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Today's News

  • Bear sightings increase

    Noticed that your block of bird feed has disappeared overnight?

    Perhaps your fruit trees have been mysteriously depleted?

    Chances are, a bear has taken a liking to the edibles in your backyard.

    “They’re opportunistic,” said Philmont Taylor, Los Alamos County emergency management coordinator. “They’re omnivores, they’ll eat anything.”

    Reports have started coming in from area residents who say bears have started to invade their stash of bird feed or have been pawing around their property searching for something to eat.

  • Ansell and Reiss launch LA Solutions

    Longtime business partners Margaret Ansell and Rick Reiss welcome the community to visit their new mortgage company, LA Solutions, LLC, at 2101 Trinity Drive, Suite F.

    The team launches its new company on the heels of successful joint and individual endeavors such as the 999 Central Building, occupied by LATA on Central Avenue at 9th Street, the 18-acre Entrada Business Park on East Road and a recently approved Holiday Inn Express project near the airport.

  • The Falstaff diet? A knight without armour

    TESUQUE, N.M. – The Santa Fe Opera’s new production of “Falstaff” opened the season Friday night with all the camp and circumstance befitting Giusseppe Verdi’s comic masterpiece, based on Shakespeare’s shameless, big-bellied rascal.

    The Falstaff of the two-part “Henry IV,” called back for his own show in the “Merry Wives of Windsor, “has the patent on the role of the most deplorably loveable, gluttonous reprobate of all time.

  • Lego competition returns to Uli's Cottontails

    Uli’s Cottontails is hosting a competition that requires skill, creativity, thought and lots of Legos. The annual Lego design competition allows young people to prove their strengths as builders with the plastic primary-colored blocks.

  • Sprucing up the classroom

    Los Alamos Public Schools’ physical condition could get some healing through a potential 20-year facility plan, but not all classrooms will be given attention.

    “It’s just a matter of priority,” explained Los Alamos Public School Foundation board member Morrie Pongratz. For instance, at Los Alamos High School, the plan addresses B, C and D wings, but not E-wing, the location for science classrooms.

  • Kick insecurities goodbye

    When you kick an attacker, you have to kick hard – and if he or she fights back, you need to be ready for that impact. That’s why at Key Technique Tae Kwon Do, the students really fight.

    “We teach people what they need to know in a real situation,” said co-owner and retired Navy Capt. David Swingle. “We really kick – but we do it safely.”

    In fact, he said, “Safety is everything.”

  • Girls basketball: Logan named new head coach

    Tarah Logan will be the new head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team.

    Logan, who graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1990, was selected from a pool of six interviewed candidates, the LAHS athletic department announced this morning.

    She will replace longtime head coach Gerry Washburn, who resigned from the girls basketball program in May to take an administrative position at Los Alamos Middle School.

    When she officially steps into the post Aug. 11, it will be her first formal prep basketball coaching position.

  • Baseball/Softball: All-Star rosters announced

    Here are the rosters for the White Rock Little League and Los Alamos Little League All-Star teams:

    White Rock Juniors Baseball

    Zakary Coker

    Brandon Fuller

    Dylan Livermore

    Kurtis McCurdy

    Nick McCurdy

    James Milligan

    Benjamin Mitsunaga

    Benjamin Nelson

    Kyle Parks

    Sean Reardon

    Thomas Russell

    Tim Nelson, manager

    John Mitsunaga, coach

    Los Alamos Juniors Baseball

    Austin Aslin

    Nick Baker

    Alan Keeler

    Ryan Kniss

    Jin Park

    Kevin Smale

    Ethan Stam

    Henry Steinkamp

  • Baseball/Softball: All-Star tourneys start here tonight

    A pair of District 1 All-Star tournaments will be played this weekend in White Rock.

    The District 1 Majors softball tournament gets underway tonight at the Minors softball fields at Overlook Park, while the Juniors baseball tournament starts Saturday morning at Virchow Field.

    White Rock will be represented in the softball tournament, which has two games set for 6 p.m., while a White Rock team and a Los Alamos team will take part in the baseball tournament.

  • Our View: Power grid needs work now

    It was good to see that the county utilities department understands that our electric grid needs work. We only hope that things move along quickly.

    As anyone who has lived here for any length of time knows, the power goes off way too often. And it is more than just an inconvenience.

    At a public meeting this week at Fuller Lodge, John Arrowsmith, the new utilities director, and Steve Cummins, the deputy utilities manager, told the audience that over the next four years, the county will be fitted for a new electrical backbone.