Today's News

  • Truly, we need unity

    Dear Editor,

    I’m sure we’re all happy it’s over – the incessant commercials and phone calls.

    Here we can be thankful about no more complaints about stolen yard signs, or rude or vandalous behavior. No more partisan  letters in this column for awhile perhaps. No more self-congratulatory op-eds by our local political leaders.

    Nice to sit back now, or...

    A major tone of the national election spoken by our president-elect is “It’s about us.”

  • More bailouts not the answer

    Dear Editor,

    The problems of the financial system have started to affect the “real” economy. But the medicine for Wall Street may become the poison of Main Street.

    As an example, there is serious talk of giving $10 billion to General Motors to fix their financial situation. They are short of cash and losing more every day. If granted, they propose to merge with Chrysler, and the combined operation by making economies will become profitable. That’s good for the companies, but is it good for the country?

  • A tree is growing rapidly inside library

    Three distinguished artists are in the process of examining the nature of growth by creating a one-of-a-kind sculptural tree that’s growing daily in the upstairs art gallery in Mesa Public Library throughout the month of November.


    The evolution of this unique project, titled “Growth,” can be seen by the public each day within regular library hours.


  • Welcome wagon: Couple finds their ark in White Rock

    Rudy and Sue Wilson of White Rock have some advice for the stressed-out, energy-starved, semi-alienated folks in the U.S.: Move to Los Alamos and telecommute.


    They’ve been here since March 2007, and just about everything about the place seems to agree with them.


    Rudy Wilson works for the financial services division of Acxiom Corp., a global interactive marketing services company headquartered in Little Rock, Ark.


  • First Born Program lends a helping hand

    Families in Los Alamos who are welcoming their first child will soon have help transitioning to life with a new baby in the house thanks to an appropriation of state funds and a partnership between three organizations.


    Los Alamos Medical Center, the LAMC Auxiliary and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation of Northern New Mexico have teamed up to form First Born, a program aimed at women who are pregnant for the first time.


    The program, which began on Nov. 1, provides home visits for parents who have had their first child.

  • Give in to your sweet tooth

    The first attempt at a fundraiser is very interesting when time, effort and energy is spent in hopes that the grand finale will be successful. The second year, slight changes are made to improve the event and the third time is the charm.

    This year, the third annual Festival of Chocolate, should charm revelers. The event takes place from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The young and young at heart will delight their taste buds and dance to their hearts delight while benefiting programs for all ages.

  • Catch a ride on a tornado to OZ

    This weekend, the Los Alamos community will be transported to the land of Oz in another New Mexico Dance Theater–Performance Company (NMDT–PC) production. Director Susan Baker-Dillingham’s newest original ballet, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” premiers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Duane Smith Auditorium.

  • October Fire

    YVETTE VIGIL/LAFD >>> Los Alamos Firefighter recruits practice what will be real life fire situations during an Oct. 22 training session at the New Mexico Fire Academy in Socorro.

    The October Fire Calls summation is received through information obtained in Los Alamos County Fire Department records:




    Vehicle Accidents—7

    High Angle—0

    False Alarms—16


  • Veterans Virtual Job Fair

    The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions' Veterans Employment and Training Section, the New Mexico Workforce Connection, in partnership with the United States Department of Labor National Hire Vets First program are hosting the New Mexico Veterans Virtual Job Fair Nov. 11-13, 2008.

  • Commander predicts nuclear weapons tests



    The commander of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center says the United States doesn't need to test nuclear weapons at this point, but will in the future.