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Today's News

  • Volleyball: LA swept in first home contest

    On a neutral court, after a long, grueling weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers played tough against the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinal volleyball team.

    So Tuesday, the Hilltoppers were expecting quite a bit better showing than it got against the Cardinals.

    Los Alamos led in every game Tuesday, holding late leads in the first two, but fell to Robertson, 3-0.

    In the first game, Los Alamos held a seemingly-comfortable 22-18 lead and had two game points before falling. In the second game, Los Alamos led 20-17 at one point but couldn’t hold on to that lead either.

  • Skate park fight officially over

     For children and teens in the community, the grand opening of the skate park can’t come soon enough.

    This is a project that has been long coming for the youth of Los Alamos. It’s also a project that has met resistance from community members concerned about the location in front of Mesa Public Library and the problems that might arise from such a pairing.

    Two of those concerned citizens are Los Alamos residents Jack and Colleen Hanlon. In August, the Hanlons filed an appeal in an attempt to stop the skate park from being built in front of the library.

  • Forum highlights congressional candidates

    With 40 days remaining until the Nov. 4 election, the urgency to decide for whom to vote intensifies.

    In an effort to afford the community a chance to assess their congressional candidates, the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women cosponsored a forum Tuesday evening.

    Answers to 20 questions were heard by some 65 people during the two-hour event at Fuller Lodge.

    KRSN aired the forum live and PAC 8 recorded it to rebroadcast until election day.

  • L.A. County might get more inmates

    Los Alamos County might soon see an influx of inmates in their jail, following an agreement with Española for inmate confinement.

    The agreement would allow inmates from Española to be held in the Los Alamos County Detention Facility on a short-term basis.

    Española is in need of short-term incarceration for inmates arrested in the city or sentenced to confinement in the Española jail, due to the abandonment of the old detention facility.

  • Bradbury to celebrate Museum Day Saturday

    The Bradbury Science Museum will join cultural institutions across the country to participate in the Smithsonian Institution’s fourth annual Museum Day on Saturday.

    The national event is sponsored by Smithsonian magazine as a celebration of culture, learning, and the dissemination of knowledge. Museum Day follows the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C., museums.

  • Making sure the ski season is good

    To get a great ski season, sometimes a higher power has to be appeased.

    Saturday, during Ullrfest, which is named after the Norse god of skiing, participants will be working to ensure lots of snow appears on the Pajarito slopes.

    Thad Hahn, volunteer organizer, described Ullrfest as a traditional beginning of the ski season party.

    “You hope to have a good ski season ee with lots of white stuff,” he said. “It’s akin to doing a snow dance.”

  • Americans' freedoms violated

    Dear Editor: During the last two weeksends, many Obama signs have been stolen from lawns on Barranca Mesa. Whether you support McCain or Obama, all true Americans value freedom of political expression and private property. Obviously, these adults are putting this country last by violating every American's freedom 9not to mention, have way too much time on their hands!). Julie Collins, Los Alamos

  • Call to stop political sign theft

    Dear Editor,

    On Saturday, September 13, almost every yard sign for Barack Obama was stolen from the yards of Barranca Mesa residents’ private property.

    I reported our theft to the police and urged other homeowners to do the same. There is a shortage of signs right now, so not everyone was able to replace theirs before the signs on Los Pueblos were stolen a second time on Friday, September 19. Again, we reported the theft to the police. No signs supporting McCain were stolen from Barranca Mesa on these same nights.

  • Boys golf: Topper boys finish 7th

    It only took Monday’s season-opening tournament for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team to see what it would be up against in 2008-09.

    A pair of Class AAAA teams, including District 2AAAA opponent Bernalillo, was among the six teams that finished ahead of the Hilltoppers at Monday’s Los Alamos Fall Invitational.

    The Hilltoppers had 355 team strokes Monday at Los Alamos Golf Course. Albuquerque Academy, the defending Class AAAA champion, shot a blistering 301 Monday to take the team title.

  • Girls golf: LA wins big at invite

    Going into Monday’s Los Alamos Fall Invitational, few around the Hilltoppers’ girls golf team knew exactly what to expect.

    Afterward, things look a little clearer.

    Los Alamos won its home tournament, played at Los Alamos Golf Course Monday. It shot a team score of 399, well ahead of runner-up Las Vegas Robertson’s 437.

    In all, six full teams took part in the tournament.