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Today's News

  • Let it pour: December more wet than dry

    December began warm and wet, and ended cold and dry, with winds considerably stronger than normal.Overall, wet won over dry with December’s monthly precipitation totaling three times the norm in Los Alamos and White Rock. Also, cold prevailed as the average temperature was about two degrees below normal, the lowest in comparison to the normal climate since last January. December began with a soaking as a slow-moving storm moved in from Baja California. One-and-one-quarter inches of rain fell in Los Alamos on Dec.

  • Helping wildlife thrive

    “This property provides the four basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover and places to raise young,” states the sign on the gate of the Moss home on Arizona Avenue. Similar signs are popping up all over town, the most recent appearing in the yard of Skip and Hedy Dunn on Sierra Vista in White Rock,  the 25th certified backyard habitat in Los Alamos County, and number 92,126 with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).“It was really easy to become certified,” Hedy Dunn said.

  • Workshop to help navigate through the college application process

    Getting into college is tough. “It’s a question of demographics,” said Dr. Whitney Laughlin of Rubin Education Services. More young people, 70-75 percent, are going to college and more are looking at a small number of top schools in the U.S., which is creating a bottleneck, she said.To add to the situation, the government is providing less financial aid. As a result, Laughlin is offering some assistance to college-bound students and their families by hosting a workshop from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Fuller Lodge.

  • Los Alamos Ice Rink to celebrate its 60th birthday

    Los Alamos County Ice Rink was formed by damming water and setting out sprinklers. Within 60, years it has turned into a modernized facility that is embraced by the community. To recognize the rink’s age and accomplishments, an anniversary celebration is being planned.The three-day celebration will begin with an After-school Birthday Bash, which will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the ice rink.

  • Workshop to help navigate through the college application process

    Getting into college is tough. “It’s a question of demographics,” said Dr. Whitney Laughlin of Rubin Education Services. More young people, 70-75 percent, are going to college and more are looking at a small number of top schools in the U.S., which is creating a bottleneck, she said.To add to the situation, the government is providing less financial aid. As a result, Laughlin is offering some assistance to college-bound students and their families by hosting a workshop from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Fuller Lodge.

  • County Beat

    • Monday– Library board– 5:30  p.m., Mesa Public Library. On the agenda: manager’s report, updates on skate park, White Rock planning, facilities and budget process updates.

  • Boys basketball: LA rolls to win over Piedra Vista

    In the first round of Roswell’s Poe Corn Invitational, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers stole one.

  • 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.