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Today's News

  • Women’s lives should not be valued in dollars and cents

    There is one glaring error in a recent editorial cartoon by Trevor. He shows two women (out of five members) on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In reality, only one of the 10 members is female.

    This may account for the cavalier attitude of the task force recommendation that regular mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 49 be discontinued. It appears that fewer lives are saved in this age group than in women over 50 whose breast cancer is diagnosed through regular mammography. They also recommend mammograms only every two years for the older group.

  • Winter storm watch

    The National Weather Service in Albuquerque issued a winter storm watch Saturday night through this evening with significant snowfall amounts possible across the northern mountains.

    A potent storm over central California will continue to head slowly south to southeast through today before turning east across northern Mexico on Monday.

  • Fundraiser set for teacher

    A Frito pie dinner and silent auction to benefit a Los Alamos High School teacher suffering from acute myelogenous leukemia is scheduled from 4:30-7 p.m., Friday Dec. 11 at Los Alamos High School Cafeteria. Dinner tickets are $5.

    LAHS science teacher Dave Thurston requires a bone marrow transplant. His three closest siblings are not a match, so he must register his name on a national database for bone marrow recipients. The cost is $10,000 and is not covered by his insurance.

  • 11-29 Update

    Christmas bazaar

      The Children’s Christmas Bazaar will be held from

    9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Children from kindergarten through sixth grade can shop for gifts for family and friends.

    Arts and crafts fair

      The Ladies Auxiliary Arts and Craft Fair has been scheduled to be held from 9-5 p.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Hall.  

  • Spreading holiday cheer

    Get ready to see Los Alamos twinkle with holiday lights and cheer during WinterFest, which will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. MainStreet’s annual program garners participation from many different organizations, ensuring no matter where in town people go this coming weekend, they will find an abundance of  the holiday spirit.

  • Shining the light on a timeless story

    A timeless story can be told a thousand different ways. It can be told through materials such as crystal or pottery or something as simple as pinto beans.

    The birth of Jesus is one of those stories that can be told through a multitude of perspectives. During the 16th annual “Créches from Around the World,” from 1-7:30 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Los Alamos Ward of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, visitors can see about 300 variations of this event.

  • PUTTING ASSETS INTO ACTION: Igniting a few sparks in young people

    Dr. Peter Benson has written a book called “Sparks” to help parents, coaches, teachers and neighbors ignite the passion of whatever is of interest to youth.

    How often do we ask them to identify what brings them joy?

    This week, Los Alamos Middle School went that extra mile to find out what their teens want to learn.

    It’s an easy task actually – just ask. Our teenagers are ready, willing and able to name their interests and were tickled at the thought that someone would help them learn more about an area of interest.

  • Girls basketball: LA drops opener to Pojoaque Saturday

    JACONA — It was definitely the first game of the season for both the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and Pojoaque Elks Saturday afternoon.

    But the Elks, with their signature pressure defense, were able to hold on to a slim fourth quarter lead Saturday and take a 41-36 girls basketball victory at Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

    Despite fast, frenetic action on both sides of the court, the teams combined to hit just 23 field goals in the contest.

  • Boys basketball: Big second half lifts LA to win

    It was a loss that bugged the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team for some time.

    Last season, the Hilltoppers seemed to be well on their way to knocking off the Santa Fe Demons in an early season road contest. But things started to fall apart in the fourth quarter and the Demons mounted a strong comeback.

    Instead of picking up what might have been a big road victory, Los Alamos had to settle for a 67-62 loss.

  • Schedule for Nov. 30-Dec. 5

    Tuesday

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

    Girls basketball: LAMS at St. Michael’s, seventh-grade, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Girls basketball: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS at DeVargas Invite, TBA.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.