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Today's News

  • Be There 01-12-11

    Thursday
    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will elect the 2011-2012 County Central Committee and its officers at the Best Western Hilltop House. The County Contingent to the Republican Party of New Mexico Central Committee will also be elected. Republicans registered in the County of Los Alamos are encouraged to attend. Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. and closes at 7 p.m.  A meeting of the 2009-2010 Central Committee begins at 7 p.m., followed by Ward Caucuses and the County Convention. For information, contact JoAnn Johnson, 662-7981,  jajohnson710@aol.com.

  • Community announcements 01-12-11

    Calendars available
    Friends of the Shelter Calendars are available for a limited time at the following locations Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Ridgeview Vet, Brownell’s Hallmark, CB Fox, Pet Pangaea and Otowi Station.  

  • Activist in women of Juarez cases slain in Mexico

    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — A poet who led protests against the unsolved killings of women in the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez has herself become the victim of a bizarre slaying, her body found strangled and her left hand severed after a night of partying with three teens.

  • Prayer and mourning in Haiti a year after quake

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The normally traffic-clogged streets of the Haitian capital turned quiet Wednesday as businesses closed and people walked in solemn processions to prayer services marking the anniversary of the worst natural disaster in the nation's history.

  • Actor David Nelson of famous TV family dies at 74

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Nelson, who starred on his parents' popular television show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," has died, a family spokesman said. He was 74.

    Nelson, who was battling complications of colon cancer, died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home, said family spokesman and longtime Hollywood publicist Dale Olson.

  • DVRs give 'Conan' the lead among young viewers

    NEW YORK (AP) — After two months on the air, Conan O'Brien's late-night talk show is the favorite of younger viewers — that is, when DVR usage is factored in, according to basic-cable network TBS.

    Most ratings figures count TV viewership only within the 24-hour period after a show is aired. By this standard, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is the champ in total viewers, as well as in the desirable 18-to-49 demographic.

  • Northeast shouldering snow that crippled South

    NEW YORK (AP) — Up and down the East Coast, armies of emergency workers with plows and salt spreaders hit the streets Wednesday morning, as the snowstorm that caused mayhem in the South moved into the region and dumped more than a foot in some areas overnight.

    New York City's public school system will remain open despite the snow, but schools were shut elsewhere, including parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut, where the storm was windier and snow was heavier than expected.

  • National report drops NM ranking for education

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new report on the quality of public education gives New Mexico a grade of C and a ranking of 32nd nationally.

    Education Week magazine's annual report dropped New Mexico's ranking from 24th last year. The state was 22nd in 2009.

    New Mexico's received an F for achievement in kindergarten through the 12th grade, and D+ in "chance for success," a category looking at factors such as graduation rates and parental education.

  • Freedom not protected

    Americans take religious liberty for granted. Unfortunately, this most fundamental freedom is not protected in many countries around the world.
    Religious liberty is the proverbial canary in the mine. If a state won’t respect this most basic freedom of conscience, it isn’t likely to respect people’s lives and dignity in any context.
    There is more than enough bad news to fill the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s latest annual report. Worst of all were the conditions in 13 “countries of particular concern.”

  • Hockey: Toppers go win, loss, tie at tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team went 1-1-1 in three contests at this weekend’s Mid-Season tournament.
    The tournament, a series of exhibition game involving all 10 teams in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League, was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Taos.
    The Hilltoppers, in second place in the NMIIHL standings, dropped their tournament opener to the Cibola Cougars Saturday, 3-1.