Today's News

  • DALA presents a magical Nutcracker ballet

    I've seen my fair share of "The Nutcracker" ballet. When my sister took ballet classes in high school, I watched her perform as a Spanish dancer, a snowflake and a flower for several years. Also, I have viewed the Denver Ballet Company's rendition of the ballet.

    After these frequent viewings, I was ready to take a break from this particular ballet. The Dance Arts Los Alamos' production changed my mind.

    From the choreography and dancing to the sets and the costumes, the show put the magic back into this often-told tale.

  • Decorate ornaments Saturday

    Josephine Boyer started an ornament decorating event as a social get-together 12 years ago in Vienna, since then it has evolved into a fundraiser for different charities.

    The ornament-painting party will be held for the first time in Los Alamos from noon-6 p.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

  • LALT presents 'A Christmas Carol' with two choruses

    Los Alamos Little Theatre's production of "A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley" is Israel Horovitz's lively adaptation of the Charles Dickens story, with a large cast and two choruses. In this production Scrooge, played by Grady Hughes, and his old partner Marley, played by Paul Lewis, maintain a running dialogue through the familiar scenes of Christmases past, present and future. Although much dialogue is taken directly from Dickens, in this version Marley also serves as the play's narrator.

  • Wilson visits on state tour


  • Girls basketball: LA holds together to grab road win

    Following a rough game Wednesday night at home against the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team had to go on the road against the Del Norte Knights Thursday.The results were kind of as Los Alamos head coach Gerry Washburn expected.“We sleepwalked through the first half,” Washburn said of Thursday’s game. “We couldn’t buy a basket.

  • Hilltopper teams will be busy this weekend

    Many and various activities are happening around the sports world this weekend, starting with a couple of different choices tonight.The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team is in action tonight at Griffith Gymnasium. For basketball fans, this will be the final time to see the Hilltoppers at home until mid-January.Also tonight, the Los Alamos Hilltopper ice hockey team renews a grudge match with the Cibola Cougars.Both of tonight’s contests are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

  • This ship has sailed

    The council debated the West Jemez bypass project at its meeting Tuesday. We have to wonder why they bothered.

  • Thinking Makes It So: Waking up under the fifth blanket

    It’s chilly in our bedroom, a problem with the heating circulation in the house. I wake up each morning unwilling to stick a limb out from beneath our four blankets or take that shivery run toward the toilet.Warmer days seem to lift me out of bed but on these dark winter ones, I stay huddled, click on the lamp and read.

  • LANL responds to NAS recommendations

    SANTA FE – Paul Huber, who heads the groundwater program at the lab, condensed his presentation on “actions in response” to the recommendations to the short amount of time that remained at the end of a Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board meeting Wednesday at Santa Fe Community College.Huber reminded the board and members of the public in attendance that the NAS study was requested by the Department of Energy and said it was timely, fully supported and welcomed by the lab.The report arrived, he added, as the laboratory was finishing the pa

  • Don Wiviott wants change in Congress

    “I’m not a politician; I’m a citizen who cares about New Mexico,” said Congressional candidate Don Wiviott during a meeting with local Democrats Wednesday evening at China Moon.The Santa Fe businessman chairs the Mayor’s Economic Development Review Committee of which he has been a member since 2002.“I’ve been coming up the Hill for years,” Wiviott said. “I’ve offered advice on the downtown plan and have worked with Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation.