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Today's News

  • Colorado wildfire destroys dozens of homes

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A wind-whipped wildfire sent flames roaring through a rugged canyon in the Colorado foothills, forcing about 3,000 people to flee the area and destroying dozens of homes — some that belonged to the firefighters themselves, authorities said Tuesday.
    Fire officials were assessing the extent of the damage and planned to release details at a morning news conference.

  • Everybody needs motivation every now and then

    As we head back to school, we head back to a weekly look at assets in a more individualized way. The next eight months have been divided up into categories and each week, we will look at the same asset that each of the school sites are looking at, too.
    This month, we focus on the asset category of commitment to learning. It may have been hard for everyone to get back into the daily grind, while others found it very easy.

  • Thank you letters

    House of Hope and Shop on the Corner says thanks  
     
    Our recent “High Tea and Fashion Show” were a complete success! The monies earned will go toward the House of Hope Women’s upcoming 6th annual house building trip to Juárez, Mexico.
    Although each member of the team pays her own lodging and meal expenses, several thousand dollars are needed for the house materials and to pay the local laborers.  

  • Lessons from Colorado

    During a visit to relatives in Colorado, I found their governor’s race far more entertaining than ours. In fact, the political theater doesn’t get much better, and it sheds some light on why ours is so frustrating.

  • $69 hot dog one for the record books

    I really don’t even know where to begin with this one.  I was reading one of those side stories off the home page of a news site about a hot dog.  Yeah, a hot dog, but not the kind that you or I might eat. It was a $69 hot dog.  Grilled in white truffle oil and topped with duck foie gras, tourists can enjoy this overpriced hot dog while being laughed at by New York residents who find the whole idea a bit hard to digest.

  • Cross country: JV, C team results from Saturday

    Here are Los Alamos’ boys and girls sub-varsity results from Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational cross country meet.

    Boys JV
    Team scores

    1. Academy, 15; 2. Los Alamos, 49; 3. Rio Rancho, 124; 4. Sandia, 161; 5. Chaparral, Colo., 162.

    Individual results

    7. Adam Lang, 17:34; 8. Nick Hill, 17:38; 9. Misha Skurikhin, 17:41; 10. Zak Kennison, 17:51; 15. Aaron Roybal, 18:06: 20. Marcus Gutierrez, 18:14; 38. Aaron Bao, 18:52.

    Boys C team

    Individual results

  • Boys soccer: LA drops Monday’s game to Horsemen

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team couldn’t follow up on its big win at the Louie Cernicek Invitational this weekend.
    The Hilltoppers (4-2) fell to the St. Michael’s Horsemen on the road Monday by a final of 4-3.
    Los Alamos, coming off three victories in two days at the Cernicek tournament — the team’s first win in that tournament since 2004 — didn’t have much in the tank Monday when squaring off against the Horsemen, who were plenty amped up to see them.

  • Cross country: Results from Saturday’s UNM Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team passed its first test of the 2010 season with flying colors.
    The Hilltoppers knocked off the rest of the 26-team field at Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational. The Hilltoppers finished the race with 102 team points, 10 fewer than runner-up La Cueva to take top honors in their first outing of the season.

  • Waste staging project gets initial nod

    The Department of Energy has approved the preliminary design of a new radioactive waste staging facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    The facility will replace several buildings and fabric domes at Technical Area 54, which must be closed and remediated by 2015 under the Consent Order agreement with the state of New Mexico.

  • Square dancers mix it up

    The Mountain Mixers Square Dance Club of Los Alamos will offer Basic Square Dance lessons on Sundays from 4-6 p.m. this fall. The classes will be at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road.  
    Square dancing is easy and fun. No special skills or previous dance experience are required. You do not need to wear special clothes; jeans are fine. Couples, families and singles are welcome. Anyone from the age of 9 to 99 can have fun doing it.