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Today's News

  • Off and On: Don’t get scammed: What to watch for

    Going around the Internet now is a scam from someone claiming to be from the IRS saying that you have a refund and all you need to do is give some banking and debit information and its yours.Please, don’t believe it.If anyone contacts you by phone or e-mail and asks you for any personal information, run for the hills!And then call the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General’s Office. They report that they receive thousands of inquiries annually.

  • Public speaks up on super search

    A small group driven by a desire to find and hire the best possible person for superintendent of Los Alamos Public Schools gathered at Aspen Elementary School Monday evening.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers take Sartans to the wire but fall at home

    The assignment in front of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team Tuesday was a sizeable one.The ’Toppers were looking for an end to their three-game losing streak, looking for some momentum and looking to do it against one of the top-rated Class AAAA teams in the state.Although Los Alamos put together one of its best total-team efforts of the season, it still fell short Tuesday night, dropping a nondistrict contest to the St.

  • Tommy Hernandez

    HERNANDEZ – Tommy Hernandez, 62, a resident of White Rock, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Hernandez. He was a devoted husband and loving father. He was an avid hunter who took pride in the beautiful bull elk he had bagged in the Gila. Tommy loved all of his friends’ children and they returned his love. He will be missed by his loved ones, his friends and his precious pets. He was a truly blessed man.

  • Aliens are cool after all

    As a service to our readers, I took a little time off to cover the Rose Bowl Parade, thus providing a first-hand account of the reception to the New Mexico float.Note I was the only New Mexico columnist to make this sacrifice. Please, a little applause here.OK, it wasn’t like going off to Iraq in a flak jacket, but surviving Los Angeles traffic where a million other folks want to do the same thing you want to do is no trivial accomplishment.Your humble correspondent wasn’t the only New Mexican there to gaze upon our float.

  • LAHS principal on sick leave

    LAHS principal on sick leave

    Los Alamos High School Principal Grace Brown was taken to the Albuquerque Heart Hospital to undergo tests. Superintendent James Anderson said Brown was not feeling well and was taken to the hospital last Wednesday.

    This morning Anderson said Brown is at home and that doctors have or are close to figuring out what the issue is.

  • Council plans for revenue fluctuations

    Tuesday’s work session for the county council was planned to provide councilors with a crucial piece of the puzzle in determining how to plan projects in relation to fluctuating county revenues. The fact that there is only one major producer of revenue for the county, with Los Alamos National Laboratory responsible for 70 percent of the county’s income through gross receipts taxes, is “not typical,” said Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne.In the agenda documentation for Tuesday’s meeting, Lynne said, “GRT makes up approxi

  • Brain gain

    Call it LANL Jr., or LANL dot Alt, an alternative laboratory.A Los Alamos group is trying once again to grow another leg for northern New Mexico’s wobbly one-legged economic engine to rest on.A petition that circulated last fall from Los Alamos County residents to members of the congressional delegation called for a number of ways to broaden LANL’s national security mission to address such matters as alternative energy sources, international nonproliferation, nuclear safety, and new economic and national health modeling.In recent months, lab

  • 'No Country for Old Men' a masterpiece

    My Score 4.5/5You may know the Coen brothers, that is, Joel and Ethan Coen, from such films as “Hudsucker Proxy,” “Barton Fink,” “Blood Simple,” “Oh Brother Where Art Thou,” “Fargo,” “Raising Arizona,” well, the list goes on and on. The number of quality films this writing/directing/producing duo has come out with since the 1980s is astounding. Their films have received worldwide recognition, and “A” list talent like George Clooney and Matt Damon seek to collaborate with them.

  • World, meet ballet

    Never heard of the Ballets Russes? Lonide Massine? Bronislava Njinska? Alexandra Danilova? Alicia Markova?Unless you are a dancer, chances are you haven’t. The choreographers and prima ballerinas – legends in the ballet world – are not exactly household names in 21st century America.However, in the 1940s, they were stars.Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller’s “Ballets Russes” (2005), screening at 7 p.m.