Today's News

  • Thursday is a very special day

    Thursday is a very special day. It is a day that should be special to everyone, but it is of special note this year.

    Thursday is the 200th anniversary of the birth of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.

    To say he is one of our best presidents is an understatement. He and George Washington stand alone.

    The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning.

    He was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. His parents were both born in Virginia of undistinguished families.

    His mother died when he was 10.

  • Lincoln Day Dinner to feature Rep. Heather Wilson

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos is hosting a Lincoln Day Dinner at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Best Western Hilltop House. U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson is the guest speaker and the public is invited to attend.

    Wilson served as New Mexico’s Representative from District 1 following a special election after the death of Rep. Steve Schiff in March 1998.

    She went on to win the next four elections, giving up her seat at the end of 2008 after running for the office of U.S Senate.

  • Wonderful story on group

    Dear Editor,

    I very much appreciate Bernadette Lauritzen’s article “Women’s business group forms” in Sunday’s paper and simply wanted to make some clarifications if I may.

     Last year I coordinated several meetings with a small group of community-minded women. We had tons of ideas but couldn’t figure out what we could do to address our issues while still fitting into our daily lives.  I began to wonder if a networking group made any sense.  

  • Re: Black gold and mileage

    Dear Editor,

    I have to assume that when writing her articles Geology Professor Peters has absolutely no vested research support or financial sponsorship from oil/gas/shale/tar-sand or other mining/extraction/manufacturing interests. If she does, they should be made known to his readers.

  • Neutron star reveals split personality

    Distant explosions behaving strangely have created a buzz in the astronomical community and may resolve a cosmic case of mistaken identity.


    Two kinds of flaring stars, Anomolous X-Ray Pulsars (AXPs) and Soft Gamma Repeaters (SGRs) may actually be the same thing.


  • Energy program pays dandy dividends to schools

    Just 3.5 years into its energy conservation program, the school district has reaped hundreds of thousands of dollars in cost savings. By unplugging and turning off electric devices and setting back thermostats - teachers and staff have saved nearly $800,000 for Los Alamos Public Schools.

    LAPS Energy Manager Allen Thomas was applauded as he presented his semi-annual report at Tuesday’s school board meeting in the district boardroom.

  • Top 5 CIP applications revealed

    The Capital Improvement Review committee met one last time on Monday night in council chambers. The purpose of the meeting was to give committee members a chance to make changes to the final scores they assigned to CIP applications during last week’s Thursday night meeting. The scores could either be increased or decreased during Monday night’s meeting.

  • Flower sale

    Bethany Glasco arranges a daffodil  display at CB Fox in downtown Los Alamos Tuesday. The store donated the display space to Los Alamos Visiting Nurses which is holding its annual daffodil fund-raising sale. Pre-orders are being taken through March 6. The flowers are $5 per bunch, $10 for flowers in a vase and $15 for a ginger jar vase with daffodils. They will be delivered March 14 or they can be picked up March 13 and 14. Call 662-2525 for more information.

  • LA wrestling, swimming head to district

    A pair of Los Alamos Hilltopper sports are beginning the end of their season this weekend.

    Both the Hilltopper wrestling team and the Hilltopper boys and girls swimming and diving teams will go into the final two weekends of their season. They will be competing at their two respective district meets Saturday.

    Team results at those district championships, however, are hardly what any of the squads are worried about.

  • Another jewel of a performance

    The New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company   (NMDT-PC) will fill the stage with magic once again next weekend when it performs director Susan Baker-Dillingham’s newest original ballet, “Cinderella,” Feb. 20–22. As a contribution to Los Alamos’ 60th anniversary celebration, NMDT-PC has invited Los Alamos’ own Living Treasures to attend the Sunday matinee as honored guests.