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Today's News

  • Olions’s one acts venture into the absurd

    Nina Saunders, director of the Olions Thespian Club, is taking a back seat on this certain production. While Saunders watches, her students are taking over the stage and therefore, learning what it takes to run a show.

    Los Alamos residents can see what the young thespians are capable of during the one act performances.

    The show begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the Topper Theatre. The performances continue at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday as well as Dec. 12, and 13. There will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for seniors.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:Enjoy the music of the holiday season

    My first memories of holiday tunes were the ones that my family would sing as the days approached Dec. 25. The four of us would be in the car and we would all belt out some song, or after the Christmas Eve dinner at my aunt and uncle’s house, we would begin caroling around the table.

    As I grew older, when December would roll around, my family would turn to the professionals. A Peter, Paul and Mary tape would constantly play in the car and my mother would often put Emmylou Harris’ holiday CD or the Kingston Trio’s Christmas CD on her CD player in the house.

  • Boys basketball: LA thumps Moriarty in road game

    MORIARTY — The main goal of the Moriarty Pintos was to keep the game close from the get-go Tuesday night.

    But after a furious start and a furious comeback in the first half, the Pintos didn’t have much left for the second half against the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in a nondistrict boys basketball game.

    The Hilltoppers took control of Tuesday’s game early, then held on through a big first quarter comeback by the Pintos. The second half was all Los Alamos, however, as it took a decisive 75-52 road victory.

  • 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.