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Today's News

  • Boys basketball: LA opens 2AAAA at Taos

    The solution to winning the District 2AAAA boys basketball race this season could come down to a very simple equation.“The district champ’s got to hold home court,” Los Alamos Hilltopper head coach Alan Kirk said.Taos will have a crack to see if it can hold its home court Wednesday when it hosts the Hilltoppers in the 2AAAA opener for both schools.Winning the district, as usual, won’t be easy.

  • Girls basketball: Best time of year for hoops fans

    Now it counts.

    Tonight the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team will host the Taos Tigers in the District 2AAAA opener for both teams.

    This is the favorite time of year for basketball fans around the state, as most prep hoops teams get their respective districts started this week.

    The players are psyched, too.

    "It all starts when district starts," Los Alamos two-guard Sarah Ethridge said.

  • Health care: What we each can do about it

    Health and medical costs continue to rise faster than any other major segment of the U.S. economy. The cause is not insurance companies, drug companies, health-care providers, the uninsured or malpractice lawyers. It is us, you and I, and a broken system.Nationally, health care costs about $2 trillion annually or more than 15 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), our total output of goods and services. That’s an average of nearly $7,000 for each American.Health care is a larger segment of our economy than food, clothing or shelter.

  • State reprieves solar tax credit

    Homeowners and businesses that let the Jan. 15 deadline slide by without applying for solar tax credits now have an additional month to submit their applications.

    The deadline change, which will also apply in the future, is now Feb. 15.

  • POGO casts doubts on LANL pits

    A government watchdog group wrote to Energy Secretary Bodman on Friday questioning the reliability of nuclear pit manufacturing efforts at Los Alamos National Laboratory.A letter by the Project on Government Accountability Executive Director Danielle Brian expressed the group’s concern about the number of waivers granted to LANL in its current work fashioning plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons. LANL took over the pit-making job from the Rocky Flats plant that closed in 1989.On Saturday, a story by H.

  • Watch for mountain lions

    Local residents should not be surprised to see a mountain lion perched on the roundabout on Diamond Drive this summer. The Arts in Public Places Board, which gets its budget for public art work from one percent of the county’s building projects and one-half percent of road projects, has chosen a bronze version of the big cat for the newly constructed roundabout.“Canyon Watch” by artist Kent Ullberg is a monumental bronze sculpture that shows a mountain lion perched on a weathered log. The sculptor’s website states that

  • Girls basketball: A quick look at 2AAAA

    Bernalillo Spartans

    Record: 5-11

    2006-2007: 4th place (missed playoffs)

    Head coach: Chrissy White-Duran

    Key wins

    Nov. 24 vs. Laguna-Acoma, 54-51

    Jan. 12 vs. Cuba, 43-32

    Key losses

    Dec. 22 at St. Michael's, 54-13

    Jan. 10 at Belen, 50-29

    Jan. 19 vs. Capital at Aztec Invite, 49-33

  • Boys basketball: A quick look at 2AAAA

    Bernalillo Spartans

    Record: 9-8

    2006-2007: 5th place, 2AAAA (missed playoffs)

    Head coach: Terry Darnell

    Key wins

    Dec. 20 vs. Belen at Capital City Invite, 66-61

    Jan. 11 at Kirtland Central, 83-60

    Jan. 19 vs. Aztec, 72-35

    Key losses

    Dec. 8 vs. Pojoaqaue, 64-56

    Dec. 18 vs. St. Michael's, 72-61

    Dec. 21 vs. Espanola Valley at Capitol City Invite, 73-64

  • Los Alamos showcases business community for legislative reception

    SANTA FE — Los Alamos presented a strong presence at the annual Legislative Reception in the El Dorado Hotel & Spa Monday evening. From their booth, Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce/Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and his staff touted the attributes of Los Alamos and its businesses to hundreds of attendees.“We tend to approach this event on two levels,” Holsapple said.

  • Wrestling: Toppers look solid in two-day tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team picked up right where it left off.After a big showing at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational wrestling tournament Jan. 12, Los Alamos followed up with perhaps its best showing of the season.