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Today's News

  • Trinity debate takes a turn

    What was expected to be a heated debate at Tuesday night’s county council meeting – whether Trinity Drive should have single-lane roundabouts – for now appears to be a moot point.

    MIG, the firm hired by the county to develop plans, is scheduled to give its final report on the NM 502/Trinity Drive Transportation Corridor Study and Plan, and a large turnout of supporters and detractors of the proposal for a three lane corridor with single-lane roundabouts was expected.

  • Tigers maul Hilltoppers Friday, 60-0

    AZTEC – In the Four Corners area Friday night, it was all Aztec Tigers all the time. Or, more accurately, it was all Aztec half of the time.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team was thumped on the road Friday night against the Aztec Tigers. The Tigers scored six times – including four times in a span of 1 minute, 41 seconds – in the first quarter to go up 40-0, then closed out the contest at halftime, winning 60-0 at Fred Cook Memorial Stadium.

  • Sandoval leads ’Topper girls to big win at UNM

    Teresa Sandoval took top honors in the season-opening cross country race at Albuquerque Saturday morning.
    Sandoval, a junior on the Los Alamos Hilltopper squad, nipped Volcano Vista’s Elisa Woody by less than two seconds at the finish line to win the University of New Mexico Invitational Saturday. The UNM meet, which combines a high school and collegiate race, was run at the UNM North Golf Course.
    The first-place finish by Sandoval paced the Hilltopper girls, who won the team title at UNM for the second straight year. The Hilltoppers finished with 63 points, 20 points below the final tally of Class 5A Eldorado, the only other team in the girls field to score under 148 points.

  • LA takes fourth at home tourney this weekend

    Few people will ever accuse the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team of stacking its home tournament in its favor.
    The Hilltoppers finished fourth at their home tournament this weekend, going 1-2 against some top competition from around the state.  In the third-place game Saturday afternoon, The Hilltoppers lost a heartbreaker to the Farmington Scorpions, 4-3.
    Farmington scored two goals in the final nine minutes of play after Los Alamos went up 3-2 in the 68th minute. Ryan Maestas scored on a counter-attack after a big push from Farmington resulted in a line shot from CJ Klepac right to the gut of Hilltopper goalkeeper Lorenzo Venneri.

  • Cooler temps, windy conditions and storms on the way

    The National Weather Service has issued the following Special Weather Statement:

    MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES ON THE WAY... ... STRONG EAST CANYON WIND EVENT LIKELY TONIGHT...

    A STRONG BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL ENTER THE FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS LATER THIS MORNING BEFORE PLUNGING SOUTH AND WEST ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE WILL INCREASE ALONG THE FRONT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW STRONG STORMS PRODUCING STRONG DOWNBURST WINDS AND HAIL.

  • A hot issue on the campaign trail: theology

    Rick Perry dived right in. The Texas governor, now a Republican presidential candidate, held a prayer rally for tens of thousands, read from the Bible, invoked Christ and broadcast the whole event on the Web. There was no symbolic nod to other American faiths, no rabbi or Roman Catholic priest among the evangelical speakers. It was a rare, full-on embrace of one religious tradition in the glare of a presidential contest.

    Looks like another raucous season for religion and politics.

    And yet, there was a time when all of this was simpler. Protestants were the majority, and candidates could show their piety just by attending church.

  • Tropical Storm Lee's outer bands pelt Gulf Coast

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Lee were falling in southern Louisiana and pelting the Gulf Coast on Saturday as the storm's center trudged slowly toward land, where businesses were already beginning to suffer on what would normally be a bustling holiday weekend. The storm could bring as many as 20 inches of rain to some areas.

    Tropical storm warning flags were flying from Mississippi to Texas and flash flood warnings extended along the Alabama coast into the Florida Panhandle. The storm's slow forward movement means that its rain clouds should have more time to disgorge themselves on any cities in their path.

  • Mortillaro named permanent NCRTD executive director

    Anthony Mortillaro, a former Los Alamos County Administrator, no longer is the interim executive director of the North Central Regional Transit District. The NCRTD board voted Friday to remove the interim tag and make Mortillaro the permanent executive director.

    In a weighted vote, the board voted 23-2 for Mortillaro with the pueblos of San Ildefonso and Tesuque casting the no votes.

    The board interviewed Mortillaro and two other top candidates -- Joe Briscoe and Harry Montoya Friday. Then the board went into executive session for two hours before voting.

  • Church listings 09-02-11

    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. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15. 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
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • Don't assume all Baptists are alike

    “Are those people in Kansas who picket soldiers’ funerals typical Baptists? If not, why don’t I hear ‘real Baptists’ denouncing their actions?” — Dan

    Good question. I can speak personally to this one because it hits close to home.
     That this group calls itself “Baptist” is highly unfortunate because doing so casts a long shadow over good folks who share the name. This “fringe” group does not appear to practice much of anything that resembles historic Baptist beliefs.
    Many “real Baptists,” as you say, have indeed denounced the unconscionable actions of this group.