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  • Rotary honors Cunningham

    The Los Alamos Rotary Club honored Gwynneth Cunningham as April’s student of the month at Fuller Lodge April 24. Cunningham is the daughter of Andrea and Greg Cunningham, and all three are employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

  • Mountain Elementary Family Fun Day
  • Cancer patient joins 'right to die' law fight

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A Santa Fe woman with advanced uterine cancer said Wednesday that she is joining two doctors in their challenge against a decades-old New Mexico law that prohibits physicians from helping terminally ill patients die.

    Aja Riggs, 48, is joining a lawsuit that seeks to clarify a state law that makes assisted suicide a felony.

  • Council weighs guidelines for informing public

    At Tuesday’s work session, the Los Alamos County Council considered policy issues regarding spending county resources for disseminating information to the public. How to present opposing views and define the role of advocacy were the core issues. 

    Acting County Attorney Brian James began the discussion by clarifying legalities. 

  • LAPS budget talks underway

    After a nearly three years of cuts, Los Alamos Public Schools are looking to put about $1 million back into the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

    District Superintendent Gene Schmidt said everything will stay in the $33 million budget that’s already in for fiscal year 2013, but the district has compiled a list of 33 potential additional items can be considered for funding.

  • VIDEO: Sunburn Study Shows 'Epidemic in the Making'

    Almost half of adults under 30 say they've had a sunburn at least once in the past year, a government survey shows--a sign that young people aren't paying much attention to warnings about the risk for the most dangerous type of skin cancer.

  • LA's state track seedings


    400 relay
    Los Alamos, 49.36
    (Los Lunas, 48.41)

    100 hurdles
    Laura Wendelberger, 15.71; Chelsea Chalacombe, 16.62
    (Shantel Foutz, Kirtland Central, 14.53)

    100 meters
    Chase Ealey, 11.91; Amy Neal 12.30

    800 relay
    Los Alamos, 1:46.99
    (Los Lunas, 1:44.29)

    400 meters
    Amy Neal, 1:01.74
    (Cera Chavez, Los Lunas, 59.33)

    300 hurdles
    Laura Wendelberger, 45.99
    (Zhianna Flores, Piedra Vista, 44.20)

    1600 medley relay
    Los Alamos, 4:32.63
    (Valencia, 4:22.46)

    200 meters
    Amy Neal, 26.10
    (Cera Chavez, Los Lunas, 25.02)

  • LA in line for fourth straight state title

    Heading into the Class 4A track and field championship meet, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls can make a little bit of history.
    Los Alamos, the three-time defending Class 4A champion, can tie Albuquerque Academy’s mark of four straight team titles with a win this weekend.
    While Los Alamos is favored to do so, however, it may have some competition.
    The state championship meet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque. Field event competition starts at 8 a.m. Friday and track preliminaries gets going at 10 a.m.

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  • Some big training wheels

    Atomic City Transit drivers recently conducted training in White Rock