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Today's News

  • A taste of Ireland comes to Los Alamos

    Celtic band FEAST will present an Irish St. Patrick’s show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Celtic Fire is an Irish music and dance show with toe-tapping, Irish music and Ireland’s new champion dance duo coming straight from Dublin. Virtuoso temperaments and symphonic textures characterize the sound of FEAST.

  • Be There 03-16-11

    Today
    Raptor Visit at PEEC, 3540 Orange Street. 7 p.m. Three new educational (non-releasable) raptors from the Santa Fe Raptor Center will visit. Educators will tell about the birds — a Swainson’s Hawk, Kestrel and Great Horned Owl — and allow the audience to view them up close. Family-friendly and free.

    Thursday
     A St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1601 Trinity Dr. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information call 690-4620.

  • Hope and loss in Japan's search for 8,000 missing

    NATORI, Japan (AP) — Line after line, a list on the wall of city hall reveals the dead. Some are named. Others are identified only by a short description.

    Female. About 50. Peanuts in left chest pocket. Large mole. Seiko watch.

    Male. 70-80 years old. Wearing an apron that says "Rentacom."

    One set catches the eye of Hideki Kano, a man who appears to be in his 30s.

    "I think that's my mom!" he says. He rushes out into the snow, headed for a makeshift morgue.

  • Softball: LA picks up important win at home

    For the past several seasons, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team has found itself on several occasions just a hit or two away from victory.
    In too many of those scenarios, however, the Hilltoppers haven’t been able to find that hit or two.
    So it was refreshing for Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya to see his team come up with some clutch hitting to help put away a stout Class 4A opponent Tuesday afternoon at Overlook Park.

  • Baseball: A cloud of dust

    Hilltopper Jared Mang (14) tries to field a throw at second base as Hope Christian’s Ian Sutton slides into the bag. Hope Christian won Thursday’s game at Bomber Field 13-5, dropping Los Alamos to 0-6 on the 2011 season.

  • Men's basketball: No clear-cut team to beat in tourney

    Every year when the NCAA tournament bracket comes out, there’s a team, maybe a couple that stand out.
    Last year, to a certain extent, it was Duke. Kansas, with those five future pros, was the bracket behemoth in 2008 and Florida was the no-brainer in 2007.
    This year, there doesn’t seem to be that one team that’ll be at the top of everyone’s bracket. It’s probably closer to a dozen. Heck, there are five or six teams just in the Big East that could be considered legitimate title contenders.

  • Men's basketball: No clear-cut team to beat in tourney

    Every year when the NCAA tournament bracket comes out, there’s a team, maybe a couple that stand out.
    Last year, to a certain extent, it was Duke. Kansas, with those five future pros, was the bracket behemoth in 2008 and Florida was the no-brainer in 2007.
    This year, there doesn’t seem to be that one team that’ll be at the top of everyone’s bracket. It’s probably closer to a dozen. Heck, there are five or six teams just in the Big East that could be considered legitimate title contenders.

  • Time to pull that trigger

    There have been so many “defining moments” in our nation’s history – every election today, for example, is proclaimed such – the term is more cliche than truth.
    Our war for independence was obviously a defining moment – not solely for our country, but for the world, as it turned out. The Civil War – the election of Lincoln and the anti-slavery voice countering the growing power of the South.
    Two world wars. The civil rights movement. We send a man to the moon. Those were genuinely defining moments.

  • State budget ripples through economies and communities

    We complain that they aren’t competent. But now we have reason to worry that there aren’t enough of them.
    Government employees, that is ­— specifically, the front-line regulators who are charged with keeping us safe and keeping our institutions honest. This is an effect of the looming cuts in the state budget.

  • More governments advising citizens to leave Tokyo

    TOKYO (AP) — Australia advised its citizens in Japan on Wednesday to consider leaving Tokyo and earthquake-affected areas, joining a growing number of governments and businesses telling their people it may be safer elsewhere.

    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a travel advice update that Australians with no need to be in the area should think about leaving but added that the decision had nothing to do with the threat of nuclear contamination from a damaged nuclear power plant.