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Today's News

  • More roadblocks to bypass

    Tuesday’s meeting of the county council was a brief one, with only one item for discussion on the business agenda: the approval of an agreement with the New Mexico Department of Transportation for $2 million in funding associated with the West Jemez bypass project.Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman introduced the item to council and the public by first explaining the history of the funding from the state.“When we first started, the governor had promised $6 million, then the legislature said $2 million,” Zimmerman said.

  • Workshops to help lab workers make decisions

    In the wake of the reduction in force at LANL, many employees and contractors are wondering if they can successfully retire.Zia Credit Union and Charles Stephen and Company are co-sponsoring a pair of workshops to help separating lab workers answer this question and more. The workshops will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 3, in the Zia Credit Union training room, 1001 Central Ave.

  • Fairway housefire leaves mother, daughters homeless

    As fire burned under the floor, thick white smoke poured from the front windows and through the roof of a home at 4333-B Fairway Tuesday morning. The home’s occupant, Bobbie Logan, had already left for work and her two daughters for school.Off-duty Santa Fe Sheriff’s Deputy Julie York lives down the street and said she was driving by and noticed smoke coming from the side of the home.“I called it in and went to the front door to see if anyone was inside,” York said. “The door was hot. That’s when Los Alamos Police Lt.

  • Longtime resident and volunteer bids Los Alamos farewell

    Ginny Ebinger arrived in Los Alamos in 1954 to teach music and more than 50 years later she, along with her husband, are moving to Albuquerque and leaving behind a big impression on the local community.To recognize what Ebinger has accomplished and to say goodbye, the Los Alamos County Library System, Friends of the Library and the Los Alamos Historical Society are hosting a reception from 2-4 p.m.

  • WinterFest weekend is coming to town

    Los Alamos WinterFest 2007 fills downtown Los Alamos and surrounding areas with a multitude of co-promoted events Friday through Sunday. The annual weekend-long event is sponsored by Los Alamos MainStreet as a way to encourage attendees to shop for their holiday gifts in Los Alamos rather than spending money off the Hill.Friday activities:• Los Alamos Garden Club Wreath Sale sponsored by the Los Alamos Garden Club from 9-11 a.m.

  • Bah humbug to the traditional home-cooked Christmas dinner

    It’s hokey, old-fashioned and in some ways out of date, but that only makes me like the movie more. “Christmas in Connecticut” is like Christmas itself: A holiday that makes everyone feel a little like the 1940s never ended – like Bing Crosby is still exciting and falling snow the most interesting thing in the world.The ordinary becomes a little more poignant this time of year. Families try very hard to be together, regardless of how stressful holiday travel can be.

  • Chavez: Not knowing is the worst

    In a game of political chairs, only one person will be seated in the Senate chair currently filled by Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., when the music stops after next year’s election. Party primaries will take place in June, and between now and then, Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez would like to convince Democrats that he brings better qualifications to the job of U.S. senator than Rep.

  • Soccer: LA earns 11 All-District team nods

    Los Alamos boys and girls soccer players dominated the District 2AAAA team selections this year.The Hilltopper girls, winners of the District 2AAAA title, placed seven players on the All-District first team this season, as well as taking a second team selection and two honorable mentions.The Hilltopper boys, meanwhile, picked up four spots on the All-2AAAA first team, and four more second team spots, along with one honorable mention.Los Alamos’ boys finished as the 2AAAA runners-up behind Taos.Also, both Hilltopper boys head coach Evan

  • Football: LA places 10 on All-2AAAA team

    The voting members of District 2AAAA picked 10 Los Alamos Hilltopper football players for its first team for the 2007 season.Los Alamos picked up the 10 All-District 2AAAA first team slots along with four second team slots and four honorable mention picks.The first team included Ruben Martinez, Martin Romero, Jeremy Kasik, Aaron Kilburn, Matt Zocco, Eric Carlson, Scott Mortensen, Raul Rodriguez, Zach Mang and Zakk Walterscheid.Martinez, Romero and Rodriguez made up one of the most prolific rushing trios in the state this season, while Carlson, Kilburn,

  • Watch portion sizes this holiday

    Here come the holidays! That great time of year that’s filled with fun, family, and festivities. Unfortunately, it can also be filled with food, fat, and failed exercise programs.The next few weeks will, undoubtedly, be the toughest weeks of the year to maintain your regular exercise and nutrition habits. Many challenges will come between now and the end of the year, and you’ll need to work hard to stay in shape or, at least, prevent falling too out of shape.Possibly the biggest holiday pitfall is portion size.