Today's News

  • Giants' Ishikawa hits walk-off home run

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with San Francisco right where he so wanted to be.
    And with one sweet swing, he sent the Giants back to the World Series.
    It was the Shot That Shook the Bay.
    For all the questions about San Francisco’s failures to clear the fences and weird ways they’re winning during their latest special October, the Giants got back to the World Series with the home run. A trio of longballs, in fact.
    Ishikawa made good on the big stage only a few months removed from the minors, hitting the first homer to end an NL Championship Series on a three-run drive that lifted San Francisco to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
    “It’s gratifying,” Ishikawa said. “If there’s an organization I’d want to do it for, it would be this one.”
    These every-other-year Giants will face the Royals in an all wild-card World Series.
    A journeyman who began the season with Pittsburgh, Ishikawa connected for the first game-ending home run that sent the Giants into the World Series since perhaps the most famous drive in baseball history — Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” in a 1951 playoff.

  • 'Toppers head to Rio Rancho Jamboree

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country teams are coming right down to the nitty-gritty of their regular season, starting Saturday at Rio Rancho.
    Los Alamos’ boys and girls will head to the Rio Rancho Jamboree Saturday, the first of their final two regular season contests. Following Saturday’s meet, the teams will host their home meet Oct. 24 at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The Rio Rancho Jamboree is a key late-season contest, primarily because it takes place around the campus of Rio Rancho High School, the same venue that hosts the state meet.
    The state championship meet is slated for Nov. 8.
    Rio Rancho features a relatively fast but deceptively challenging course, known for its dust and a couple of tough climbs that runners will have to be wary of.
    The Hilltoppers, of course, won both the boys and girls state titles in 2013 as members of Class 4A and both appear to be contenders in Class 5A this season.
    Los Alamos’ girls are looking very much like the team to beat in 5A at this point, having downed every other 5A team they’ve gone up against this season except for in their first meet in early September.

  • Latest classes, programs from the Family Strength Network

    Becoming a Love & Logic Parent: Early Childhood ®
    Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 1 - 29               Time: 5:30-7:00pm
    Instructor: Karen Brown, RN
    Cost: $40/individual or couple. Financial aid available, please ask!
    Child Care: Available on-site at no extra cost. Must be requested at least one week in advance.
    Registration Required: On-line at lafsn.org <http://lafsn.org>  or use form on last page

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  • Students allowed back in school after no gas leak is found — photos added


    Emergency crews were dispatched to Los Alamos High School this morning with a report of a possible gas leak.

    The school was evacuated and students stayed outside as DPU and LAFD crews investigated. They did not find anything and students, teachers and other personnel were let back into the school about 8:30 a.m.

    A release from the county at 8:30 a.m. said, “LAFD reports no gas leak found, buildings have been turned back over to Schools and teens entering now.”

    A later release from the county at 10 a.m. said, "crews responded because of reports of a smell of gas, but, there wasn’t a gas leak discovered. Students were not in danger."

  • Today in history Oct. 17
  • ESB changes meeting location

    The Environmental Sustainability Board meeting location for tonight’s meeting has been changed from Room 110 to Room 200, which is at the top of the grand staircase.
    The first floor elevator will be locked at 5p.m. If you prefer to access the second floor by elevator, please call Philo Shelton at 695-8174 for access, or send him an email at philo.shelton@lacnm.us. Room 110 is currently being used for early voting.

  • Briefs 10-16-14

    Public tour for Consortium on Oct. 25

    The next public tours of the New Mexico Consortium Laboratory will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 25. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Long pants and closed toe shoes are required. Reservations for the free tour must be booked prior to the tour date. See the website for additional details at nmconsortium.org.

    New question on open forum

    Los Alamos County has opened a new question on its Open Forum, asking residents to weigh in about a proposed change in the length of time required that must pass before council could consider a request to name a county facility after a deceased person.
    Current code requirements are six months after the person’s death, but the proposal would increase that time frame to five years. Comments will be collected on the forum until 4 p.m. on Oct. 28, the date that the public hearing on the ordinance has been set for the regular council meeting (7 p.m., council chambers, Municipal Building.)

    New webpage on county clerk site