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Today's News

  • Transportation Commission approves Ploeger as Director

    HOBBS — The New Mexico State Transportation Commission Thursday unanimously approved the appointment of David  Ploeger as Aviation Division Director for the State Department of Transportation.

    Gov. Bill Richardson appointed Ploeger to the post to replace retiring Director Thomas Baca, who has held the position since 2004.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers top Sartans in penalty kicks Saturday

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team was at all worried about grabbing a high seed when playoff time comes around, those worries can probably be put to rest.

    In an usually early start Saturday, the Hillltoppers picked up a huge road win, knocking off the St. Pius X Sartans 1-0 in a shootout.

    Los Alamos converted four penalty kicks to St. Pius’ two in the shootout after the teams finished regulation and overtime in a scoreless deadlock.

  • Boys soccer: LA picks up win in shootout

    There was nothing pretty about Saturday’s boys soccer game at Sullivan Field. That ended up including the weather when the teams got to overtime.

    In its last tune-up game before the start of the District 2AAAA season Tuesday, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers took on the Albuquerque Bulldogs. After falling behind in under three minutes, Los Alamos scored two goals to retake the lead by halftime.

  • Football: Toppers get thumped at Silver Friday night

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team took it on the chin Friday night in Silver City.

    In its first road game of the 2009 season, Los Alamos was blasted by the Silver Fighting Colts, 53-0, one of its most one-sided losses of the decade.

    Friday’s loss was the second time the Hilltoppers (1-2) had been shut out this season. Silver, for its part Friday, nearly equaled its total point production from its previous three games.

    Los Alamos scored only one touchdown this season, on defense, and its offense has produced just three points in three games.

  • Breaking News: Former LANL Director Sig Hecker receives 2009 Enrico Fermi Award

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  • Taste flavors from around the world Sunday

    Taste the zip of a Feta crumble tucked into a fresh tomato. Smell the golden spanikopita stuffed with spinach. Take a bite of baklava from the recipe of YiaYia Maria Marros and savor the flaky layers of honey and nuts. 

    At 5 p.m. Sunday, the members of the Saint Dimitri of Rostov Orthodox Church will host a dinner for the community where they will serve a sampling of ethnic and Mediterranean dishes.

    After every liturgy, the families at Saint Dimitri’s will have a meal together.

  • A presidency is set for LDS Santa Fe stake

    A new stake presidency was established for the Santa Fe Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Elder Russell M. Nelson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with Elder Jonathan C. Roberts of the Quorum of the Seventy, traveled from Salt Lake City to establish  the new presidency.

     The new  presidency was made during the stake conference  held Aug. 29-30.

  • Running: Kratzer wins at pace race

    David Kratzer was the best predictor of Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    Tuesday’s pace race included 13 runners and walkers. It was run starting near the Los Alamos County Ice Rink toward Pajarito Mountain.

    Kratzer finished Tuesday’s race with a differential of just 10 seconds, besting runner-up Michael Jablin. Jablin, however, was the fastest finisher on the 3-mile course. Joan Williams, with an adjusted error of 39 seconds, was the best predictor on the 1-mile course.

  • Boys soccer: LA, Capital are 5th in new poll

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team is currently tied for fifth place with Capital in Class AAAA, according to the most recent NMSoccer.com team rankings.

    The Hilltoppers (4-4), who had a big showdown Thursday against St. Pius X postponed due to rain, garnered 31 points in the coaches’ poll, as did the Capital Jaguars. Farmington is just ahead of both teams with 37 points and Piedra Vista (8-2) just behind with 30 points.

  • The decline of crime even in tough economic times

    Unemployment, interest rates, stress – they’re all on the rise as the economy is buffeted by a downturn. What’s not rising, however, is crime, according to statistics compiled by the FBI that show violent crimes and property crimes declined nationwide in 2008.