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Today's News

  • Ten tough years among the fools

    For the record, if you’re reading this right now, chances are you’ve successfully navigated through the wonders of the 21st century’s first decade.

    Perhaps you even have some water left from the Y2K scare. In fact, is there a better place to begin a reflection on the past 10 years than at the very beginning – or, say, the 12 months before?

  • Sending out a humanitarian message

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  • Rotary honors Molly Willms as its student of the month

    Molly Jean Willms was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for December.

    Willms invited her choir teacher Paula Nichols to join her in accepting this honor, because, Willms said, “Mrs. Nichols brings out the best in her students and is a joy to be around.”

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one outstanding student from the current Los Alamos High School graduating class to honor each month of the school year.

    Students are selected on the basis of their academics, extracurricular activities and their service to the community.

  • Arctic front heads in, promises high winds and bitter cold

    Here's the latest update from the National Weather Service issued Wednesday morning:

    AN ARCTIC AIRMASS IS SET TO INVADE THE EASTERN PLAINS TODAY... LIGHT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE...

  • Committee announces meeting plans

    The newly constituted Charter Review Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at 5:30 p.m. in White Rock Town Hall. The agenda will cover status reports from members and subcommittees, as well as a “path forward” for the committee’s work. The committee will also discuss plans for holding a Town Hall meeting on Feb. 3, their committee rules and then have a closing item for general committee member comments regarding administrative matters and logistics.

  • Education takes a hit in proposed budget

    In releasing the governor’s budget recommendation late Tuesday, a spokesman said with education making up most of the state’s budget, there is no way to avoid cutting school funding.

    Gov. Bill Richardson is calling for a 3 percent cut across the board.

    “This is entirely different from what he said during the special session. Yes — the schools will be affected but the Legislative Finance Committee is looking at maybe a 2 percent cut,” said Rep. Jeannette Wallace, R-N.M., a longtime LFC member.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers thump Hawks at home

    Even bringing in a whole new school couldn’t change Lisa Villareal’s luck inside Griffith Gymnasium.

    Villareal, the head coach of the Volcano Vista Hawks and formerly the head coach of the Española Valley Sundevils, has seen her teams struggle far more often than not in their visits to Griffith Gymnasium. Tuesday night was no exception.

  • Boys basketball: LA’s comeback attempt falls short Tuesday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team was slow getting out of the gate Tuesday at Volcano Vista.

    Following its five-day layoff, Los Alamos managed just six points in the first quarter of Tuesday’s game against Volcano Vista’s Hawks. While Los Alamos was able to tie the score and even grab a late lead, the Hawks hit some big shots in the latter part of the fourth quarter to take a 56-49 victory.

  • 01-06-10 Update

    Christmas lights

      Thursday will be the last night of the Christmas lights at the pond.  The Central Avenue lights on the poles will be unplugged as well.  The wreathes and garlands will be removed at the end of the month. 

    Art board meets Thursday

      There will be a special meeting of the Art in Public Places Board from 4-6 p.m. Thursday in the Nambé Room of Fuller Lodge.

    Don’t miss Trio Solisti

  • Models of reconciliation in our midst

    The year and decade ended for me in an awesome experience of reconciliation in two outdoor ritual folk plays in Alcalde, just north of San Juan Pueblo, on Dec. 27.

    The Matachines dance and “Los Comanches” play were performed back- to-back in the brilliant winter sunshine on the icy ground of the Camino Real, below the snowy peaks of the Sangre de Cristos.  

    The folk plays reminded us how badly our new decade needs respectful truces. Democrats and Republicans, Christians, Jews, and Muslims, modernists and traditionalists, badly need to reconcile.