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Today's News

  • Hudson chronicles combat at Iwo Jima

    Editor’s note: Second of a three-part series.

    After a day that saw U.S. forces incur tremendous casualties, Bill Hudson figured out pretty quick what all those ponchos were for.
    “They were for the dead bodies and obviously we did not have enough.” Hudson and his platoon somehow survived the first night on Iwo Jima.
    And they still had not seen any Japanese.
    That would change the following day.
    Hudson and his platoon were a couple of hundred yards inland.

  • Education head faces questions

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s nominee for public education secretary, Hanna Skandera, faces questions in the Legislature over whether she meets constitutional requirements for the job.
    The leader of the Public Education Department must be a “qualified, experienced educator,” according to the New Mexico Constitution, but Skandera has never worked as a teacher or administrator in a public elementary or secondary school.

  • Community annoucements 02-22-11

    Mexico mission

    Items are currently being accepted for the Mexico Mission Auction, March 6. The auction will raise funds to build homes during spring break. To donate items call 662-2971. The auction will be March 6 at the United Church. A silent auction will be from 2-3 p.m., with a live auction at 3 p.m. Donations can be made through Feb. 27 at the United Church is located at 2525 Canyon Road.

    D’Souza to give talk

  • Be There 02-22-11

    Today
    The Los Alamos Little Theater will have a play reading of “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” at 7 p.m. at LALT, 1670 Nectar St.
    Wednesday
     Los Alamos Medical Center presents “To Your Health,” a free community education lecture series from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the LAMC cafeteria. Dr. Ian Alexander, ENT will talk about new advances in sinusitis treatment.

  • Auditions slated for LALT's latest production

    Auditions for “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” by Alan Ball, a play directed by Roxanne Tapia and produced by Todd Graves and Jim Sicilian, will be at noon Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St. Callbacks will be at 7 p.m. Monday, if necessary, at LALT.

  • 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.' comes to LA

    A song as old as time … Atomic City Children’s Theater presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” this weekend at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.
    Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” is based upon the smash Broadway musical, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and the animated classic Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” and features many of the songs from the movie, as well as some new songs written especially for this show.

  • PRC needs to get a grip

    At the height of the bitter cold that left tens of thousands of New Mexicans without heat in their homes and workplaces last month, the Village of Taos sent out a plaintive news release updating the gravity of the situation.
    “With temperatures again dropping, and communications from Taos’ community constituents becoming ever more urgent,” the release said, “Taosons are advised to take care of themselves…”
    Translated: Folks, you’re on your own.

  • Knowing which type of insurance is best

    When it comes to insurance, many people face the Goldilocks dilemma: Am I buying too much coverage, not enough, or just the right amount?
    How do you determine your proper insurance levels while ensuring you don’t waste money on unneeded coverage – or worse, leave your family exposed?

  • Schedule for Feb. 22-26

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, District 2AAAA tournament quarterfinals, 7:30 p.m.; LAMS at Pojoaque, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.'

     

    Girls basketball: District 2AAAA tournament quarterfinals at Santa Fe, 5:30 p.m.

     

    Thursday

    Girls basketball: District 2AAAA tournament semifinals at Los Alamos, 7 p.m.

     

    Boys basketball: District 2AAAA tournament semifinals at Capital, 7 p.m.; LAMS at DeVargas Invite, seventh grade, TBA.

     

  • Girls basketball: Toppers lose finale on road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team fell in its season finale Saturday night in the Four Corners.
    Nevertheless, Hilltopper head coach Tarah Logan thought plenty of positive things came out of Saturday’s game as her team heads into the postseason.
    Los Alamos and Piedra Vista were locked in a defensive struggle throughout the game, but the Panthers would ultimately prevail 43-33 in Farmington.