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Today's News

  • Who are your candidates?

    The June 3 primary election is looming large and leaving voters just weeks to analyze the candidates. The race for United States Senate is particularly important this political season because New Mexico will lose the powerful support of Sen. Pete Domenici on Dec. 31.Domenici has championed Los Alamos National Laboratory in Washington for more than three decades.

  • Earthquake ripples through local conference

    SANTA FE – Earthquake professionals attending an annual meeting here were not surprised to find their favorite subject leading national news reports around the country Friday morning.A magnitude 5.2 earthquake that struck southern Illinois at 4:37 MDT was felt throughout the region, but without much damage.“It always happens during these meetings,” said Susan Newman, executive director of the Seismological Society of America (SSA), as a three-day technical and scientific program drew to a close.The U.S.

  • Council bears down on budget plans

    County Council will meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday ≠ this week, as well Wednesday, April 30, next week, at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers in the Community Building, 475 20th St.The first public hearing, Monday, will provide a budget overview and a discussion of capital projects. The remaining three meetings will discuss operating budgets of various departments and offices of county government.The process considers a biennial budget for fiscal year 2009 and 2010, although only the next year’s budget can be adopted according to state law.

  • Learn how to heal the Earth Tuesday

    In honor of Earth Day on Tuesday, Dr. James Conca will give a talk on the urgent issue of our times, “The Geopolitics of Energy: Sustainability by 2040.” His talk is at 7 p.m.

  • Old-fashioned fun at Spring Fling

    Forgetting about electronic toys and video games, the parent teacher organization at Aspen Elementary School is turning to simpler, more old-fashioned methods to generate family fun.This return to the olden days will occur during the Spring Fling, which will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the school. Admission costs $3 for children older than age 3.

  • The Yoga Diary: A dancer endures a week of hot yoga

    Spring break, for me, means the ballet studios are closed and I have to find some other way to contort myself. Thanks to the suggestion of a friend, I found one in Los Alamos’ newest, hottest thing: Bikram yoga.

    Day One

  • Sports Update

    WRLL Opening Day ceremonies set for SaturdayOpening Day for White Rock Little League will be held Saturday at Byers Field in White Rock.WRLL team photos will be taken starting at 9 a.m., and Opening Day ceremonies will start at 11 a.m.Three exhibition baseball games will be played Saturday at Byers Field and a softball exhibition will be held at Minors A Field starting at 11:30 a.m.The public is invited to attend. Concessions will be available at the ceremony.

    LALL to hold Opening Day May 3

  • Running: Glass wins pace race

    George Glass was the top predictor at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race this week.The pace race was held Tuesday at Cañada del Buey Trail in White Rock. In all, 14 walkers and runners participated in this week’s race.Glass, racing on the 1-mile course, finished with an adjusted prediction error of 33 seconds.

  • Club soccer: Red Star wins regional

    The Classic FC Red Star boys club soccer team, based in Albuquerque, won the 2008 Spring Far West Regional League title last weekend.The U17 Red Star squad, which includes Los Alamos Hilltopper athletes Will Schoonover and Jason Reagor, won two of three games in the regional final round, played at San Juan Capistrano, Calif.At the regional event, Red Star opened with a 2-2 deadlock against OSC Rage (Anaheim, Calif.).

  • Golf: This week's NNMSMGA results

    John Hains of Los Alamos won the third flight of the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournament last week.Hains’ round of 88 was four strokes better than Santa Fe’s Hardy Pearson in the third flight of the April 10 tournament, held at the University of New Mexico Championship Course.Also in the third flight, Los Alamos’ Don Rokop was the fourth low net, finishing with a 72.Bob Kaiser of Las Cruces won the tournament’s championship flight, shooting an 80, two shots ahead of Henry Hodde, who won the previous