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Today's News

  • In wake of winter storm travel remains treacherous

    The punishing winter storm that rolled through the Los Alamos area Monday night and Tuesday has moved on to wreak havoc in the midwest Wednesday. The temperature here was a bone-chilling 11 degrees at 6 a.m. and county plows had already been at work for hours.

    Los Alamos Public Schools and Los Alamos National Laboratory appear to be ready to return to regular schedules today, despite the fact that many secondary roads still remain snow-packed. Temperatures today are not expected to get above freezing, so the snow on the roads now will remain unless plows remove it.

  • Boys basketball: LA faces big challenge at tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team might have mixed emotions following Tuesday’s postponed home game.

    Los Alamos was scheduled to play the Belen Eagles Tuesday night at Griffith Gymnasium, but the game was postponed indefinitely due to the snow and icy road conditions.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers look to build on 1st win

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team garnered any momentum last weekend, it may need it immediately heading into this weekend.

    The Hilltoppers grabbed their first win of the season Saturday against the Moriarty Pintos on the road. Their season continues Thursday in their opening round game of the Joe Armijo Invitational.

    The Joe Armijo Invitational is hosted by the Albuquerque Academy Chargers. It includes eight teams from, mostly from the Albuquerque area, although Las Cruces High School and Montwood High School of El Paso, Texas, will also take part.

  • Employees to place wreaths at cemetery

    To help honor the nation’s veterans Los Alamos National Laboratory employees are volunteering to place wreaths at gravesites in Santa Fe National.

    Volunteers are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, to be assigned sections within the cemetery.

    Family members also are welcome and parking is available at the cemetery.

    The 18th annual Wreaths Across America is an offshoot of Arlington National Cemetery’s annual laying of 5,000 holiday wreaths there.

  • Revisiting streets standards

    “It’s amazing what you can do to create vibrancy with your street design,” said Marsha Kaiser, the Director of the PlaceMaking Group of Parsons Brinkerhoff. The presentation about the “Complete Street” concept sparked a full discussion at the county council meeting in White Rock Tuesday.

  • Center gets homegrown attention

    What does an accomplished young student of architecture who is a native of Los Alamos do when he’s not out winning awards?

    Antonio Vigil, who graduated from the UNM School of Architecture and Planning in May, is bringing at least some of his skills back home.

    Among current projects, he is now involved in the White Rock Visitors Center, working with Mullen Heller Architects in Albuquerque as an intern.

    The firm has the contract for the visitors center and also designed the new Animal Shelter on East Road, which will open next week.

  • Americans flock to SNAP food program

       There are more people hungry in New Mexico, and all over the U.S., than since the Great Depression.

    “I always thought people on public assistance were lazy, but it helps me know I can feed my kids,” said Tyrone Mangold, a laid-off jackhammer operator in Ohio quoted in a recent The New York Times investigative report on hunger.

  • Denish’s spending reforms prompt questions

         SANTA FE – Lt. Gov. Diane Denish has unveiled fiscal reform proposals designed to save New Mexico millions of dollars. It is a three-part proposal. She advocates an end to double-dipping, in which retirees return to work and collect a paycheck in addition to their state retirement check.

  • Scam Alert!

    A Los Alamos woman reported this morning she received a telephone call at her home from a man asking for money who gave his name as Mark Gibson.

    He told her she had won a large amount of money that would be delivered to her home in “Los Alamos, New Jersey” if only she sent him a much smaller amount of money through Western Union or Money Gram, for shipping and handling and IRS fees.

    The man had a heavy accent and a static-filled phone line.

    He told her to send the money to:

    Buddy Lowder

    304 E 10th St.

    Oakboro, NC 28129

  • ‘The Nutcracker’ brings magic to the stage

    Dance Arts Los Alamos’ 2009 production of “The Nutcracker” gives many dancers an opportunity to shine. A cherished local tradition, this is DALA’s 14th production of the ballet in its 19 years of providing dance training to the community. This year’s presentation is sure to be a sweet treat to audience members. The exquisite sets, splendid costumes and skillful choreography provide a beautiful showcase for both regional and visiting talent.