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Today's News

  • Hilltoppers Defy The Odds

    In the locker room following practice, members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program are staring at the only light in the room: a projected image on the back wall.

    Before the projection, a clip of game film, even gets fully rolling; several of the Hilltoppers call out, “counter, counter!”

    They’re right. The Valencia Jaguars are executing a counter-tray against the Hilltoppers’ upcoming opponents, the Los Lunas Tigers.

    “You see that?” head coach Garett Williams asks no one in particular. “The defensive end stays there, he stays right there and he gets kicked out.”

  • Leisure pool drowns in 'No' votes

    Despite a 25-year effort by several residents to make the leisure pool concept a reality, the Los Alamos County general obligation bond firmly failed Wednesday night.

    County Clerk Janet Foster released the unofficial results shortly after 7 p.m. in the Justice Center lobby. In the special all mail election, residents returned 6,090 ballots – defeating the pool measure 3,851 to 2,239.
    Longtime Los Alamos resident Carl Thornton and his family were at the Justice Center to learn of the results.

  • Thank you 11-10-11

    Sage Cottage Montessori preschool gives our sincere thanks and appreciation to Daniels Fund and the Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group for their financial support allowing us to send teachers to the National Early Childhood Conference.
    Daniels Fund was set up by Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need.  Daniels Fund provides grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
    Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group is a joint initiative of Con Alma Health Foundation and the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary.  In May 2002, the Los Alamos Medical Center was sold by Banner Health Systems, a non-profit corporation, to Province HealthCare, a for-profit corporation.

  • Dinner raises funds for ski program

    Recently, the Pajarito Mountain Lodge was aglow with fall colors and full of generosity and cheer, as attendees of the Kids Ski Pajarito Benefit Dinner enjoyed an evening of food, music and fun.  
    The benefit dinner raised more than $9,000, which will go toward equipment rental, lift tickets and lessons for underprivileged youth.  
    Members of the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2010 organized  the dinner to raise money for a new program being offered at Pajarito Mountain.
    The program will offer financial assistance with ski lessons as well as equipment to children ages six to 18. Working with regional organizations, the Ski Club will spread the word of this new opportunity.

  • Betty Ehart Senior Center offers a sneak peek

    Here’s a sneak peek at some of the trees at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The Festival of Chocolate is Saturday and kicks off the Festival of Trees. The fundraiser is the formal unveiling of the trees for the following weekend. Tickets for the Festival of Chocolate are available now at the senior center or can be reserved by calling 662-8920.

  • Be There 11-10-11

    Today
    Katy Korkos and Don Taylor will speak at the League of Women Voters’ Lunch with a Leader about improving business in the community. Meet at Central Avenue Grill at 11:45 a.m.  RSVP to Becky Shankland, rebecca.shankland@gmail.com or 662-0460, or come at the last minute. $15 covers entree, drink, tax and gratuity.
     
    Mesa Public Library’s Poetry Gathering will be 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.
    Kent Parsons will present a DVD featuring  Jay Verkler, CEO of Family Search. The subject will be  “The Technological Future of Genealogy.”

  • LA Happenings 11-10-11

    Music

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is currently recruiting singers for the 2011—2012 concert season. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.
     
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • Out and About 11-10-11

    Arts and crafts fair

    The Zia Arts, Crafts and Gifts Festival will be Nov. 18-20. Show hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The show will be at the Expo New Mexico Manuel Lujan Exhibit Complex. Admission is $6 and children younger than 15 are admitted for free. For more information, call Linda Ontiveros at 505-450-7078 or visit www.ZiaArtsAndCrafts.com.

    Comedy

    Jeff Dunham takes his characters on his “Controlled Chaos” show, coming to the Santa Ana Star Center March 14, 2012. Tickets, $47.25, are on sale now and may be purchased at www.ComcastTIX.com or by calling 888-694-4849.

    Concerts

  • Best Sellers 11-10-11

    1. “The Last Days of Beijing,” Michael Myer
    2. “Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era,” LANL*
    3. “Los Alamos Trails,” Craig Martin*
    4. “Artsy-Fartsy,” Karla Oceanak*
    5. “Cahoots,” Karla Oceanak*
    6. “Dumbstruck,” Karla Oceanak*
    7. “These Is My Words,” Nancy E. Turner
    8. “The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles,” Julie Andrews Edwards
    9. “North and South,” Elizabeth Gaskell
    10. “Blue Nights,” Joan Didion

    * Denotes a local or regional author

  • Top 10 Singles 11-10-11

    1. We Found Love, Rihanna

    2. Someone Like You, Adele

    3. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO
    4. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    5. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People

    6. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes

    7. Without You, David Guetta
    8. Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO
    9. You Make Me Feel, Cobra Starship
    10. Mr. Know It All, Kelly Clarkson