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Today's News

  • Swimming and diving: Baker expects big things as season winds down

    He might not be Abraham Lincoln when it comes to political speeches, but Alex Baker can produce some good numbers in the pool.

    Baker, a senior on the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys swimming team, already is and has been one of the top competitors in northern New Mexico, but he’s not finished just yet. Not even close.

  • Schedule for Jan. 25-30

    Monday

    Girls basketball: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    Boys basketball: LAMS at West Las Vegas, seventh-grade, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade 5 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Swimming: Los Alamos at Academy Quad, 4 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Friday

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Las Vegas Robertson Invite, 3 p.m.

  • Combat the winter blues by enrolling in an Art Center class

    Sometimes a splash of paint or a piece of clay is an effective way to beat the wintertime blues. The Art Center at Fuller Lodge is offering a multitude of classes to keep people’s minds engaged and interested throughout the winter months.

    Classes begin Feb. 1 and run through March 27.

    Registrants may notice a few new classes in the schedule this year.

  • A little shameless self promotion

    I’m sorry, but the column this week is about shameless self promotion.

    As the month of January has been focusing on the Asset category of support, this week is about supporting the Assets program.

    On Feb. 6, many local businesses will open their doors to host an indoor, miniature golf hole to raise funds for Assets In Action.

    The project called, the Nineteenth Hole, in reference to the place where golfers stop for lunch after a round of golf, was developed last year and continues again in 2010.

  • Winter Storm Warning remains in effect, more snow en route

    Here's the latest update from the National Weather Service issued Friday morning:

    A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST SATURDAY...

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST SATURDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... ADDITIONAL 6 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 18 INCHES ON RIDGETOPS AND WEST FACING SLOPES.

  • Thousands of Haitians flee ruins of capital city

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians are fleeing their quake-ravaged capital by the hundreds of thousands, aid officials said Friday, as their government promised to help nearly a half-million more move from squalid camps on curbsides and vacant lots into safer, cleaner tent cities.

  • NEWS ALERT: Council advised to reject charter reform amendments
  • UPDATE: Events nixed for this weekend

    All of this weekend's scheduled athletics for Los Alamos High School have been canceled, the school announced this morning.

    The Los Alamos swimming and diving teams were scheduled to travel to Farmington tonight. The Los Alamos girls basketball team was scheduled to host Albuquerque Academy tonight as well and the wrestling team was supposed to compete at the Valley Invitational.

    It was unknown whether any of the events will be rescheduled.

  • Revised economic plan for Los Alamos available

    Los Alamos County is beginning the next stage in developing an Economic Vitality Strategic Plan.

    Copies of the Draft Economic Vitality Strategic Plan (EVSP) are available for public access and review at the Mesa Public Library, the White Rock Library, the 3-1-1 Customer Care Center, the County Administrative Offices and the Chamber of Commerce. An electronic copy of the EVSP, as well as all information and updates pertaining to the EVSP, will be posted on the County Web site at www.losalamosnm.us/ecodev.

    The public is encouraged to review and comment on the plan.

  • Bowl painting party set for Saturday

    This year will mark the 17th Annual Empty Bowls Project.  Each year the Self Help, Inc. fundraiser has grown in popularity. The goal is to offer 800 hand painted bowls.  So far, 500 have been completed. Another objective is to have 200 painted during the community bowl painting party, which will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Painters of all ages are invited to participate.

    In addition to decorating bowls for the March 13 fundraiser, refreshments will be served. There is no charge to participate.