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Today's News

  • Get state and federal solar energy tax credits

    As this year draws to a close, those who want to take advantage of federal and state tax credits for the installation of a solar energy system on their 2009 tax returns need to act soon.

  • Doctor office visits increased slightly

    Influenza-Like Illness

    Visits to healthcare providers for influenza-like illness increased slightly from 4.9 percent last week to 5.4 percent this week. The Department tracks influenza-like illness, which is defined as fever and either cough and/or sore throat, at 26 clinics throughout the state.

    Influenza-like illness is the best indicator of flu activity in the state.  H1N1 influenza is still the predominant strain of flu in New Mexico at this time. All positive flu tests are presumed to be novel H1N1 influenza.

  • 12-3 Update

    Roll out the red carpet

       The Reel Deal Movie Theater is rolling out the red carpet for the stars of the movie, “Brothers,” or at least the local stars. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the theater. Those who wear formal attire will get preferred seating and the first 50 people will be able to enter a drawing to win free movie tickets and other prizes.

  • Traffic control changes to be made

    Traffic Control within the Diamond Drive Phase 3 Project will change significantly the morning of Saturday, Dec. 5. Traffic control will include:

    Right lane closures on both northbound and southbound traffic, moving traffic to the center lanes adjacent to the medians providing one through lane in each direction;

    Opening the dedicated left turn lanes and allowing left turns throughout the project; and,

    Reverting to a STOP control for motorists turning from North Road onto Diamond Drive.

  • Make a personal statement

    Have you ever opened the paper and winced because you saw a headline saying that one of your favorite businesses was closing?  Did you feel like your quality of life had just been diminished? The 3/50 Project is a national effort promoted in Los Alamos by the Chamber of Commerce to help avoid such unpleasant surprises.

  • Address America’s real problems

    The Global Economy has reduced prices and accelerated trade and development throughout the world; however, it has also caused massive relocations of jobs and wealth that threaten U.S. stability. Without reforms, the U.S. will continue its spiral into economic mediocrity and bankruptcy.

  • A centuries-old game has a modern audience

    Chess is more than just game pieces on a checkered board. Playing the game involves mathematical and even psychological aspects. In the Middle Ages chess was considered a part of the nobility’s culture but today everyone, even elementary school students, are getting in the game.

  • MVD aims to protect victims

    Domestic violence and sexual assault victims can now apply for confidential driver’s licenses, identification cards and permits at all Motor Vehicle Division offices to protect themselves from their abusers.

    Los Alamos Police Det. Shari Mills works with local victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She discussed the new program during an interview Monday.

  • Boys basketball: LA rolls to a big win, goes to 3-0

    It was a win-win situation for the coaching staff of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team Tuesday.

    Not only did the Hilltoppers put together one of their best home outings in the tenure of head coach Alan Kirk Tuesday night, they also gave him something to complain about.

    Los Alamos rolled over the Moriarty Pintos at Griffith Gymnasium, holding them to a total of eight points in the middle quarters. Los Alamos dropped in 28 points to take control of the game in the second quarter, then coasted to a 71-28 victory.

  • Wrestling: Toppers are young, inexperienced this season

    There are a bunch of new faces, starting from the top down, around the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling program.

    Heading into their 2009-10 opener today, a triangular meet hosted by Bernalillo and including Taos, the Hilltoppers are hoping to get a sense of where their numerous youngsters are at physically and with their skill sets.

    The opening day roster for Los Alamos includes 10 freshmen, some who are brand new to the sport of wrestling, and a pair of sophomores.