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Today's News

  • Telescope was vital to propel science

    2009 has been named the International Year of Astronomy to celebrate 400 years of the telescope.

    The telescope was invented in Holland in 1608. On July 26, 1609, the Englishman Thomas Harriot looked at the moon through a 6-power telescope and drew what he saw. It was the first map from a telescopic image.

    Just a month later, Galileo presented a homemade 8-power telescope to the Venetian Senate. That fall he turned a 20-power telescope to the heavens.

  • VCNP vistas have been taken

    VCNP vistas have been taken

    Dear Editor,

  • Schools: Supporters sign petition for Katko

    More than 100 signatures have been received during two-hour shifts Friday and Monday at Film Festival alone as parents and staff members circulate petitions throughout the community “to save Mike Katko’s job as principal of Mountain Elementary School.”

  • Rodriguez among LANL’s next generation of scientists

    Marko Rodriguez has had a mouse in his hand since he was 8 years old.

    “All my life I have been on a computer,” he said.

    He earned his PhD in computer science two years ago at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Now, among his many appellations he can describe himself as a director’s postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Center for Non-Linear Studies where he is also associated with the lab’s Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics group in the Theoretical Division.

  • County Council hears transit’s goals

    County councilors handled a full agenda during last week’s council meeting.

    This week will be no different.

    With four items of business that center on major county issues, the meeting has been moved from the White Rock Town Hall to the Community Building, to allow more room for the public who wish to attend.

    The Trinity Drive Street Standards, selection process for siting and construction of a municipal building, work associated with the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex and property taxes will all be topics of discussion at tonight’s meeting at 7 p.m.

  • Shop to give students a field trip of a lifetime

    Chamisa Elementary School transforms into a one-stop shop and mini mall this weekend, for early birds to gear up for a bit of Mother’s Day shopping.

    Scentsy Independent Consultant Tiffany Lovell is the mastermind behind the Mother’s Day Boutique, from 8 a.m.- 1p.m. Saturday.

    The more than 30 vendors include representatives for everything from Tupperware and homemade jewelry to Mary Kay Cosmetics and hand-made crafts, available for purchase for any gift-giving occasion.

  • Boys golf: Herrera leads LA to 2nd place finish

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team grabbed their second top-four finish of the spring golf season at Monday’s Capital City Invitational.

    Meanwhile, Los Alamos sophomore Thomas Herrera took home the top individual honor Monday.

    Los Alamos’ boys finished second at the tournament, hosted by the Santa Fe Demons at Santa Fe Country Club Monday. As a team, the Hilltoppers shot a 357, putting them behind the host Demons, who turned in a 331.

  • Boys track and field: Pittman wins M of C 1600 meters

    Kyle Pittman and Jason Reagor shone bright for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team at Monday’s Meet of Champions.

    The Meet of Champions, held at the University of New Mexico complex in Albuquerque, is one of the most prestigious prep events in the state. The invitation-only meet is attended by the top athletes from around the state regardless of school classification.

  • Mountain should keep Katko

    Dear Editor,

     I am greatly concerned about Principal Mike Katko’s possible termination as principal of Mountain Elementary School. I first heard about this and thought, “I don’t know the details. I should stay out of it.” Upon reflection, however, I realized I care too much about whether this man is a part of my child’s education to remain silent.

  • FRIED LIGHT: Valles Caldera needs better supervision