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Today's News

  • Boys basketball: LA drops Taos to earn 5th at tourney

    JACONA – It’s official. The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team is on a winning streak.
    The Hilltoppers dropped the Taos Tigers in the fifth-place game of the Ben Lujan Invitational Wednesday, earning their second win in a row. The Hilltoppers again struggled in the third quarter Wednesday, but came back in the final quarter, again making good on their free throws late to win.
    Los Alamos converted 12 of 15 chances from the stripe in the fourth quarter to pick up a 48-39 victory and the win in the tournament’s consolation bracket.

  • Local judge honored by peers

    It’s been a busy year for the Hon. Pat A. Casados of the Los Alamos Magistrate Court.
     She was elected by fellow judges to the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Magistrate Judges Association, completed a state-wide conference in search and seizure law, earned a professional certificate and ran a successful reelection campaign to a third consecutive four-year term.

  • County records, historic archives get a new home

    County records and historic archives will have a home after the Los Alamos County Council approved an archive and county records facility as add-alternatives to the municipal building design-build project.
    Council approved the facility during their regular meeting Tuesday night. The county records center will be 6,500 square feet while the historic archives are planned to cover 7,500 square feet. The approximate cost for the add alternates is $2.7 million.

  • Candidates file for board seats

    Three seats are open on the Los Alamos School Board and two are up for grabs on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board. Candidates hoping to fill those seats submitted their declarations of candidacy at the county courthouse on Tuesday.

  • Celebrating 60 years at UNM School of Law

    In June 1950, the first class graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law, its 27 graduates spreading across the state and establishing a tradition of service to New Mexico that remains strong today. Through the next 60 years, UNM law graduates have represented their communities in the state Legislature, ascended to the top levels of the state judiciary and led the state’s most prestigious law firms.

  • Hollywood’s Old West still here

    The Old West of Billy the Kid is still with us. And so is Hollywood’s Old West.
    The governor has been entertaining the idea of a pardon for the Kid since 2003, and the Legislature considered a pardon before that. The descendents of Sheriff Pat Garrett, who killed the kid in 1881, have made their opposition clear.
    In 2001, historian Bob Boze Bell and I took opposing positions on the question in side-by-side newspaper columns. Bell made a case for forgiveness; I argued that Billy was a rustler, horse thief and back shooter, not a misunderstood youth.

  • The Grumpy Shepherd

    The community is invited to share in the nativity story with the younger members of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, located at 3900 Trinity Drive, at 5 p.m. Friday.
    “The Grumpy Shepherd” is the title of this year’s seasonal musical, to be staged, sung and choreographed by children and teens aged 5-15.

  • New Mexico journey: Paintings by Mi Ra Won

    Mi Ra Won, born in Seoul, South Korea, said she wanted to be an artist since she was five years old, and her dream has never changed.
    In January, others will see the result of that dream as Won has a solo show of her impressionist oil and watercolor paintings in the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. A public reception will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 7 in the Mesa Public Library’s upstairs gallery.

  • Pen & Ink Possibilities: Adults have a different reason for the season

    The holiday season wields a lot of power. As soon as the calendar lands on Dec. 1, I hoist an artificial Christmas tree up my apartment stairwell and locate the holiday carols buried in my iTunes library. I know I whine about how commercialized the holidays have become and roll my eyes when I see ornaments for sale in October, but truthfully, I get excited at the first sightings of the holiday hoopla.

  • 'Crazy for Christmas' delivers what it says

    If nothing else, no one can accuse Dan Hicks of taking his new Christmas album too seriously.
    But even for those, such as myself, who like their holiday music with a touch of irreverence, “Crazy for Christmas” might be a little much for the ear. On several of Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks’ yuletide offerings, I found myself wondering just how many times they’d been dipping their glasses into the adult eggnog bowl.