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Today's News

  • ‘Julie and Julia’: a visual feast

    The room that is solely my grandmother’s domain is the kitchen. Her cookbooks fill the counters while photos of family and friends are taped up on the wall by the kitchen sink. Even though she is not cooking anymore, you can still see her puttering around this room.

    Since my grandmother’s big love was cooking it really isn’t any surprise the person she adored was Julia Child. My mother told me she even got to meet Child at a department store. The famous writer and cook performed a cooking demonstration and signed copies of her book.

  • What’s White Rock’s story?

    Los Alamos’ history is well known. It is printed in the history books and mentioned in movies. But what about that ‘burb’ known as White Rock further down the Hill? What’s its story?

    A talk, “The History of White Rock,” which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at White Rock Baptist Church, will answer many questions people might have about the area.

  • Eagle Scout project removes old Valles Caldera fences

    More than 40 volunteers recently participated in an all-day Eagle Scout project on the Valles Caldera National Preserve to remove more than 1.5 miles of dysfunctional barbed wire fencing and metal posts from an area known as Alamo Canyon.

    Originally used by the former Baca Ranch for sheep and cattle grazing, the fencing blocked the hillside migration paths of big game animals.

  • Getting to White Rock: From a construction town to a community

    After World War II, as Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory gradually became a permanent facility, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) had contractors build a sequence of residential areas.

  • D'Agostino represents steady hand

    Last year appearing before the House Armed Services Committee on behalf of the Bush Administration, national nuclear weapons chief Thomas D’Agostino discussed plans for consolidating the sprawling weapons complex he administers.

    This year, carried over in his position by the Obama Administration, D’Agostino stressed proliferation and non-proliferation during his presentation to the committee, two sides of the same coin, which represents the arms reduction priorities of the new regime.

  • UNM claims a place with the best

    “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink,” is a memorable and usually misquoted paradox from Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” It describes a ship stuck in the middle of the ocean, but it applies symbolically to many other situations.

    One of them is about work and unemployment.

  • Labor Day with not enough jobs to go around

    “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink,” is a memorable and usually misquoted paradox from Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” It describes a ship stuck in the middle of the ocean, but it applies symbolically to many other situations.

    One of them is about work and unemployment.

  • Football: LA gets shut out in season opener

    Following the Labor Day weekend, there will be plenty of labor going on around the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program.

    In their 2009 season opener Friday night, the Hilltoppers were thumped by the Class AAA St. Michael’s Horsemen. The Horsemen scored three times in the second half including on their first possession of the half following a Hilltopper fumble to pick up a 27-0 win at Sullivan Field.

    Friday’s win for the Horsemen was one of their most decisive in the long history between the two squads.

  • Cross country: Topper boys take fourth at UNM, girls finish eighth

    Things are still progressing about as expected for the Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country teams as evidenced by their first race of the season Saturday.

    The Hilltopper girls finished eighth at Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational meet Saturday while the Hilltopper boys took fourth place in team competition. The powerful Academy boys won Saturday’s team title and Academy’s girls finished second behind Chaparral, Colo.

  • Volleyball: LA wins a pair in gold bracket play

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team grabbed two match win and two pool play wins at its tournament in Moriarty.

    The Hilltoppers picked up victories over a pair of Class AAAA schools, Kirtland Central and host Moriarty Saturday at the Pinto Invitational.

    Los Alamos advanced in the tournament to the gold bracket of the Pinto Invitational by placing second in its four-team pool Friday. After a first round loss in pool play, Los Alamos downed Moriarty 3-0 and Kirtland Central 3-1 to wrap up the tournament.