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Today's News

  • Cross country: LA primed to grab two big wins at 2AAAA title races

    The only question concerning the outcome of the 2010 District 2AAAA cross country championships is not who will win, but by how much.
    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams are the favorites to win in Friday’s district meet, which will be run at Santa Fe’s Municipal Recreation Center just off N.M. 599.
    As usual, the Hilltoppers are King Kong-sized favorites heading into the race.

  • Cross country: Barranca Mesa, Chamisa win team competition at Mile Run

    The girls team from Barranca Mesa finished with a near-perfect score at Friday’s Elementary School Mile Run.
    The run is held annually in conjunction with the Los Alamos Invitational cross country meet. Any elementary school student is eligible to compete in the run.
    Zoe Challacombe, a sixth-grader at Barranca Mesa, led a group of sixth graders from her school to the near-perfect finish. Only Aspen’s Maria Sandoval broke up the perfect score bid in the race, edging out Kenidee Hatler, Barranca’s fifth runner.

  • Election problems mount at SOS office

    With the general election just five days away, the timing couldn’t be much worse for the Secretary of State’s (SOS) office to start having major problems.
    Next Tuesday’s nationwide general election will stretch to Saturday, Nov. 6 in New Mexico because the printer of ballot proofs for six counties, including Los Alamos, was behind schedule getting the proofs out. The deadline was Sept. 18 for county clerks to send absentee ballots to military personnel and residents overseas.

  • LANL's MDA B leak sends 13 to clinic

    Workers uncovered two, 55-gallon drums from an excavation pit at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Material Disposal Area B earlier in the day Wednesday. The drums were uncovered inside an enclosure on the east end of the landfill on DP Road.

  • Consultant hired for White Rock A-19 master plan

    After failed attempts to sell a 60-acre parcel of land identified as A-19 in White Rock to a developer, Los Alamos County staff recommended the creation of a Comprehensive Master Plan for the property. In response, the county council approved hiring consultant team, Dekker, Perich, Sabatini Inc., for $316,105 during its regular meeting Tuesday.
    Council also agreed to applicable gross receipts tax and a $20,000 additional services contingency for crafting the plan.

  • Astronomers discover massive neutron star

    Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered the most massive neutron star yet found, a discovery with strong and wide-ranging impacts across several fields of physics and astrophysics.

  • Update 10-28-10

    Sanchez to meet the public

    GOP Lt. Gov. candidate John Sanchez will meet the public from 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Republican Headquarters in Central Park Square.
    National Day of
    Rememberance

  • Carnival scares up Halloween fun

    Ghosts, goblins and other Halloween creatures of all shapes and sizes will appear at Mountain Elementary School to participate in a tradition than spans about 30 years: the Mountain School Halloween Carnival. The event will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday and will include games, treats, scary adventures, prizes and a haunted house.

  • Be There 10-28-10

    Today
    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will host brisket night from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Posse Shack on North Mesa, about one mile from the roundabout, on the left.
    $10 per plate, includes barbecue brisket, potato salad, vegetable, a roll, drink and dessert.

    The Authors Speaks Series will feature novelist and playwright Mark Dunn at
    7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

  • A weekend of frightful delight for LA

    On Friday the Los Alamos MainStreet’s Annual Trick or Treat on MainStreet will be from 5-7 p.m. with an estimated 3,000 people gathering in Downtown Los Alamos.  
    Local businesses and organizations will open their doors and set up booths along Central Avenue to give out treats to the community’s trick-or-treaters.
    The Hillstompers will lead a Hallo-wiener Parade at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dance performance by New Mexico Dance Theater at 6 p.m.