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Today's News

  • AP Exclusive: Teens adrift at sea almost lost hope

    SUVA, Fiji (AP) — For more than 50 days, the three boys slurped rainwater that puddled in the bottom of their tiny boat, gobbled flying fish that leaped aboard and prayed for salvation.

    Etueni Nasau and his two cousins almost gave up hope they would survive as they bobbed in their aluminum dinghy across the South Pacific for more than seven weeks, before a fishing trawler spotted them by chance and brought an end to their extraordinary ordeal.

  • Soccer: Thoma named Class AAAA Player of the Year, Gartz earns Coach of the Year honors in AAAA

    Following a year capped by one of the biggest performances in the history of Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer, it was fitting the two biggest individual honors of the season went to members of the Hilltopper program.
    Los Alamos, the 2010 state Class AAAA champion, had its top player and head coach named the best of the year by coaches statewide.

  • Running: Romero is tops at Turkey Trot

    Ted Romero was the big winner at the 2010 Turkey Trot.
    The Turkey Trot, which was held Sunday on North Mesa, was hosted jointly by the Atomic City Roadrunners, CROP and LA Cares. The event was to benefit those in need of food assistance in the area.
    Sunday’s run included 195 runners taking place on a 2.57-mile course.
    Romero finished the race in 16 minutes, 47 seconds, outpacing runner-up Dan Reese by 45 seconds. Vicky Saga finished third in the race.
    Here are the top 25 finishers from Sunday’s 2010 Turkey Trot:

  • Gibson to propose tax rollback

    Los Alamos County is predicting a positive future for its finances. The government’s long-range financial plan projects revenues will exceed expenditures for several years. But rather than allow the county’s savings to balloon, Councilor Robert Gibson proposes giving taxpayers a break.
    During the Dec. 7 council meeting, Gibson will present three ordinances. Each of them proposes to repeal a 1/8 percent gross receipts tax (GRT) increment. The percentage is 1/8 because taxes are imposed in 1/8 increments.

  • Wright set to lead SBDC

    A strong resume filled with business-related experience led to Don Wright being hired to run the local UNM-Los Alamos Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
    Wright moved to town from Tennessee with his wife of 33 years, Nancy, to take over the post vacated by former director Patrick Sullivan who left to accept a job at the lab.

  • Update 11-26-10

    Closed council session

    The Los Alamos County Council will host a closed session at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 in the county attorney’s conference room to discuss limited personnel matters and threatened or pending litigation.
    Toys for Tots
    Help the U.S. Marines by donating new, unwrapped toys for their toy drive. Items may be dropped off at “R” wing of Los Alamos High School, in the NJROTC building by Dec. 3.
    Calling LA teens

  • Religion listings 11-26-10

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • Bible Answers 11-26-10

    “If you could name the ‘Top Ten’ things in the Bible for which we should give thanks, what would they be?” — Miriam

    My list will likely be different from that of someone else asked the same question, but I am thankful for the following “Top Ten” Bible truths:
    God exists. He is infinite yet personal, holy yet close, just yet gracious. (Gen. 1; Ps. 66; 100; Isa. 6:1-8; Rom. 9:14-16; I Cor. 2).

  • Control of Internet at issue involving net neutrality

    In an economy with too few jobs to offer displaced workers, some have taken a deep breath and started a home business. Others are employed by companies with home-based worker programs.
    These folks are the fastest growing segment of the economy, and they don’t get enough respect, says Community Economics Lab, a consulting firm that has a pilot program in Los Lunas. Its goal is to find ways to support home-based workers.

  • Healthy Unhappy Meals

    Every time I think society has hit rock bottom, someone proves me wrong.  
    Last month it was the law makers of San Francisco.  They proposed a city ordinance that would force McDonald’s restaurants to add fruit and vegetables in their Happy Meals boxes.  
    The ordinance focuses on McDonald’s strategy of including toys in the meal boxes, which the city claims is an unfair inducement for children to eat unhealthy food.