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Today's News

  • Webb takes sixth in N.M. Open

    Patrick Webb of Los Alamos finished sixth in the Open Mixed Epee competition at the New Mexico Open last month.
    Webb, who competes for Los Alamos Fencing Club, was among the top finishers in Epee, pacing three LAFC participants in the event.
    The New Mexico Open, held in Albuquerque, is one of the major fencing events sponsored by United States Fencing Association’s Rocky Mountain Section. In all, 46 Epeeists took part in the open mixed division from all around the southwest.
    Following Webb, who advanced to the quarterfinals of direct elimination, Tom Hill was 18th overall and Jack Stafurik finished 42nd.

  • LA tops Capital, loses to St. Pius

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team football squad split its final two games of the regular season, topping Capital but falling to St. Pius X.
    In its home finale Oct. 24, the Hilltoppers thumped Capital’s Jaguars 59-14. The following week, the Hilltoppers lost to St. Pius’ Sartans, 26-6.
    Against Capital, Skylar Veenis and Sam Ortiz combined for a whopping seven touchdowns, with Veenis scoring four times. Alex Delamarter also scored in that contest.
    In both the final two games, Los Alamos shuffled in as many players as it could.

  • Food pick up scheduled for Saturday

    The 14th annual Fall Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday in Los Alamos and White Rock. This community food drive is jointly conducted by the Los Alamos Letter Carriers Union (NALC-4112), the Northern New Mexico District of the Boy Scouts of America, LA CARES and the LA Community Food Banks, with the support of the National Letter Carriers Union, the Knights of Columbus, Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, the Los Alamos postmaster and many individual volunteers.
    The drive supports more than 100 families in Los Alamos through regular food distributions by LA CARES and also the San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen in Española.

  • Stamp out hunger one step at a time

    Hunger and poverty are rampant in the world and escalating in the current economic conditions.
    The CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot is a local community event aimed at helping to ease those problems. The event is an opportunity for everyone to “walk the talk” to fight hunger and poverty in the community and around the world.
    The Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Middle School cafeteria.
    Those interested in participating should be there between 1-1:45 p.m. to register, sponsor a walker or both.

  • UNM hires former Notre Dame coach

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has hired former Notre Dame coach Bob Davie to head up its troubled football program.

    Vice President of Athletics Paul Krebs announced the appointment Wednesday. UNM has scheduled a news conference Thursday afternoon to introduce Davie, who will become the university's 31st head coach.

    Davie hasn't coached since being fired in 2001 by Notre Dame. During his five years as head coach of the Irish, he compiled a 35-25 record, which at the time was the third-worst winning percentage for the Irish. He also led the team to three bowl games, all losses.

  • Hiking and climbing the Slovenian Alps

    Join the Mountaineers today to learn the “must-do” hiking and climbing routes in the Julian Alps of Slovenia.
    Petra McDowell, a native of Slovenia, will present “The Sunny Side of the Alps” at 8 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The presentation is free and open to the public.
    McDowell will introduce Slovenia and its culture, followed by a discussion of her explorations in the heart of Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. In addition to describing trail networks and climbing routes, she will provide practical information for future visitors to the area.

  • Be There 11-16-11

    Today
    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce presents FAN Club from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market. Enjoy food and networking.

    Thursday
    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Winnie the Pooh,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    The Authors Speak Series presents “David Stuart: People of the Pajarito Plateau,” at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda. The event is being held one week earlier due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The Los Alamos Democratic Party featured speaker will be  Donald Morris, a longtime Los Alamos Democrat. He will speak at 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. All are welcome to attend.   

  • Sexual harassment charges aren't going away

    Sexual harassment isn’t just a complaint – it’s become a small industry of legal specialists ready to accuse or defend, plus consultants called in to educate workers.
    On the job, I’ve sat through a few of these workshops.
    Lots of people have, and yet the lawyers and consultants haven’t run out of work. And late-night comedians still have plenty of fodder.
    As Herman Cain, Republican candidate for president, fights his battles with accusers, we see new accusations against two managers at the state Workforce Solutions Department, of all places. “Multiple” women in the call center complain of unwanted physical touching, crude remarks and supervisors who ask them for dates, according to news reports.

  • Foreign college student numbers down in NM

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico colleges and universities are seeing a 6 percent drop in foreign students at a time when colleges nationwide are enrolling a record high number of international students, according to a new report on international education.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the nonprofit group Institute of International Education said in a study released Monday that the number of foreign students at New Mexico schools declined by about 175 this year to 2,724 largely by big reductions in international students enrolling at New Mexico State University.

  • New Mexico fines private prison operator

    SANTA FE (AP) — The state is fining a private prison operator $1.1 million for not adequately staffing a prison it operates in Hobbs, New Mexico's top corrections official said.

    Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel says Florida-based GEO Group agreed to pay the settlement last week following a meeting between the state Department of Corrections and the company's top management.

    "They've agreed on it," Marcantel said of GEO. "It's a very fair way of doing it. They are not completely happy. It needed to be done."

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports GEO officials could not be reached for comment Monday night.