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Today's News

  • Boys basketball: LA to take on its arch-rival tonight in big 2AAAA game

    While the District 2AAAA boys basketball season is just a week old, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers have a big contest on their hands tonight, one that could go a long way to determining its district fate.
    The Hilltoppers will host their arch-rivals, the Española Valley Sundevils, tonight at Griffith Gymnasium. Tickets for the game went on sale at noon at the Griffith Gym box office.
    Tip off for the varsity game is slated for 7 p.m.

  • Hockey: Toppers shut out Sunday

    The Albuquerque OutKast outlasted the Los Alamos Hilltoppers their first New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League game following the winter break.
    After two scoreless periods, the OutKast picked up the lone goal of their game Sunday morning early in the third period. That proved to be the only score of the contest as the OutKast picked up a 1-0 victory at Outpost Ice Arena.
    With the victory, as well as two others this weekend, Albuquerque jumped past Los Alamos in the NMIIHL standings. Albuquerque is now in a virtual dead-heat with league-leading Taos.

  • Tennis: Federer advances to Australian semifinals

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two points into the final game of his Australian Open quarterfinal against Roger Federer on Tuesday, Stanislas Wawrinka steadied himself to try returning a forehand smash.
    Wawrinka playfully waved his racket over his head in a mock attempt to return it. Forget it, the ball sailed past him and Federer won the point.
    It was that kind of match for Wawrinka.

  • Post Office announces closures

    The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday that it is shutting down 491 post offices including seven in New Mexico: Aragon, Capulin, Cuervo, Gallup, Gladstone, La Loma and Saint Vrain.
    Beginning in March, the agency will start the process of closing as many as 2,000 more post offices and will review the possible closure of another 16,000, which is roughly half of the nation’s existing post offices. The list of post offices under consideration has not been released, however, a disproportionate number are in rural or smaller suburban areas, according to news reports.

  • Destined To Soar No More

    Drivers passing Los Alamos County Airport may have noticed a red, white and blue high winged Cessna Cutlass parked next to the highway fence. Some might have wondered who owned the plane and where it’s traveled.
    As it turns out, a number of partners own the plane including former Los Alamos County Councilor Robert Gibson. He speaks with fondness of the Cessna Cutlass that has taken him on fantastic adventures. Gibson first flew the general aviation plane in 1981, becoming part owner five years later.

  • LANL unveils new fund

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, through the Los Alamos Employees Scholarship Fund (LAESF), is launching a scholarship for students who plan to return to formal education after taking a break. The first round of awards is scheduled for this spring.
    This new fund, called the Regional College/Returning Student Scholarship, will award scholarships to returning students pursuing a certificate or a two-year-degree at a regional college.

  • No Name-Calling Week targets bullies

    Youth are often ridiculed for their looks, nationality, economic status, sexual orientation, height and weight.
    With the emergence and subsequent popularity of text messages, social networking and other online forums, bullying has been on the rise.
    No Name Calling Week began Monday and runs through Friday in an effort to draw attention to this trend.
    The intensity of the bullying has increased because of the anonymous or removed method of bullying.

  • Update 01-25-11

    School Board meeting
    The School Board will hold its regular meeting, along with a work session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Chamisa Elementary in White Rock.

    Council meeting
    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at the council chambers in the community building. The main topic of
    discussion will be the N.M. 502 Trinity Project.

  • Police Beat 01-25-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Jan. 7

    8:37 a.m. – A 14-year-old Los Alamos boy is part of a child abuse investigation.

    11:38 a.m. – A 52-year-old Los Alamos woman reported the theft of apparel from TA-46, Building 535 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

    Jan. 8

  • Learn about dendroglyphs

    Speaker and Los Alamos Living Treasure Dorothy Hoard will give an illustrated talk on dendroglyphs of the Valles Caldera at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.
    In the 19th and into the 20th century, raising sheep was a major industry in northern New Mexico. Shepherds spent May through September isolated with their flocks in highland grasslands. They recorded their presence during these lonely times by carving on aspen trunks.  Lumbermen, cattlemen and even road construction workers added their names over the years.