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Today's News

  • An inside glimpse at Mormon theology

    “Look! It’s those Mormon Elders again!” That’s probably the most commonly spoken phrase as residents see them coming down the street toward their front door. Or maybe they’ve been seen pedaling through town on their bicycles, in their dark suits and black name tags.
    “Mormons” is a nickname given to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mormons have a firm belief in Jesus Christ as the savior of the world.
    They believe the Bible to be the word of God, recorded by his prophets. Because they also believe in the Book of Mormon, which is named after an ancient American prophet-leader and is another testament of Jesus Christ, they are sometimes called Mormons.

  • The beauty of irrationality

    There once was a number called pi.  So special like e and like phi.  The circumference to D is the ratio for me.  And it’s not a multiple of i.”
    You really have to love mathematics to admire the symmetry of math poems.  This particular one is known as a pi-poem, or a piem.  Some people use the word piem to refer to a haiku-like poem of 3 lines with 3 syllables, 1 syllable, and 4 syllables.  Or if you wish, you can simply write a standard haiku about pi and call it a piku.

  • Los Alamos needs a rec center

    After the fire this summer, I thought it would be obvious that spending $5 million for ice rink improvements in a canyon that burns every 11 years would be a bad idea.  However, the project continues to creep forward along with grandiose plans to build a teen center, civic center and improve the golf course (another $35 million combined).  There are many flaws in the current CIP process and my main concern is the failure to address long-term community needs.  I serve on the Parks and Rec board so I will specifically mention recreation needs and also clarify that these opinions are my own.

  • LA boys, girls face off against top teams

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball teams couldn’t be bigger underdogs heading into the opening round of the state Class 4A tournaments.
    The state championship tournament first round starts this weekend. Tonight is the 4A girls basketball opening round and Saturday is the opening round of the boys 4A tournament.
    Both Hilltopper teams drew the 16th and final seeds in their tournaments. As a result of their No. 16 seeds, they will face the top-seeded teams in the state. For the girls, that means a contest against the Grants Pirates, while the boys have a Saturday afternoon tilt against the Goddard Rockets.

  • Sports Update 03-02-12

    Softball tourney nixed by weather

  • Fishing Report 03-02-12

    Northeast

    Charette Lakes: Closed for the season and will reopen next spring.
    Cimarron River: No read on flows due to ice. The Cimarron is unfishable until spring.
    Clayton Lake: Closed for the season and will reopen in the spring.
    Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure has been slow due to cold temperatures and wind, but a few walleye have been caught.
    Costilla Creek: No report due to ice.
    Coyote Creek: Closed for the season and will reopen in the spring.
    Eagle Nest Lake: 18 inches of ice and very windy. Fishing is good for yellow perch and rainbows caught with Power Bait and jigs with worms.  A few pike have been taken on large jigs.

  • Wind Advisory in Effect for Friday

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM MST FRIDAY.

    * LOCATION... INCLUDES THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND HIGHLANDS... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY.

    * WINDS... WEST TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

    * TIMING... STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP EARLY FRIDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

    * VISIBILITY... LOCALLY REDUCED BELOW 3 MILES IN BLOWING DUST.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... STRONG CROSS WINDS MAY IMPACT HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED ROADWAYS.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • Trujillo named Valles Caldera executive director

    – The Valles Caldera Trust (Trust) today announced the appointment of Dennis Trujillo to the position of Executive Director. Trujillo has been with the Trust since its inception and recently served as Interim Executive Director after the departure of Gary Bratcher in June of 2011. Trujillo was selected by the Board of Trustees (Board) from a nationwide field of 30 applicants.

    “The number of applicants was surprising but what was even more impressive was the overall depth and quality of the field,” said Board Chairman, Dr. Raymond Loretto. “This was a difficult process but in the end the Board decided Dennis was the best person to lead the management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve (Preserve) to the next level.”

  • Winter Weather Advisory Until 11 a.m. Today

    THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS MORNING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... NEW ACCUMULATIONS FROM A COATING TO AROUND 2 INCHES IN THE LOWER TERRAIN AND UP TO 3 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET IN THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL DIMINISH BETWEEN LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.

    * WINDS... WEST BETWEEN 15 AND 30 MPH THROUGH TONIGHT WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 50 MPH. STRONGEST WINDS MAINLY ON THE HIGHEST TERRAIN.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

  • Volunteers needed

    Drivers needed
    Los Alamos Lions Club provides services to the community, including the HELP program. The program provides free transportation for medical treatment and appointments outside the county. Patients are transported to Española, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. There are 30 drivers, but more are always needed. If you would like to be a volunteer driver call Barbara Croley at 672-3618 or Lee Sullivan at 661-8037.