Today's News

  • Keeping heart when times are hard

    Raising morale while cutting costs during an economic downturn is one of the toughest jobs a manager can face.

    To succeed, managers must be honest with employees about the need to reduce costs, including those associated with wages and benefits.

  • Governor’s Award cites Los Alamos woman

    Barbara Maydew was driving through Arizona on the Navajo reservation south of Monument Valley in the fall of 2007 when she caught sight of two stray dogs quilled by a porcupine.

    Anxious to help, she contacted local officials who referred her to an animal shelter and then the humane society. With Maydew’s help, they arranged a search party that was unable to find the two dogs, but did find a starving mother dog with three sick puppies.

  • Anastasio gives upbeat update

    In the past couple of years, many businesses have scaled back their budgets in an effort to cut costs and save money. For a lot of employees, layoffs have been a grim byproduct of a weak economy.

    Despite the nation’s problems, however, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio remains optimistic about the lab’s future. During Tuesday night’s county council meeting Anastasio gave councilors a general briefing on the lab.

  • County earns coveted award

    Los Alamos County is this year’s small community winner of the Siemens Sustainable Community Awards, which recognizes towns taking active steps towards sustainable development.

    County Council Chair Michael Wheeler is in Chicago were he received the prestigious award at the National Conference on Corporate Community Investment Monday evening.

    In just a handful of years, Los Alamos County has taken bold steps toward becoming a more sustainable community.

  • A few unknown facts about everyone’s favorite movie

    There’s really no need to review one of the American Film Institute’s Top 10 Westerns of all time, a winner of four Oscars, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, a slew of BAFTA awards (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), etc., ad nauseam.

    We all know “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” is a great movie.

  • LAHS Athletics: Spring sports given OK by NMAA to start back up

    Game on.

    At an emergency meeting this morning, the New Mexico Activities Association’s board of directors voted to resume interscholastic athletic competition today. Teams can practice in preparation for the upcoming postseason, which for some sports will happen in very short order.

    The NMAA, the organization which oversees most interscholastic athletic competition in the state, held its second webcast in three days this morning to announce the board of directors’ decision.

  • Baseball: Toppers get No. 9 seed for tourney, will host Moriarty

    The debate will continue to rage on.

    After being snakebitten in some sports – particularly in boys basketball – by the New Mexico Activities Association rule that district champions get a first-round home game regardless of seed, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team is the beneficiary of that rule.

    Los Alamos was seeded ninth for the Class AAAA baseball playoffs but will play host to higher seed in the best-of-3 first round series. Moriarty, the eighth seed, will travel to Bomber Field for the tournament.

  • Golf Update: Tee times set for 1:30 p.m.

    Los Alamos' boys and girls golf teams will play at the District 2AAAA tournament starting Thursday.

    Tee times for the tournament, which will be hosted by the Taos Tigers, are set for 1:30 p.m. to allow for those taking Thursday morning Advanced Placement tests to finish.

    Neither of the Hilltopper teams have yet qualified for the state Class AAAA tournament, which will be played starting Tuesday in Socorro. The district tournament is their last opportunity to do so.

  • In need of a helping hand

    Patricia Ann Trupp-Hampton of Los Alamos has always helped others. In the past, she worked as a candy-striper at Los Alamos Medical Center and was a licensed practicing nurse from 1977-1981 at the center.

    Now, the tables have turned. Trupp-Hampton needs a helping hand in the form of a heart donor.

    In 2006, Trupp-Hampton was heading to work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory when she was caught off guard with shortness of breath and a pain that reached her left elbow.

  • To Save the U.S. Automobile Industry

    Dear Editor,

    The troubled U.S. automobile industry has the capacity to produce 15 million cars and trucks per year, but the current market will support the purchase of only nine million.

    The industry answer to this problem is to downsize – close plants, furlough workers, cut expenses and produce only what the market can sell. Under normal economic conditions that is the way of the market and it is a good way.