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Today's News

  • B-Boys conquer the world!

    I always thought break-dancing was just a quick trend, locked up tight in the 80s’ and only performed by odd balls wearing really bad outfits.

    Watching “Planet B-Boy” revealed just how wrong I was. The 80s just took an art form was ruined it by turning the art into commercialized tripe.

    Break dancing, according to this documentary, has nothing to do with acid washed jeans and more to do with a free form of self-expression. There aren’t really any set moves or guidelines, it’s more about what a particular dancer feels and wants to express.

  • Golf: Krantz/Rokop lead LA golfers at NNMSMGA final

    A pair of Los Alamos teams had solid showings at the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association’s final event of the 2008 season.

    The NNMSMGA Team Tournament was held Oct. 1-2 at Twin Warriors Golf Course in Bernalillo.

    Ron Krantz and Don Rokop finished second in the second flight to the team of John Garcia/Sol Zamora by one stroke. Krantz/Rokop shot a combined 154 net score.

    The top team in the first flight was Isaac Herrera/Simon Suina, which won with a net score of 136. Both Herrera and Suina are from Cochiti Pueblo.

  • Volleyball: LA knocks off Espanola Valley in big road match

    A long delay in the fourth game didn’t slow the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team down very much in a critical District 2AAAA match Saturday.

    With Los Alamos up by double-digits in the fourth game, the lights at Española Valley’s Edward Medina Gymnasium went out due to a nearby thunderstorm. They remained off for 2-1/2 hours.

    But after the delay — and a 15-minute warm-up period for both teams — the Hilltoppers finished off game four and the match, winning 19-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-14.

  • Open Space Specialist forges new trails

    Craig Martin is a man of many trades. He’s a writer, a teacher, a husband, a father, an avid hiker and the go-to guy for trail maintenance in Los Alamos County.

    Martin always knew he had a love for the outdoors. His interest became apparent to him when he was growing up in Philadelphia and was a Boy Scout.

    “I thought it was neat. I’d never been out in the woods before,” he said.

  • Nuclear forensics: more talk, little funding

    A month past the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a robust program for nuclear forensics has been touted as a future livelihood for the nuclear weapons labs, but serious plans and recommendations have yet to get to the drawing board.

    The possibility of nuclear weapons reaching the hands of terrorists, while technically difficult, has often been described as a matter of “not if, but when.”

  • Schools call for legislative campaign

    Los Alamos Public Schools is sponsoring a Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge, to review the implications of House Bill 241.

    It is expected the bill will be presented to the New Mexico Legislature during its upcoming session and, if enacted, could result in funding cuts of about $3 million to the Los Alamos Public Schools.

    Last year, Representative Mimi Stewart, D-Bernalillo, introduced this bill that revamps the educational funding formula currently used in New Mexico.

  • Deputy DA expresses consternation over local case

    In a recent letter and during a telephone interview this morning, Deputy District Attorney Barbara Romo explained why she hasn’t advanced the Joong Dae Cha sex crime case.

    “I consider two factors in determining a case,” Romo said. “Is there enough evidence and is the victim emotionally able to go forward with the case.”

    Romo explained that while there is sufficient evidence in the Cha case to move forward, the child’s mother has made it clear that her daughter is not emotionally strong enough at this time to withstand a trial.

  • Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Sept. 11

    12:20 a.m. – Glen Lujan, 31, of Los Alamos was arrested at 71 Park Lane and charged with battery against a household member.

    4:01 p.m. – Nathan Garcia, 28, of Espaola was arrested at 38th Street on an outstanding Municipal Court Warrant.

    7:18 p.m. – The county reported the Overlook Park concession stand rollup window was damaged. Cost; $690

  • Police Beat 10-14-08

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. If you don't want it printed - don't let it happen.

    Sept. 11

  • 'Toppers show Tigers no love

    It's always hard to see your team lose, but it's even worse when your home team is completely obliterated. Such was the case for the unhappy Taos Tiger fans as they left the field on Friday night following a visit from the Hilltopper football team. In their first 2AAAA game, the Hilltoppers left the Tigers scoreless, as they went on to a 48-0 win.