Today's News

  • Recurring Events 12-08-11

    Weight loss
    T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), meets at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday mornings in Whittier Hall at the White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd. Weigh-ins start at 9 a.m. For more information, call Lorri at 672-3407 or Francine at 672-1736.

    Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club members ride each Tuesday and Thursday, leaving at 5:30 p.m. from the hospital parking lot. Newcomers are welcome.
    Table tennis
    The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets to play table tennis from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays in the lower level of the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Three tables are available.
    For more information, call Avadh at 667-5227; Harry at 662-0532; or Ed at 662-7472.

    Jam session

  • Learn about chicks with Patricia Foreman

    A desire for sustainable, clean, wholesome food and superior soil quality, has led more and more suburban and city dwellers to keep laying hens in their backyards and gardens.
    Across America municipalities are allowing — and even encouraging — residents to keep laying hens within city limits.
    Join Patricia Foreman, author of “City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers,” at 2 p.m. Dec. 18, for a talk and book signing at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, as she shares her humor, passion and knowledge about raising chickens in the cities and suburbs of America. 

  • Christmas time is near

    WinterFest is over for another year, but that doesn’t mean the opportunity to fill up on holiday cheer is gone. Celebrations are just a car trip away.
    From Las Posadas and Christmas at the Palace in Santa Fe and the annual holiday light parade in Española, to Lighting up Ledoux in Taos, there’s enough holiday spirit to last until St. Nick comes down the chimney.

  • VIDEO: Remembering the Day That Lives in Infamy

    About 120 survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor observed a moment of silence to commemorate the Japanese attack and the thousands who lost their lives that day 70 years ago Wednesday.

  • Be There 12-07-11

    The Sierra Club will have an open meeting at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of Mesa Public Library. Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott will present, “How We Spent Our Summer.” He will discuss the Las Conchas Fire, the subsequent flood, Operation Frijoles Garden and the immediate future of Bandelier.


  • LA boys, girls head to Academy

    It’s one of the toughest tournaments in the state and both the Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball teams are right in the middle of it.
    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls hoops squads will take part in the Joe Armijo Classic starting Thursday. The Armijo Classic is an eight-team tournament hosted by Albuquerque Academy.
    Traditionally, the Armijo Classic has involved some of the top teams in the state and this year is no exception. Included on the boys side of the bracket are three defending state champs, while the reigning 5A champ will be the first round opponent of the Hilltopper girls in the other bracket.
    Los Alamos’ girls will take on Las Cruces Mayfield in the first round of the Armijo tournament. That game is set for 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

  • Sports Update 12-07-11

    Half marathon is Saturday

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos will hold its High Altitude Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run Saturday.
    The run will start at the YMCA. Race time is 8 a.m.
    Registrations are being accepted at the YMCA or online at www.laymca.org or active.com.
    For more information, call 662-3100.

    K2 Women’s Weekend seeking 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.

  • Balancing Act

    Los Alamos’ Brian Geyer goes upside down for a pin during a bout Friday night. The Hilltoppers, who opened up the season with a 14th-place finish at the Southwest Duals in Rio Rancho last weekend, will be at home tonight against St. Pius X .

  • Boise State set to join Big East

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Big East’s long-awaited additions are set, with more rebuilding to come.
    The conference is preparing to announce the additions of Boise State and San Diego State as football-only members and Houston, Central Florida and SMU for all sports as soon as Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The five schools will join in 2013.
    The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because details were still being worked out with the schools and plans for an announcement were being completed.

  • Toppers rally to top Eagles

    After scoring just one field goal in a more than five minute stretch in the first quarter, Los Alamos Hilltopper Thomas Russell sparked his team in the second quarter.
    Russell dropped in 10 straight points in the second quarter to rally the Hilltoppers over the Belen Eagles’ boys basketball team Tuesday night.
    Meanwhile, the Hilltopper defense was stout throughout the contest, holding Belen to single-digit scoring in three quarters to win 46-33.
    The win was an important one for the Hilltoppers, who not only topped a Class 4A opponent and snapping a three-game losing streak, but to give them some momentum heading into a very tough three-day tournament at Albuquerque Academy (see page 7).