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Today's News

  • Take a journey to Neverland

    Just because you grow up doesn’t mean all the fun, mystery and magic in life has to cease and be locked away with childhood memories. There is always new adventures waiting to be experienced, and excitement lying within the day’s events; all that is needed is a little faith.

    “Finding Neverland” proves this point. James M. Barrie (Johnny Depp) is dealing with some adult blues. He is a playwright who has just had a flop and his marriage is failing.

  • Winterfest visitors invited to open house

    Visitors to this year’s Winterfest activities downtown on Saturday are invited to stop by the Community Building and view the current County projects at the design or construction stage. The Boyer Company will also have a table with the most recent site plans for The Trinity Place, a mixed-use lifestyle center planned for the Trinity site that currently houses county and schools’ facilities.

  • Barranca GATE students study alternative giving

    As a feature of Barranca Elementary School’s fifth and sixth grade GATE classes’ global outreach, students learn about how some children in Cambodia do not have schools, or teachers and often not enough to eat.

    In response, Barranca students are collaborating with Cambodia’s Hope, a local charity supporting schools and orphans in Cambodia to help children on the other side of the globe by supporting the Alphabet Soup program where just 78 cents per day supports a child in school and gives them a nutritious meal.

  • Checkmate! Students to play chess

    At 5:30 p.m. Friday at Piñon Elementary School, students will be putting their skills in strategy and planning to the test. The competition is not in the form of an athletic game or speech debate, but takes place on a checkered board with knights, queens and pawns.

    The Los Alamos area elementary chess tournament has been held three times throughout the year, and the final rounds for this year will be held Friday.

  • Girls basketball: LA thumped by Pojoaque in opener

    The one thing the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team wanted to do going into the first quarter of its opener Saturday was relax.

    But the squad may have relaxed too much against a team that knows how to attack and attack quickly.

    Los Alamos was outscored 24-5 in the first quarter of Saturday’s game at Griffith Gymnasium. Although Los Alamos was able to play Pojoaque’s Elks nearly even the rest of the way, spotting the defending Class AAA champion 19 points was far too much to come back from.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers downed against Santa Fe

    It was one that got away from the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team Saturday night.

    The Hilltoppers were in control for most of the first half Saturday on the road at Santa Fe, but the host Demons chipped away at an 11-point halftime lead throughout the second half and held on for a 67-62 win at Toby Roybal Gymnasium.

  • Winter fire safety tips for the home

    New Mexico's fire marshal is urging fire safety for this coming winter season because the high cost of home heating fuels and utilities have some consumers searching for alternate sources of home heating.

    The popularity and use of wood burning stoves is growing and space heaters are selling rapidly, or coming out of storage and fireplaces are now burning wood and man made logs, said State Fire Marshal John Standefer in a new release.

  • Holiday SuperBlitz runs through early January

    The “Winter SuperBlitz” has kicked off and will run through the holiday season to include Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. The blitz is scheduled to run through Jan. 4.

    “We want New Mexicans to feel safe on the roadways this holiday season and through coordinated law enforcement efforts across the state, our communities will be safer,” said Gov. Bill Richardson in a release. “Law enforcement will be out in force during the winter holidays to stop motorists who put others in danger by driving drunk, speeding or failing to use seatbelts.”

  • Cosmic rays point to Orion

    Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Milagro observatory and their collaborators have pinpointed two side-by-side sectors in our region of the Galaxy that are generating more than their share of cosmic rays.

     

    Seven years of recording over 200 billion cosmic ray collisions with the Earth’s atmosphere went into the calculations.

     

  • Last of high-risk drums shipped

    Los Alamos National Laboratory reported continued progress in removing high-activity waste drums to the Waste Isolation Pile Plant in Carlsbad.

    The lab announced this week that the last group of “unvented” high-activity drums was dispatched earlier in the month.

    A laboratory notice stated that 228 of the originally identified 352 parent drums have been sent to WIPP. Because repackaging was required in some cases, an addition 54 drums were generated, bring ing the total shipments in this campaign to 282 drums.