Today's News

  • Thoughts on the Fourth

    An estimated 2.5 million people lived in the United States the year the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.

    Now, America’s population is more than 300 million – but that day back in 1776 still holds great meaning for its citizens.

  • Coincidences surround WWII pilot's local cousin

    The latest in a chain of uncanny coincidences linked to World War II pilot Lt. Everett L. Bailey occurred when a white car caught his cousin Fred Farnsworth’s eye while driving past the Los Alamos Lemon Lot last September.

    Farnsworth, a World War II veteran himself, called the owner, who turned out to be originally from Switzerland.

    “I asked her if she knew of Lake Greifensee and she told me she had friends there that she was planning to visit this summer,” he said.

  • Unified criteria for historic districts is in the works

    Determining guidelines for historic locations in and around Los Alamos is trickier than you might think.

    The Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board met Wednesday to discuss a strategy for developing a set of criteria that would outline the basic requirements needed to label a property or set of properties “historic.”

    Board members tossed around the idea of excluding the Bathtub Row Historic District from the criteria, or segregating it from requirements for other properties to ensure its longevity as a Los Alamos landmark.

  • The library to get ready to rock!

    To anyone who thinks a library is just books, its time to look between the shelves because the Los Alamos County Library System is about to prove just how cool it really is. The rock ’n’ roll band, The High Strung is coming to perform, along with the local band, The Small Town Lab Rats.

    The free concert will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge and is sponsored by the county libraries and funded in part by the Friends of the Library.

  • 'Figaro': A well-tempered marriage

    “The Marriage of Figaro” has been one of the world’s most popular operas almost since its first production in Vienna 222 years ago. Through Mozart’s immortal music, never more sublimely simple, and the revolutionary, politically-incorrect play of Beaumarchais, the complex depths of the human heart are plumbed under the deceptively pleasing guise of romantic farce. Nobody dies, true love triumphs and everyone is paired off appropriately.

  • LAMS discovers science is fun

    Possessing intellect is not the only vital component to being successful in science; having fun is also essential.

    A team of Los Alamos Middle School eighth-graders put this theory to the test during the regional and national Science Bowl competitions, and their conclusion revealed enjoyment and brains are equally important.

  • Helping to build homes through pasta

    While members of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church and Bethlehem Lutheran Evangelical Church prepare to host the annual Vacation Bible School and Day Camp, which will be held July 7-11, the House of Hope Women are making preparations for the annual Vacation Bible School evening family dinner.

  • Off and On: Our history is well worth learning

    The July 4th weekend is a celebration of our nation’s independence and our nation’s survival.

    July 4th 145 years ago saw the retreat of the Confederate Army from Gettysburg in defeat, perhaps saving the nation from a permanent split.

    And it led t o the ideal we strove for, as President Lincoln enunciated in his Gettysburg Address and that led to the end of slavery here.

    As we celebrated the anniversary of an event in world history on Friday that deserves to be remembered, we must seek to honor the event every day.

  • Senior Olympics: LA will send 30 athletes to state

    The Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games concluded with 30 local athletes participating and qualifying for the State Games.

    The State Games will be held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces July 29-Aug. 3.

    At the local Games this year, 11 women and 19 men ages 50 to 87 competed. So far, 23 of the qualifiers have registered to compete in Las Cruces.

    The most popular sport this year was shuffleboard with 10 registered participants. Horseshoes and table tennis each had eight participants.

  • Baseball: LA wins District 1 All-Star tourney

    Austin Aslin got plenty more help than he’d need Tuesday night.

    Aslin, pitching for the Los Alamos Juniors All-Stars, retired the first seven hitters he faced and allowed just one run as Los Alamos routed Pojoaque Valley 14-1 to take the District 1 baseball tournament Tuesday.

    Behind Aslin, who threw a complete mercy rule-shortened game, Los Alamos pounded out 11 hits in the five innings, opening up a 9-0 edge after just an inning and a half.

    “After we got the lead, we felt pretty confident we’d pull it out,” Aslin said.