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Today's News

  • Janis Siemon

    May 25, 1940 - June 18, 2008 – Janis Siemon died peacefully at home on June 18, 2008 after a two-year battle with melanoma. In recent weeks, while under hospice care at home, she was comforted by visits from all her family including her nine grandchildren.

  • Partnerships key to conservation

    Prior to moving to Los Alamos, I worked for a small business that contracted conservation services to many utility providers across the Southwest, including the Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA). During that time, Albuquerque witnessed a 30-percent decrease in its overall water consumption, totaling more than 100 billion gallons saved – enough water to serve the needs for the county of Los Alamos for more than 70 years.

  • Memorial scheduled for Pion willow

    Sadly, the tree must go.

    The iconic willow tree at Piñon Elementary School has caused serious damage to utility lines running from the main building to the kindergarten wing, officials say, and must be uprooted to prevent further costly damage.

    “We did come to the conclusion that we’re going to have to take the tree down,” said Kate Thomas, soon-to-be assistant superintendent. “But not without a memorial service.”

  • Domenici wants continued guard presence at border

    Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., is seeking to gain assurances for a strong continued National Guard presence on the New Mexico border when Operation Jump Start (OJS) ends this summer.

    Domenici has sought to continue OJS, the two-year program launched in 2006 to deploy National Guardsmen to the Southwest border to assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in border security. There are currently some 300 guardsmen associated with OJS on the border.

  • Pearce, East sweep into White Rock

    A sandstorm swept New Mexico Rep. Steve Pearce and congressional candidate Dan East into White Rock Sunday evening.

    Battling the dust devils and gusting winds, candidates spoke to a crowd of 40 or so attendees gathered at Rover Park for the Los Alamos Republican Party’s picnic, discussing issues related to careful spending, statewide energy concerns and the future of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Rally in the Valley

    Current and former workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory will synchronize with other energy employees and communities around the country Wednesday to demand additional reforms in the compensation program for Cold War workers who have suffered occupational illnesses.

    Nationally, rallies will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio; Denver, Colo.; Las Vegas, Nev.; and Oak Ridge, Tenn. Locally, the rally will be held in Española outside the Energy Employee Compensation Resource Center offices at 412 Paseo de Oñate, Suite D.

  • TOPS to meet Thursday

    The New TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter will have its first meeting from 5:40-7 p.m. Thursday at the Los Alamos United Methodist Church. The new chapter will meet every Thursday. It will be starting off with some positive news.

    The numbers have been tabulated and the results are in. Members of TOPS Club Inc. lost a total of 951,902 pounds or 476 tons last year. Members in the state of New Mexico shed 2,693.75 pounds. The queen lost 62.25 pounds to goal.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Longtime LA residents are loving life

    When John and June Warren went on their honeymoon, they would later call their vacation spot “home.” Los Alamos is more than just the place where John started his career at the laboratory or the location of June’s Montessori school,  Ponderosa Montessori (formerly Sage Montessori). Los Alamos marks the beginning of their marriage.

    Fifty years later, as John and June celebrated their anniversary June 7 with friends, their daughters, their granddaughter and several cousins, they reminisced about the start of their life together.

  • Swimming: Gold medalist brings camp to Hill

    After a remarkable swimming career, Tom Jager thought it was time to switch gears a little bit.

    Jager, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion, has gotten into coaching at the collegiate level and runs his Gold Medal Swimming Camp to teach others what he has learned over the course of international competition.

    The Gold Medal Swimming Camp was held this year at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

  • Cross country: LAMS program to start this fall

    For all the success the Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country program has accumulated over the years, there is one thing it has lacked.

    A feeder program.

    That shortfall — surely to the chagrin of every other cross country program in the state — will be rectified this upcoming school year.

    Los Alamos Middle School will offer for the first time a seventh- and eighth-grade cross country program in 2008. Exact details of the season are still being worked out, but the components are there already.