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Today's News

  • Weekend sports: Swim teams hit their home water

    After a relatively quiet last two weeks, the Los Alamos Hilltopper teams will get back into the swing of things starting this weekend.All the Los Alamos varsity squads will be in action this weekend. The ’Topper swimming and diving teams will be at home Saturday, the wrestling team will travel to Los Lunas for a tournament, also on Saturday, and the girls basketball team will play at Santa Fe Friday.Los Alamos’ boys basketball squad will be at the Poe Corn Invitational through Saturday.

  • George Robert Keepin Jr.

    KEEPIN – George Robert Keepin Jr., age 84, passed away peacefully at the Los Alamos Medical Center Monday morning, Dec. 31, 2007. His wife of 59 years, Madge, was by his side.

  • Thinking Makes It So: The poetry 500 and the poet hunter

    On Poemhunter.com, a resource I frequently use to find specific poems, Pablo Neruda ranks above William Shakespeare.

  • Thinking Makes It So: One more holiday letter to write

    Every New Year’s Eve, I write a letter to myself. “Dear Kelly,” I begin. Then I try to think of something that one year in the future, will be meaningful. I describe my life as I see it. Am I kind? Do I make good decisions? I aim for objectivity, almost to the point of harshness: Do I waste my days? Will anyone be happy to see me die?I write goals: Do a nice triple pirouette or publish a poem, maybe, although I hope I didn’t propose those last year.

  • Skate Park location disputed

    Tuesday, council will consider a petition with 324 signatures of residents opposed to plans to build a skate park in the Mesa Public Library.The petition was initiated by Colleen and Jack Hanlon, who live near the library, and who have devoted more than 100 hours to gathering signatures, drawing out detailed alternatives for preferred locations for the park and lobbying councilors. Jack Hanlon, a retired engineer, has prepared supporting materials to demonstrate the comparative suitability of a location near the community building. His drawing

  • N.M. minimum wage rises to $6.50 per hour

    We are not a proponent of governmental interference in our lives. But there are times when for the general health and safety of society, government has a real role.

  • Congressional candidate fights election law

    With speculation mounting that a new ballot access law will prevent full and fair elections in November, Democratic congressional candidate Don Wiviott is speaking out against it. Thursday, the Santa Fe homebuilder called on the entire field of Democratic candidates to join him in fighting for a more open political process this primary season.House Bill 1156, signed into law last year, limits the number of candidates political parties may place on their primary ballots.

  • Researchers explore quakes' shaky memories

    A magnitude 7.4 earthquake centered in Yucca Valley, Calif., in 1992 jolted local residents at the time and continues to shake out new scientific findings.

  • Kandu Center on the move, again

    Los Alamos County’s information center has found a new, long-term temporary home in the Annex at 901 Trinity.After first being displaced from the kiosk in the Municipal Building when that building was vacated because of structural problems last year, KanDu moved to a portable building in the parking lot.

  • Reshaping Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran

    After Sunday, Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Mission will be no more. Its identity, which is shared with Immanuel Lutheran Church in Santa Fe, will change.Rather than being a daughter mission of Immanuel, Redeemer Evangelical will become a sister congregation known as Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. The difference between being a mission and a congregation, Rev. Brian Kachelmeier said, lies in church policy and structure.