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Today's News

  • Taking an adventure with the county recreation department

    As they climbed, crawled and hiked through the dark and rocky chambers of Buckman Cave, participants of the Los Alamos Adventure Edge program became very acquainted with the c-word.No, the word isn’t crazy; it’s courage. Even in pitch-blackness, young adults faced and defeated their fears. The Buckman Cave adventure wrapped up a series of caving activities. Each trip increased in difficulty. A beginning caving activity took participants to Junction Cave in El Malpais Jan. 21. Afterwards, an intermediate caving program was held Feb. 15-18.

  • Guitars and Gateaux to get personal

    Los Alamos will be treated to an intimate performance during the Guitars and Gateaux show from 7-8:30 p.m.

  • Celebrating a diamond anniversary

    The Los Alamos Ski Patrol was formed when skiers were still swooshing down Sawyer’s Hill during the winter of 1947-1948.

  • Are your roots in Pojoaque?

    As the daughter of a state police officer, she grew up all over: Cimarron, Springer, Questa, Las Vegas, Santa Rosa. She eventually graduated from Taos High School. However, it’s the Pojoaque Valley that has stolen Henrietta Christmas’ passion and led her to a career in genealogy, studying the people from which she descended.Christmas’ ancestors, Juana Lujn, Ygnacio Roybal and Toms Madrid lived in or near Pojoaque more than 300 years ago. Roybal and Madrid, both soldiers, had received land grants from the king after the pueblo revolt of 1680.

  • Snow White is pure delight

    Spontaneous cheers sprang out from the audience when Susan Baker-Dillingham took the stage following the opening night performance of Snow White at Duane Smith Auditorium Friday. The audience had just experienced her marvelous interpretation of the Brothers Grimm classic tale and could not hold back their appreciation.

    The incredibly gifted Baker-Dillingham, founder/director of New Mexico Dance Theater, is a master at developing character on stage. Even her youngest dancers appear transformed into another world.

  • Gloria M. Everhart

    Everhart – Gloria M. Everhart died peacefully at her home in Los Alamos, N.M., Feb. 15, 2008, at age 77.

  • Our View: Lobbyist spending down?

    Reports from the end of the recent legislative session suggest that there was a drop in lobbyist spending. But was there?

    This report for the session this year is after the state enacted a limit on the value of gifts given to elected and appointed state officials, legislators and state employees during last year’s session.

  • Not a lot of hope in this week’s news

    Some Congressional candidates in New Mexico filed the required campaign financial reports. Some did not.

    There are a lot of candidates in all three districts as all of the incumbents are running for Senate.

  • County council to vote on Diamond Drive Phase 2 budget

    Los Alamos county Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Council Chambers, 475 20th Street in a regular session. There will be a public hearing on an ordinance to rezone parcels A-8-A and A-8-B, situated along DP Road, from federal land to multi-family residential zoning.

  • Meet the Spartans once again

    The regular season comes to a close this weekend, but there’s still plenty of basketball left.The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team has already qualified for the playoffs, and the Hilltopper boys will make an appearance in the District 2AAAA tournament next week with a chance to clinch their spot in the state tournament.Before that, though, both teams will try to close out their regular seasons on high notes. The ’Topper girls will be at Bernalillo tonight and the ’Topper boys will host Bernalillo Saturday.