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Today's News

  • Boys basketball: LA hits 33 free throws in district-opening win at Taos

    TAOS — Following Wednesday’s game, the free throw lines on the floor at Taos may have to be repainted.In its District 2AAAA opener, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team shot a whopping 48 foul shots, thanks to 29 fouls by the Taos Tigers.The Tigers wanted to take the Hilltoppers out of their offensive sets with hard fouls in the paint, most of them landing on the person of Alex Kirk.But Kirk and the rest of the Hilltopper squad were up to the challenge Wednesday, nailing 33 of those 48 attempts en route to a big 70-50 win o

  • One-stop beauty provided at Over Your Head Hair and Body Salon

    People’s days of driving to the salon to get a haircut and then driving to the masseuse for massage are over. Now, everything from a haircut to a facial is provided at Over Your Head Hair and Body Salon.Owner Connie Valdez has wielded the scissors for 18 years and massaged people’s muscles for four years. Before opening her own salon Jan.

  • Guest Opinion: How to help women-owned small businesses

    In 1994, Congress set a government-wide target that 5 percent of all federal contracts should go to women-owned small businesses (WOSBs).More recently, legislation was signed into law creating a set-aside for such businesses but requiring that the Small Business Administration study the issue to determine in which — if any — of the government’s 313 contracting categories, many of which are defense-related, WOSBs were underrepresented.Since then there has been an SBA study, a National Academy of Sciences review, a court case, and an external, inde

  • Funding easier for small business

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Thursday that studies by the nonpartisan Urban Institute have found that SBA programs are more effective than conventional loans in reaching minorities, women and start-ups, and that SBA loans are a key financing tool for creditworthy small businesses that nevertheless do not meet conventional underwriting standards.The studies were commissioned by the SBA to study the agency’s lending effectiveness, and also showed that during the period studied, 18.8 percent of firms that received a conventional small business loan wi

  • New focus: LANL Foundation grants emphasize science education

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation awarded $3,548,107 to 95 institutions and nonprofit organizations in northern New Mexico.Under a new contract with the laboratory managers, the awards emphasize educational support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

  • Main Hill Road collision stalls commuters this morning

    A two-car “glancing collision” at 8:30 a.m. today near Anderson Overlook on the Main Hill Road stalled commuters for about an hour and 20 minutes. Due to possible minor injuries, Los Alamos Fire Department personnel transported the driver of each vehicle to Los Alamos Medical Center as a precaution, said Fire Marshall/Assistant Fire Chief Mike Thompson. The glancing collision occurred when the two cars scraped sides. There were no passengers in either car.

  • LA chorus and symphony orchestra join forces to present 'Elijah' Sunday

    The Los Alamos Choral Society, together with members of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, is performing Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road. The performance will be directed by Mary Place Badarak and features Loren Jacobson as Elijah.Tickets are available at Brownell’s Hallmark and at the door.

  • Students to show their smarts at county

    Using everything from Petri dishes to Bunsen burners, local students explored the world around them and tested their theories about it. Their discoveries will be revealed during the Los Alamos County science fair.The county science fair will be held Saturday at the Los Alamos High School cafeteria. The public is invited to attend the fair from noon-2:30 p.m. Additionally, people can participate in an award ceremony at 4 p.m.

  • Virginia (Cordova) Zehna

    ZEHNA – Longtime, former resident of Trinidad, Colo., Virginia (Cordova) Zehna was called home to be with the Lord quietly in Los Alamos, N.M., on Jan. 17, 2008. She was 90 years old.Virginia will be remembered by her keen sense of humor, her loving generosity and her strong will to live for her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank; their three children, Anita Thompson, Byron (Buddy) Zehna and Joan Barton; and her two brothers, Hector Cordova and Barron Cordova.

  • Sports Update

    LAHS not selling advance tickets for Saturday