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Today's News

  • Fencing: Hill, Venhous lead LAFC in tourneys

    Members of the Los Alamos Fencing Club took part in a pair of tournaments recently, with several fencers turning in good showings.

    LAFC sent six of its top epeeists to the Santa Fe Challenge to compete against nearly 100 other fencers from the Rocky Mountain Section.

    Tom Hill was the top finisher in the open mixed epee division for LAFC, finishing 11th overall out of 27 competitors. Hill won his pool and his first direct elimination bout in the open division, but fell in the second round to the eventual third-place finisher.

  • Los Alamos opens state against St. Pius

    The good news for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team is that manager Roger Anaya was very close on his prediction of where his team would end up in the Class AAAA bracket.

    The bad news is he was off by one spot and the worse news is it was the wrong way to miss.

    Prior to the release of the Class AAAA softball brackets earlier this week, Anaya thought his team would earn a No. 7 seed and play Roswell in the opening round of the state tournament.

  • Take part in a Los Alamos tradition

    Looking back at your childhood, what memories come to mind? Having family picnics at the park? Running through an open field with your friends? Gazing at the sky making shapes out of the clouds? Were you young enough to have attended the Los Alamos Kite Festival?

  • Early voting begins in primary election

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans can begin casting primary election ballots Saturday at polling places across New Mexico.

    Early voting will continue through May 29, and it's become a significant part of the turnout in recent state elections.

    In the 2006 primary, about 16 percent of Democrats and Republicans took advantage of early voting and 8 percent cast absentee ballots. The remainder voted on Election Day. Like this year, 2006 was a gubernatorial election.

  • Abney named Player of the Year

    Los Alamos Hilltopper softball player Stephanie Abney was named the Player of the Year in District 2AAAA this season.

    Meanwhile, both Los Alamos’ baseball and softball managers, Mike Gill and Roger Anaya were selected as Coaches of the Year in the district.

    All-District 2AAAA selections were released last week following the conclusion of the regular season.

  • 05-14-10 Update

    Kite Festival

      Los Alamos Arts Council and Los Alamos National Bank present the 13th Annual Kite Festival. A free kite-building workshop will be held from noon-2 p.m. and kite flying will be from

    11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Overlook Park, White Rock.

    Plants and other things

  • Casting yeas and nays

    While failed Ordinance 555 drew top attention at Tuesday’s county council meeting, council also took time to clear other items from its agenda.

    Councilors approved items on the consent agenda including action that adds Grants and Budget Manager Gina Coluzzi as an authorized signer on all county bank and investment accounts. With Steve Lynne’s promotion to administrative services director/chief financial officer, County Administrator Tony Mortillaro said it makes sense for operational efficiency to have an additional signer within the Office of Management and Budget.

  • House battle escalates

    For the first time in years Republican Rep. Jeannette Wallace has opposition and they are in it to win it. Stephanie Richard, a teacher and Pete Sheehey, a Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist, shared the stage Thursday evening for a debate and spoke of walking every precinct in District 43, which includes Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties.

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos, KRSN and the Los Alamos Monitor sponsored the public event in the lecture hall at UNM-Los Alamos.

  • Open borders? The final solution?

    It’s a rather hideous phrase — The Final Solution.

    It triggers memories — though fading — of Adolf Hitler’s evil plan to eradicate not only Jews from his Reich, but others he deemed less than worthy to live. Gypsies, certain Slavs. Others.

    But more than anything else, the Final Solution tends to stir thoughts of death. And not just death, but premeditated, vile death.   

  • Someone's got to do it

    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread and the inhospitable climate of Antarctica would dissuade even the most foolish among us. With temperatures dipping to 50 degrees below zero and frigid winds chewing the landscape, the only sign of life you might expect is that of a colony of penguins.

    Well, that and perhaps a German fluid dynamics research team studying the “rectal pressures necessary for penguins to project their poo over a distance of 40-52 cm.”