Today's News

  • Ask Fr. John: A lesson on why people choose to fast

    Why do we fast? — G.

    Part one
    Your question is timely since we are currently in the Nativity Fast.
    Two overly simplified answers are: because the Lord Himself Who is God fasted and because Christ said “when you fast ...” Mt. 6:16.
    We know that fasting was practiced in the ancient church.
    The Apostles prescribed the weekly fasts on Wednesday and Friday in the ancient Apostolic text, “The Didache.” See the church website for Ancient Christian texts.
    However, this is not the main reason for fasting.
    There are several reasons why we fast. One is found where Paul says that Christ God emptied himself when he became incarnate. Ph 2:7.

  • Food Drive

    Volunteers assemble food packages for the needy during an event at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church on North Road Thursday.

  • Update 12-09-11

    Road closure

    Northbound 15th Street between Central Avenue and Iris Street will be closed for utility work for the new municipal building. Detour signs are posted. For more information, call 662-8112.

    Kiwanis meeting

    Kiwanis noon-1 p.m. meetings Tuesday at Jewish Center on Sage Street: Dec. 13-Steve Watts, general manager, on progress made by the new Los Alamos Co-operative Market. Dec. 20-Jessamy Phillips will speak briefly about her experience in a nursing program in Africa.

    Benefit dinner

  • Tourney Time

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team took on the Sandia Matadors in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational at Albuquerque Academy Thursday afternoon. The Hilltoppers struggled in the first half, managing just four points in the first quarter against Class 5A Sandia, but came to life in the third quarter and had a chance to win the contest at the end.

  • Hive opening showcases entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs entertained, educated and at times amazed the people who attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at The Hive in White Rock Thursday night.

    Seven businesses were featured in presentations that included Mel Prueitt of SolTerrah, August and Skyler Swanson of DarklingX, John Battles of Mountain Storm Instruments, Amalio Madueno of Los Alamos Solar Energy, Ralph Chapman of New Mexico Virtualization, Andy Andrews of AEAndrews.com and Rohan Loveland of Physicality.

  • Debate pits tees against trails

    Parks and Recreation Board meetings are usually quiet affairs.

    Not so Thursday night, when about 150 people showed up to debate proposed improvements to the golf course developed by Andy Staples with the Golf Resource Group, a noted golf course consulting firm specializing in sustainable golf courses.

    The discussion lasted nearly two and half hours.

    At issue were two options that would impact hiking trails along the course. Plan A, with an estimated cost of $6,235,000 and a reduced sustainability plan would address safety issues for the driving range but not the rest of the course. It would impact trails along the perimeter but not as much as Plan B.

  • Some people are very, very ...

    I was driving up Jemez to work and I came to the merge lanes as we approached the light by the guard stations.  
    There was a long line of cars and most everyone was politely merging in alternate style, but the driver to my side just had to get in front of me.  
    The line was moving slowly and there wasn’t anywhere he could really go, but this individual was hell bent on being first.  
    There was no way he way about to follow suit with everyone else and merge in an alternate merge pattern.  
    He had to get ahead, just one more car length ahead.  He just had to!
    But I didn’t get upset.  I understood his reason.

  • Martinez honing her style

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has been in office almost a year now and we’re still not sure who she is. That’s because she still is a work in progress.
    Gary Johnson came into office in 1995 with no gubernatorial or legislative experience and so did Garrey Carruthers in 1987.But Carruthers hired longtime Legislative Finance Committee Director Maralyn Budke as his chief of staff. Budke also had been Gov. David Cargo’s chief of staff. She knew New Mexico government from all sides.
    Gov. Gary Johnson hired David Harris as chief of staff. Like Budke, Harris had headed the Legislative Finance Committee for many years. He also knew state government inside and out. He knew how legislators think and the maneuvers they make.

  • Fishing Report 12-09-11


    Animas River: The flow is 274 cfs. Fishing is good for trout above Cedar Hill using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms. Please respect private property when fishing in this area.

  • Sports Update 12-09-11

    Hockey game will be on KRSN

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast tonight’s Los Alamos Hilltopper-Cibola Cougar hockey game.
    The game will start at 8:15 at Los Alamos County Ice Rink. David Sutton and Rick Picard will be on the call live.
    The broadcast will also be streamed on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

    Women’s Weekend needs sponsors

    K2 Skis and Pajarito Mountain will host the fourth annual K2 Women’s Weekend Feb. 10-12.
    The Women’s Weekend is a not-for-profit event. Proceeds will provide financial assistance for New Mexico residents suffering from breast or cervical cancer. About $10,000 was raised last year.