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Today's News

  • Celebrate thankfulness during Thanksgiving

    What’s happening this Thanksgiving? Let’s see: the Colts will play the Falcons; that should be a good game. Luby’s is offering a complete meal-to-go for its customers at a decent price. Kraft Foods has a wonderful array of recipes online. There is even a “Thanksgiving On The Net” site. If you have some spare time, that is worth visiting.A friend of mine asked me if there were any Thanksgiving celebrations before the Pilgrims came to America. The answer, of course, is yes.

  • LA meets Moriarty in first round

    Following Friday’s regular season finale, Los Alamos safety Matt Zocco talked about the Hilltoppers sending a message to the Class AAAA football playoff selection committee.The message was received, but apparently not in the way Zocco or the rest of the Hilltoppers intended.After the 95-0 dismantling of the Bernalillo Spartans, Los Alamos found out Saturday night it had earned an eighth seed from the New Mexico Activities Association seeding committee.The news of the eight seed didn’t sit particularly well with the Hilltoppers.&ld

  • Trinity shopping and Airport Basin

    Back when 529 was under debate, one of the concerns/ issues was the omnibus nature of the ordinance. It placed many in the difficult position of voting for something one was against in order to vote for something one agreed with, or, conversely, voting for something wanted in order to vote against something not wanted.

  • Honor sports teams on front page

    There are several reasons why the LAHS boys’ victory in the state cross country 4A finals should have been on the front page of Sunday’s paper instead of the back page. Academy, ranked number two in the entire USA, had beaten Los Alamos four times during the season and were overwhelming favorites. They scored two of the top three places in the race and had three very fast runners to back them up.

  • Health care and personal freedom

    Thank you, Mr. Pawlak, for answering my letter precisely as I expected someone in this audience to answer: “Well heck, let’s just blame those greedy, evil doctors for malpractice!”  Honestly, I have seldom met more dedicated and concerned human beings than doctors, and I include doctors worldwide for that matter!

  • Station 3 is now official

    Appreciation marked the faces of Los Alamos firefighters as officials and members of the public joined them Wednesday for the grand opening of White Rock Fire Station 3. Local, state and federal representatives took part in the late afternoon event.“This is just a wonderful occasion and I want to say thank you very much because we needed this facility,” Fire Chief Douglas MacDonald told the large crowd gathered in front of the state-of-the-art station.

  • Commission Accomodates Special Uses

    The planning and zoning commission approved two special use permits Wednesday, neither of which looked especially promising when they were first brought before the commission. The first permit granted allows a homeowner on “Little Urban” to add a kitchen to a room above his garage, creating an apartment. The second permit allows the owner of the Ashley Suites Hotel to convert his property to storage units.

  • 'Toppers struggle in state pool play

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was not the kind of start to the state tournament Los Alamos was hoping for.The Hilltopper volleyball team managed just one win in its six contests Wednesday during the pool play round of the state Class AAAA volleyball tournament.That put Los Alamos at the bottom of Pool C among the four other pool teams.However, finishing fourth will mean Los Alamos will face a familiar foe in today’s first round. Los Alamos was scheduled to meet up with Espaola Valley, which finished third in Pool A.

  • Local music teacher earns second state teacher award

    A Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico Teacher of the Year Award is given to instructors who have made a difference in their students’ lives, contributed to the advancement of music in their community and is an example of a professional music educator. Teacher of the Year awards are not easy to receive, however, local music teacher Charlene Cox-Clifton has two. She earned her first Teacher of the Year award in Kansas in 1985-1986. The second one was awarded to Cox-Clifton in November during the Professional Music Teacher of New Mexico conference.

  • Sports Update

    Football playoff set for FridayThe Los Alamos Hilltopper football team will host the Moriarty Pintos Friday at Sullivan Field in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.The game will be played at Sullivan Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.Price for admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.No passes except New Mexico Activities Association-issued passes will be accepted.