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Today's News

  • Siblings to host joint art show

    Los Alamos artist Secundino Sandoval and his brother and fellow artist, Abad, have more ties than just being siblings; they are also connected through art.

    Secundino started making his art creations at age 5; a Mickey Mouse comic book and some crayons sparked his interest in the field. Abad began making doodles as a kid, which grew into watercolors.

    They both capture the landscapes and sites of New Mexico in their watercolors.

    Secundino said Abad’s work is very impressionistic while his own paintings are more realistic.

  • PEN&INK POSSIBILITIES:Children's art, adult's art – appreciate them both

    Whenever my oldest nephew creates a drawing, I immediately love it and praise the creation to the hilt. The fact that he needs to tell me what all the wild, blue crayon scribbles depict is a minor detail. The point is that a 4-year-old drew it to give to his mother, which is all that really matters. There is no composition, no reason exercised; it’s just in good fun.

    This seems to be a common attitude; many adults rush their children’s or young relatives’ pictures to the center of the fridge or decorate their offices with framed young people’s artwork.

  • Music is on the lunch menu

    The Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag free concert series not only will open with a bang, but the skirl of bagpipes will also be heard.

    The Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes and Drums will perform the first Brown Bag concert of the season at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 5 at Fuller Lodge.

    In addition to the traditional and mystic music of the great Highland bagpipe and drum ensemble, highland dancers will also be taking the stage. Piper Don Machen of Los Alamos currently leads the band.

  • Volleyball: LA opens at St. Pius tonight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball program will open the 2008 season tonight in a nondistrict tilt at St. Pius X.

    Los Alamos and St. Pius will meet tonight in Albuquerque. The C-team contest is slated for 4 p.m., the junior varsity teams are scheduled to start at 5 p.m. and the varsity match is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Sartan Garden.

    Both teams advanced to the state tournament elimination round last season and both were ousted by eventual state AAAA runner-up Roswell.

  • Girls soccer: LA falls in shootout to Moriarty

    Following the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team’s win at the Farmington Invitational tournament this weekend, head coach Jiri Kubicek said he wasn’t thrilled about his team’s offensive performance.

    Despite the victory in that tournament, Kubicek said he was hoping to see more than six goals in the team’s three wins, especially with 20-plus opportunities in each contest.

    It didn’t turn out any better for the Hilltoppers Tuesday at Moriarty. Los Alamos had 20 shots and nothing to show for it.

  • Legislators meet on lab cleanup and energy programs

    The Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee of the New Mexico State Legislature begins two days of hearings in the area with a meeting Thursday in Española and Los Alamos on Friday.

    “During these two days, we will continue our efforts to explore New Mexico’s role in providing energy to its own citizens, the region and the nation in the future,” said Chairman Representative John A. Heaton (D-Carlsbad) in a press relese.

  • 15th and Trinity chosen for municipal building site

    Plans for a new municipal building inched closer to getting underway last night after the council decided to look at the 15th and Trinity site as the new location for the building.

    Council Chair Jim Hall moved that Council direct the staff to complete the procurement process for RFP No. 2008-1637 and bring forward to Council a contract for the design build of the municipal building at 15th and Trinity and the affiliated construction and development agreements and that the proposer complete the following activities;

  • Thank You

    School days

    Thank you, community of Los Alamos, for caring! Self Help’s school supply project reached many children both in Los Alamos and in surrounding school districts.

    We thank the NNM/LA United Way, the Woman of the ELCA, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Casa Mesita Thrift Store, REMAX, the Los Alamos Monitor, KRSN and Staples.

    We also appreciate those who helped unpack, sort, and deliver the six pallets of supplies as well as the many people who stopped by with a check, backpacks and words of encouragement.

    Ellen Morris Bond

    Self Help Inc.

  • Cross country: LA looks solid at preseason meet

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country squads looked solid in a scrimmage Saturday in Albuquerque.

    The Hilltopper boys were the unofficial winners of the scrimmage, which took place at Alameda/Rio Grande Open Spaces.

    Los Alamos’ boys placed seven runners in the top nine overall to finish with an unofficial score of 21. Official scores may not be kept at preseason events.

    Gareth Gilna and Kyle Pittman took first and second in the boys race on the 3.2-mile course.

  • The ever-changing world of libraries

    A lot has changed since Jerilynn Christiansen worked as Library Specialist I in the mathematics and physics library at Princeton University. Card catalogues have vanished, microfilm is untouched and the computer has become the key resource.

    Christiansen changed along with the evolutions in libraries, creating a career that started at the University of Utah and currently exists at the Mesa Public Library, where she has been for 20 years.