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Today's News

  • Getting to know Sarah

    “Sarah, Plain and Tall” is an original play based on the beloved, Newbery Award-winning book by Patricia MacLachlan. The story, frequently used in elementary school curricula, was adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette and may be familiar to Hallmark Hall of Fame viewers.

    The setting is the early 1900s on a farm in Kansas. The farmer, widower Jacob Witting, played by Scot Johnson, lives with his two children: Anna, age 12 and Caleb, age 7, played by Stacia Paglieri and Sequoya Adams-Rice.

  • Sculpture gets its due

    Sculpture when compared to painting, drawing, prints and photography is much maligned. There was once a famous New York art critic, his name escapes me but I think it was Clement Greenberg, who once said that ‘sculpture was something you bumped into in a gallery while trying to view a painting.’ This is hardly the best way to begin a review of an exhibition at the Art Center, totally dedicated to sculpture. This acerbic statement by a critic, however, makes an important point.

  • Boys track and field: LA wins big, tops two school bests

    Thanks in no small part to a blazing 800-meter split by Gareth Gilna, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys 1600-meter medley team posted a new school-best mark in the event Friday.

    Gilna, a premier distance runner for the Hilltoppers, ran a ridiculous split of 1:55.56 — one of his two laps was clocked at just over 55 seconds — as the team of Gilna, Jason Reagor, Benigno Sandoval and Corey Clark posted a 3:31.36 victory at Friday’s Los Alamos Qualifier track and field meet held at Sullivan Field.

  • Girls tennis: Toppers close out Tigers early to win 2AAAA title

    TAOS — Going into the District 2AAAA girls tennis championship, the eight-time defending champion Los Alamos Hilltoppers were plenty wary of the Taos Tigers.

    In the Hilltoppers’ and Tigers’ first two meetings of the season, they’d split the three singles matches right down the middle.

    Before Saturday’s 2AAAA team final, however, Los Alamos head coach Bruce Cottrell challenged his team to do better than split, and they responded.

  • Boys tennis: LA rolls to win in 2-4A tourney

    TAOS — It was a big weekend all around for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team.

    Los Alamos, competing at the District 2AAAA championship tournament, not only took top honors in the 2AAAA team tournament, downing the hosting Taos Tigers, but will send at least two and possibly three players to the Class AAAA individual tournament.

    The Hilltoppers downed the Taos Tigers in the district championship match Saturday morning 6-0, and going into the afternoon, three Hilltopper singles  were still alive for three spots in the individual tournament.

  • LA County to get DWI funds

    In an ongoing effort to further prevent DWI in communities throughout New Mexico, The state’s Department of Finance and Administration has awarded $17.4 million in Local DWI Grant funds to New Mexico’s local governments.

    Of the $17.4 million being awarded, Los Alamos County is slated to receive $61,000. Police Chief Wayne Torpy said the grants are ongoing and this is simply the next funding cycle.

  • No need to share this time! LAHS band becomes state champs

    Last year, the Los Alamos High School band had to settle for a tie. This year, the victory was solely theirs.

    The band earned themselves the title of state champions April 24 at Los Lunas High School.

    Fifty-two student musicians from LAHS competed against six other schools in the Class AAAA division during the New Mexico Activities Association State Concert Band Contest.

  • Board agrees to shrinking school budget

    Vowing not to get into such a tight position again, the Los Alamos School Board made ends meet on their operational budget for next year.

    They voted unanimously during a lunchtime meeting in the district board room Thursday to take a little more than $1, million out of their “leased facilities” account to cover what remained of a projected deficit.

    The total budget and revenue will be more than $36 million next year, a decline of more than $1 million from this year.

  • Stimulus money coming and coming

    Gov. Richardson’s announcement that Los Alamos County was getting $1.96 million for the Diamond Drive Phase III project and that Los Alamos Schools was going to get $807,000 for its special education program was good news – and bad depending on how you look at it.

    Add this to the millions in federal stimulus monies that Los Alamos National Laboratory is getting and so far we have done pretty well.

    The problem is that if you do not think the federal program is good at all, then this is not so good.

  • Running: Williams makes spotless prediction

    For the second time in three weeks, there was a perfect prediction at the pace race.

    Ted Williams finished Tuesday’s 3-mile course calling his finish time perfectly.

    Tuesday’s pace race, held at Cañada del Buey Trail in White Rock, attracted 24 runners and walkers. Pace races are held weekly during Daylight Savings Time hours and are organized by the Atomic City Roadrunners.