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Today's News

  • NM teachers earn Golden Apple Award

    Seven New Mexico high school teachers have earned the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.
    The Golden Apple Award has been given since 1996 to 102 New Mexico teachers, recognizing that the quality of their teaching is the single most important factor in their students’ academic success.
    Jean Baca teaches biology (with special education students included in regular education classes) and anatomy and physiology at Volcano Vista High School in Albuquerque Public Schools.

  • Director blossoms in artistic work

    Sometimes the simplest action can act as a seed; it takes root and blossoms into a whole new passion.
    That occurred to Valerie Silks, executive director of Dance Arts Los Alamos, when she took her children to dance classes at DALA.
    “At first, I was a ballet mom … just because my kids started taking classes there. I was impressed with the faculty and the quality of dance instruction,” she said.

  • 11-12-10 Bible Answers

    “Abraham is described as a man who ‘did not waver in unbelief.’ But didn’t he waver a little when he had a son by Hagar instead of Sarah?”— Shannon

    The story of Abraham to which you refer is found in Gen. 15-18, 21-22. God promised to bless Abraham with a son in spite of the fact that both he and his wife, Sarai, were quite advanced in age. Abraham believed God, but it took him awhile to grasp fully just how God would fulfill the promise.

  • Safety pushes CIP proposals

    Safety and environmental reasons motivated the Los Alamos County Recreation Division staff to seek funding for studies on improving and upgrading the Los Alamos Ice Rink.
    Three proposed capital improvement projects address the rink’s parking lot, bathrooms and locker rooms, as well as installing a lift station.  
    Los Alamos Hockey Association is proposing another potential upgrade to the outdoor rink, an arena cover.

  • NNSA, Livermore lab decommissions ASC Purple

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has decommissioned Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program’s Purple, the first supercomputer capable of producing the reliable three-dimensional simulations of nuclear weapons performance critical to NNSA’s program to ensure the safety, security and effectiveness of the nuclear stockpile without having to conduct testing.

  • More hits than misses

     New Mexico voters did their usual good job separating the wheat from the chaff when it came to the questions at the end of the November ballot.
    Predictably, they gave a sound thrashing to two constitutional amendments designed to give politicians a longer leash. They gave our veterans a couple more breaks. And they sent a message to our higher education system that it is getting out of hand.

  • LA to open NMIIHL play at home tonight vs. Ice Tigers

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will open its 2010-11 season tonight when it hosts the Taos Ice Tigers.
    Los Alamos, which plays in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League, will take on the Tigers starting at 8 p.m.
    Also, the Hilltoppers will play Saturday against the Eldorado Eagles. That game is set for 10 a.m.
    The Hilltoppers are the defending NMIIHL pure team champion. Teams in NMIIHL can be “pure,” representatives of one school, or “composite,” comprised of teams from more than one school.

  • Hilger paces Atomic Tumblers at season opening competition

    The Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers gymnastics team opened its season at home Oct. 23 hosting four other teams.
    The meet consisted of gymnasts in levels 3-6. In all, 82 gymnasts participated in the meet, which was held at the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics on North Mesa.
    The meet marked the opening of the 2010-11 compulsory season.
    Los Alamos’ Alyssa Hilger, a level 4 gymnast, earned the top mark of the meet. She recorded a score of 36.20 to win the 10-year-old division.

  • LA takes Pool D win Thursday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team earned a victory in Pool D play Thursday and moved on to today’s quarterfinal round.
    The Class AAAA state tournament opened Thursday with pool play. Direct elimination play continued today with the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, with the state championship match scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday.
    Los Alamos, the No. 4 seed in the AAAA tournament, got through the pool, which included both fifth-seeded Piedra Vista and 12th-seeded Aztec. The victory in Pool D gave Los Alamos a bid into the state quarterfinals.

  • Muni building issue takes another turn

    In yet another twist in what is fast becoming the most controversial issue in Los Alamos — the way forward for the municipal building — County Councilor Vincent Chiravalle plans to introduce an ordinance at Tuesday’s council meeting that calls for moving ahead with rebuilding the structure on its original site at Ashley Pond.