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Today's News

  • Education cuts will leave permanent scars

    Gov. Bill Richardson has it right. He continues to speak out for holding public schools harmless in a special session of the legislature and he has been consistent and firm in that commitment.

  • We can learn from birds on the wing

    Close your eyes and imagine you are in a huge football field. It is completely dark and all you can see are the stars in the firmament. It is a life challenge: you must run toward the other extreme of the field as fast as you can in order to survive.

    Now, imagine you are at the same place, but this time the field is filled with obstacles. Your challenge is the same — how fast can you run? Will you make it to the other extreme without deadly collision?

  • Silent majority urged to speak up

    It is my observation from discussing the location of the county’s proposed Municipal Building with friends as well as strangers that the “silent majority” of Los Alamos residents would like the new structure to be on the original site by Ashley Pond.

  • Police react to jury verdict in Granich case

    Los Alamos Police Lt. Reggie Briggle expressed his disappointment regarding the jury’s not guilty verdict today in the State v. Penny Granich case heard all last week in First District Court in Santa Fe.

    Briggle led the investigation that resulted in vehicular homicide charges against Penny Granich for the death of her husband Thomas Edward Granich. He died when the pickup he and Penny were in on Dec. 4, 2005 crashed some 350 feet into the bottom of a White Rock canyon.

  • Jury still out in Granich case

    SANTA FE — As of late Monday afternoon the jury was still deliberating the fate of Penny Granich. Tedious debate surrounding skid marks and asphalt shadowing continued for what seemed like hours Friday, before attorneys presented closing arguments in the State v. Penny Granich case.

    The 35-year-old Los Alamos woman is charged in the Dec. 4, 2005 death of her husband Thomas Edward Granich, 32.

    First District Court Judge Michael Vigil instructed the eight women and four men on the jury to deliberate and find on one of three possible verdicts for count one:

  • Granich Trial Update: Jury sent home Friday

    Jurors in the State v. Penny Granich trial stopped deliberating at about midnight Friday after a juror fell ill.

    Officials explain that the jury had intended to continue deliberating until one of its member began to feel ill. The jury was dismissed and because of today's Columbus Day holiday, were told to reconvene at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

    Check back here often for updates on this trial.

  • Volleyball: LA knocks off Espaola Valley in district match

    Despite some struggles in games one and three, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team earned a big win Saturday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

    The Hilltoppers held on in the odd-numbered games Saturday to pick up a critical District 2AAAA win Saturday night, holding off surges from the Española Valley Sundevils to take a 3-0 decision.

    Los Alamos watched a late 8-point advantage shrink down to just two in game one, then couldn’t shake the Sundevils in game three until a late rally put that game and the match away.

  • Football: LA opens up its district season with shutout win

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team took its first step toward defending its District 2AAAA title at home Friday night.

    The Hilltoppers scored three times in the first half of Friday night’s game and cruised to a 38-0 win over the Taos Tigers at Sullivan Field.

    The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Los Alamos, which had three rough outings prior to the big victory Friday night.

  • Girls soccer: LA blanks Taos on the road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team rolled to another big district win Saturday night at Taos.

    After getting acclimated to the new artificial turf at Taos, Los Alamos scored eight times in just over 60 minutes to pick up the road victory.

    Hilltopper head coach Jiri Kubicek said Taos’ new surface threw off his team’s passing game for about the first 20 minutes, but once his team was able to keep the ball to the feet, things went just fine.

    Los Alamos won Saturday’s game 8-0.

  • Boys soccer: Toppers win big over Tigers

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team picked up another big win in District 2AAAA and is in control heading into the final stretch of its regular season.

    The Hilltoppers broke open a close contest with four goals in the second half to knock off the Taos Tigers 5-0 on the road Saturday.

    Davis Anson had a pair of goals and Andy Thoma picked up a pair of assists in Saturday’s second half, helping the Hilltoppers to their second shutout win of the season over Taos.