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Today's News

  • County officials share their holiday wishes

    Senior Historian James W. Bakereeat Plimoth Plantation states that the reason there are so many myths associated with Thanksgiving is that it is an invented tradition.

    The day doesn’t originate in any one event, Baker said. It is based on the New England puritan Thanksgiving, which is a religious Thanksgiving, and the traditional harvest celebrations of England and New England and maybe other ideas like commemorating the pilgrims.

    In Los Alamos, one annual tradition is county and school officials express Thanksgiving wishes to the community.

  • School officials extend Thanksgiving thoughts

    As is the tradition each year, Los Alamos Public School officials take time out to express their Thanksgiving wishes.

    Los Alamos Superintendent of Schools Gene Schmidt shared his wishes to the community for this holiday.

  • For the love of the pageant

    Think pageants are just a long line of women with hair sprayed drenched coifs and plastered-on fake smiles? Bernadette Lopez, a 2003 graduate of Los Alamos High School, is putting these conventional thoughts to rest.

    Lopez, a 25-year-old wife and mother of two children, has a love for the pageants. As a junior in high school, she was third runner up and then first runner up in Ms. Teen competitions. Last year, she placed in the top 15 in the Mrs. America pageant. Other accolades include “Most Photogenic” and “Most Money Raise.”

  • An adventure awaits

    Adventure awaits those who step up to the opportunity. Although sometimes a little nudge is needed to take that step. Therefore, the Boy Scouts of America is bringing an adventure to you.

    Starting in January, as part of the Boy Scout of America 100th anniversary, the Adventure Base 100, a 10,000-square foot mobile campus, will be making it’s a way across the U.S.

  • Girls basketball: LA will return size, experience

    Heading into the start of the 2009-10 season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team has good reason to feel good about itself.

    And its opener could be a window into seeing how good the team might be.

    The Hilltoppers will open the season Saturday afternoon on the road when they face the Pojoaque Elks, the defending state Class AAA champions.

    With all but two players returning from last season’s team, Los Alamos thinks it should be ready to go right from the opening tip.

  • Football: Schleft earns district honor

    Los Alamos senior Ryan Schelft earned a top honor for the 2009 football season.

    Schleft, a versatile threat coming out of the Hilltopper backfield, was named the Offensive Player of the Year for this season, District 2AAAA officials announced Wednesday.

    Schleft started the season at quarterback for the Hilltoppers but moved to running back full time in the second game of the season and became both a rushing and pass-catching threat.

  • The Next Level: McNiff’s Grizzlies win cross country title

    Adams State College junior Ryan McNiff finished his junior year with a national cross country championship and an All-American nod.

    McNiff, formerly of Los Alamos, finished 29th in the NCAA Division II championship race Saturday. The D-II title race was held in Evansville, Ind.

    In the race, McNiff finished the 10-kilometer course in 32 minutes, 13.8 seconds, placing him 22nd among team scorers. It was McNiff’s third cross country All-American individual title.

  • A shopping opportunity for children

    Various arts and craft fairs and shopping opportunities are held during the holiday season where adults can find gifts, but what about children? Shopping opportunities that are kid friendly can be somewhat of a challenge; luckily, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church offers a solution.

    The Children’s Bazaar, which will be held from 9 a.m. – noon Dec. 5 at Trinity on the Hill, is specifically provided for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

    The young shoppers can choose from numerous items that have all been donated from the church and community.

  • Surfing the shores of time

    Most of the Internet is lost in time.

    It’s an amazing information system, most would agree, but for all practical purposes it exists mostly in the present and has a shrouded past.

    This simple paradox as it applies to the Internet has been troubling Herbert Van de Sompel for quite awhile.

    He’s a computer scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, team leader of research and prototyping in the lab’s Research Library

  • Showing some support from home

    To honor U.S. military personnel and increase community morale, Xerox Corporation has created Let’s Say Thanks, a national program designed to deliver millions of cards to servicemen and women overseas with messages of support from home.

    On June 26, 2006, Xerox launched the Web site www.LetsSayThanks.com to allow the public to send personal messages to support the men and women stationed overseas. The messages are sent on postcards designed by children from across the country.