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy nearly a decade ago was sentenced Friday to 60 years in prison.

    In November, a jury convicted Ingmar Guandique of first-degree murder in Levy's 2001 disappearance and death, despite a lack of witnesses and no DNA evidence linking him to the crime.

  • The cost of holding a grudge

    When we don’t forgive, it can hurt us. At 6:07 p.m. Sunday evening, during Contemporary Worship at Trinity on the Hill Espiscopal Church, Father Colin Kelly will begin a three-session teaching series about forgiveness and the healing impact it can have in our lives.
    Grudges, hurt feelings and thoughts of vengeance, when nurtured over a long period of time, can lead to serious health problems. Mayoclinic.com mentions some of these health problems: stress, higher blood pressure, depression, anxiety or hostility, substance abuse, even chronic pain.

  • Religion listings 02-11-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com.  Bruce Kuenzel, Pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • Ski report 02-11-11

    Angel Fire
    44-52 inch base of powder and packed powder. No new snow reported. 72 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    20-30 inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    21-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 35 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Red River
    40-45 inch base of powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 55 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Fishing report 02-11-11

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 240 cfs. Fishing is reported as slow with little pressure. Best bet is through town at city park using worms and spinners.

  • Hockey: LA closes out regular season

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team has its final two games of the regular season this weekend.
    Los Alamos will play at Santa Fe tonight at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, then will close out its regular season at home at 9:30 a.m. Sunday against La Cueva.
    The Hilltoppers won their only game last week, topping the Eldorado Eagles 3-1. The win improved the Hilltoppers’ season mark to 13-2-1.

  • Wrestling: LA has high hopes for district tourney

    The formula at the District 2AAAA wrestling tournament is pretty simple: win and you’re in, lose and you’re out.
    Los Alamos’ wrestlers, along with the other four district teams’ wrestlers will get their shot to do just that Saturday.
    The 2011 district meet will start at 9:30 a.m. This year’s tournament is being hosted by Capital High School.
    Saturday’s district tournament will be the first one for 2AAAA newcomer Santa Fe and Hilltopper head coach Bob Geyer thinks the Demons might just be the team to beat.

  • How’s that working for ya?

    Do you ever wonder why children don’t routinely stick their hands in fire?  
    Maybe it’s because they did it before and it hurt?  They learned not to do it again.  This is what psychologists call “one trial learning.”

  • Just A Wag 02-11-11


    Cats survive standoff   
    The seven cats found inside Richard Morse’s Bathtub Row home following his recent 19-hour standoff with police are in shelter care.
    Several of the cats were ill and have undergone treatment by a local veterinarian.
    The county is repairing the chain link fence surrounding the home that was damaged in the standoff.
    Morse was transported to a hospital in Las Vegas, N.M. for a psychological evaluation.

    Send us your wags

  • Help shape the future of Los Alamos County

    Los Alamos County has been working toward creating a more sustainable community for several years.  
    It is time for us to take a step back, analyze our progress and reexamine our plans for the future.  
    Previous columns have touched on some of the actions taken, and now it is time for you, as an educated and motivated citizen, to take an active role in shaping our community’s future.     
    Creating a sustainable Los Alamos County is going to require participation and ingenuity from you.