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Today's News

  • The race is on

    Tired of watching bills pass the House and die in the Senate, Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., spoke with Senate leadership and received assurances before deciding to jeopardize his seniority in the House and run for the Senate.During an interview at the Monitor Thursday, Udall described some of the reasons he threw his hat in the ring. “First, I began to see a very sincere ‘draft Udall’ movement,” he said.

  • Change in the wind

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  • Trinity lease close to vote

    Closure on the Trinity Development Project is getting near. During a briefing to the Los Alamos Board of Education Thursday, Superintendent James Anderson said the committee met last week that Los Alamos Assistant County Administer Tony Mortillaro assembled to provide him input on the agreement with Boyer.“It looks like (the county is) getting quite close on getting an agreement with Boyer,” Anderson said.Both Anderson and school board member Joan Ahlers said they do not anticipate any major changes to the documents between the county a

  • Calling for massive show of green spirit

    The Los Alamos Youth Leadership A-Squad Team will be selling Topper Green Spirit shirts at the upcoming home boys and girls basketball games this weekend. 

  • The county doesn't look a day over 59

    Los Alamos is still a youthful town, compared to our neighbor Santa Fe, which will celebrate its 400th birthday in 2010.  Born on June 10, 1949, Los Alamos will turn 60 next year. To mark the milestone in the town’s history and to and create a cohesive set of events, a committee has formed to oversee the planning of a whole series of events, from lectures to picnics. The committee is chaired by former county councilors Chris Chandler and Lawry Mann.“We should use this occasion to build on community spirit,” Chandler said.

  • Forget cooking

    Having a hard day at work? Wishing you didn’t have to fix dinner again? Then plan to join the House of Hope Women and enjoy a full pancake dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Parish Hall of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church on Trinity Drive. Donations for this pancake dinner are $4 for children (10 and younger), $7 per adult and $18 per family. Tickets may be purchased at the church after each Sunday service, in the church office, or at the door the night of the dinner.

  • Sports Schedule

    Today

    Boys basketball: LAMS at Capshaw, seventh-grade 4 p.m., eighth-grade 5:30 p.m.

     

    Friday

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Deming Duals in the Desert, 10 a.m.

     

    Diving: Los Alamos at Farmington Invite, 4 p.m.

     

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, C-Team 4 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m., varsity 7 p.m.

     

  • Boys basketball: LA hits 33 free throws in district-opening win at Taos

    TAOS — Following Wednesday’s game, the free throw lines on the floor at Taos may have to be repainted.In its District 2AAAA opener, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team shot a whopping 48 foul shots, thanks to 29 fouls by the Taos Tigers.The Tigers wanted to take the Hilltoppers out of their offensive sets with hard fouls in the paint, most of them landing on the person of Alex Kirk.But Kirk and the rest of the Hilltopper squad were up to the challenge Wednesday, nailing 33 of those 48 attempts en route to a big 70-50 win o

  • One-stop beauty provided at Over Your Head Hair and Body Salon

    People’s days of driving to the salon to get a haircut and then driving to the masseuse for massage are over. Now, everything from a haircut to a facial is provided at Over Your Head Hair and Body Salon.Owner Connie Valdez has wielded the scissors for 18 years and massaged people’s muscles for four years. Before opening her own salon Jan.

  • Guest Opinion: How to help women-owned small businesses

    In 1994, Congress set a government-wide target that 5 percent of all federal contracts should go to women-owned small businesses (WOSBs).More recently, legislation was signed into law creating a set-aside for such businesses but requiring that the Small Business Administration study the issue to determine in which — if any — of the government’s 313 contracting categories, many of which are defense-related, WOSBs were underrepresented.Since then there has been an SBA study, a National Academy of Sciences review, a court case, and an external, inde