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Today's News

  • Girls basketball: Toppers down Knights in OT

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team ran its current winning streak to six games with a big win over a tough Del Norte squad Friday night.

    Los Alamos needed overtime, but it tripped up the visiting Del Norte Knights 59-50 Friday at Griffith Gymnasium, continuing the roll its been on for nearly three weeks.

    Sarah Worland went 6-for8 from the foul line in overtime to help secure the victory.

    Los Alamos trailed most of the game, but erased most of an 8-point deficit at the break by the end of the third quarter.

  • Schedule for Jan. 18-23

    Tuesday

    Girls basketball: Taos at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Taos, C team, 4 p.m., JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys basketball: LAMS at Capshaw, seventh-grade, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Diving: Los Alamos at Farmington Invite, 4 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Solar tech company helps catch a brighter ray

     

    At a Senate budget committee hearing earlier this year, senators wanted to hear what Energy Secretary Steven Chu thought about their own states’ strong points as a basis for solving the energy problem.

    What about carbon capture, a strategy for getting energy from coal with less carbon going into the atmosphere, Chu was asked.

    A “reasonable chance of success,” he answered.

    On nuclear power, Chu said, “The price is still very high,” but he added that it was “a technology certainly worth testing.”

  • Get involved in the Art Center

    The Art Center at Fuller Lodge (ACFL) is an independent nonprofit organization, and its articles of incorporation clearly describe the center’s three fold mission, “encouraging high standards of performance among the artists and craftsmen of Northern New Mexico. . . providing art-related educational services . . . and exhibit time for local groups, organizations and individuals.”

  • Wrestling: Toppers split four team duals Wednesday at home

    Despite a rough couple of showings Wednesday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team bounced back big when it needed to.

    The Hilltoppers made their first home appearance of the season Wednesday when they hosted four teams for a duals contest at Auxiliary Gymnasium.

    All five teams faced off Wednesday, with the Rio Rancho junior varsity team — a squad that could compete very well with most varsity programs in the state — going 4-0 overall. Albuquerque Academy won three of four duals contests.

  • NEWS ALERT - Local organization mounts relief effort for Haiti
  • Combat stress and daily difficulties through faith

    This  spring semester, the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Community Education will offer a Divine-Directed stress relief class  from noon-12:50 p.m. on Thursdays starting on Jan. 21.

  • Health and fitness: Video game simulations don’t replace exercising

    I’m sure that many of you purchased video game systems over the holidays and have been enjoying playing them.

    A lot of you may have tried the exercise games that are available too. But are you really exercising or are you just playing a game?

    While it’s better to play a somewhat active video game rather than play one while sitting on the couch, recent studies show that the exercise games aren’t really capable of improving, or even maintaining, your current level of health and fitness.

  • Governor gets efficiency advice

    ALBUQUERQUE ­— New recommendations aimed at saving taxpayer money and making New Mexico’s government more efficient call for merging some state departments, doing away with more than a dozen boards and commissions and changing the public school funding formula.

    A committee on government efficiency submitted recommendations to Gov. Bill Richardson on Thursday. He appointed the committee last month with the goal of finding ways to streamline state government.

  • Warnock is ready to make a difference

    When Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent, Gene Schmidt came to town, one motto he believed in was to, “surround yourself with positive people.” Schmidt has done just that by elevating Sandy Warnock to the position of Los Alamos High School Principal for the remainder of the school year.

    Warnock began her career teaching in Wisconsin at the middle school prior to her arrival in Los Alamos with husband Phil and two toddlers in tow. She taught special education for 29 years before going into administration and has spent 25 years with the Los Alamos Public Schools.