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Today's News

  • No extended hours for L.A. post office

    While post offices in some communities around the state and across the nation typically remain open until midnight every April 15 Tax Day, the Los Alamos Post Office will close at 5 p.m. as it does every business day.

    Postmaster Catherine Rodriguez issued a news release regarding tax deadline operations for nearby communities.

  • U.S. has own nuclear issues

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, holding a summit to urge world leaders to secure their nuclear material, frequently calls the risk of terrorists getting a nuke “the single biggest threat to U.S. security.” What he is less likely to talk about is the United States’ own shortcomings in safeguarding its nuclear stockpile.

  • Parents urged to seek help

    Gov. Bill Richardson issued a proclamation naming April “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in an effort to address the approximate 30,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in New Mexico each year.

    “Child abuse and neglect are serious problems and finding a solution depends upon the involvement of people within our community,” Richardson states in his proclamation. “During periods of economic challenges, families feel more vulnerable and as a result child abuse and neglect increase drastically.”

  • Update: Online reporting glitches may be holding up campaign finance reports

    As of Wednesday afternoon, only seven of the eleven county council candidates had campaign finance reports posted on the secretary of state's site. The deadline for filing the reports elapsed at midnight Monday. The penalty for failure to file the report can cost a candidate for public office $50 per day. However, a spokesperson with the secretary of state's office suggests that the problem may rest more with the online reporting system rather than with candidates filing late.

  • Get ahead of the May holiday game Saturday at Chamisa

    The first week of May is commonly a time to think about Mother’s Day, Nurse’s Day and Teacher and Staff Appreciation week.

    The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at Chamisa Elementary School is helping people get ahead of the game by offering a shopping extravaganza in conjunction with the Dog Jog at Chamisa on Saturday.

    The annual spring arts and crafts fair will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the school.

  • Boys tennis: Hilltoppers shut out Tigers

    If there had been any doubt as to the ultimate outcome of this season’s District 2AAAA boys tennis competition, Tuesday probably squelched that doubt for good.

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team crushed the Taos Tigers at home, sweeping all nine matches the team played and not losing a single set in the process.

    Los Alamos gave up just six games in Nos. 1-4 singles Tuesday and just four games in the three doubles contests to come away with a big 9-0 victory.

  • Girls tennis: LA tops Taos in home dual

    More years than not, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team is wary of its District 2AAAA counterparts from Taos. Usually with good reason.

    That was again apparent with the two teams’ dual meet Tuesday.

    The Hilltoppers came away with a 5-4 victory Tuesday at home, but the Tigers aren’t ready to concede anything to the Hilltoppers as the District 2AAAA tournament inches closer.

  • 04-14-10 Update

    Book fair

      The Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary will host a book fair from 9 a.m.-

    3 p.m. tomorrow in the main lobby of the hospital.

    Little Forest open house

    Little Forest Playschool is hosting an open house from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday. Participants are invited to view classrooms, see children’s artwork, meet teachers and pick up registration. For more information, call the school at 662-5895 or visit www.littleforestplayschool.org.

    Herbs and vegetable talk

  • Tax penalty looms

    Los Alamos County would like to remind property owners that the second half installment of property taxes for 2009 was due April 12 and becomes delinquent after May 10.

    Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. May 10, or must be postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

    The 311 Customer Care Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and has recently moved to its new location at 150 Central Park Square (formerly Curves) in Los Alamos.

  • No prescribed burning this week

    There will be no prescribed burning on the Santa Fe National Forest this week. Last week, fire managers treated 110-acres on the Thompson Ridge Prescribed burn.

    Thompson Ridge

    Pile Burn, Jemez Ranger District