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Today's News

  • Update 10-02-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    Hamburger night

    Hamburger Nite at The Hill Diner will be from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, the United Way Youth Team and The Hill Diner host a fun, entertaining, community-favorite, fundraiser dinner at 1315 Trinity Drive in Los Alamos. Dine-in only, walk-ins welcome.

    Movie night

    The Mesa Library Movie Series continues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday when the 1956 hit “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” will be featured.

    Hall update

  • Hairy, crazy ants invade from Texas to Miss.

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It sounds like a horror movie: Biting ants invade by the millions. A camper's metal walls bulge from the pressure of ants nesting behind them. A circle of poison stops them for only a day, and then a fresh horde shows up, bringing babies. Stand in the yard, and in seconds ants cover your shoes.

    It's an extreme example of what can happen when the ants — which also can disable huge industrial plants — go unchecked. Controlling them can cost thousands of dollars. But the story is real, told by someone who's been studying ants for a decade.

  • Dam reconstruction resumes next spring

    The good news is that Los Alamos Reservoir Dam is still standing.

    “The diversion worked correctly, and the dam was saved. It has not been damaged in any way by the flooding. So that has been a real success story,” said Deputy Utilities Manager Tim Glasco.

    The “diversion” is a bypass the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) dug after the Las Conchas fire halted the dam construction project.

  • Falling boulder crushes car

    A boulder broke loose from the canyon wall above the Main Hill Road last month — smashing down onto the roof of a passing car.

    A young girl frequently accompanying her father to sports activities would normally have been sitting in the passenger seat under which the boulder’s force completely collapsed that portion of the roof.

    “I’m just so glad I didn’t have anyone in the passenger seat, they would likely have been crushed,” said Joe Rodriguez, head coach of the Hawks volleyball team at Los Alamos Middle School. “Also, if I had been driving a second slower that boulder would have landed in my lap.”

  • 'Toppers pull off astounding win

    Two weeks ago against the Bloomfield Bobcats, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team looked like it might be ready to turn a corner.

    After a better-than-expected showing against Belen a week after that, the Hilltoppers got a big shot of confidence.

    But even with those solid performances, few could’ve predicted what happened Friday night in the Hilltoppers’ Homecoming contest.

    Los Alamos, going up against the No. 4-ranked team in Class 3A, the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, scored three unanswered touchdowns in the first half and held the Chargers, one of the top-rushing teams in the state, without an offensive touchdown for a 36-20 upset win at Sullivan Field.

  • Roundup: Friday's Prep Football Scores From Around the State

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Alamogordo 50, Hobbs 21

    Animas 8, Carrizozo 0

    Bernalillo 31, Piedra Vista 28

    Bloomfield 44, Capital 13

    Carlsbad 55, Albuquerque High 0

    Clovis Christian 55, Vaughn 0

    Crownpoint 44, Zuni 43

    Deming 51, Cobre 0

    Dulce 32, McCurdy 18

    Eunice 60, Tucumcari 30

    Gallup 27, Kirtland Central 21, OT

    Gateway Christian 52, Menaul 0

    Goddard 29, Clovis 28

    Hot Springs 39, Mesilla Valley Christian 35

    Laguna-Acoma 55, Cuba 0

    Las Cruces 24, Artesia 20

  • Hilltoppers upend Chargers in Homecoming contest

    The front line of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team outmuscled the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Friday night en route to an upset win for Homecoming.

    Los Alamos fullback Arnoldo Oritz rushed for 200 yards and scored a touchdown as the Hilltoppers tripped up the favored Chargers 36-20 at Sullivan Field.

    The Hilltoppers scored three unanswered touchdowns in the first half after the Chargers returned an errant lateral pass for a touchdown on the Hilltoppers’ first possession.

    But Los Alamos used some big plays throughout the contest, including runs of 24, 33 and 35 yards by Ortiz and a 50-yard touchdown pass from Danny Finn to Cory Geyer in the first quarter.

  • Church Listings 09-30-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
     
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • Bible Answers: Talking about the Bible and the environment

    “There seem to be different ideas about what the Bible teaches concerning the environment. What do you think?” — Tim

    There are indeed different ideas. Some folks believe that the Earth was given to humans to use as they wish with little regard for conservation or long-term sustainability. They believe that natural resources should be fully utilized, a conviction that has largely driven capitalistic production and trade. This belief, insofar as it looks to the Bible for justification, holds that creation was made for man (Gen. 1 and 2, loosely) and contends that the Earth will one day be destroyed (II Pet. 3:10-12) — there is, therefore, no impediment to expending it.

  • LANL announces fund recipients

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has selected Ideum and OnQueue as its latest recipients of awards from the Los Alamos National Security, LLC Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF).
    “Our VAF program provides much-needed capital to these promising companies, reducing their risk without the strings typically attached to equity investments,” said David Pesiri, the Laboratory’s Technology Transfer Division leader. “Further, our team of experts is working closely with both companies to connect them with other resources—like mentors, customers, and contacts—to help make them sustainable and successful.”