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Today's News

  • Petitioners want JPJ work stopped

      County Council’s agenda for Tuesday night is light, however, there are a couple of big items that will be discussed. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Community Building.

      The first item on the agenda is recognition and a proclamation of the services given to the county by Councilor Jim West. With the resignation of Councilor Jim West, Council Chair Jim Hall has requested that this item be placed on the agenda for a formal recognition of the service provided by Councilor West as he has served for the last six years as a councilor.

  • Residents want work on JPJ Complex stopped

    Some concerned residents voiced their opinions on the location of the skate park and circulated a petition in an effort to get council to reconsider the location.

     

    Despite their efforts, the park was built in front of Mesa Public Library.

     

    Now, another group of residents have presented the county with a petition opposing the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex.

     

  • Smooth transition promised

    SANTA FE – To ensure a seamless transfer of power, Gov. Bill Richardson is including Lt. Gov. Diane Denish in all budget briefings until his confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Commerce, expected to occur in mid-to-late February.

    “The lieutenant governor is being briefed by my staff,” Richardson said during a press conference in his cabinet room Thursday. “I’ll make the decisions, but she’s going to have a role.”

  • Saturday to be special

    The Family Strengths Network is valuable in many ways, but this month, things will get even more significant with an event called, Special Saturdays. The program is for parents raising children with special needs, which can be either developmental or physical.

    The Family Resource Center, located at 1990 Diamond Drive and operated by Family Strengths Network staff provides the opportunity for interaction courtesy of Los Alamos National Bank.

    Rebecca Hollis of White Rock is thrilled to have the opportunity for her child that is stress free from the parent perspective.

  • Community: KRSN sportscaster Gene Mortensen honored for 30 years of covering Toppers

    The longtime “Voice of the Hilltoppers” was recognized for three decades of work with an ambush anniversary party recently.

    Local radio personality, Gene Mortensen, was recently recognized for his work in tirelessly traveling the state to bring Hilltopper fans the play by play for a variety of sports.

    The center court collaboration was a surprise to Mortensen during the Los Alamos girls basketball game Nov. 29.

  • Hockey: Toppers thump Cibola on road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team remained undefeated with a big 6-1 win over the Cibolo Cougars Sunday.

    Los Alamos punished Cibola goaltender Donny Templeton, putting 51 shots-on-goal in the win at Blades Ice Arena. While Templeton managed to keep Los Alamos out of the net in the first period, Los Alamos scored three times in the second and three times in the third to win 6-1.

    Hilltopper Zach Mang scored a pair of goals, while Ben Havemann and Brad Picard each had a goal and an assist in the win.

  • DALA’s ‘Nutcracker’ brightens the season

    Los Alamos Dance Arts’ 2008 production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” demonstrates why the ballet is a beloved part of every holiday season. DALA’s version is the most ambitious and well-done amateur production of the traditional Nutcracker that you are likely to see this year.

  • Swimming: LA teams take second at first home meet

    Heading into Saturday’s Los Alamos Open, the Hilltopper swimming team had a grueling week of practice and several athletes were feeling the effects.

    They’d better get used to it, however, as that’s not going to change anytime soon.

    Los Alamos co-head coaches Rusty Bernstein and Cindy Black have no plans to back off the training schedule until the time for the state championship meet rolls around. That won’t be until the latter part of February.

  • Diving: Hendricks, Bucklin qualify for state Friday

    The more lead time, the better.

    A pair of Los Alamos Hilltopper divers qualified for the state championship meet in their first solo competition of the season Friday. Lisa Ann Hendricks and Lauren Bucklin both picked up qualifying scores at the Los Alamos Diving Open, held at the Larry R.

    Walkup Aquatic Center.

    Hendricks finished with a final score of 179.70, placing her fourth among the finalists Friday, while Bucklin finished right behind her in fifth place. Bucklin collected a total score of 154.55.

  • Boys basketball: Big 4th quarter lifts LA to win

    For three quarters of Los Alamos’ game Saturday night, it was in danger of keeping the door open for Farmington.

    In the fourth quarter, that door got slammed shut.