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Today's News

  • I know it when I see it

    In 1964, when the U.S. Supreme Court was reviewing an obscenity case (Jacobellis vs. Ohio), Justice Potter Stewart was asked to define pornography.  He said, “It’s hard to define, but I know it when I see it.” 

    Well now, is this true today? Obscenity has taken on many forms and one is hard pressed to not only define it, but to recognize it as such.

  • IHMC youth to travel to Honduras orphanage in June

    In June, 10 high school students and four chaperones from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church will travel to Honduras to volunteer at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) orphanage near Tegucigalpa.

    The parish has sponsored mission trips to NPH in Honduras annually for 12 years.  NPH, translated Our Little Brothers and Sisters, is made up of about 500 kids, up to age 18, and their adopted “abuelos” who are brought into an environment of unconditional acceptance, sharing and work.  

  • Ecumenical Lenten Wednesdays start up

    For nearly 25 years here in Los Alamos, the annual journey of Christians through the season of Lent has been shared across denominational lines. Ecumenical Lenten Wednesdays will be hosted this year in the new Parish Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church on Wednesday, and March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is welcome.

  • See 'The Gospel According to John'

    Leonardo Defilippis is an actor with a mission. For 28 years, he’s been bringing the saints and the scriptures to life with dramatic productions on the stage and screen. He is perhaps best known as the director of the feature film “Thérése,” which ran for more than a year in mainstream movie theaters.

    On Sunday, he will perform at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish at 5p.m. for a limited engagement of his one-man production of “The Gospel According to John.”

  • Boys basketball: LA comes back to knock off Capital

    Most times when they get together, the Capital Jaguars give the Los Alamos Hilltoppers fits.

    Thursday night was no exception.

  • Girls basketball: Hilltoppers knock off Jaguars to advance in district tourney

    Seeing the final score, one might not realize Thursday’s District 2AAAA tournament semifinal was a very tight ballgame well into the third quarter.

    At the 6:02 mark of the third quarter, Capital’s Dominique Vigil-Lovato buried a long-distance 3-pointer to give her team a 26-25 edge.

  • UNM-LA working to meet today’s challenges

    Hard economic times have affected millions of Americans, not to mention financial institutions and businesses.

     

    Despite the struggle that many face, one Los Alamos institution is working to meet the needs of education today.

     

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, UNM-LA Executive Director Cedric Page gave councilors a briefing on the state of the school.

     

  • Hometown hero shines on Oscar night

    Steve Preeg climbed every mountain and realized the impossible dream. He said he was not really expecting it, but he took home an Oscar Sunday night.

     

    He was the animation supervisor who made possible the reverse aging of Brad Pitt in the fantasy drama, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” The award for special visual effects was one of the three Academy Awards the film won this year.

     

  • Local businesses buck national trends

    The following businesses have bucked local and national trends and expanded operations in the Los Alamos area: Aspen Copies, Bennett’s Fine Jewelry, CB Fox, Central Avenue Grill, Coffee Booth, Cook’n In Style, De Colores, LA Fitness, Morning Glory Bakery, Pet Pangaea, Radio Shack, Top Nails and UPEX.

     

    Dave Fox of CB Fox expanded into CB Fox Kidz three or four years ago next to his existing store on Central Avenue.

     

  • Snakes worthy of our nightmares

    Earlier this month local authorities in California warned residents that a 23-foot long python was on the loose. The 130-pound female snake, which belongs to Brandon Dennis, is large enough to eat small children.

    The enormous python was later found basking in the sun in a backyard “several blocks” from Brandon’s home.  There were no immediate reports of missing children or pets, so it’s likely the snake’s day on-the-town resulted in nothing more than heart palpitations for the neighbors.