Today's News

  • Sports update

    LA baseball loses St. Pius tourney opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was dropped in the opening round of the St. Pius X Invitational Thursday.

    The Hilltoppers were knocked into the tournament’s consolation bracket by the Sandia Prep Sundevils, 13-1, Thursday afternoon in Albuquerque.

    The loss dropped the Hilltoppers to 0-3 on the season. All three losses have come by at least 10 runs.

    The St. Pius tournament continues through Saturday.

  • Super Blitz kicks off today

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s “Spring Super Blitz” begins today and continues daily through March 28. 

    This year’s “Spring Super Blitz” includes increased DWI enforcement and features a new ad campaign, which highlights the difficult decisions about the consequences faced by family members when a loved one has been arrested for DWI.

  • Shabby isn’t chic

    Not many people are drawn to shop or dine in a run down establishment. And those who are may not be the clientele business owners hope to cater to.

    Local business owners attended a workshop Thursday morning at UNM-LA that stressed the importance of well-maintained storefronts.

    Next to location, curb appeal is cited as the number two factor for generating first time sales at businesses and restaurants, according to New Mexico MainStreet, the organization that headlined the workshop.

  • Charter reform gets specific

    A closer look at current procedures for approving capital improvement projects and a quest to unlock the secrets of good communications motivated two groups of citizens to look under the surface of county government.

    The county council project to review the governing charter moved into a new phase Thursday as two subcommittees charged with analyzing the issues met in back-to-back meetings in the Community Building.

    One committee examined the question of “the perceived need for voters to have more control over major county projects.”

  • Democrats find taxes very taxing

    SANTA FE — Some Democrats are destined for problems in the June primaries. There are certain taxes that Democrats just can’t touch. The first untouchable came along in 1935, during the Great Depression.

    Democrats had gained control of the statehouse by that time and devoted a major legislative session to fixing the state’s tax system. Many of our state’s tax laws date back, or refer back, to that 1935 session.

  • Sugar isn’t always sweet

    What the (expletive deleted) is wrong with a little (expletive deleted) swearing now and then? I mean, (expletive deleted) ... (expletive deleted) people can’t take a little (expletive deleted) joke? Who the (expletive deleted) cares about their (expletive deleted, reinserted, deleted again, rewritten back in French, translated to ancient Greek and then deleted again) opinion!!??

  • Learn to conquer mountains Saturday

    Arno Ilgner offers a philosophy that helps people reach the top of any mountain, both real and metaphorical.

    Ilgner will present his philosophy, called “Warrior’s Way,” during a presentation at 7 p.m. Friday at the Los Alamos Family YMCA.

    He explained the presentation will include a slideshow and a talk based on his new book, “Espresso Lessons.”

    Ilgner added the presentation will be a concentration and practical application of the material he teaches.

  • LA Girls fall at state

    ALBUQUERQUE – For most of the first half, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team looked like it might finally turn its fortunes  around against the Española Valley Sundevils.

    However, a couple of turnovers late in the first half put the Sundevils right back into Tuesday’s ballgame. With the momentum on their side the Sundevils went on some impressive second half scoring runs, but none more impressive than their 11-2 run to end the game and end the Hilltoppers’ season.

  • First-time jobless claims decline slightly last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits slipped last week, the latest sign the employment picture is slowly brightening.

    The Labor Department said initial jobless claims fell by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 462,000. That's close to Wall Street analysts' estimates of 460,000, according to Thomson Reuters, and the second straight drop.

    Still, the four-week average of claims, which smooths volatility, rose to 475,500, reflecting a sharp increase in claims last month.

  • NEWS ALERT Phelps chairs cleanup endgame for CAB

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