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Today's News

  • Thinking Makes It So: A taste for Chinese art

    Clutching a painting for several thousand miles, in tiny airplane aisles and through multiple crowded airports, creates an immaculate bond. I know this from personal, international experience.I don’t feel the same special tie with my backpack or the warped energy bars I transported home from China, even though we had made a round-trip together. However, great art surpasses even great food - I really like Lemon Zest Luna Bars - on my list of the three most important things in the world.

  • Miller runs as an independent for Congress

    Carol Miller said she happened to be in Jeff Bingaman’s Senate office in Washington when it dawned on her that New Mexico was going to have three first-term representatives in Congress next year.“Who will be in the House to represent New Mexico, when we have 100 percent freshmen?” she asked herself.

  • Barranca Elementary to take literary trip

    A road trip awaits students at Barranca Elementary School; all they need to do is pack their bags full of books. To take this literary journey, a Scholastic book fair will be held Thursday through March 26 at the school library.The book fair will be held from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. March 25 and 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

  • Head-on collision blocks Main Hill Road

    Two cars were involved in a head-on collision just after 5 p.m. Monday on Main Hill Road. Three people were transported to Los Alamos Medical Center with minor injuries. Los Alamos Fire Marshall/Assistant Fire Chief Michael Thompson said traffic was blocked while emergency crews loaded the patients into transport vehicles and their vehicles were hooked up and towed away.

  • Conventions reveal delegate favorites

    RIO RANCHO/ALBUQUERQUE — Democrat and Republican delegates cast ballots Saturday at their state party pre-primary nominating conventions for those candidates they hope will prevail in New Mexico’s June 3 primary election.

    Pearce comes out on top for GOP

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Skier Austin Prince does Los Alamos proud

    In the first ski competition of his life, Austin Prince, 17, placed sixth in the junior men’s category of the 2008 Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships held March 8 in Taos.

  • WIPP truck swerves off highway

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. – A truck carrying defense radioactive waste on route to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad veered off the road near Las Vegas last week.The southbound truck carrying three loaded containers went off Interstate 25 near the Airport Road exit around 5 p.m. The truck was coming from Idaho.The truck stayed upright and there was no damage. State police said no hazardous materials were released and that the driver claimed he had become ill and passed out.

  • Baseball: LA picks up first win Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team picked up its first win of the season at the St. Pius X Invitational sandwiched in between a pair of losses.Los Alamos pounded out seven extra-base hits on its way to an 18-8 rout of Sandia Prep to grab its first win of 2008 Friday.Jack Russell and Michael Helland, playing in their first game of the season after joining the team following the end of the basketball season, went a combined 5-for-7 from the plate and drove in five runs between them.Los Alamos finished the St.

  • Girls tennis: LA ties for second in opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team opened its season with a solid showing this weekend.Los Alamos finished in a tie for second place in team competition at the Carlsbad Invitational, knotting with El Paso (Texas) Burgess.

  • Softball: Toppers score 29 runs in final two games at St. Pius

    In just two games, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team nearly quadrupled its run total for the season, scoring 29 runs in the final two rounds of the St. Pius X Invitational.Los Alamos pounded out 24 hits in five innings Friday against Bernalillo and scored seven runs in a big fourth inning Saturday against Albuquerque Academy.“They exploded,” Hilltopper manager Randy Burditt said of his squad.Los Alamos took its final two games of the St.