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Today's News

  • Markham sentenced in wife’s death

    SANTA FE – Making no excuses for shooting his wife, Jack Markham pled guilty and was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday afternoon in First District Court.

    Markham, 56, was ordered to serve 10 years of incarceration for killing Robin Markham the evening of Aug. 4, but because of health conditions may end up in a facility other than prison – but it will be a place for people who’ve committed violent crimes, Judge Michael Vigil told him.

  • Boys golf: Toppers fall short at 2AAAA tourney, Spartans win

    TAOS — About a week before the District 2AAAA championship boys golf tournament, Hilltopper head coach John Stam said, despite the team's growing pains throughout the 2008-09 season, he was happy it would have one more chance to get to state.

    But earlier this week, it looked like that chance wouldn't happen.

    All sporting activity in the state was suspended earlier this week by the New Mexico Activities Association, the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports, due to the closing of several schools in the southern part of the state.

  • Finally, a good manager

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  • Open letter on LASO rental fees

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  • Is the Rail Runner worth It?

  • CIP talk tops council meeting

    County council may have been missing a member on Tuesday night, but they breezed through the agenda swiftly and easily.

    Council Chair Michael Wheeler was absent because he was in Chicago, accepting the Siemens Sustainable Community Award.

    The agenda was shortened a bit by the omission of the DP Road/NM 502 discussion. The presentation will be put on a later agenda.

  • Report backs continued national nuclear effort

    A key report intended to address strong differences of opinion concerning national nuclear policy reached a number of conclusions favorable to the national weapons laboratories, including Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The Congressional Commission on the Nuclear Strategic Posture of the United States released their final report Wednesday, after more than a year of deliberation.

  • An experience for the whole family

    It’s not cheap to take the family on an outing. For a family of four, it can cost up to $20 to go to the zoo and another $20 to go to the aquarium. A baseball game can cost up to almost $100 for four family members.

    That isn’t counting gas or food and other expenses. It’s enough to make a family want to stay at home and forget the whole thing.

    Luckily, the Community Health Council is offering a solution. Its program, the Children’s Festival, offers families a great time at the best price, which is free.

  • Celebrating 20 years of music

    For 20 years Russ Gordon has helped Los Alamos rock.

    He has brought everything from the blues to zydeco for the community to feast their ears.  The sound celebration will continue at 7 p.m. May 15 at Overlook Park in White Rock.   

    Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers will be the first band to take the stage for this year’s Los Alamos County Summer Concert series.

    “I’ve been a big fan of theirs for a long time,” Gordon said.

    It’s more than just music. Gordon said he and Piazza also share a birthday, Dec. 18.

  • Coming home to family

    My sister, mom and I have covered a lot of ground together.

    When my sister started the college application process, we took a tour of colleges across the country.

    During this girls-only road trip, we drove to several institutions of higher education including Carnegie University in Pittsburgh, Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva, New York, Lehigh in Bethlehem, Penn., and Notre Dame in Ann Arbor, Mich.