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Today's News

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 03-25-12

    Monday — Free throw basketball competition
    Tuesday — Jump rope competition
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Lanyards
    Friday — Kids’ choice board games, Los Alamos YAC open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

    All students in third through eighth grades are welcome to join free of charge.
    The centers are at 475 20th St. (by Ashley Pond) and 10 Sherwood Blvd. (by Piñon Park). Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 or more information.

  • Andrew and Mousie 03-25-12
  • Science Fair Winners

    Los Alamos Middle School student Coleman Kendrick took first place in the junior division, physics category, at the Northeastern Regional Science Fair at New Mexico Highlands University March 3, while fellow LAMS student Jovan Zhang, placed first in the junior division, chemistry category.

  • Fashion Maven: When shopping, learn to think thrifty

    After spending two hours in a thrift store in Las Vegas, N.M. a few weeks ago, I was excited.
    Sure, I’d shopped at thrift stores multiple times before, but this time, I had mastered it. I’d learned the tricks to making smart buys at low prices and I’ve decided to share them with you.
    Thrift stores are overwhelming. There are always mounds of items everywhere. Clothes slide off the hangers and slump onto the floor, kids look at toys and leave them littered about and shelves full of old possessions look close to cracking in two.
    The trick is to get past these things. Put clothes back onto hangers and be careful not to trip on toys. But remember that going into a thrift store is not a cleaning exercise, it’s a shopping trip.

  • ‘Jane By Design’ breaks the television stereotypes

    In a time where television shows rely on sexual or violent plotlines in order to form and maintain a loyal fan base, the average American girl cannot expect to watch anything without being told she needs to dress more fashionably, be skinnier, or be promiscuous.
    However, ABC Family took care of that and gave the average American girl a show that, addresses modern topics, but is not based on promiscuity.
    Ever since January, when “Jane by Design” premiered on ABC, I have been obsessed. The story follows an awkward high school girl that gets offered an internship at Donovan Decker, a fashion company.

  • Some colorful NM govs

    SANTA FE — As part of this column’s centennial coverage, I take pleasure in talking today about my picks for New Mexico’s most colorful governors.
    Most of this information you won’t find in history books. It is gleaned from personal memories or stories my father told as I was growing up.
    Many of my father’s political stories were about Gov. Clyde Tingley who was elected governor in 1934 at the height of the Depression. His campaign theme had been “Order out of Chaos,” But Tingley, who mangled the English language, kept forgetting that chaos doesn’t rhyme with Taos.

  • In the pursuit of excellence

    Of the many characteristics that I have come to know and admire about Los Alamos, the pursuit of excellence is one. It seems since the first student stepped into a “Secret City” classroom, the importance and quality of education has been on the minds of our citizenry.  
    Over the decades, there were many signs that point to the importance that education played. For example, the new high school in the early 1950s was hailed as “a state of the art facility.” Similarly, educators from the 1970s celebrated the high school’s selection as a Bellamy Award winner for excellence in community relations, education, citizenship and civic concern.

  • ´Topper boys, girls take first place at their home invitational

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams held on to win the Los Alamos Classic Saturday.
    Los Alamos hosted its one and only home event of the 2012 season Saturday, picking up the top point totals among the six competing squads. Both teams, however, got a bit of competition from Class 3A Hope Christian.
    Hope Christian’s girls scored 148 points to finish as the runners-up behind Los Alamos, which garnered 164 points. The Hilltopper boys had a more comfortable margin of victory, 171-124, to pick up their second straight team victory.

  • ´Toppers pick up big sweep Saturday

    BERNALILLO — Heading into game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, the pressure was squarely on the shoulders of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.
    Following Saturday’s action, however, the pressure is on the rest of District 2-4A to catch them.
    The Hilltopper softball team earned two huge victories Saturday in Bernalillo, knocking off the Bernalillo Spartans, who had to be going into Saturday the district favorites. Instead, the Hilltoppers earned a wild 8-5 victory in the opener and picked up a 6-0 shutout in the second game.

  • 'Toppers take 2 from Spartans

    BERNALILLO — The District 2-4A season could’ve scarcely started better for the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team.
    The Hilltoppers, playing on the road, took a tight 5-3 ballgame in the opener of their district twinbill with the Bernalillo Spartans, then exploded for 12 runs in the final three innings to pick up a victory in the nightcap, 14-1.
    Los Alamos and Bernalillo have slugged it out for several seasons for control of 2-4A. In 2012, the early advantage goes to the Hilltoppers.
    “It was big,” said Los Alamos pitcher Steven Williams, who threw a gem in game two. “We really wanted to show them what we were made of. We have never played them too good, but we made sure we gave them a game this time.”