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Today's News

  • LANB rejected subprime lure; remains solid as financial industry reels

    While financial institutions across the country flounder, Los Alamos National Bank thrives because it did not engage in sub-prime lending, has limited non-traditional loans and no structured debt instruments.

    LANB President Steve Wells discussed the bank and the overall financial market during his talk to the Los Alamos Public Safety Association Thursday.

  • Grazing season ends on the preserve

    The big rigs rolled slowly out of the Valle Grande a couple of weeks ago, each loaded with 48,000 pounds of healthy, live cargo, marking the end of the 2008 grazing season at the Valles Grande National Preserve.

    “This year’s steer operation included the largest number of livestock since the government’s purchase and with this opportunity also came some challenges,” said Dennis Trujillo, the preserve manager, summing up the summer.

  • Recital to help charity Saturday

    By going to the upcoming Family YMCA Kathak and Bharatanatyam dance recital, the audience will be able to do more than see types of Indian dance; they will have the chance to make a difference in another country across the world.

  • Sharing music with Los Alamos

    Jan McDonald has been a fixture in the Los Alamos music scene. Whether conducting the Los Alamos High School band or performing with the Los Alamos Big Band, McDonald has shared his music with the community for a long time.

    He will return to town, along with the Dalton Trio, at 7 p.m. Friday at Fuller Lodge for “An Evening of Jazz.”

    The concert will feature jazz selections such as “Georgia on My Mind,” “Body and the Soul,” “Alone Together” and “Black Orpheus.”

  • Author to speak Thursday

    Writing started out as a money-making venture for Robert Arellano. When he was 6 years old, Arellano’s mother would pay him a $1 for every Shakespeare sonnet he rewrote.

    His interest in writing expanded when he was 8 or 9 years old. Arellano remembers writing stories about a little boy, named Jimmy Rocket, who could fly.

    What started out as a moneymaking opportunity grew into something Arellano needs to do to feel satisfied. Unless he writes a few hours a week, Arellano said, he doesn’t feel happy.

  • The time to be a hero is now

    “(There’s a) desire inside each and every one of us to have a hero,” Dan Rosencrans, station manager of Family Line Radio, said Friday night during the Hope Pregnancy Center’s 13th annual banquet at the White Rock Baptist Church.

    The opportunity for each member of the community to fulfill this desire has arrived. Through the banquet, the Hope Pregnancy Center staff set out packets and pledge cards, asking the community to support the center in its efforts to help women and teens in the community.

  • Boys soccer: Toppers blank Bernalillo

    After a one-year hiatus, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team got back to championship form Thursday.

    The Hilltoppers reclaimed the District 2AAAA championship Thursday with their 6-0 win over the Bernalillo Spartans. With the win, the Hilltoppers clinched all conceivable tiebreakers over the second-place Capital Jaguars.

    Forward Daniel Rodriguez scored a pair of goals in Thursday’s game and four others got in the scoring action at Bernalillo to lead the Hilltoppers (13-4 overall, 6-0 in 2AAAA) to the win and recapturing of the championship won by Taos in 2007.

  • Girls soccer: LA clinches district title

    Despite winning a district championship Thursday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team has bigger fish to fry.

    And head coach Jiri Kubicek knows the Hilltoppers will have to turn up the heat if they want to fry them properly.

    “It was some kind of sluggish game (Thursday),” Kubicek said of his team’s 7-0 win at Bernalillo. “We scored a couple of goals in the first four minutes. After that, we didn’t do much.”

  • Road to nowhere?

    The council was faced with a tough decision this week. What to do about the so-called large intestine at the intersection of Jemez and Diamond roads.

    The lawsuit that the county filed had a very unsatisfactory outcome – with the county winning an empty victory.

    Money that was promised by the state never came and the county got the much more expensive end of the road work.

    And the intersection at Diamond has to be completely rebuilt to be of any use to any one.

    And all of this came to a head before the council this week.

  • Atomic City Transit turns 1

    Success is measured in many ways, but when it comes to celebrations and get-togethers, it’s usually pretty obvious whether the event is a success, judging by the amount of people that show up.

    Atomic City Transit celebrated its first birthday with a get-together on Central Avenue and for them, success was measured in hot dogs. Transportation Division Manager Nancy Talley said that by 1 p.m., they had given away 1,300 hot dogs.