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Today's News

  • Holiday cookies for sale

    Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church will have its annual Holiday bake sale of cookies and sweets from traditional Eastern Orthodox lands on Dec. 20.

    The holiday baked goods selection includes Baklava, Greek monastery cookies, Greek Koulerakia, Paxamadia, Russian tea cakes and Russian honey cookies. Included with the baked goods is a sample of Russian tea.

    The baked goods and tea are presented in an attractive box suitable for gift giving. The price is $15.95 per box. Russian tea will also be available for purchase.

  • Boys basketball: LA suffers first loss of 2009

    ALBUQUERQUE — To keep its unbeaten streak alive, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team would need to play a clean game Thursday against the Rio Rancho Rams.

    But 14 turnovers in the middle quarters Thursday night wasn’t even close to clean enough.

    The Hilltoppers had their start-of-season 5-game win streak snapped by the Rams in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational Tournament. The Rams rallied in the latter part of the fourth quarter to turn a close contest into a rout, winning 79-61.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers fall in first round against Matadors, 63-22

    ALBUQUERQUE — The tall order the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team had Thursday went unfilled.

    In Thursday’s first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational, the Hilltoppers ran into a hot team that’s pressure defense and interior passing were firing on all cylinders.

    The Sandia Matadors jumped ahead quickly and never trailed in Thursday’s opening round game. The Matadors held the Hilltoppers to nine points or fewer in each quarter to win 63-22 at Albuquerque Academy West Gymnasium.

  • IMTEC lays off ‘more than 10’ employees

    A company official confirmed Wednesday that several employees at IMTEC, a Los Alamos manufacturing company, were laid off this week.

    “We had just over 10 positions eliminated,” said Mark Farmer, general manger for digital oral care, whose office is in St. Paul, Minn. Farmer was en route back to his office Wednesday.

    “These were positions not aligned with our longer term direction,” he said. “And that’s about it.”

  • Local hero packed a global wallop

    Louis Rosen’s role as hero, mentor and prophet of nuclear policy was the subject of an affectionate tribute Wednesday night. Rosen, one of the last of the great Manhattan Project physicists, died Aug. 15 at the age of 91, but his memory lives on in the hearts of his friends.

    At a meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security, four colleagues who knew Rosen exceptionally well shared their insights with an audience who were pleased to have the chance to contribute some of their own memories as well.

  • Sweep nets 100 percent compliance

    Los Alamos businesses earned a perfect score during Thursday night’s alcohol compliance sweep.

    Owners and employees not only denied service to underage operatives involved in the sweep – they did it with conviction. A woman at one establishment even scolded the two 18-year-old Santa Fe operatives for attempting to purchase drinks and promptly escorted them out the front door.

    Los Alamos Police Det. Shari Mills was in charge of the three-hour undercover operation conducted in conjunction with Santa Fe’s Special Investigations Division.

  • 12-11 Update

    Enjoy a concert

      The Community Winds Christmas Concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    Discuss breastfeeding

      La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties” at its monthly meeting at

    7 p.m. Dec. 20 in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church.

      All interested, pregnant or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.

  • Tug of war nags state budget

    SANTA FE — Disagreements between Gov. Bill Richardson and the Legislature are making state budget cutting even more traumatic. Both sides are pushing hard on the limits of their authority to get the upper hand on what will be cut.

    Our state constitution created a weak governor in order not to put too much power in any one person’s hand. But it does give the governor line-item veto authority. Gov. Richardson has been using that power to its fullest extent.

  • Much ado about something

    One has to wonder what motivates a person to write about anything these days.  Do people rant in the hopes that someone out there is actually listening?  Do people really expect to change the mind of someone they never even met?   Personally, I think columnists spill out their thoughts in newspapers and blogs not to be heard, but simply to get all that clutter out of their heads.

    So what’s it all about?

    And can someone tell me who Alfie was and why we should care? 

  • Committee’s effectiveness doubted