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Today's News

  • Celebrating Pi

    Los Alamos Middle School celebrated Pi Day on Friday. A number of activities centered on the Greek letter, which is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. LAMS arranged for staff and volunteers to take part in the event.

  • Boys golf: Toppers take 3rd at Bernalillo

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team had a solid opening to its spring 2010 season Monday.

    The Hilltoppers finished in third place in the team standings at Monday’s Bernalillo Invitational. The tournament was played at Santa Ana Golf Course.

    Los Alamos shot 361 as a team, placing it in the top three Monday. Rio Rancho Cleveland won Monday’s team title and Bernalillo, Los Alamos District 2AAAA opponent and defending district champion, finished second in the team standings.

    In all, 11 teams took part in the tournament.

  • Golf: LAGC opens up for the season

    It’s time to get back in the swing of things at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    The driving range and front nine at LAGC opened for business today, although a sketchy weather report for the next couple of days could put the brakes on the early season there.

    Longtime LAGC professional Donnie Torres said this morning things were generally shaping up well at the course, which is starting its 64th year of continuous operation.

    The golf course was opened in 1947 and is the oldest public course in the state.

  • Boys track and field: LA takes eight to Rio Rancho

    Only a handful of athletes from the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team traveled to the Rio Rancho Invitational Monday.

    Los Alamos was originally scheduled to take part in the Rio Rancho meet Saturday, but the meet was postponed due to poor weather in the area. For several different reasons, Los Alamos elected to take just a few athletes down to the event.

  • 03-23-10 Update

    Police Beat

      A possible case of battery acid splashed on a car, several shoplifters and a break in at the Los Alamos Animal Clinic top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 3.

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  • Elections chief confident in secretary of state

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s new elections director said allegations of ethics violations within the secretary of state’s office will not hamper the administration of this year’s elections.

    However, some county clerks say they have little confidence in the secretary of state’s office, and political observers suggest the allegations and a recent string of corruption scandals involving New Mexico Democrats could result in fallout at the polls this year.

  • Former Interior Secretary Udall dies at age 90

    SANTA FE — Stewart Udall, an elder in a famed political family who led the Interior Department as it promoted an expansion of public lands and helped win passage of major environmental laws, has died at the age of 90.

    During his 1961-1968 tenure as interior secretary, Udall sowed the seeds of the modern environmental movement. He later became a crusader for victims of radiation exposure from the government’s Cold War nuclear programs.

    President Obama praised Udall’s service.

  • Weather causes power outage

    Businesses east of, and including Los Alamos County’s new Airport Basin facilities, were without power Friday afternoon for a little more than 30 minutes.  

    Lightning strikes associated with a sudden winter storm are the suspected cause for a breaker at the LANL EA4 substation to open around 2 p.m. Linemen with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU)  backfed the area with another circuit and restored power by 2:35 p.m.

  • Contributions keep coming

    Max Baker retired last December as Los Alamos County administrator, but his efforts in contributing to the community have continued.

    Baker serves on the board of the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE), an organization that works in support of first responder excellence. His wife, Kath Baker, has been involved with the CPSE through the board members’ wives group.

  • Nix the food tax

    Many New Mexicans are asking whether Governor Bill Richardson will line-item veto the reimposition of the local portion of the food tax that was passed during the recent Special Session.  

    However, once they learn the story behind the food tax’s passage, New Mexicans are more likely to ask instead: “Why wouldn’t Richardson veto the food tax?”