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Today's News

  • Thinking Makes It So: Was Ezra Pound chosen last in gym class?

    The most important word in the phrase “Happy New Year” isn’t “year.” Some might argue for “happy,” but you can’t control “happy,” a real worm of a word, scriggling away with every headache or disappointing microwave lunch. But “new,” there’s a word I can work with.As my most steadfast readers know, every Dec.

  • Revisiting Mercury, new sights abound

    The first fly-by of Mercury has thrilled the international team of space scientists who have waited 30 years for their virtual return to the smallest and nearest planet to the sun.Completing the first leg of a 2 billion-mile trip, featuring a gravity boost from Venus, the MESSENGER spacecraft zipped past its destination this month, snapping pictures and grabbing data.It was the first of three fly-bys for NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging  (MESSENGER) spacecraft that will slow the trajectory down and drop it into a long-

  • T-board intends to take on more work projects

    The Transportation Board held a special meeting Thursday to fill in the blanks of the work plan template provided to them by the county.The county requires each of the boards and commissions to submit an annual work plan for review each February, so this is the time of year for each board to define what issues they want to deal with in the upcoming months. The work plan year runs concurrently with the fiscal year, from July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009.Each item on the work plan must fit within the county’s vision statement, adopted by coun

  • Presidential campaigns hit New Mexico

    SANTA FE/ALBUQUERQUE — Sen. Edward Kennedy gave a rousing campaign speech in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama during a stop at Santa Fe Community College Thursday afternoon. Former president Bill Clinton did the same for his wife Hillary in Albuquerque on the University of New Mexico campus.At the Kennedy event, members of a capacity crowd of several hundred people, filling the SFCC Jemez Room and spilling out into the hall, craned their necks to catch a glimpse of the senior senator from Massachusetts.

  • Mardi Gras – a party for good causes

    The purpose of Mardi Gras can be more than just a fun party. For instance, the Immaculate Heart of Mary is taking advantage of Fat Tuesday to raise money for two upcoming programs.Some of the proceeds will toward the Little Brothers and Sisters Orphanage in Honduras while another portion will be used to help pilgrims attend World Youth Day, Cathy Kohlrust, event coordinator, said.The Mardi Gras festivities and fundraising efforts will take place during the Mardi Gras Family Carnival from 4-7 p.m.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls take quad

    In the midst of one of its toughest stretches of the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls swimming team pulled off a big win Wednesday.

    Los Alamos earned 113.5 points to knock off the homestanding Albuquerque Academy Chargers at the Natatorium. Academy finished second in Wednesdays quad with 102 points.

    Hilltopper senior Kara Leasure picked up two first-place finishes, in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events to lead the Toppers to the win.

  • Girls basketball: LA wins, goes 3-0 in 2AAAA

    SANTA FE Gerry Washburn made no bones about it. Jeremy Newton threw him a curve ball.

    I take full responsibility for the first quarter, Washburn, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team, said after Wednesdays game against Capital. They had a good game plan. I didnt expect them to press us...theyd probably been practicing the press all season and waited for the right time to roll it out.

    Capitals full-court pressure may have come as a bit of a surprise, but the Hilltoppers only needed one quarter to adjust.

  • Wrestling: LA wins 2 of 3 home duals

    It was kind of a mixed bag for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team in front of its home crowd Wednesday.

    In one of its two scheduled home events this season, the Hilltoppers won two of three duals contests Wednesday at Auxiliary Gymnasium, but against District 2AAAA rival Capital, the Toppers lost on the mat despite picking up a 60-48 win.

    Los Alamos hosted Capitals Jaguars, Albuquerque Academy and St. Pius X Wednesday. Los Alamos topped Academy 60-33 but fell to St. Pius 48-30 before its victory over Capital in the final team dual of the day.

  • Our View: Community owed an explanation
  • Medical Minute: LAMC sees many highlights over past year

    Los Alamos Medical Center is a great hospital in a great community.