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Today's News

  • Session may prove moot

    Little may happen this legislative session. It reminds me of two heavyweights feeling each other out in the first round of a boxing match.
    Since Gov. Susana Martinez is new to the game and since she is new to nearly all legislators, it takes awhile to get a feel for each other. We saw much the same situation during former Gov. Gary Johnson’s first year.

  • Home Ice

    Los Alamos’ John Alison and Eldorado goaltender Dakota Orth watch the puck slide toward the goal during the first period of Friday’s game at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Alison scored on the play, what would be the winning goal in the Hilltoppers’ 3-1 victory over Eldorado’s Eagles. Niko Meneakis also scored twice for the Hilltoppers Friday night. Los Alamos hosts its final regular season home game tonight against La Cueva. That game is scheduled to start at 5:15 p.m.

  • Labor woes continue to cast long shadow on Super Bowl

    DALLAS (AP) — Roger Goodell recognized the questioner, even kidded him.
    Chad Ochocinco was in no joking mood.
    The Bengals receiver, reporting for his own OCNN network, stood up at Goodell’s annual Super Bowl news conference Friday and asked the NFL commissioner how close the league and players union were to a new contract that would avoid a potential lockout.

  • Sports update 02-06-11

    LAHS track and field season starts Monday

    The Los Alamos High School track and field teams will hold their first official workouts of the season Monday.
    Athletes interested in participating this season should attend Monday’s meeting in Auxiliary Gymnasium at 3:30 p.m. Distance runners will also meet at 6:15 a.m. Monday in Auxiliary Gym.
    For more information, e-mail Rob Hipwood at r.hipwood@laschools.net or Paul Anderson at p.anderson@laschools.net.

    LALL to hold preseason meeting Wednesday

  • LAHS athletics: Boys, girls basketball games are rescheduled for Monday

    It didn’t take long for Los Alamos High School to reschedule the two basketball games that were postponed Friday.
    LAHS announced Friday afternoon that the two games it had scheduled against Bernalillo this weekend that were nixed due to the state of emergency declared Thursday by Gov. Susana Martinez’s office have been rescheduled for Monday.
    Los Alamos’ girls basketball team was scheduled to host Bernalillo Friday night while Los Alamos’ boys were to travel to Bernalillo Saturday. The venues of both meetings will stay the same.

  • Community announcements 02-06-11

    Barranca students
    need funds
    Students at Barranca Elementary are collecting funds to help fix their basketball court and build a new court. Monetary donations may be made to help fund the project, or bricks may be purchased for $100. Those who purchase bricks may have their names engraved on them. Mail donations to Mrs. McGrane’s 6th Grade Class, Barranca Elementary, 57 Loma Del Escolar, Los Alamos, NM 87544, or contact McGrane at n.mcgrane@laschools.net, for more information.

    Tables available for fair

  • Animals evacuated amidst natural gas crisis in Española

    The Española Valley Humane Society faces frozen pipes and gas outages during coldest week of the year. Community support saves the lives of many, but the crisis isn’t over.  
    On Thursday, the staff at the Española Valley Humane Society thought that the worst weather was behind them, but when water bowls in the dog kennels started to freeze over mid-day, they knew that the challenge was just beginning.
    The private non-profit organization operates

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 02-06-11

    Monday — Fuse beads
    Tuesday —  Cards with heart
    Wednesday —  Movies and munchies and “The Contest Count”
    Thursday —  Making heart soaps
    Friday — Book of knowledge games

    Memberships are free and open to third to eighth graders.  
    The center is open from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and from noon-
    6 p.m. Wednesday.
    For more information call 662-9412 or 672-1656.

  • People in the News 02-06-11

    Victoria Fitzgibbon, the daughter of Jim and Eva Fitzgibbon of White Rock, has made the fall dean’s honor list at New Mexico State University. She is a junior majoring in physical therapy. College of Education students who carried 12 or more hours with an average GPA in the upper 15 percent of the college were eligible for the dean’s list.

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  • News for Retirees 02-06-11

    Feb. 6-12, 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY    
    8:30 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    Spanish lesson
    10:45 a.m.    Toenail clipping