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Today's News

  • School board meets today and Thursday

    The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special Board Meeting at 4 p.m. today in the district boardroom at 751 Trinity Drive.The Special Board Meeting topic is being held to discuss the interview process for the superintendent search with consultant Wesley Lane.The Los Alamos School Board also has scheduled an Executive Session to discuss personnel issues immediately following the 4 p.m. meeting. The board will hold a Special Board Meeting at 6 p.m.

  • Human trafficking outlawed

    To increase penalties for human trafficking, Gov. Bill Richardson signed Senate Bill 71 Friday. The governor called the bill one of the most important pieces of criminal legislation in 2008’s 30-day session.“Human trafficking must be outlawed – human beings should not be treated as property and detained against their will,” Richardson said in a news release.Senate Bill 71 elevates engaging in human trafficking to a felony offense.

  • Swimming and Diving: LA girls finish 2nd at state

    ALBUQUERQUE — Los Alamos’ swimmers entered the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium carrying a 4-foot diameter smiley face.Following the New Mexico state championship meet, one could scarcely find a Hilltopper not wearing that same grin.The Hilltopper girls took second place at the state title meet Saturday, picking up 248.5 points behind only La Cueva’s big 312 points. The ‘Topper girls, meanwhile, deadlocked with Farmington for seventh place Saturday, earning 136 points.

  • Wrestling: Martinez, Lattin take sixth at state

    RIO RANCHO — The great showing in front of the biggest stage in New Mexico prep wrestling just didn’t happen for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.Going into the Class AAAA tournament at the Santa Ana Star Center, the Hilltoppers had high hopes of grabbing a half-dozen medals and to at least get the team name on the top half of the leaderboard.“It did not materialize,” Los Alamos head coach Eric Sorenson said. “Too many little mistakes with our fundamentals. We got caught in half-a-dozen head-and-arms. They know how to defend that move.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Louis Rosen: Father of the linear accelerator

    Senior Laboratory Fellow Emeritus Louis Rosen led the way at Los Alamos National Laboratory in developing the world’s most powerful linear accelerator, which cemented the laboratory’s leadership role in nuclear physics.The linear accelerator first powered up in summer 1972.

  • Christopher J. Arellano

    ARELLANO – Christopher J. Arellano, 25, a resident of Albuquerque, originally of Los Alamos, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Carl Cushing. Christopher was a 2000 graduate of Los Alamos High School. He was a student at the University of New Mexico and was going to accomplish his degree in fine arts, and architecture was his final goal. He is survived by his mother, Gillian Sutton, and her husband, David Sutton; brother, David Arellano; sister, Michaelle Sutton; grandparents, Bea Cushing, and John T. and Alyce M.

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  • Going to the vet just got less stressful

    If an animal gets sick, there is no need for its owner to work to bring it to the veterinary office: a vet will come to the animal.Dr. Trina Hadden, owner of Oh So Mobile veterinary clinic, has been traveling throughout Jamez, Espaola Valley, Pojoaque and Los Alamos, treating large and small animals for about two years.Her services include wellness exams and vaccines for large and small animals and some diagnostics.

  • County Beat

    County Beat, week of Feb. 25 through Feb. 29