Local News

  • Stunned Texans survey homes destroyed by wildfires

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Stunned and weary residents of a Texas Panhandle town were allowed to return to what was left of homes on Monday, a day after fleeing one of several wind-driven wildfires that scorched some 190 square miles in the state.

    Shaken residents of rural Mesilla Park who spent Sunday night in a shelter in nearby Amarillo waited in their cars at a roadblock until authorities gave them the all-clear to return home to survey the damage. The 30 destroyed homes in the town were among at least 75 that burned statewide.

  • AP IMPACT: Ugly US medical experiments uncovered

    ATLANTA (AP) — Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital.

  • Stroke neurologist to talk about risks

    According to the American Stroke Association, on average every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke and every four minutes someone dies from a stroke.

    Now is the time to learn more about the connection of heart disease and stroke.  

    The Los Alamos Heart Council is sponsoring a free seminar titled, “A Stroke Neurologist Talks about Stroke,” Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.  The program begins with a light supper at 5:15 p.m.   

  • Update 02-27-11

    Music Marathon
    The Marathon will be from 2-
    9 p.m. today in the UNM-LA Student Center. The event is free and will kick off with a one-hour Student Musicale, showcasing local music students.

    Town hall meeting
    A sustainability town hall will from 8 a.m.-noon March 5 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.   


  • LANL settles whistleblower court case

    Editor’s note: this is the first in a multi-part series.

    Former Los Alamos National Laboratory auditor Charles (Chuck) Montaño and the regents of the University of California and several individual defendants settled litigation that Montaño brought against the group alleging that he was subjected to retaliation for his whistleblower protected disclosures. As part of the settlement reached late last year, Montaño agreed to resign his post at the laboratory and effectively did so Dec. 31.  

  • Discovery arrives at space station for final time

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Discovery arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, making its final visit before being parked at a museum.

    "What took you guys so long?" asked the space station's commander, Scott Kelly.

  • UK military planes rescue 150 from Libyan desert

    LONDON (AP) — British military planes entered Libyan air space in a daring rescue of more than 150 civilians from desert locations, officials said Saturday.

    The C-130 Hercules planes, carrying Britons and other nationals, safely landed in Malta after picking up the civilians from desert locations south of Benghazi, Defense Secretary Liam Fox said.

  • Muni building site options unveiled

    For months, the former Los Alamos Apartments site has been an empty space. With the apartments demolished and the rubble cleared away, a veritable blank canvas awaits a new municipal building.

    A picture of how the new seat of Los Alamos County government will be situated on the available land began to take shape this week as site options were discussed with the public.

    In all, five options were unveiled during two informal open houses, one Wednesday in White Rock and another in Los Alamos Thursday.

  • Mesa Public Library and LALT present 'Gone with the Wind'

    “Gone with the Wind” was possibly one of the greatest American novels of all time.
    Like the book by author Margaret Mitchell, the film version tells the timeless story of southerner Scarlett O’Hara and her romantic encounters with Ashley Wilkes and Rhett Butler during the Civil War.

  • Queens for a day

    School Board members Joan Ahlers and Jody Benson were presented with crowns Thursday night at the LAPS Board of Education meeting. It was the last meeting for both Ahlers and Benson.