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Today's News

  • A gem of a compliment

    A scientific friend I work with paid me a compliment last summer that still rings in my little head. She said the garnet earrings I had on that day looked good. It was true (I modestly admit), but that’s not what impressed me. She next asked if I had found the garnets myself.

    Now that’s the way to make geologists really appreciate you as a human being.  Give ’em credit for a good find!

  • Softball: LA opens play Friday at Piedra Vista

    Heading into the 2010 season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team is expecting big things and believes it has the personnel to accomplish those.

    Los Alamos will return the bulk of its roster from the 2009 season, Roger Anaya’s first as manager. It lost just four seniors off that team, only two of which were regular starters.

  • Hockey: LA wins league state championship

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team bounced back from an early round loss this weekend to capture the state pure team title Sunday.

    Los Alamos toppled the Taos Tigers in the pure team tournament finale, the team that knocked it into the elimination bracket, by a final of 4-1.

    Friday night, the Hilltoppers thumped the Eldorado Eagles, 5-1, outshooting them 33-5.  

    Goals in that game were scored by Cameron Ranken, Neel Gupta, Chase Havemann, Graham Delano and Niko Menenakis. Gupta scored the game winner at 10:23 of the second period.

  • 02-23-10 Police beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Feb. 11

    3:30 p.m. ­— Steve Trujillo, 43, of Alcalde was arrested by New Mexico State Police in Española on a Los Alamos Magistrate Court warrant.

    Feb. 12

    1:06 p.m. — Mesa Public Library reported damage to its property. The estimated loss is $500.

  • A decent meal can make a big impact

    Fred Harvey, a food entrepreneur, grew disgusted with the poor quality “greasy spoon” restaurants found near all-western railroad depots in the 1870s.

    Harvey convinced the Santa Fe Railroad to let him test out his own food service ideas and in 1876 opened his first lunchroom at Topeka’s Santa Fe station.

    His formula was clean silverware, fresh tablecloths and napkins and good food served promptly by wholesome young women soon tagged with the name, the “Harvey Girls.”

  • UPDATE: Schedule released for weekend hoops games

    Los Alamos High School announced the times for the two state Class AAAA playoff baskteball games it will host this week.

    Los Alamos' girls will play 7 p.m. Friday against the St. Pius X Sartans and the Los Alamos boys will play at 2 p.m. Saturday against the Piedra Vista Panthers.

    Tickets will go on sale one hour before the scheduled tip-off times for each game. No advanced tickets will be sold and no passes other than New Mexico Activities Association-issued passes will be accepted.

    Tickets are $5 each.

  • Checkmate!

    Fifteen Aspen Elementary School students competed for the first time in the national chess tournament held Dec. 11-13 in Dallas. Several students took home trophies.

  • Giving youth a helping hand

    On Feb. 25, the Los Alamos Public Schools Youth Summit Meeting was held in the district boardroom. Assistant Superintendent Kate Thomas facilitated the 45 participants.

    Principals from every school were also in attendance and reported on the percentage of attendance, discipline referrals, grades and counselor referrals for each of their schools.  

  • NEWS ALERT Local woman surfaces, safe in Chile

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  • 03-02-10 Update

    Police beat

      A large piece of concrete thrown through the rear window of a parked vehicle, a rock thrown through the window of another parked vehicle and the windows of an office building damaged by shots from a pellet gun or firearm top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    AAUW meeting today

      The American Association University of Women will host a talk titled, “Growing Up Female in

    India,” during their regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.