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Today's News

  • Tennis: Nadal's Grand Slam bid ended by Ferrer

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal's bid to win four straight Grand Slam tournaments is over.

    The injured Nadal lost his quarterfinal 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 Wednesday to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer at the Australian Open.

    Nadal, who appeared to have tears in his eyes during a changeover while trailing 3-0 in the third set, took a medical timeout for an apparent leg injury after three games and was clearly out of sorts, failing to chase down balls that he would ordinarily return easily.

  • Boys basketball: LA drops big home contest, 49-35

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team hung with one of the top teams in the state through one half of play, but a rough third quarter sunk the team’s upset efforts.

    Los Alamos played even with the Española Valley Sundevils through one quarter and was down just 23-15 at the break, but managed just six points in the third as Española Valley took control. Española Valley went on to win Tuesday’s ballgame 49-35 in front of a sizeable crowd at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Address issues despite option

    The Los Alamos Chamber has been engaged on behalf of member and business interests throughout the most recent Trinity Drive study as well as through several prior related initiatives that have looked at the issues with this important route.  
    Most recently, we worked with the county to be sure there would be good opportunities for the alternatives to be explained and business community input to be gathered.  I participated in many of those sessions and I want to offer a summary of observations from those sessions.

  • 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.