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Today's News

  • You Tube phenomenon has girls asking: Am I pretty?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The young girl shows off her big, comfy koala hat and forms playful hearts with her fingers as she drops the question on YouTube: “Am I pretty or ugly?”

    “A lot of people call me ugly, and I think I am ugly. I think I’m ugly, and fat,” she confesses in a tiny voice as she invites the world to decide.

  • Restaurant Inspections 3-8-12

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department. 

     

    Los Alamos

     

  • LA Happenings 3-8-12

    Dance

     

    Scottish country dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. every Monday at Fuller Lodge. Beginners welcome, no partner or kilt needed. call 662-9785 or 661-8317 for more information.

  • Opera Southwest presents Puccini

    Opera Southwest closes its 39th season with a double-bill by Giacomo Puccini, the second and third operas from  his musical triptych “Il Trittico,” “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi,” opening at  7:30 p.m. March  24 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. The trio was first performed at the Metropolitan Opera Dec. 14, 1918. 

  • Spotlight on Jazz
  • Sustainable Los Alamos Series wraps up Wednesday

    Join Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos Co-op for the final night in the Sustainable Los Alamos Series for, “Your Sustainable Home,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at PEEC.

    The first two sessions offered energy, water and resource-saving tips from Tom Nagaweicki and Christine Chavez of the Los Alamos County Department of Utilities.  On March 14, it’s the community’s turn to share what is done at home to conserve. Attending the first two sessions is not required. 

  • Sports update 3-8-12

    Aslin selected as West Region honoree

    Los Alamos High School senior Austin Aslin was named an All-American West Regional selection baseball player.

    Aslin, who plays outfield for the Hilltoppers, was named an Honorable Mention by Rawlings for the West Region.

    Aslin will play baseball next year for New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs. NMJC’s baseball team, the 2005 junior college national champion, is managed by former LAHS standout Josh Simpson.

    Run for Her Life returns

    The second annual Run for Her Life 5K and 10K races are scheduled for March 18.

  • LASG picks up 14 medals at state

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ Atomic Tumblers had a big showing at the New Mexico State Championship last month.

    Katie Wingo was the top all-around athlete in her Level 4 age group. Wingo’s all-around total was 37.375. Wingo took home three event wins, the vault, parallel bars and the balance beam, as well as taking third place in the floor exercise competition for her victory.

    Wingo finished with a big 9.55 on the bars to earn the win in that event. She scored 9.35 on the vault and 9.30 on floor.

  • LA puts two boys, two girls on all-district team

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball teams placed four players on the All-District 2-4A first teams for the 2011-12 season.

    A pair of Hilltopper senior boys and the Hilltopper girls’ two top posts were given nods on the All-District team. Thomas Russell and Nick Baker both picked up first team slots for the Hilltopper boys, while Hayley Each and Monika Teter both made the girls basketball All-District first team.

  • Incentives help competitiveness

    The recent talk of taxes in these columns has been an introduction to reviewing a study of what New Mexico’s taxes do to new investment.

    Driven initially by Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, who recruited all sorts of help, the study is “New Mexico Business Tax Competitiveness and Simulations of Selected Tax Policy Changes.” Find it at the New Mexico Tax Research Institute, www.nmtri.org. The Ernst & Young accounting and consulting firm did the work.