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Today's News

  • Girls basketball: Hawks win their home tourney

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk eighth-grade basketball team took top honors in the tournament it hosted last weekend.LAMS knocked off Pecos’ Panthers in the first round of the tournament, then topped the McCurdy Bobcats 21-13 in the championship round to win the event.Meanwhile, the Hawk seventh-graders fell to Pecos in the first round, but bounced back in the third-place game to beat Ortiz.In the eighth-grade championship game, LAMS was able to generate some transition scoring.

  • Boys basketball: LA drops first road contest at St. Mike's, 55-42

    SANTA FE — When things were starting to heat up, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team was starting to get hot under the collar.Los Alamos trailed the entire night against St. Michael’s, but was clawing its way back into the game in the fourth quarter. A 3-pointer by Mike Matteson cut what was a 16-point lead early in the third quarter down to just six with 7:07 left to play.But Los Alamos was slapped with a pair of technical fouls and turned the ball over seven times in the final seven minutes as it fell to St.

  • Please, just give the guy a break

    Some times a guy just needs a break.Like Bill Richardson. The governor from our little old Space Alien State (formerly known as the Land of Enchantment) is trying hard to become president of these United States.He’s out there in Iowa or New Hampshire or Somewhere Other Than New Mexico trying to get a word in edgewise if Hillary would just stop yapping for a minute.A couple years ago your Humble Columnist appointed himself Czar in Charge of Reminding People Bill Is Not Running for President.

  • Council seesaws on jail complex

    “I hope this puts to rest the allegation that this council has always had too many unanimous votes,” Councilor Ken Milder said at the conclusion of the council’s lengthy discussion on the functions and requirements for a new Judicial-Police/Jail Complex.More than three hours of discussion and four seesaw votes culminated in the council approving a motion brought forward by Councilor Jim Hall, which said, ”I move that council accept the requirements and functions as presented for the courts and the jail, and that council revisit the requirements for th

  • Anastasio: Volunteers will get unemployment

    Even with uncertainty, less flexibility and job cuts underway, Los Alamos National Laboratory director Michael Anastasio predicts a bright future for the laboratory.

    He shared his optimism with the community during a LANL Workforce Restructuring Community Meeting Tuesday night at Duane Smith Auditorium. About 50 people attended the meeting.

    Anastasio said the state had determined volunteer retirees will qualify for unemployment.

    "Hopefully, this will help people who are trying to decide what's best for their personal circumstances," he said.

  • Curves collecting gifts for Landon family

    Los Alamos residents who wish to help the Landon family, who recently lost their home and possessions in a house fire, can drop off gift items at Curves. The women’s fitness franchise has adopted the Landon family as their Christmas family.“Here at Curves we have an annual tradition of collecting gifts for those in need at Christmas time,” said Crystal Dufresne, Curves Los Alamos owner and manager.

  • Ellen Risser Farrell

    Visitation for Ellen Risser Farrell will be from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at the Berardinelli Funeral Home, 1399 Luisa Street in Santa Fe, N.M. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the United Church in Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. A private family interment is planned the following week at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellen’s name to the charity of one’s choice.

  • Mary Elizabeth Rose

    MARY ELIZABETH ROSE, 87, passed away in Los Alamos on Nov. 21, 2007, after pneumonia and congestive heart failure. She was preceded in death by her mother and father.

  • Health & fitness: Beat the winter blues for health

    If you answer yes to some of the following questions you may be experiencing the winter blues or seasonal affective disorder.

    • Have you experienced symptoms like wanting to sleep more in the winter?

    • Do you tend to overeat in the winter months?

    •  Are you withdrawing from social events or maybe feel anxious at times?

    • Do you have moments of irritability or get more headaches?

  • County hobnobs with community

    Los Alamos County was not to be left out of the festivities at Winterfest downtown Saturday evening, when it hosted a Community Building full of information on county projects, and also served as a warming hut for chilly residents.