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Today's News

  • Pilgrims, clergy come to Bethlehem for Christmas

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Thousands of tourists, pilgrims and clergy converged on Bethlehem on Friday as the town of Jesus' birth prepared to celebrate Christmas Eve.

    Boy Scout marching bands played in Manger Square, just outside the Church of the Nativity, which Christian tradition identifies as the site of Jesus' birth in a stable two millennia ago. Pilgrims lit candles inside, and Palestinian policemen deployed around the town to keep the peace.

  • TRACK SANTA'S TREK TO LOS ALAMOS!

    Santa Claus has made his list and checked it twice... Have you been naughty or nice? Santa is making his annual journey around the world and will be in the Los Alamos vicinity tonight.

    Track his progress to your house. To see where Santa is right now, click here.

    Merry Christmas to all...

  • Pilgrims, clergy come to Bethlehem for Christmas

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The traditional birthplace of Jesus is celebrating its merriest Christmas in years, as tens of thousands of tourists thronged Bethlehem on Friday for the annual holiday festivities in this biblical West Bank town.

    Officials said the turnout was shaping up to be the largest since 2000. Unseasonably mild weather, a virtual halt in Israeli-Palestinian violence and a burgeoning economic revival in the West Bank all added to the holiday cheer.

  • Boys basketball: LA drops Taos to earn 5th at tourney

    JACONA – It’s official. The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team is on a winning streak.
    The Hilltoppers dropped the Taos Tigers in the fifth-place game of the Ben Lujan Invitational Wednesday, earning their second win in a row. The Hilltoppers again struggled in the third quarter Wednesday, but came back in the final quarter, again making good on their free throws late to win.
    Los Alamos converted 12 of 15 chances from the stripe in the fourth quarter to pick up a 48-39 victory and the win in the tournament’s consolation bracket.

  • Local judge honored by peers

    It’s been a busy year for the Hon. Pat A. Casados of the Los Alamos Magistrate Court.
     She was elected by fellow judges to the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Magistrate Judges Association, completed a state-wide conference in search and seizure law, earned a professional certificate and ran a successful reelection campaign to a third consecutive four-year term.

  • County records, historic archives get a new home

    County records and historic archives will have a home after the Los Alamos County Council approved an archive and county records facility as add-alternatives to the municipal building design-build project.
    Council approved the facility during their regular meeting Tuesday night. The county records center will be 6,500 square feet while the historic archives are planned to cover 7,500 square feet. The approximate cost for the add alternates is $2.7 million.

  • Candidates file for board seats

    Three seats are open on the Los Alamos School Board and two are up for grabs on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board. Candidates hoping to fill those seats submitted their declarations of candidacy at the county courthouse on Tuesday.

  • Celebrating 60 years at UNM School of Law

    In June 1950, the first class graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law, its 27 graduates spreading across the state and establishing a tradition of service to New Mexico that remains strong today. Through the next 60 years, UNM law graduates have represented their communities in the state Legislature, ascended to the top levels of the state judiciary and led the state’s most prestigious law firms.

  • Hollywood’s Old West still here

    The Old West of Billy the Kid is still with us. And so is Hollywood’s Old West.
    The governor has been entertaining the idea of a pardon for the Kid since 2003, and the Legislature considered a pardon before that. The descendents of Sheriff Pat Garrett, who killed the kid in 1881, have made their opposition clear.
    In 2001, historian Bob Boze Bell and I took opposing positions on the question in side-by-side newspaper columns. Bell made a case for forgiveness; I argued that Billy was a rustler, horse thief and back shooter, not a misunderstood youth.

  • The Grumpy Shepherd

    The community is invited to share in the nativity story with the younger members of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, located at 3900 Trinity Drive, at 5 p.m. Friday.
    “The Grumpy Shepherd” is the title of this year’s seasonal musical, to be staged, sung and choreographed by children and teens aged 5-15.