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Today's News

  • Warm hearts, warmer heads

    Some may be for and some may be against war, but those opinions aren’t shared by a knitting group that gathers weekly in Tsikumu Village. The 17 women encompass a diverse mix of religions, political beliefs and professional lives from explosives expert to schoolteacher.

    What’s important is the comfort of American soldiers. To that end, the group took on a new mission recently to hand-knit helmet warmers for the troops serving on the freezing front lines overseas.

  • Family narrowly escapes home

    Anyone living without carbon monoxide detectors in their home may rethink that decision after reading what happened this weekend to Los Alamos County employee Leslie Bucklin and her four daughters.

    Normally the entire family is in bed by 11 p.m., but Sunday night Bucklin and her daughter Lauren, 17, were rearranging furniture on the main floor of their four-story condo as the other children slept upstairs.

    They didn’t notice their home filling with carbon monoxide. There was no odor. There were no fumes.

  • Caution, people crossing

    I have been a frequent pedestrian in Los Alamos for more than 20 years. My family also loves and rides Atomic City Transit several times a week. We live just a few blocks from where November’s very sad accident took place. All that has been written about the accident in this column has neglected to mention one thing – the crosswalks in this town are the most dangerous places to cross the streets.

  • There went the neighborhood

    Back in the day, it was determined that Los Alamos High School needed a top flight Latin teacher. Thing was, Mrs. Fries had left the east coast for somewhere in the Southwest and no one knew where “somewhere” was going to be.

  • Oil Patch Times: 2009 economics

    Going on four years now, lobbyists for New Mexico’s oil and gas industry have said the “Pit Rule” should be based on sound science.

    If they wanted to be judged on facts, they would supply a decent sampling of information. Instead, their pitch crumbles into raw politics as other information pops out in print.

  • NEWS UPDATE: SWEET TREATS TO HELP HAITI

    Ms. Spence's sixth grade GATE class, Heart to Heart, will host a bake sale from 12:30-4 p.m. Wednesday in the Los Alamos National Bank lobby. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of the Haitian earthquake. 

  • News Advisory: Probate judge to seek full term

  • Probate judge to seek full term

    Three months into the job and Y. Ellen Hong said she thoroughly enjoys the work and definitely wants to be elected to a full term as Los Alamos County probate judge.

    “It is what I expected and I find it interesting and a good fit with my background and abilities,” Hong said. “I also feel this is an opportunity to do public service. I’m semi-retired and had been looking for a way to serve the community when this position became available.”

  • News Alert: Local home fills with carbon monoxide, four children and mom survive

    Anyone living without carbon monoxide detectors in their home may rethink that decision after reading what happened this weekend to Los Alamos County employee Leslie Bucklin and her four daughters.

    Normally the entire family is deep asleep by 11 p.m., but Sunday night Bucklin and her 17-year-old daughter were rearranging furniture on the main floor of their four-story condo as the other children slept upstairs.

    They didn't notice their home filling with carbon monoxide. There was no odor. There were no fumes.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls to Espaola Valley in front of big crowd Friday night

    In order to knock off the second-ranked team in the state, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team needed to play a flawless game Friday night.

    The third quarter of Friday’s game, however, was far less than flawless.

    With the Hilltoppers playing in front of a packed house at Griffith Gymnasium Friday night, they played nearly even with the powerful Española Valley Sundevils and trailed by just four at the half.