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Today's News

  • Boys soccer: Hilltoppers to take on Coyotes Thursday

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team felt jilted in any way by not getting a top-four seed for the Class AAAA state tournament, it will have a chance to rectify that Thursday.

    Los Alamos, following its big win over the Goddard Rockets at home Friday, is advancing in the AAAA playoffs to take on Goddard’s cross-town rival, Roswell.

    That quarterfinal game is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Albuquerque Soccer Complex.

  • Girls soccer: LA meets Taos in quarterfinals

    On paper, it would look like the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team should be feeling OK heading into its quarterfinal round game Thursday.

    But Hilltopper head coach Jiri Kubicek, a veteran of postseason play, knows better than to count any chickens at this point.

    Los Alamos, the second-seed in the Class AAAA state girls soccer tournament, will take on the seventh-seeded Taos Tigers in Thursday’s quarterfinal round. That game is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.

  • NEWS ALERT - Council wades into an economic development debate
  • NEWS ALERT: Art Center turmoil escalates
  • Life is sweet?

    Is life sweet? Yes, it is, according to Mike Leigh, the director of the award winning 1991 British film, “Life is Sweet.”  

    This film is not about the genteel Britain of “Upstairs, Downstairs” or Jane Austen, but is a raw, edgy and darkly comedic film about a working class family in contemporary London suburbia.  

  • Art Center turmoil escalates

    The first rumblings of turmoil that bubbled to the surface last spring at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge has now reached a boiling point with a growing number of board members and patrons cutting ties with the troubled organization.

    Former Chairman Phil Kilgour resigned in June following a contentious board meeting the previous month at which he flipped a large table over, screaming, “This is anarchy, anarchy, I’m the chairman, let me chair, this is anarchy.”

  • The quest for economic vitality

    County councilors had widely differing perspectives Tuesday night, as they took aim at the next leg of the county’s economic journey.

    The original Economic Development Strategic Plan was approved in 1993 and has guided economic activities since then, but times have changed and some of the 142 or more strategic tasks that were to be accomplished have been crossed off the list.

  • Museum to receive Hewett award

    The New Mexico History Museum will receive the New Mexico Association of Museums’ Hewett Award on Thursday during the group’s annual meeting in Santa Fe. Also receiving a Hewett is Louise Stiver, retired senior curator of the History Museum, whose Fashioning New Mexico exhibit is on display through April 14, 2010.

  • Root out the political influence of money

    There was a time when I believed that the best way to curtail the impact of money flowing into our political system was to monitor it. Make sure that campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures were reported quickly and accurately, I reasoned, and journalists and the American public could determine for themselves what they could tolerate.

  • Breaking News: LAHS Principal Grace Brown Announces Retirement