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Today's News

  • Softball: LA wins 1 out of 4 games at Farmington this weekend

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team went 1-3 at the very tough Farmington Softball Invitational this weekend.

    Los Alamos lost twice to the Kirtland Central Broncos at the tournament, in its opening and concluding games of the tournament. It also fell to Farmington, the No. 2-ranked team in Class AAAA, but topped Shiprock in its second game late Friday afternoon.

    To open the tournament Friday, the Hilltoppers fell by one run to Kirtland Central, but bounced back to win their second game Friday, topping the Shiprock Chieftains 18-7.

  • Schedule for March 22-27

    Monday

    Boys golf: Los Alamos at Bernalillo Invite, 9 a.m.

    Tuesday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Pojoaque, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: West Las Vegas at Los Alamos, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Thursday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, boys and girls JV, 3:30 p.m.

    Friday

    Girls tennis: Los Alamos at Quail Ridge Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Softball: Los Alamos JV Invite, TBA.

    Saturday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

  • Apple Hill String Quartet to bring chamber music to Los Alamos

    This month, the guitar is being substituted for other string instruments during the Guitars and Gateaux concert series. Los Alamos Arts Council may be presenting a different sound, but the organization is keeping it all within the Guitars and Gateaux family. The event, which is called Strings and Gateaux, will feature desserts and music starting at 7 p.m. March 25 at Fuller Lodge.

    The show will feature the Apple Hill String Quartet, a group of artists-in-residence from the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music located in Nelson, N.H.

  • STORM WARNING: Winter's icy grip struggles to hang on even as Spring approaches

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Friday morning:

    WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT SATURDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT SATURDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 6 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 6 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

  • Land commissioner files to run for PRC

    SANTA FE — Land Commissioner Pat Lyons was among a crowded field of candidates to file Tuesday for seats on New Mexico’s utility regulatory agency.

    Lyons, who can’t run again because of term limits, is seeking the GOP nomination for the District 2 position on the Public Regulation Commission. The district covers much of eastern and southeastern New Mexico. Also running for the GOP nomination is Robert Corn, a retired magistrate and former state legislator from Roswell.

  • Labor pool study begins

    The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation is undertaking a labor supply study for the Los Alamos area. The overall effort will focus on continuing diversification and marketing for Los Alamos County since labor supply issues are so closely aligned with attracting new and emerging industry into the county.

  • “Silent slaves”

    Fire investigator Ed Hunter advises homeowners not to wait until their water heater starts blowing fire out the bottom and begins to eat away at the floor before checking it.

    Hunter’s advice comes on the heels of a home fire in the La Mesa Trailer Park earlier this month. His investigation concludes that the cause was a corroded water heater.

    The homeowner spotted the fire and firefighters from the golf course fire station knocked it down quickly, containing it to the area of origin and preserving the home, Hunter said.

  • Board presses plutonium safety issue

    An independent federal safety board that monitors nuclear facilities has concerns that the Department of Energy is no longer interpreting a key safety standard as they have agreed to do in the past.

    The issue is related to a safety analysis, known as “the safe harbor methodology” and its application at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Plutonium Facility.

  • 03-19-10 Update

    Membership social Saturday

      The Los Alamos Opera Guild Board of the Santa Fe Opera will host the LAOG Annual Membership Social from 2-5 p.m. at the Caspersons’ house, located at 135 La Senda.  

    Clean water project fundraiser

      A fundraiser to benefit the Waterlines’ Clean Water Project for Bajo Casicon, Panama, will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at Brownell’s Hallmark.

    A stange sort of love triangle

  • Better than can

    If you are ever cut off from supermarkets and electricity due to a natural disaster (or because like some of us idiots you choose to go camping), you will be especially interested in this news. And even if your only interest in daily life is eating well, read on for the glad tidings that’s coming about how we will soon better process and store food in this country.

    For about 200 years we’ve canned food in much the same way, putting it in cans (hence the name) and heating it under pressure for long periods.