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Today's News

  • LA buries Cimarron to advance

    JACONA — If only they were all this easy.

    While it would’ve been tough for Class A Cimarron to pull off an upset over the third-ranked Class AAAA team in the state, Los Alamos, during their game Thursday, falling behind 21-2 after the first quarter wasn’t going to make the quest any easier.

    The Hilltoppers held Cimarron’s Rams without a field goal for more than 11 minutes to start the contest while doing virtually anything and everything they wanted on the other end of the floor to win by a final of 73-31.

  • Joint County/Schools Committee strengthens ties

    In her seven years living in Los Alamos, School Board Vice President Joan Ahlers told county councilors Tuesday she is not aware of there ever having been such solid cooperation between the county and the schools as exists today.

    During the regular County Council meeting held in Council Chambers, Ahlers praised that cooperation saying, “We serve the same people,” and she thanked council members and county staff for their participation on the Joint County/Schools Committee created to benefit the schools.

  • Lab program celebrates ‘New Heights’

    POJOAQUE – Paul Kedrosky, a CNBC television analyst and writer-investor-consultant, told a “New Heights” gathering of entrepreneurs and their supporters that the harsh economy was no reason to throw in the towel.

    A Senior Fellow at the Kaufman Foundation, dedicated to understanding and enhancing American Entrepreneurship, Kedrosky said an interesting finding by the foundation was that many companies established during recessions, like Microsoft, Sun, Genentch, TCBY and SGI, went on to great national success.

  • Bond Cabin painting to fund restoration

    The Valles Caldera National Preserve got a lot more out of Gary Morton than its first profitable season in the cattle business.

    Not only did Morton regularly supply free cowboy coffee to early morning visitors at the property this summer, but he also spent the waning days of September on a special art project.

  • Help is on the way for transit system

    Since its inception a year ago, the Atomic City Transit system seems to be very well received by Los Alamos County residents.

    It’s seen a spike in riders and has begun offering morning and evening Peak Services, which provide two options per hour from each neighborhood route during peak commute hours.

    Because of its popularity, however, the free service has caused some issues for ACT staff members.

  • Pairing the holidays with brass

    During this particular time of year, with its many holidays, it seems required that music be played to fully celebrate all the festivities.

    For one particular holiday, Christmas, the sound of brass instruments might be the perfect way to fulfill this requirement.

    Therefore, the community is invited to attend a free brass concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

  • Helping to cure the sick in New Mexico

    Many people know the concept of the healing nature of the Southwest’s dry, sunny climate, but few perhaps recognize that so many immigrants to the region came because of lung ailments or that the treatment of tuberculosis subsequently became a major industry.

    A new, temporary exhibit that examines these themes is on display during the month of December at the Los Alamos Historical Museum.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:Walking in a winter wonderland

    It may be camouflaged in powdery white snow, but there seems to be a real art to winter walking.

    I was greeted with a surprise when I walked out the door on Tuesday morning; my car was up to its wheels in snow and with no snow shovel at my disposal, I decided to walk to the office. Along the way, I saw art all around me – patterns of shoe soles sculpted the snow, the streets were molded with intricate, slushy, textured designs made by tire treads and even the sky was an abstract painting of grays and whites.

  • Volleyball: Nichols, Stokes earn All-4A nods

    A pair of Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball players were named to the Class AAAA All-State team, which was announced Wednesday.

    Hilltopper outside hitter Alex Nichols was named to the second team Class AAAA squad. Picking up an Honorable Mention nod was Jessica Stokes at the setter position.

    It was the second big honor of 2008 for Nichols, a junior, who was also named the District 2AAAA Player of the Year following the district championship tournament in November.

  • Plenty of wasteful spending in state

    According to the latest numbers, New Mexico faces a $454 million budget shortfall. For just the third time in 20 years, revenue is expected to decline during the current budget year.

    Certainly, the ongoing financial crisis and subsequent rapid drop in oil and gas prices are at the heart of the issue, but the good times were destined to come to an end for New Mexico which had been living beyond its means for several years.