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Today's News

  • Girls soccer: Toppers nab 2-4A title

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team clinched another District 2AAAA title Tuesday with a shutout victory over the Santa Fe Demons.
    Los Alamos jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one half of play Tuesday in Santa Fe and coasted to a 4-0 victory at Ivan Head Stadium. The win gave Los Alamos its sixth straight District 2AAAA title.
    It has not lost a district contest since that time.

  • Boys soccer: LA picks up win, stays undefeated in district

    A solid victory by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team keeps it right on track for what could shape up as the biggest game of its 2010 regular season.
    The Hilltoppers got six goals from six different players to drop the Santa Fe Demons 6-0 Tuesday at Ivan Head Stadium. The win keeps the Hilltoppers undefeated in District 2AAAA play and primed for a showdown with the Capital Jaguars in the Hilltoppers’ season finale next week.

  • First-ever take-back drug campaign reaps tons

    The public turned in more than 242,000 pounds of prescription drugs through 4,000 take back sites across the nation Sept. 25. Locally, community members dropped off their drugs at a booth set up in the parking lot at Los Alamos Medical Center.
    “We had a great turnout, people brought us their expired prescription drugs as well as drugs from deceased family members that they didn’t know what to do with,” Det. Jeremy Duran said. “The pills we collected filled a container that was a foot and a half tall by a foot deep and a foot wide.”

  • Wheeler wraps up council career

    In 2002, Mike Wheeler entered the race for Los Alamos County Council without any glowing aspirations or huge ambitions.
    Wheeler’s career as a councilor may have had a modest beginning, but as it draws to a close, this career holds great significance for him.
    Wheeler said he became involved in the 2002 elections as result of being active in the Democratic Party. The chairman called to ask if he would consider running because he thought Wheeler would be “electable.”

  • Exercise caution when walking pets

    The Los Alamos County Animal Control Division wants to make sure residents and their pets are safe when using the county’s trails system.
    Charles Lujan of the Animal Control Division said there have been reports of coyote attacks on dogs recently and wants to warn residents about the potential danger.
    “Coyotes are hunting and they’re teaching their young how to hunt,” Lujan said. “When people are walking, we’d like them to use caution and keep their pets on a leash.”

  • Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble!

    The main drain at Mountainair Cleaners in Central Park Square backed up this morning, flooding the floor and halting business for the day.

  • Be There 10-13-10

    Today
    Monster Movie Wednesdays at UNM-LA will feature “The Invisible Man” at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Building 2. The movie is free and open to the public.
    Thursday
    The Los Alamos Republican Women will elect officers for 2011-2012 at their 7 p.m. meeting at the Republican Headquarters,146 Central Park Square. Betty Cox will present a program on the history of Women’s Right to Vote. For information JoAnn Johnson, 662-7981.

    Poetry gatherings will be at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

  • Kiwanian of the Year

    Don Casperson, a retired physicist with an outstanding dedication to community service, has been chosen as the Los Alamos Kiwanian of the Year for 2010.
    His selection, announced at the close of the Oct. 3 Kiwanis installation banquet at the Masonic Temple, caught Casperson by surprise — but the long list of projects in which he had been involved made the choice logical to everyone else.
    Casperson is originally from Boston and came to Los Alamos in the fall of 1973, as a graduate student in physics with a Yale experimental group.

  • Fall PEECnic set for Sunday

    Since Los Alamos’s nature center chose the name Pajarito Environmental Education Center, punsters realized that the center needed to celebrate with an annual PEECnic. This year the celebration is from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at 3540 Orange Street and the community is invited.
    Park Flight interns, Andrés Felipe Peña Monroy, from Medellín, Colombia and Laila Yunes Jiménez, from Mexico City, will give a photo presentation called “Flying with Birds in Mexico and Colombia.”  

  • Bad line causes morning power outage

    This morning's townsite-wide power outage appeared to be due to a bad line in the downtown area, a Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities spokesperson said.

    Allison Majure of the DPU said the underground line, located near Deacon and 20th Street, appeared to have failed at approximately 5:45 a.m. The line, connected to the county's No. 15 circuit, which sends power to the North Community area, failed at that time. The resulting failure created a "domino effect" which took down power to most of Los Alamos.