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Today's News

  • Russians to learn about LA businesses

    Just how does Los Alamos do business? This is a question a group of young professionals from Sarov, Russia, will work to answer during their eight-day visit to the county starting Saturday.A group of five individuals, who represent education, government and other areas of Sarov, will tour Los Alamos National Bank, travel to different historic sites in the county and participate in sessions, which will focus on a variety of topics such as how local economy works in the U.S.Additionally, they will visit with locals in their particular fields.

  • Hilltoppers meet Chargers again

    In the 2006 state semifinal round, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team downed Albuquerque Academy 1-0, then took on St. Pius X in the Class AAAA championship.

    Things don't change much.

    On Thursday, the Hilltoppers will be looking for a return trip to the AAAA title game when they take on Albuquerque Academy's Chargers. That game will kickoff at 11 a.m. at the Farmers Insurance Soccer Complex near Bernalillo.

  • LA faces Academy in state semifinal

    Conventional wisdom would say the low seed in a tournament has the shortest shelf-life.

    Generally, that thinking holds up well. But the lowest seed in the Class AAAA boys state soccer tournament isn't going anywhere without a fight.

    The Los Alamos Hilltoppers, the low man on the totem pole heading into the AAAA state semifinals, has already proven that, bumping off the third-ranked Roswell Coyotes in Pool C play last week.

  • Rudolph Octavio Velasco

    VELASCO - Rudolph Octavio Velasco went to be with the Lord on Nov. 2, 2007. He was born in Tucson, Ariz., on Oct. 24, 1921. Rudy was preceded in death by his infant son William; his mother and father Julia and José; brother Carlos; and, in 2004, his beloved wife of 56 years Callie Louise Maass.

  • This professor deserves an award

    The New Mexico State Aggies are trailing 56-zip with five minutes to go and the stadium is as quiet as a church pew the day after Christmas. Except for one guy.That’s Mac on the 50-yard line, waving his arms and yelling. “Still plenty of time left, guys!” This is not a “glass is half full” kind of guy. This is a “glass is brimming with expensive French wine and they are still pouring” kind of guy.

  • Budget reprieve

    House and Senate negotiators gave Los Alamos National Laboratory another month’s extension on current funding levels.Sen. Pete Domenici participated in the conference committee on the FY2008 Defense Appropriations Bill Tuesday. He said the conferees agreed to include a continuing resolution that will extend FY2007 funding for the federal government, including LANL, through Dec. 14.The current funding extension expires Nov.

  • House party ends with weapon drawn; man beaten

    A man with his face and clothing covered in blood staggered towards Los Alamos Police Lt. Reggie Briggle as he responded to a call involving an assault by a man with a gun at 2337-B 45th Street Monday. Upon arriving on the scene at 10 p.m., a neighbor directed Briggle to a walkway behind him where he encountered a severely beaten David Ellenberg, 21, 3408 Urban. According to the police report, others at the scene scattered before Briggle arrived.The beating followed a party earlier at the home where Andrew Garsik, 19, lives.

  • Outed spy takes her turn to talk

    SANTA FE — No longer able to fly under the radar, betrayed American spy Valerie Plame Wilson left her life in Washington, D.C., and moved with her family to Santa Fe earlier this year.Plame Wilson, 44, spoke of her veiled life fighting terrorism, the sudden glare of public attention following the scandalous leak of her identity, and her legal case pending against White House officials, during a talk and book signing hosted by Garcia Street Books Tuesday evening at the Lensic.Author and journalist Jonathan Richards introduced Plame Wilson, calling her “

  • Dry and high: More conservation needed

    The condition of the county’s water supply was the subject of a briefing by Department of Public Utilities Manager Robert Monday when council met Tuesday evening. ”We live in a high desert environment,” Monday said. “We’re mining this aquifer. We’re taking more out than we’re putting back.” The county currently has water rights for 5,541 acre-feet of water per year, and the San Juan Chama project will bring an additional 1,200 acre-feet of rights to the county.

  • NOW SHOWING: 'Michael Clayton' fantastic work

    Have you ever had a moment in your life where you feel so stuck in a rut that any attempt to escape seems utterly hopeless? Perhaps it was caused by being overworked at the ol' nine to five, or by trying to resolve too many problems for other people. Perhaps it was because you failed at something that you were incredibly passionate about. Or, worst of all, maybe there was a time when the morals or ethics of your duties were fundamentally questionable. In the case of Michael Clayton, in Tony Gilroy's most recent film, a