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Today's News

  • 12-09-10 Thank you letter

    We would like to thank everyone in our community who contributed in creating a wonderful morning for the children of our community at the Children’s Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church during Winterfest on Dec. 4.

  • Affordable housing initiative gains council approval

    The Los Alamos County Council made a move to make home ownership more in reach for a greater number of local residents.
    At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the council approved the affordable housing program.

  • Wrestling: LA taking part in Jaguar Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team will take part in its second tournament of the season Friday when it travels to Santa Fe.
    Los Alamos will compete in the Jaguar Invitational, which starts at 9 a.m. Friday. The tournament is hosted by the Capital Jaguars, one of Los Alamos’ District 2AAAA rivals.
    Unlike past seasons, the 16-man brackets will all be settled in one day.

  • Hockey: Toppers have three games scheduled for this weekend

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team has a full weekend ahead of it in New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League play.
    The Hilltoppers will play three contests in wo days starting Friday when they host the Santa Fe Blue Jackets. Friday’s game against the Blue Jackets is set for 7 p.m. at Los Alamos County Ice Rink.
    Saturday, the Hilltoppers will play the St. Pius X Sartans at 10 a.m., then take on Rio Rancho at 4:15 p.m.

  • Low temperatures, moisture levels featured in November

    The first week of November was unseasonably warm, with daily averages around 50 degrees in Los Alamos.
    But a strong cold front from the west on Nov. 9 caused temperatures to plummet into winter.
    Temperatures slowly climbed to the norm around Nov. 20, but quickly dropped again for Thanksgiving.
    Overall, Los Alamos was a degree colder than normal and White Rock was two degrees colder. A few dustings of snow were all the precipitation to be seen in Los Alamos during November.

  • House Democrats reject tax plan unless changed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats voted Thursday to reject President Barack Obama's tax deal with Republicans in its current form, but it was unclear how significantly the package might need to be changed.

  • China anti-Nobel campaign winning it no friends

    BEIJING (AP) — China's campaign to vilify this year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and sabotage the award ceremony showed signs of backfiring Thursday, as criticism of Beijing rose and the imprisoned Chinese dissident seemed to be turning into a celebrity.

  • Baseball: Red Sox reach deal with Crawford for $142M, 7 yrs

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A night after Carl Crawford enjoyed a steak dinner with the New York Yankees, he served up a meaty surprise: He's going to play for the rival Boston Red Sox.

    The Red Sox struck again at these winter meetings, reaching agreement with the star left fielder on a $142 million, seven-year contract.

    A person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press late Wednesday the agreement was subject to Crawford passing a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet finalized.

  • Israel draws international rebuke over settlements

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The European Union, the United Nations and the Arab League have rebuked Israel after its refusal to halt settlement construction forced Washington to drop efforts to relaunch Mideast peace talks.

  • Stocks edge higher as jobless claims drop

    NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging news on the labor market and efforts to get more Democrats to support the compromise on extending tax cuts have stocks edging higher in early trading Thursday.

    Before the market opened, the Labor Department reported that first time claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the second-lowest level this year. Claims fell to 421,000, below the 428,000 figure that Wall Street expected.