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Today's News

  • Population, nonsense and success in Cloudcroft

    With the year-end cold comes hot news about population and various nonsense.

    The population news is that New Mexico crossed the 2 million mark in 2009 for an estimated population of 2,009,671 as of July 1, 2009. That’s a 22,908 person increase, or 1.2 percent. Population growth has slowed since 2005 and 2006. For that one year, the increase was 1.36 percent, or 26,070.

  • UPDATE: LA boys basketball tops Goddard in Poe Corn consolation

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  • Art show to reflect a personal tie

    The newest exhibit at Mesa Public Library, “Castles and Clans collection,” reflects not only the beauty of  Scottish castles but a personal tie to the artists. Painter Karol Mack of Santa Fe and writer Brian Mack of  Estes Park, Colo., both have Scottish ancesters and have traveled extensively throughout the country.

    Their work, which extended over 10 years, has been accumulated into a book, “Scotland: Castles and Clans the Legends.” Karol’s oil paintings illustrate the book Brian wrote.

  • 'Sherlock Holmes’ tells one good story

    I’ll confess I don’t know much about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. In fact, I really only have two bits of information. The fictional detective has a friend named Dr. Watson and resides at Baker Street.

    It seems I am in the minority. When doing a search on the Internet of Sherlock Holmes, it showed everything from a Web site for a Sherlock Holmes society to sites about this year’s movie starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

  • Pen and Ink Possibilities: Believing in the magic of the season

    I’ve always believed in the magic of Christmas Eve. In fact, I directed most of my childhood excitement and wonder for the holiday season toward the day before the big day. It’s the night that Santa Claus makes his flight around the world; the short time before angels appeared to shepherds and informed them that something miraculous had occurred; and the reminder to everyone to drop their normal work routine and pay respects to what is really important.

  • LAHS earns third silver medal

    Los Alamos High School strives for excellence and its efforts are paying off. U.S.  News and World Report, in collaboration with School Evaluation Services, recently awarded the high school a silver medal in the Best High Schools 2009 Search.

    Not only did LAHS earn this recognition while being cast in a sea of more than 21,000 public high schools across the country, but it also has the distinction of being only one of two schools in New Mexico that earned the silver medal ranking.

    The other high school was La Cueva High School. No school in New Mexico won gold.

  • Committee polishes sculpture series

    A citizen advisory committee pushed ahead this week on a master plan for adorning the landscape with life-size historical figures.

    The main issue seemed to be how many famous, representative or otherwise intriguing characters there have been in the relatively short history of modern Los Alamos and what to do with them, mostly in the downtown historical district.

    Who would be where?

  • NM unemployment holds steady in November

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's jobless rate remained steady at 7.8 percent in November, the same as the previous month but much higher than the 4.6 percent rate in November 2008.

    The national unemployment rate in November decreased to 10 percent.

    The state's labor department, the Department of Workforce Solutions, says the state lost 25,400 jobs over the past year.

  • Winter Weather Advisory: Snow on the way for this afternoon and tonight

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory for the Los Alamos area Wednesday morning:

    WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST THURSDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST THURSDAY.

  • 2009 Year in Review: NMAA’s big decisions had a big impact on LA sports scene

    While the New Mexico Activities Association is based in Albuquerque, the impact of its decisions were felt in every corner of the state in 2009, including right here in Los Alamos.

    From its realignment proposals and edits earlier this year to its stunning mid-year decision to suspend athletic activities throughout the state, the NMAA grabbed some big headlines this past year.