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Today's News

  • Bop to the Sock Hop

    Travel back in time to a different era  where poodle skirts and saddle shoes were in vogue and Elvis ruled the radio. It will be simple to revisit the 1950s, just head over to the Los Alamos Family Strengths Council’s Fabulous Fifties Sock Hop.

    This is the fifth year that Family Council has held the fundraiser, and each year it celebrates the highlights of ‘50s. For instance, Tim Gallegos, the disk jockey, will play ‘50s favorites, and Morrie Pongratz, also known as Elvis, will serve as the emcee.

  • NEWS ALERT: Committee, petitioners spy common ground

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  • UPDATE: Softball postponed this afternoon

    Los Alamos High School's athletic department announced this morning that today's softball games at Moriarty have been postponed.

    Los Alamos was scheduled to play a junior varsity and varsity game at Moriarty this afternoon, but the games have been postponed to April 29 due to Moriarty's poor field conditions.The Hilltoppers are scheduled to play at the Farmington Invitational starting Friday.

  • Gymnastics: Skurikhin wins pair of events at compulsory state meet

    A quartet of Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ Atomic Tumblers won gold medals in individual events at the level 4-6 compulsory state meet.

    The state compulsory meet was held in Belen Feb. 26-28.

    Sally Grindstaff, Luvina Lucero, Katya Skurikhin and Claire Garnett were all winners at the state meet, with Skurikhin winning a pair of events.

  • Boys tennis: Toppers win team title going away at Carlsbad Invitational

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team won its third straight Carlsbad Invitational this weekend.

    At the invitational, Los Alamos won five of the six singles flights and finished second in two of the three doubles flights to earn the team championship.

    Hilltopper head coach Giri Raichur said this season’s Carlsbad Invitational victory was particularly satisfying to him, feeling his team had the best outing he had seen from his top six individuals.

  • Baseball/softball:Today's games get postponed

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball games scheduled for today have been postponed.

    The Los Alamos teams were both scheduled to go on the road today, but both games wee called due to poor field conditions. The Hilltopper softball team was scheduled to play at Moriarty and the Los Alamos baseball team was slated to visit Santa Fe High this afternoon.

    Los Alamos High School’s athletic office said the softball game with Moriarty will be rescheduled for April 29. No date has been set for the baseball game.

  • 03-16-10 Update

    Police beat

      A teenage drinking party and a man charged with DWI who was found to have a loaded firearm under the driver’s seat of his vehicle top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 3.

    LAGS meeting

       The Los Alamos Geological Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. Tom Betts, chief ranger of Bandelier National Monument, will give a talk titled, “Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.”

    “Discovery Dialogue”

  • In search of common ground

    The outcome was still fluid, but the petitioners and the Charter Review Committee began talking to each other on another level Monday.

    For one thing, they began exploring on what terms citizens might participate in the approval process for major expenditures, a role they can be currently denied when the projects are paid for by gross receipts taxes.

  • Protect your work and value your secrets

    Copyrights and trade secrets can protect two types of intangible assets that can be the basis of business success.

    Copyrights apply to original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works. They can protect blueprints, computer software, jewelry, television ads and performances.

  • Six broken eggs in every dozen

    My subscription to the magazine Home Power has been feeding my dreams of an off-the-grid house that matches my sense of frugality, economy and efficiency. In the recent December/January 2010 issue was a striking article on energy efficiency, or lack thereof, of our national home. A. J. Simon wrote about the work he supports at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he and colleagues take a summary look at the energy flow of the nation from the point of generation to the point of consumption.