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Today's News

  • Busy as a Bee

    There’s always time to stop for a snack during the day and this flower in White Rock made the perfect location for a bee.

  • Inspiration and perspiration

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to write a play, poem, story, or novel? Is it inspiration, hard work, or both? According to Thomas Alva Edison, it is mostly the latter: “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”  Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series is offering the chance to find out from the experts.
    “Inspiration and Perspiration: A Conversation,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in the upstairs rotunda, is a symposium featuring four authors of four different genres, moderated by Los Alamos County Library Manager Charlie Kalogeros Chattan, whose job it is to foster and provide access to the product of the authors’ efforts.

  • Slideshow follows expedition

    A book combining photography with one of the most interesting journeys in New Mexico’s history is the topic of a slideshow at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge. Greg Mac Gregor and Siegfried Halus, photographers and authors of “In Search of Dominguez & Escalante” will give a slideshow presentation about the book.

  • Investments nurture businesses to create new employment

    As financial markets gyrate, legislators argue about the national debt ceiling, and people lose homes to foreclosure, it’s hard to believe the economy is improving.
    Few words can convince those unlucky enough to remain jobless; but numbers are beginning to tell a slightly better story, at least in New Mexico.
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that New Mexico made strides in improving its July jobless rate over the same month last year – second only to Nevada, a state with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.

  • Posse Comitatus and the Constitutional Sheriff

    If you attended either of the Charter Review Committee’s hearings on the Sheriff’s Office, you could be forgiven if you were bewildered by the frequent references to the sheriff’s power to protect the constitutional rights of citizens.  
    Curious, I checked it out, and I would like to share with you what I’ve learned.
    The office of sheriff is entirely a creature of state law, and has powers and responsibilities for law enforcement and civil process that are laid out in state law and can be limited or eliminated by a home rule charter municipality/county such as Los Alamos.  

  • Sports Schedule, Sept. 19-24

    Monday
    Golf: Los Alamos Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Boys soccer: Hope Christian at Los Alamos, C team, 3:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Moreno Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 3:30 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Boys soccer: Bernalilo at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.; Los Alamos at Santa Fe, JV, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Robertson, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.; Los Alamos at Santa Fe, C team, 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Cross country: LAMS at Española Invite, boys and girls, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, JV, 4 p.m.

  • LA shut out at Academy

    A loss to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers always stings, but it’s a lack of effort that will really stick in the craw of the Los Alamos Hillltopper boys soccer team.
    Los Alamos couldn’t get over the hump during Friday’s contest at Academy, the fifth-ranked team in the state. Academy scored a 72nd-minute goal on a crossing pass that got through the defense to the uncovered left flank as it grabbed a 1-0 victory.
    It was the second loss for Los Alamos against Academy this season. Los Alamos was hoping to redeem itself in Friday’s game after taking a 3-2 loss Sept. 10.
    But Friday, Los Alamos simply got beat.
    “I never thought I’d say this, but we got outworked,” Hilltopper head coach Evan Gartz said.

  • LA’s offense, defense come up big vs. Bobcats

    In 2010, the Bloomfield Bobcats came back from a late deficit with the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team needing just to run out the clock in the fourth quarter.
    Friday night, the Hilltoppers found themselves in much the same position, backed up on their 4-yard line and clinging to a 1-point lead.
    But on a long sideline route on third down, Bloomfield was flagged for pass interference. Then, three plays later, quarterback Danny Finn scrambled down the right side for a big 7-yard pickup to earn another first down which all but sealed the game for the Hilltoppers.
    Los Alamos earned its first win of the season Friday, topping Bloomfield 21-20 at Sullivan Field.

  • ´Toppers blank top-ranked Chargers Saturday

    A hot start to the 2011 season had some whispering that this could be the year for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team to knock off the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.
    Those whispers could get considerably louder now.
    The Hilltoppers, who didn’t have the greatest week coming into Saturday’s contest, losing two straight to a pair of quality opponents, picked up a huge win over their arch-rival Chargers. Forward Amy Neal scored goals in both halves and Katie Hemphill scored near the midpoint of the first half as the Hilltoppers shut out the Chargers, 3-0.

  • Construction Zone 09-18-11

    Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011
    Weather permitting, the driveway to the LANL HRL building will be closed for approximately one week to allow the contractor to install a concrete valley gutter. Use the LAMC/West Road access.
    As weather permits, two additional coats of striping and roadway markings will be placed over the next 2-3 weeks, allowing cure time between each application. Expect short term lane closures during non-peak hours. Please observe established traffic control to avoid getting paint on your vehicle.
    As weather permits, manhole and valve cover adjustments will occur between the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge abutment to approximately Sycamore.
    Roadway Surveying & Striping