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Today's News

  • Toppers knock off Chargers, Rams

    The second half of the winter season didn’t get off to the start the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team was hoping.
    After a disappointing finish Saturday, the Hilltoppers were hoping to bounce back at home Wednesday, and it did. The Hilltoppers knocked off a pair of visiting teams at Auxiliary Gymnasium, defeating both Albuquerque Academy and Rio Rancho.
    Los Alamos picked up a decisive team victory over Academy, taking a 42-23 decision. In the other contest, which featured much of the Rams’ younger wrestlers, Los Alamos nipped the Rams 42-39.
    Wednesday’s competition was originally scheduled to be a quadrangular meet, but Pecos, the fourth invitee, was a no-show. Los Alamos will travel to Pecos for a tournament this weekend.

  • Consumers Spent at Record Levels in 2011

    Retail sales barely rose in December, but the gain was enough to lift sales to a record level for 2011. It marked the largest annual increase in more than a decade.

  • Former tourism chief dies

    Former state Tourism Department Secretary Michael Cerletti was known to the public for his 10 years heading the department and two years at Expo New Mexico.
    But that wasn’t what made the recently deceased Cerletti the legend he was.
    Cerletti had a talent for taking aging hotels that had lost some of their charm and returning them to their former grandeur.
    In New Mexico, he began with La Posada de Santa Fe.
    Then he moved on to the old downtown Albuquerque Hilton and made it La Posada de Albuquerque.
    Then he took on the De Vargas Hotel near the state capitol and made it the stately St. Francis Hotel.
    Then it was the Sprawling Rancho Encantado guest ranch north of Santa Fe.

  • VIDEO: Thai Navy Rescues Dogs Destined for Dinner Table

    Thai authorities say they have rescued more than 750 dogs that were bound for cooking pots in Vietnam.

  • Business-friendly SC may forgive Romney's job cuts

    LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — At first glance, South Carolina seems like a place where attacks on Mitt Romney's experience at the helm of a venture capital firm that cut jobs would resonate in the GOP primary.

    The state's unemployment rate hasn't been below 9 percent in three years and a third of its manufacturing jobs have disappeared in the last decade.

  • Progress Slow Two Years After Haiti Quake

    Almost two years on from Haiti's devastating earthquake, government buildings, churches and homes across the country are still in urgent need of reconstruction.

  • It's Official: Heisman Winner RG3 Jumping to NFL

    Baylor's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III made it official Wednesday, announcing he's entering the NFL draft. Griffin also displayed a pair of purple Barney character socks he wore to the press conference.

  • Be There 01-11-12

    Today
    Sustainable Los Alamos Series: Talk by Tom Nagawiecki at PEEC. Learn sustainable actions you can take to reduce waste in Los Alamos County as well as facts about what is thrown away. 7 p.m. Free.

    Thursday
    There will be a poetry gathering at Mesa Public Library at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of the Mesa Public Library. Bob Cowan will talk on “Land Records.” The public is invited.  For more information, call Jodie Frye at 662-3381.

  • Community Announcements 01-11-12

    Pet Supplies
    A pet supply drive is underway to benefit a Los Alamos Middle School project. If you have donations of any type of pet supplies, they can be dropped off at KRSN AM 1490, The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Betty Ehart Senior Center and the White Rock Senior Center. Collars and leashes are in demand, but any items are appreciated. Call 672-4089 for more information.

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  • Program helps men and women get in shape

    Those who have made a New Year’s resolution to get into shape and get fit have one more option to help them meet their goals.
    The Strong Women and Men program is a research-based strength training program for women and men 50 years of age and older. Previously called the Strong Women and Men Growing Stronger programs, this program allows both women and men to strength train in the same class.  
    Scientific research has demonstrated that exercise with weights will increase strength, muscle mass and bone density in middle-aged women and men.
    Additionally, strength training improves self-confidence, sleep, vitality and reduces risk for diabetes, heart disease, depression and obesity.
    Components of the program include: