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Today's News

  • It's freezing out there

    The days may seem balmy, but there is some serious freezing going on in Los Alamos Canyon at night, to get the ice rink ready for the season’s activities. Ice sheet formation has been going on every night this week in Los Alamos Canyon and the rink should open today, Recreation Programs Manager Dianne Marquez said. This will be the fifth season of refrigeration for the ice rink, which used to rely on weather alone to maintain ice in the canyon.“Making the ice sheet is a really strenuous operation,” Marquez said.

  • Cheerleaders selling Spirit Helmets

    The Los Alamos High School cheer squad will be selling Spirit Helmets at Friday’s Los Alamos-Bernalillo football game.

    The helmets are noisemakers that are held by the facemask and shaken. They are durable and can be used for multiple years.

  • Rams win Chile Bowl to finish year 10-0

    With over 80 players in the Los Alamos Youth Football program, ranging from 6 to 12 years of age, the future looks bright for prep football in Los Alamos. The Los Alamos Rams (9-10 year olds), one of five Los Alamos Youth Football teams that compete in the Santa Fe Youth American Football League (YAFL), capped off an undefeated regular season with a Chile Bowl Championship Nov. 3-4.

  • LA stung in state semis

    SANTA ANA PUEBLO — It was one comeback too many.In the Class AAAA state semifinals, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team trailed 1-0 and 2-1, but bounced back to tie the score on both occasions.But the final goal, scored by Albuquerque Academy’s Riah Risk in the 74th minute was too much for the ’Toppers to bounce back from, as they fell to Academy’s Chargers 3-2 Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Soccer Complex.The Chargers advanced to play in today’s Class AAAA championship against their arch-rival and district mate

  • Chargers outlast Toppers in second half Thursday

    SANTA ANA PUEBLO — In Thursday’s Class AAAA state boys soccer semifinal, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys made almost every shot count.Unfortunately for the Hilltoppers there wasn’t enough of them.Los Alamos got off only three shots in Thursday’s semifinal against the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, but two of them found their way into the onion bag in the first half, as the ’Toppers held a 2-1 edge going into the halftime break.But it would be the Chargers supplying all the offense in the second half Thursday, scoring a pair o

  • Rudolph Octavio 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 Jose’; brother Carlos; and, in 2004, his beloved wife of 56 years Callie Louise Maass.

  • Is county serious about water?

    The council discussed water supply issues at its meeting Tuesday.

  • Thinking Makes It So: Whose cookies these are I think I know

    Call the roller of big scarves and let the wenches dawdle in such sweaters. Take from the oven the peanut butter cookies and spread them so as to cover your face.This is no time for cold, cold ice cream, unless it’s melting on top of hot, hot apple pie.This is, however, a time to mess up beloved poetry, in this case cleverly inserting full-bodied, seasonal nouns in place of Wallace Stevens’ existential corpse-side metaphor.November means heavy down comforters, sudden desires for stew and darkening tennis dates.

  • Not the end of the world: Senator blasts GAO report on nuclear material disposal

    The senior senator from New Mexico had not seen the new report by the Government Accountability Office early this week.A radio reporter asked Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., during his customary Tuesday teleconference what he thought about the GAO review that said the energy department has not yet finished plans to consolidate “nuclear bomb fuel.”The report in question was about “Securing U.S. Nuclear Material.” It was released this week in response to a request by senior Republican members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Rep.

  • Mental health care community honors trailblazer

    Los Alamos Family Council founder Margaret Browne was the honored guest at the organization’s 45-year anniversary celebration Thursday at Los Alamos National Bank. All eyes were on Browne, 84, as she addressed current and former employees and board members, and the public. “It’s been a joy to work with this group through the years,” Browne said. “I’ve worked with some wonderful people.”The crowd clearly felt the same way about her.