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  • Fashion Maven: The ultimate Halloween costume

    It’s no surprise that many high school students have decided to stop trick-or-treating. They’ve probably run out of ideas for what sort of costume they should wear.
    Is there a costume out there that is fun, comfortable, not embarrassing to wear in front of your friends, and — most importantly for me — fashionable? Actually, yes, there is one that fits the bill. Have you ever considered being a fashionista for Halloween?
    Wearing a fashionable outfit is not enough for this costume idea. A fashionista is a fashion fanatic, so a complicated outfit is necessary. Let’s check out what is needed for the typical girly fashionista’s ultimate getup.
    • Anything with frills or ruffles goes. Try a frilly skirt or a tank top with multiple layers. Since it will be cold out, I suggest wearing a pea coat or structured jacket that is pink, purple, white or very feminine.
    • If you are wearing a skirt, make sure to wear leggings underneath so you stay warm when you go trick-or-treating at night. Patterned or colorful leggings are a fun addition to this outfit.
    • Black skinny jeans or patterned jeans can also be worn instead of a skirt or dress.
    • Stylish boots will also keep you warm, but if you wish to wear flats, try sparkly shoes like Toms or flower-patterned shoes.

  • Coaches have high hopes for XC team

    For members of the Los Alamos High School Cross Country team, autumn is all about running.  
    Beginning the first week of August, team members start practicing and getting in shape everyday, running about three to four miles each session.  
    Rob and Kathy Hipwood have been head coaches of the boys and girls teams since 1994. Eight other assistant coaches help to make sure the team is practicing well and helping the runners to progress throughout the season.  
    “The team has been doing great, both boys and girls. We are very pleased with the race performances from varsity to C team. The teams have been racing very consistently. So we think it’s been a very successful season so far,” Rob said.  
    Cross Country teams are usually fairly large at Los Alamos High School, but Kathy noted the LAHS Toppers’ team is made up of 97 runners this season.  
    “This is the biggest team, not by a lot, because it’s been consistently in the 80s over the past 19 years,” she said.  
    The runners are divided into varsity, junior varsity and C teams. The varsity and junior varsity runners practice a little more, including running at 6 a.m., before school begins.

  • The Candyman can

    SANTA FE — Former Rep. George Buffett makes the list as one of New Mexico’s most colorful politicos. Buffett, who died recently, wouldn’t particularly appreciate being called colorful or a politico but that is part of why he was colorful.
    Buffett was as conservative as they come. He was conservative in all things. He introduced few, if any, bills during a session. When he spoke on the floor of the House, he was stingy with words. He didn’t appreciate legislators appropriating money to projects in their own districts. He didn’t do it himself and he voted against members of his own party doing it.
    His independent streak was part of the reason Buffett never served in a leadership position in the Republican Party despite his 24 years in the Legislature. The average tenure of a Republican legislator in New Mexico is much shorter than 24 years.
    Buffett said the quick in-and-out is because it isn’t as much fun always being in the minority and never getting to be a committee chairman. He pointed to the large number of Democratic retirements when Democrats lost the majority in Congress.

  • Hall, Garcia Richard bring out heavy hitters

    Gov. Susana Martinez will be in town this afternoon to campaign for Rep. Jim Hall in the House District 43 race.

    Hall said  the governor will be knocking on doors in the Los Alamos area.

     Democratic challenger Stephanie Garcia Richard will be in La Cienaga this afternoon knocking on doors with Sen. Jeff Bingaman.    

  • Raw: Six Injured As Cars Plunge Off Garage

    Six people were injured when two cars plunged three stories down into an apartment courtyard during a freak parking accident in Los Angeles.

  • LA football wins, keeps pace in 2-4A

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team fell behind the Española Valley Sundevils early in the first quarter Friday.

    But the Hilltoppers rallied for 56 unanswered points to knock off the Sundevils 56-6 in the valley.

    Los Alamos improves to 5-4 overall and 2-1 in district. It needed the victory to keep pace with the Santa Fe Demons in the District 2-4A standings, but still need the Demons to lose this upcoming week to Bernalillo.

    The Demons were humbled this week in a nondistrict game against Class 4A Moriarty, losing that contest 62-8.

    Española Valley tumbles to 0-3 in District 2-4A and 2-7 on the season.

    The Hilltoppers will host the Capital Jaguars (1-8, 1-2). Capital lost 26-0 to Bernalillo this weekend.

  • Hilltoppers handle Espanola, other prep FB scores



    Artesia 58, Roswell 13

    Aztec 20, Farmington 7

    Belen 51, Miyamura 30

    Bernalillo 26, Capital 0

    Bloomfield 54, Thoreau 0

    Capitan 54, Mescalero Apache 0

    Carlsbad 57, Hobbs 7

    Cleveland 54, Cibola 16

    Deming 42, Chaparral 7

    Dexter 20, Eunice 14

    Dulce 33, Navajo Pine 20

    Escalante 48, Questa 14

    Gadsden 14, Alamogordo 12

  • Today in History for October 27th
  • Watchdog groups call for NNSA chief to resign

    National Nuclear Security Administrator Thom D’Agostino has come under fire after revelations surfaced regarding construction cost overruns on a security project at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    At least two watchdog groups called for D'Agostino to resign Friday following the news that a seven-year $213 million project at Technical Area 55 to upgrade the security perimeter for nuclear weapons plutonium facilities at LANL has been beset by delays and possibly up to $25 million in cost overruns.

    “We call on NNSA Administrator Tom D’Agostino to step down given the agency’s chronic failures across the national nuclear weapons complex,” Jay Coghlan of Nuclear Watch New Mexico said Friday night. “And if he doesn’t do the right thing and resign then we call upon the in-coming president to not reappoint Mr. D’Agostino for more failed leadership of a dysfunctional agency.”

  • National Weather Service: A Storm Like No Other