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Today's News

  • Baseball: Toppers get No. 9 seed for tourney, will host Moriarty

    The debate will continue to rage on.

    After being snakebitten in some sports – particularly in boys basketball – by the New Mexico Activities Association rule that district champions get a first-round home game regardless of seed, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team is the beneficiary of that rule.

    Los Alamos was seeded ninth for the Class AAAA baseball playoffs but will play host to higher seed in the best-of-3 first round series. Moriarty, the eighth seed, will travel to Bomber Field for the tournament.

  • Golf Update: Tee times set for 1:30 p.m.

    Los Alamos' boys and girls golf teams will play at the District 2AAAA tournament starting Thursday.

    Tee times for the tournament, which will be hosted by the Taos Tigers, are set for 1:30 p.m. to allow for those taking Thursday morning Advanced Placement tests to finish.

    Neither of the Hilltopper teams have yet qualified for the state Class AAAA tournament, which will be played starting Tuesday in Socorro. The district tournament is their last opportunity to do so.

  • In need of a helping hand

    Patricia Ann Trupp-Hampton of Los Alamos has always helped others. In the past, she worked as a candy-striper at Los Alamos Medical Center and was a licensed practicing nurse from 1977-1981 at the center.

    Now, the tables have turned. Trupp-Hampton needs a helping hand in the form of a heart donor.

    In 2006, Trupp-Hampton was heading to work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory when she was caught off guard with shortness of breath and a pain that reached her left elbow.

  • To Save the U.S. Automobile Industry

    Dear Editor,

    The troubled U.S. automobile industry has the capacity to produce 15 million cars and trucks per year, but the current market will support the purchase of only nine million.

    The industry answer to this problem is to downsize – close plants, furlough workers, cut expenses and produce only what the market can sell. Under normal economic conditions that is the way of the market and it is a good way.

  • Wildlife Center there to help

    ESPAÑOLA – The Wildlife Center here has been promoting responsible coexistence between humans and wildlife for some 20 years, reports Katherine Eagelson, the center’s executive director.

    “We are the only permitted wildlife hospital in New Mexico,” she said. “We care for large mammals and endangered species.”

    She said that they get more than 1,200 animals a year and return more than 55 percent back to the wild.

  • Buildings visible at Airport Basin Site

    A few months ago, the Airport Basin Site behind De Colores Restaurant was little more than a pit full of construction workers and materials.

    Today, however, buildings are visible and it seems like more progress is being made each day.

    Tonight, the Guaranteed Maximum Price #4 will be presented to council, along with the quarterly update on the project. According to an update posted on the county’s website, the construction work is on budget and on schedule.

  • Take it to the limit: New LANL energy center peers over the edge

    Extremity is the outermost environment. Beyond the limit looms the uncertain and the unknown. Extremity is also a boundary where what’s good enough today breaks down tomorrow. Future breakthroughs may still be possible, but researchers will have to take it to the limit to get there.

  • PEEC SPEAKS: Support your values, buy wind power

    Support your values, buy wind

    Felicia Orth

  • Support your values, buy wind power

    The commercial opens with what appears to be a very rude fellow lifting a woman’s hem, throwing sand in a child’s face, mussing a woman’s hair, knocking off a man’s hat, rattling a window shutter and turning over a tent.

    The large Frenchman sadly says that he was always misunderstood, and that people didn’t like him because he got on their nerves: “Maybe I came on too strong … it was lonely.”

    One day, someone accepted him for what he is and now he feels good at something.

  • Learning about science in a whole new way

    It’s Friday morning in Room 2 at Little Forest Playschool as Maureen Connolly (Ms. Mo as she is known to her students) dons her lab coat.

    This week’s lesson, which is part of the Quirkles series, is on Density Dan. The class of 3- through 5-year-olds sits in a circle on the floor as Ms. Mo reads the story about Density Dan.

    Storytime is followed by lab time, as students experiment using fresh water, salt water and raw eggs.