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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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