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Today's News

  • Venture into the woods

    “A Mid Winter Night’s Dream, or The Night They Missed the Forest for the Trees,” by Nancy Linehan Charles, an abbreviated version of a familiar Shakespeare comedy, will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Duane Smith Auditorium.

    Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and younger and seniors age 60 and older. Tickets are available at the door and from cast members.

  • A lot more than just saying no

    We look at a tough topic this week, Asset #31, Restraint. According to the Search-Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they believe it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs.”

    The key to being successful in this area is conversation and education. When I sat on a local board looking at poor youth choices, I suggested that we get some kids to join us that were in trouble and not just high achievers. There were adults in the room that looked at me as if I were from another planet.

  • West resigns from County Council

    Even though elections were held last month, and new councilors were elected, the county council will have one more seat to fill, following a surprising announcement made during Tuesday night’s council meeting.

     

    After public comments were heard, Chair Jim Hall announced that Councilor Jim West has rendered his resignation from the council effective immediately.

     

  • Bingaman talks cleantech

    SANTA FE – The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman likes the idea of moving, leaning and looking “forward” for the next few months of energy legislation.

     

    Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M, spoke at the Coronado Ventures Forum’s annual Cleantech Event for  the state’s entrepreneurial community Wednesday.

     

    He emphasized tax incentives and credits for businesses, consumers and builders, and pointed to the recent eight-year extension of solar tax credits, as a positive trend for the future.

  • DPU gives report on power outages

    Los Alamos residents are no strangers to power outages and it’s common knowledge that some areas are worse than others.

    As a result of repeated phone calls regarding the outages, Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith, and Department of Public Utilities Engineer Rafael De la Torre, were in council chambers on Tuesday night to present a report to councilors on the reliability of the electric distribution system.

  • Showing appreciation with a dinner

    Last year, the First United Methodist Church’s Mission and Outreach Work Group under the leadership of Dennis and Susan Trumblee recognized how much the community needs to let police officers and firefighters know how important they are and how much they are appreciated for what they do.

    As a result, the first Appreciation Dinner was organized for them in December 2007. A meal was served to all the firefighters and police officers who were able to attend. The menu included salmon, steak, baked potatoes and salad. Each of them also took home fresh homemade cookies.

  • Boys basketball: LA knocks off St. Mike’s at home

    For three quarters of Thursday’s boys basketball game, it was a battle between two of the premier players in northern New Mexico.

    But in the fourth quarter, the supporting cast of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers came up huge to ice a big nondistrict win at Griffith Gymnasium.

    The Hilltoppers won their home opener Thursday with an impressive team performance in the final quarter, taking a 62-52 win over the St. Michael’s Horsemen.

  • Girls basketball: LA wins at buzzer, 40-39

    Thursday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season and it did so in dramatic fashion.

    Trailing by two points in the final 10 seconds, Taylor Ealey hit a 3-pointer as the final buzzer sounded to give the Hilltoppers a 40-39 victory against the St. Michael’s Horsemen at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium.

    Ealey grabbed a critical rebound with just 10 seconds remaining, then got free to take the final shot of the contest. Shelby Courtright’s two foul shots earlier in the quarter set up the last-second dramatics.

  • Gymnastics: LA’s Lucero wins big in all-around

    Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers traveled to Taos Nov. 15 to compete against gymnasts from Kimela’s Gymnastics of Los Lunas, Castle Gymnastics of Colorado, Boardwalk Gymnastics of Belen and the Taos All-Stars in the Artist Invite.

    In the morning session 30 level 3 and level 4 gymnasts competed and in the afternoon 32 gymnasts competed in levels 5 through 7.

    In the first session Luvina Lucero of Los Alamos scored the highest all-around total of the day, winning the level 4 competition with a 36.50.

  • Skaters left in the dark

    Those visiting the skate park in front of Mesa Public Library in the evening hours have found themselves in the dark.

    Nov. 20, county staff conducted a walk-through of the skate park to determine what more needed to be done to complete the skate park project. One of the big concerns for county staff and county council is the lack of lighting at the park.

    Community Services Director Stephani Johnson said that staff had been told that it would take three weeks for the lights to be installed. However, the contractor said that they thought it would take six weeks.