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Today's News

  • LA holds on for shutout win over Roswell

    ALBUQUERQUE   —  With its 1-0 victory Thursday over the Roswell Coyotes, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team is in the mix of a suddenly wide-open Class AAAA championship race.

    Los Alamos staved off a furious charge from Roswell at the end of Thursday’s AAAA quarterfinal game to preserve a shutout victory, pulling off a small upset at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.

  • County property tax bills are in the mail

    Los Alamos County property tax bills went out to property owners last week, according to an announcement by the county.

    Property tax bills for 2009 were mailed to property owners last week. The first half installment is due Tuesday and becomes delinquent after Thursday, Dec. 10. Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. on Dec. 10 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.  

  • Hopes are high for Mortillaro

    Hearty good wishes laced with ardent expectations for Anthony J. Mortillaro to lead Los Alamos in the right direction were expressed at two public receptions welcoming the new county administrator.

    County staff, community leaders and members of the public turned out for the first reception Wednesday at the White Rock Fire Station and more attended Thursday’s event at Fuller Lodge.

  • 11-6 update

    Catch the dive-in movie

      The Los Alamos County Recreation Division Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will screen, “The Haunting in Connecticut,” on Nov. 13 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

      The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Only teenagers age 13 or older will be admitted. The movie begins at 7 p.m. on the 10-by-

    19-foot-tall poolside screen and in the classroom on the 37- inch flat screen TV. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for all. Bring an inflatable air mattress or rings.   

  • A tale of two cities

    As I follow the outrageous rumors and disturbing behavior surrounding health care reform, I am reminded of an earlier health crisis in this country. The outbreak of the AIDS virus in the 1980s created similar behavior among those who listened to the fear-mongers exploiting the crisis to advance their political and ideological agendas.

  • A wise to the word

    Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. A play on words? A play about words? May I have a word with you about your play? It doesn’t matter if you hear what I say. It only matters if you hear that I said what you may or may not have heard. Understand? No? Good!

  • LAYL on a roll Students provide community service and leadership

    Thirty students made a commitment to leadership and to serve community.

    To cement this commitment, the Los Alamos Youth Leadership students are working on a variety of fundraising and service activities.  

    The teams are driven by the youth who coordinate everything from meetings and projects to team names and outcomes.

    Each team has its own unique name. For instance, there is the SPK team, or the Sour Patch Kids.

    This name was selected because sometimes the team members are sweet and sometimes they’re sour.

  • Flu Alert: Five more New Mexicans die from H1N1

  • County employees unveil their artistic side

    At first glance, it may seem like they are just the ones who drive the county transit buses, send out the utility bills or patrol the streets. On Saturday, however, the Los Alamos County employees are going to show a side of themselves not often seen in public.

    The Los Alamos County Employee Arts and Crafts Fair will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. During this fair, 28 vendors, which will include county employees, their spouses and friends, will unleash their artistic side.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES: Working with a dream team

    The first major construction project I participated in was building the fence around my family’s yard in Littleton, Colo.

    I was just a kid, but my father let me help him secure the support post before a construction company arrived to put up the actual fencing.

    I loved the whole experience; I loved watching the bead swish back and forth on the level, which was used to make sure the posts were straight.

    My father showed me how to use a hammer to nail in the posts and together we created a wooden grid of vertical and horizontal lines around the yard.