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Today's News

  • Volleyball: LA nabs district crown with sweep

    ESPAÑOLA — While Los Alamos head volleyball coach Garry Maskaly had to work through some nervous energy Wednesday, his team had to work through a couple of slow game starts.

    But everything would work out fine for the Hilltoppers Wednesday night in their next-to-last regular season contest against Española Valley.

  • Sports briefs

    Soccer playoff tickets are $5

    Los Alamos High School announced that tickets for Friday’s Los Alamos-Goddard boys soccer game, a first-round Class AAAA playoff game, will be $5, per New Mexico Activities Association rules. There will not be a student discount as LAHS originally announced.

    Only NMAA-issued passes will be honored. No public schools’ activity passes or IDs will be accepted.

    Atoms, Outlaws fall in title games

  • Higher tax bills coming to a mailbox near you

    Increased property tax bills will be mailed out Monday to local residents and Los Alamos County Assessor JoAnn Johnson and Chief Deputy Assessor Joaquin Valdez sat down to discuss the situation during a meeting in their office Tuesday.

    “Property owners will see an increase on their 2009 tax bills compared to their 2008 tax bills. The property taxes are based on the 2009 assessed value, which are based on 2008 market levels and notices of those values were mailed out to residents back in April,” Valdez said.

  • Life, death, tattoos and the apartment

    When I’m old, I’m going to have sagging, misshapen, ugly tattoos.

    People love to remind me of this.  A miserable buffalo, a rotten pear, a little king whose beautiful ermine coat needs ironing.

    Typically, it’s someone who doesn’t know me well and with whom I’ve never shared any philosophy about aging, death or even body art, who tells me this.

    Although I was only 18 years old when I got my first tattoo, I realized that eventually I would get old.

  • Third time’s the charm Local Mountain Dulcimer player wins second place at national championships

    Jonathan Dowell’s head bobs as he begins to play the Mountain Dulcimer. His fingers pluck and slide along the dulcimer that is a rich colored wood and decorated with pearlescent designs. From these hand movements a sweet sound dances out from the instruments’ three strings.

    Dowell has been playing the Mountain Dulcimer for 15 years and has played many dulcimers but this particular one is different.

  • Candidate arraigned on battery charges

    Manuel “Manny” Baca was arraigned this morning in Los Alamos Magistrate Court on charges related to an incident involving Baca’s 21-year-old son that occurred at their  home at 138 Aragon Oct. 4.  

    Baca, 45, was arrested and charged with two counts including aggravated assault on a family member with a deadly weapon and battery on a household member.

  • Entrepreneurs get a lesson in start-up 101

    Can technical innovation chase away the recession blues?

    In a high tech, scientific community like Los Alamos, it’s a local question with global implications.

    Technology Ventures Corporation had some of the answers this week at a motivational lunch that also supplied a jolt of practical information.

  • Nonprofits pay off for New Mexico

    Nonprofits pay off for New Mexico  By Ona Porter  Following the close of the 2008 legislative session and in preparation for a special legislative session on health care, New Mexico Youth Organized (NMYO) and Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) distributed mailers to the constituents of six legislators. The mailers informed constituents about how their legislators were voting on critical issues and provided information about the source of contributions their legislators were receiving from special interests.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Chance of earthquake threatens plutonium stores

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  • Learn to do art that is easy on the environment, wallet

    Hobbies can be fun and relaxing, but they also at times can be expensive and not earth-friendly.

    Join Katy Korkos and Terry Foxx at Pajarito Environmental Education Center for a three-part workshop focusing on the ins and outs of crafting using recycled and otherwise environmentally friendly materials.

    This class is designed to encourage imagination and ingenuity in using up and making do with items around us.