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  • 'Toppers are tops!
  • Best of Best winners are doing what they love

    The Los Alamos County Fair offers residents a chance to share their passions with the community and receive some recognition for their talent.

     In addition to first through third place awards in each category, entrants compete for Reserve Grand Champion and Grand Champion. 

  • In search of a fire starter

    A group of scientists went on a field trip Friday.

    Their mission?

    Scientists from the Valles Caldera and the United States Geological Survey at Bandelier National Monument ventured into the forest near Las Conchas, and found the fallen Aspen tree that started the largest wildfire in state history. 

  • Church listings 08-11-11



    Baha’i Faith

    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.


  • Lunch with a leader
  • Girl obtains restraining order against alleged stalker

    A state district judge granted an order of protection to a 15-year-old Los Alamos girl who fears a 42-year-old pianist has been stalking her since they met at a musical theater camp in 2010.

    District Judge Mary Marlowe-Sommer issued the restraining order against Solon Pierce of Wisconsin Thursday. The order prohibits Pierce, who was an instructor at the Michigan-based musical theater camp last summer, from contacting the girl or anyone she knows for five years and he is barred from being within 100 yards of her. 

  • Lab sends permit modification request to NMED

    Lab officials will send a permit modification request next week to the New Mexico Environment Department for the proposed Transuranic Waste Facility, which will be located at Technical Area -63 (TA-63).

    Today is the deadline for the public to submit comments to the NMED, but there is still a long road.

  • Los Alamos: More than a science town

    The  path typically taken by homegrown scientists, engineers and mathematicians over the last five decades starts at Los Alamos High School, moves on to college and ends at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

  • LA County Fair entertains through Sunday

    The upper floor of the Mesa County Library was bustling Thursday as Los Alamos County residents arrived with quilts, baked goods, artwork and the fruits of their gardens. Anywhere from 500 to 800 residents exhibit their best at the Los Alamos County Fair every year.

  • Day of turmoil for GOP -- and that's before debate

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — What a debate warm-up. Mitt Romney created a stir Thursday when he declared to Iowans that "corporations are people." Then Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who could present a major challenge to front-runner Romney, made clear he was entering the race for the Republican president nomination.

    It all happened a few hours before the GOP presidential debate in Iowa — an eight-candidate spectacle that was missing the Republican field's newest member. Perry was hundreds of miles away in Austin finalizing plans for a weekend announcement tour.