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Today's News

  • Football: Atoms face Trojans Saturday

    The Los Alamos Atoms are still alive in the Santa Fe Young America Football League playoffs heading into this weekend.

    In the Division 1 playoffs (ages 6-8) the Atoms will take on the Trojans at 2 p.m. Saturday in the semifinal round. That game is scheduled to be played at Santa Fe High School.

    The Atoms topped the Bobcats in the opening round of the playoffs last week 24-6.

    The winner of that game will take on the winner between the Bears and the Cardinals Sunday at 3 p.m. in Santa Fe YAFL’s Chile Bowl.

  • Senate approves spending bill

    The Senate gave final approval to the 2010 Energy and Water Appropriation Bill, which contains funding for Los Alamos National Laboratory. The bill now goes to the White House to be signed.

    Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, both New Mexico Democrats, voted with the majority. In a joint announcement Thursday, they called special attention to funds for New Mexico’s two national laboratories, the Waste Isolation Pilot Project and a variety of key water-related projects.  

  • Urgent call to support education

      Why are education and other state services being cut. What is the problem? When the New Mexico Legislature passed $1 billion in tax cuts for corporations and the rich in 2003, this created a budget deficit which lawmakers balanced with increased tax revenues from higher oil and gas prices. After the energy prices dropped, the deficit reappeared. But the 2009 State Legislature refused to repeal the $1 billion in tax cuts for corporations and the rich in order to balance the deficit.

  • Pete Rose was born too early

      In Connecticut, possession of illegal drugs is a one-year jail term for first offense violators. Most states will lock you up for possession of a single marijuana joint. A gram of cocaine can result in a seven-year prison sentence in New Hampshire. You can get 30 days in jail just for selling a cigarette to a minor.

  • Walking to support the school

     Rain cancelled the “FUN”d Run, a Mountain Elementary School PTA fundraiser, last week but this morning the students hit the ground running at Sullivan Field. Here, third- and fourth- graders make laps around the track. Principal Gerry Washburn got into the spirit by wearing  pink camouflage fleece pajamas. During the fundraiser students wrote letters to family and friends asking for sponsorships to walk around the track. It was a successful campaign, more than $25,000 was raised.

  • Unexploded ordnance rendered safe

    The Los Alamos County Bomb Team rendered safe a military ordnance discovered yesterday morning at Royal Crest in an empty mobile home on East Jemez Road.

    Bomb expert Sgt. Fred Rascon described the situation during an interview Wednesday afternoon.

  • TODAY'S NEWS: Bringing solar thermal out of the shadows

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  • Coming out of the shadows

    Two more allotments of what is mainly stimulus funding have been made available to Los Alamos National Laboratory in recent days.

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that up to  $87 million with $50 million of that from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, would be available nationally. He made the announcement last week on opening day of the  annual Solar Decathlon competition sponsored by the Department of Energy on the National Mall.

  • The Next Level: LAHS grads earn recent weekly honors at college; Fort Lewis stays hot

    Parker picks up Player of the Week honors

    Pete Parker, a 2004 graduate of Los Alamos High School, was recently named the Lone Star Conference South Division Player of the Week.

    Parker, a senior at Angelo State University (San Angelo, Texas), was named the top defensive player in the conference’s southern division for his performance in the Sept. 26 game against Midwestern State.

  • Volleyball: LA sweeps Capital on road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team finished off the first half of its District 2AAAA season with a spotless record by knocking off Capital Wednesday night.

    The Hilltoppers earned their fourth consecutive district sweep Wednesday at Capital, downing the Jaguars 3-0. That victory put the Hilltoppers at 4-0 on the district season (13-3 overall).

    Los Alamos has won all four of its 2AAAA matches this season by way of sweep. It has lost just six games on its current nine-match winning streak and has lost just one game since Sept. 24.