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Today's News

  • Girls basketball: LA tops Moriarty at home to pick up first win of year, 42-31

    Making its last home appearance before heading out on a grueling, month-long road trip, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was hoping to get going on the right foot.
    With a big defensive effort in the first quarter and some timely shooting in the second half, the Hilltoppers were able to do just that Saturday night.

  • Wrestling: Geyer takes 3rd in LA's season opener

    There were few surprises one way or the other for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team in its first outing of the 2010-11 season.
    The Hilltoppers opened up their campaign Saturday at the Manzano Invitational in Albuquerque, a singles tournament with some tough customers from around northern New Mexico taking part.
    Los Alamos earned one medal in the varsity bracket Saturday and fell just one match short of a second after putting a limited number of entries into the main draw. The team also picked up a first place and a second place junior varsity finish.

  • Hockey: LA routs Cibola, Taos this weekend

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team picked up a pair of big wins this weekend, including a decisive victory over one of their main rivals.
    Los Alamos upended the Taos Ice Tigers Saturday afternoon, taking an 8-3 road victory to improve to 6-1 on the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League season. Just one night earlier at home, the Hilltoppers earned a 5-1 win over the Cibola Cougars.
    Saturday’s win gave the Hilltoppers a measure of revenge against the Tigers, who handed them their only loss of the season, that coming in their opener Nov. 12.

  • Schedule for Dec. 6-11

    Monday
    Girls basketball: LAMS at Pojoaque, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Belen, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Thursday

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos vs. Sandia at Joe Armijo Invite, 1 p.m.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos vs. Highland at Joe Armijo Invite, 5:15 p.m.

    Friday
    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Joe Armijo Invite, TBA.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Joe Armijo Invite, TBA.

  • Stressing toward retirement is a dicey proposition

    The Los Angeles Times reported recently on a new study that almost certainly caused a lot of readers to chuckle and say, “Duh.”
    It seems investigators have discovered that among the health benefits people experience following retirement is a marked reduction in mental and physical stress, according to the study published last week in the British Medical Journal.
    Hello? How could it be otherwise? Name a job from which one might retire that doesn’t induce some measure of physical or mental stress, if not a bit of both.  

  • Domenici's plan takes guts

    After years of delivering truckloads of federal dollars to New Mexico, Pete Domenici has returned to an old love – deficit reduction. Lately he and former White House budget director Alice Rivlin stepped up to champion the Bipartisan Policy Center’s plan to reduce the deficit.
    Domenici, Rivlin and their fellow travelers have the luxury of proposing measures their former bases might find disturbing. The plan, 60 percent spending cuts and 40 percent tax increases, would reduce the budget deficit by $5.9 trillion over the next nine years.

  • Coping With Collateral Damage

    Clearly anguished, Los Alamos Fire Chief Doug Tucker spoke stoically about his department’s recent fall from grace during a two-hour interview Friday afternoon.
    “This is embarrassing for all of us but it is reality,” Tucker said. “We will react to it, we will fix it and we will get it behind us.”
    The veil of shame brought on the department by the theft, voyeurism, indecent exposure and downloading of pornography allegedly committed by several of its members is particularly painful for Los Alamos firefighters.

  • LANL takes steps toward energy efficiency

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory is hoping a new energy savings contract project will yield about $28 million over the next 20 years.
    The program, announced by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) this week, would save the lab $1.2 million per year in electrical, heating, ventilating and air conditioning costs. That’s a 3 percent savings on LANL’s annual energy bill.

  • Residents say White Rock needs some TLC

    When it comes to catching the county government’s attention, some White Rock residents feel a little left out.
    “I would yes, the people in White Rock do sometimes feel overlooked but we do have great assets already,” said Katy Korkos, a White Rock resident and a member of the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee.  She listed the community’s parks as some of the perks offered in White Rock.

  • Drain cleaner run over at car wash

    A man’s feet and legs were run over at the Knecht Car Wash in Los Alamos. The man, identified as a drain cleaner from Albuquerque, was face down inside a manhole in the middle of one of the car wash bays at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 30.
    His legs and feet were still above ground as he worked to remove a build-up of sludge and debris from inside the hole.