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Today's News

  • Day Out Program funding tightens

    The Day Out Program at the Betty Ehart Senior Center is utilized by caregivers across the county.
    The program has been described as a lifesaver, Board President Dick Tatro of the Los Alamos Retired Senior Organization (LARSO) told county council members during their regular meeting Tuesday. Yet, after operating for more than 20 years and despite increased usage in the past 24 months, the program is in trouble.

  • LAPD gains three new officers

    A soldier, the son of a family steeped in firefighters and military personnel and a history/psychology buff are the newest officers to join the local police force.
    The newly-minted officers graduated from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Santa Fe Feb. 3 and in a series of interviews, explain why they’ve chosen to serve in Los Alamos.

  • Man gets 60 years in prison in Levy slaying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy nearly a decade ago was sentenced Friday to 60 years in prison.

    In November, a jury convicted Ingmar Guandique of first-degree murder in Levy's 2001 disappearance and death, despite a lack of witnesses and no DNA evidence linking him to the crime.

  • The cost of holding a grudge

    When we don’t forgive, it can hurt us. At 6:07 p.m. Sunday evening, during Contemporary Worship at Trinity on the Hill Espiscopal Church, Father Colin Kelly will begin a three-session teaching series about forgiveness and the healing impact it can have in our lives.
    Grudges, hurt feelings and thoughts of vengeance, when nurtured over a long period of time, can lead to serious health problems. Mayoclinic.com mentions some of these health problems: stress, higher blood pressure, depression, anxiety or hostility, substance abuse, even chronic pain.

  • Religion listings 02-11-11

    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 is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com.  Bruce Kuenzel, Pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • Ski report 02-11-11

    Angel Fire
    44-52 inch base of powder and packed powder. No new snow reported. 72 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    20-30 inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    21-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 35 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Red River
    40-45 inch base of powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 55 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Fishing report 02-11-11

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 240 cfs. Fishing is reported as slow with little pressure. Best bet is through town at city park using worms and spinners.

  • Hockey: LA closes out regular season

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team has its final two games of the regular season this weekend.
    Los Alamos will play at Santa Fe tonight at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, then will close out its regular season at home at 9:30 a.m. Sunday against La Cueva.
    The Hilltoppers won their only game last week, topping the Eldorado Eagles 3-1. The win improved the Hilltoppers’ season mark to 13-2-1.

  • Wrestling: LA has high hopes for district tourney

    The formula at the District 2AAAA wrestling tournament is pretty simple: win and you’re in, lose and you’re out.
    Los Alamos’ wrestlers, along with the other four district teams’ wrestlers will get their shot to do just that Saturday.
    The 2011 district meet will start at 9:30 a.m. This year’s tournament is being hosted by Capital High School.
    Saturday’s district tournament will be the first one for 2AAAA newcomer Santa Fe and Hilltopper head coach Bob Geyer thinks the Demons might just be the team to beat.

  • How’s that working for ya?

    Do you ever wonder why children don’t routinely stick their hands in fire?  
    Maybe it’s because they did it before and it hurt?  They learned not to do it again.  This is what psychologists call “one trial learning.”