Today's News

  • Fried Light: From Hollywood to Tamalewood

    All that glitters is not stardust.

    New Mexico has been offering lavish lubricants to the film industry for several years now in the form of loans and tax credits.

    Nothing creates the illusion of success quite like subsidies. And no place in the country has a better record for booms that bust than the western United States.

    Think gold. Think oil. Think celluloid.

    For a while, everybody wants the glamour. Everybody imagines the bucks. Everybody wants to get in on the act.

    But guess what? Subsidies are one hard act to sustain and a harder act to follow.

  • LAHS student wins top physics prize

    She went to Atlanta as a state champion, but Los Alamos High School student Caroline Wurden left an international winner.

    Wurden, who will be a senior in the fall, competed in the International Science and Engineering Fair held May 11-16. Her project, “Great Balls of Fire,” was awarded first place in the physics and astronomy division, and best of category in physics and astronomy.

    As a result, Wurden received $3,000 and an asteroid named after her for the first place prize, and $5,000 and a new computer for earning the best of category.

  • Senior Olympics: Los Alamos Games kicking into high gear

    The Los Alamos Senior Olympics are in full swing already and several more events get going this weekend.

    Today, the basketball free throw and 3-point competition will be held at the YMCA at 2 p.m., while the recreational events of Frisbee throw for distance, softball throw and soccer kick will follow at East Park. Saturday will feature the track and field events, starting at 8 a.m. at Sullivan Field with competition to include running events, racewalking and field events of javelin, shot put, discus, high jump, and running long jump.

  • Police to take LInX to international conference

    A special information-sharing initiative in Los Alamos will be featured at a gathering of law enforcement officials attending an Intergraph conference in Las Vegas, Nev., Monday through Thursday.

    Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy will discuss with officials from across the country and around the world Los Alamos County’s participation in the Law Enforcement Information Exchange (LInX) system. LInX is aimed at reinventing the means by which local, state and federal law enforcement agencies share criminal threat information.

  • Captains of invention: Creative technical contributions recognized

    Los Alamos National Laboratory fulfilled one of its annual spring rites Thursday evening, honoring the inventors who discover and explore newfound territory in science and technology.

    On the terrace of Fuller Lodge with blustery winds buffeting the paperwork, hundreds of names were called and a score of awards were presented to researchers for their patents, copyrights, licenses, research agreements and regional economic contributions.

  • Pride Survey: Los Alamos parents can help reduce student drug use

    The results from this year’s Pride Survey are in.

    The verdict?

    Los Alamos middle and high school students drink less than the national average, but are right on par with drug use in schools around the country.

    The survey, designated an official measurement of adolescent drug and alcohol use in America by the federal government in 1998, is administered annually to Los Alamos students to help school and community organizations develop strategies to help troubled students get back on track.

  • Helping parents to stay sane

    Parenting never seems like an easy task; there appear to be many opportunities for your hair to bristle, but there is an alternative to pulling it out by the roots.

    Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church and Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church are sponsoring two parenting classes, titled “Parenting in the 21st Century: A Perspective on Sanity in a Crazy World.”

  • Sports update

    Fastpitch clinic set for June 8

    Members of the Los Alamos High School softball coaching staff will hold a pitching clinic June 8.

    The pitching clinic will be held from 3-5 p.m. at Overlook Park in White Rock. It is open to girls ages 12-18. Pitchers of all ability are welcome.

    Participation in the clinic is free.

    For more information, call Craig Kelley at 672-3133 or Jim Ruhe at 662-4941.

    Track camp will open June 9

    KSC Summer Youth Track Camp will have several sessions scheduled this summer.

    KSC Camp is open to boys and girls 6-13.

  • Glenn Robert Harry

    HARRY – Glenn Robert Harry, age 83, passed away May 26, 2008, in Deland, Fla. He and his wife Gwendolyn lived in Los Alamos, N.M., for 32 years. In 2004, they moved to a retirement community in Florida.

  • He's back!

    It has been nearly 20 years since Indiana Jones graced our screens in “The Last Crusade.” After many years of speculation and numerous rewrites of the screenplay, Steven Spielberg has once again teamed up with the all- star cast of Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and now Shia LaBeouf and Cate Blanchett to tell a new story of the famous archeologist and his quest for hidden treasure.

    In this latest film, Indiana races against a group of Russian KGB to try and obtain the mythical crystal skull from an ancient South American kingdom.