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Today's News

  • County bond sale a success

    The financial market has seen its share of ups and downs and still continues to be unpredictable. The dip on Wall Street recently has left America wondering if things will ever get better and has affected people across the nation; and Los Alamos is no exception. Los Alamos County's Chief Financial Officer, Steven Lynne was in council chambers on Sept. 23 to discuss the pending bond sale that the county was planning on having. At that meeting, Lynne and the county councilors discussed whether or not the sale should be held, or whether it should be postponed.

  • All about birds

    For countless centuries the continent has experienced an extraordinary phenomenon. It happens throughout natural places.

    It happens in national parks. It happens in back yards. And it happens every year. A group of vertebrates with a direct lineage back to the dinosaurs play out this event.

    The vertebrates are birds and the phenomenon is called migration.

  • McCain's friends reminisce during ride on Straight Talk Express

    SANTA FE to ESPAÑOLA – As an infant living in Los Alamos prior to the start of the Manhattan Project, former Secretary of the Interior Manuel Lujan resided with his family in the area now occupied by the North Mesa horse stables.

    Lujan, also a former New Mexico  Congressman, spoke of his life here and of his longtime friendship with presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., during an interview aboard the Straight Talk Express Thursday.

  • Sports schedule Oct. 6-10

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Soccer: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, boys and girls C team, 4 p.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at St. Pius X, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Girls soccer: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.; Pojoaque at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.; Pojoaque at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: LAMS at St. Michael’s, seventh and eighth grade, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

  • Tax time is now a fluid deadline

    Was a bit troubled by the news out of the governor’s office, but you be the judge.

    See, he has hired more than 100 tax preparers who will be mobilized throughout the state this Wednesday to help New Mexicans file their 2007 state income tax return so they can get the recently passed fuel tax rebate.

    Gov. Richardson declared Oct. 8 New Mexico Tax Rebate Day as part of what he calls “an unprecedented outreach effort to ensure eligible New Mexicans receive their state tax rebate.”

  • Election recommendations

    County council

    This is an important election year in Los Alamos. There are many important projects ahead of us and who we elect to the county council will help shape the future of our county for many years to come.

    There are five candidates seeking three seats on the council in open voting: Manual Baca, Vincent Chiravalle, Ken Milder, Sharon Stover and Mike Wismer are all seeking the seats now held by Jim Hall (who chose not to run), Fran Berting (term limited) and the incumbent Milder, seeking a second term.

  • Football: Toppers fall at Academy Friday

    After a tough week on many levels, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team fell to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers 18-2 Friday afternoon.

    Los Alamos, which had to plug several new players in several key positions on both sides of the ball this week, made some plays Friday against the Class AAA Chargers, but not enough of them.

    “We just didn’t have the speed to get outside,” Los Alamos head coach Bob Scott said. “Had we had a couple of extra people (for the game), it would’ve been different.”

  • Girls cross country: Toppers take third at Santa Fe Indian

    SANTA FE — While the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team was missing several of its usual starters Saturday, no one seemed to mind too much.

    Los Alamos’ girls finished third at Saturday’s Santa Fe Indian School Invitational, which was run around the athletic facilities on the Indian School campus. Los Alamos finished behind a very tough Class A-AA school, Navajo Pine, and the defending AAAA champion Belen Eagles at the meet.

  • Boys cross country: LA grabs first win of 2008

    SANTA FE — Cross country fans know it’s not unusual to see Los Alamos’ top two runners at the head of a prep race.

    The order of finish for them Saturday, however, was a little different than what most are used to seeing.

    Kyle Pittman of Los Alamos ran a blazing-fast 15 minutes, 19 seconds at Saturday’s Santa Fe Indian School meet, earning the meet’s individual title and coasting to a 13-second victory over teammate Gareth Gilna.

  • Boys soccer: LA nabs big win at home Friday

    David Bjorklund has had to deal with a couple of tall orders last week.

    Fortunately for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team, he filled them about as well as they could be filled.

    Bjorklund, a senior fullback for Los Alamos, has been marked-up with two of the most talented forwards in Class AAAA, Patrick Pacheco of Taos Tuesday and Pablo Quintana of Piedra Vista Friday.

    And although it’s hard to shut both down indefinitely, both their chances were limited throughout 160 minutes of soccer. The result was two huge wins for the Hilltoppers.