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Today's News

  • Health and fitness: Metabolism is a big key to weight loss

    One of the key factors to weight loss and weight management is your metabolism. If you want to lose weight and keep the weight off, one of the most important things to do is rev up your metabolism.

    Metabolism is a term that refers to how your body transforms the calories in the food you eat into energy. The food is broken down into sugars and amino acids that the body then has available for use as energy. The energy is then either used or it is stored as muscle or fat.

  • Sports briefs

    Mitsunaga earns Sanchez Award

    Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestler Ben Mitsunaga was named the 2009-10 recipient of the Bryan Sanchez Memorial Award.

    Mitsunaga, a 130-pound freshman, was given the award in a ceremony following the Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational Saturday. Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers hosted the tournament.

    The award is given to a deserving Los Alamos wrestler who embodies the spirit of Sanchez, according to the Hilltopper coaching staff.

  • Cub Scouts earn trip to Tingley Coliseum

    Five boys from Barranca Cub Scout Pack 229 attended Saturday’s basketball game between the Albuquerque Thunderbirds and the Utah Flash at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. Each scout received a free ticket as a reward for selling more than $100 worth of popcorn this past fall.

  • 02-10-10 Update

    Genealogical meeting

      The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 3 of the Mesa Public Library. Please bring one or two favorite old photos to show and relate the stories behind them. The public is invited. For more information, call Jodie Frye at 662-3381.

     Visiting the legislature

  • Cell phone ban passes House

    SANTA FE — Legislation that would prohibit drivers in New Mexico from using hand-held cell phones for talking or texting was narrowly approved by the House on Tuesday.

    The bill would make New Mexico the seventh state to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. Some of New Mexico’s largest cities — Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces — already have municipal ordinances that bar cell phone use for drivers.

    Under the proposed statewide ban, violators would face a misdemeanor penalty of $25.

  • Discussing White Rock’s future

    On Monday, Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman explained preferred improvement alternatives to the N.M. 4 road alignment project in White Rock during a White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee meeting.

    A study was conducted and resulted in two options for creating a more attractive roadway. Those options are currently making the rounds of county boards and commissions.

  • Nuclear collection stacks up

    An unusually diverse assortment of books and other publications related to the atomic age has found a home at the state history museum.

    A retired community planner who now lives in Peoria, Ariz., donated his library with some 8,500 items to the Fray Angélico Chavéz History Library at the Palace of the Governors.

  • The Senate is supreme

    SANTA FE – Congratulations to the state Senate on its glorious basketball victory last week.  It isn’t often the Senate beats the House in basketball, what with its inferior numbers and advanced age.  There was a time, however, when the Senate was supreme, or so it was proclaimed by Sen. C.B. Trujillo of Taos. Trujillo was a big guy, who served back in the 1970s. He was a dominating basketball player and tried to do the same in the Senate.  In those days, the Senate used to win its share of basketball games.

  • No ROI without investment

    Our local economy is 97 percent LANL-related. While an amazing statistic, it’s certainly not surprising, and it makes achieving a more economically self-sufficient community a very tall order. Increasing retail opportunities and improving our economic diversity requires new investment, both private and public.

  • 02-02-10 Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Jan. 21

    5:13 p.m. — The Best Western Hilltop House Hotel at 400 Trinity Dr., reported someone broke a window in the hotel’s pool area. The estimated damage is $300.

    6:40 p.m. — A 15-year-old Los Alamos girl was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after being found with a marijuana pipe. She was referred to the juvenile probation officer.