Today's News

  • Teaching a message through grappling

    As we look at positive identity and self esteem this month, I decided to reflect on the sport of wrestling.
    I know I have discussed the values of wrestling at some point, but this weekend, I saw wrestling in a new way and thought I’d share.
    The sport in and of itself, builds self esteem, but in some pretty interesting ways.
    The wrestler starts off with his or her weight predominately displayed on a small digital sign for the crowd to see. This explains why the sport is dominated by boys, but makes it even more impressive when you see a girl on the mat.
    If you haven’t seen a match before, for the spectator, it looks a bit like boxing. There are two athletes, one on either side, with their coaches in the corners.

  • Students spread the recycling message through art

    Mountain School’s Green Team celebrated National Recycling Day Nov. 15 with a door-decorating contest. Los Alamos County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki, stopped by one of green team’s meetings and explained what materials are recyclable in the county.
    The green team created a school-wide newsletter explaining the information to the entire school, based on what they learned from Nagawiecki’s visit.
    The classes decorated their door with recycled materials and created a door slogan and some students included earth friendly pledges to the decorated doors.

  • Be There 12-13-11


    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting features a panel of counselors who will discuss emerging trends and teen issues they are seeing in their work and how we as a community can address these challenges. The public is welcome to attend. The meeting is scheduled one week earlier than usual, at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Pajarito Cliffs Site, Camino Entrada.  For more information, call 661-4097.

    Chick Keller talks on “Global Warming: What we Know and What the Current Hot Topics Are,” at 7 p.m. at PEEC, 3540 Orange Street. Free.


  • Agenda must focus on strengthening middle class

    As we enter the final month of the year, it is critical that Congress takes swift action on a number of important issues that will impact people across New Mexico.
    With extended federal unemployment benefits set to expire, a payroll tax cut about to lapse and devastating cuts to Medicare providers ready to kick in, Congress has no time to waste to address these serious issues and take action that will help middle-class families and seniors during this difficult economic time.

  • No lack of jobs in Hobbs or Artesia

    Gobs of jobs in Hobbs!
    An email like that gets your attention.
    Drive around Hobbs, said alert reader Jesse Monsey, and you’ll see banners and electronic signs saying, “Now Hiring” and even “$100 sign-on bonus.” The local police have offered a lavish signing bonus, and the city was forced to increase benefits to keep employees. Even the casino is offering tuition assistance and scheduling flexibility to students.  
    Jesse was responding to a recent column in which I quoted a business leader saying that if you could fog a mirror, you could find a job in Artesia.
    “The reality here is that we are desperate for workers,” he said.

  • Slap Shot

    Hilltopper Joe Roback gets off a shot-on-goal  at the end of the second period Friday night. Los Alamos’ hockey team made its home debut Friday against the Cibola Cougars but fell 6-0 at the county ice rink. Los Alamos will host Eldorado Friday night.

  • Ski Report 12-13-11

    Angel Fire
    31-inch base of powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. Scheduled to open Thursday.

    Enchanted Forest
    24-inch base of packed powder. 2-1/2 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails open.

    15-inch base. 3-1/2 inches of new snow reported. Will open when conditions permit.

    Red River
    30-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Sandia Peak
    17-inch base of packed powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. Will open Wednesday.

    23-inch base of powder. 3-1/2 inches of new snow reported. 10 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • YMCA half marathon results

    Here are the results from Saturday’s High Altitude Half Marathon. Runners are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted.

    Half Marathon, men

    1. Brad Skidmore, 1:22:10; 2. Joseph Manley, Gallup, 1:39:08.

    1. Steve Morley, 1:36:30; 2. Scott Muggleton, 1:41:19; 3. Ian Alexander, 1:50:16; 4. Brian Larsen, 2:13:07; 5. Thomas Conrad, Rio Rancho, 2:18:09; 6. Jesson Hutchinson, 2:24:58; 7. Joe Sibley, 2:30.57; 8. Jonathan Seyfried, Santa Fe, 2:44:17.


  • Physicists close in on elusive subatomic particle--video extra

    GENEVA (AP) — Physicists are closing in on an elusive subatomic particle that, if found, would confirm a long-held understanding about why matter has mass and how the universe's fundamental building blocks behave.

    Few people outside physics can fully comprehend the search for the Higgs boson, which was first hypothesized 40 years ago. But proving that the "God particle" actually exists would be "a vindication of the equations we've been using all these years," said one Nobel laureate.

    Scientists announced Tuesday that they had found hints but no definitive proof of the particle that is believed to be a basic component of the universe. They hope to determine whether it exists by next year.

  • No delays or closings reported

    The Los Alamos Public Schools will be on a regular schedule for Tuesday. Likewise, the Los Alamos National Lab has not posted any notice of delay or closure as of 4:30 a.m.