Today's News

  • 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.

  • Working for the worst spy in history

    ALBUQUERQUE — If money is the measure, convicted American spy Robert Hanssen didn’t make much during his 22-year spree trading secrets for cash – especially compared to the devastation he caused the government he was supposed to serve.

  • Interns look to make a splash in business world

    A local insurance company is giving two ambitious students with a knack for customer service a valuable head start in the business world.

    Justin Mazuranich, 18, of Albuquerque and Krista Edwards, 20, of Los Alamos, are currently knee deep in policy reviews and insurance claims, simultaneously answering phones and developing marketing strategies – all part of their daily duties as State Farm interns at Lou Santoro’s agency.

  • Taking the tour: local cyclists gear up for the 36th

    The New Mexico cycling community is in for a treat.

    The Roadrunners Cycling Club will host the longest-running bicycle race in the state July 20: the 36th annual Tour de Los Alamos.

    The 27-mile open highway race that traverses the Hill and White Rock is a “beautiful and challenging course,” as one local volunteer organizer puts it.

  • Zelda Geneith St. Clair

    St. Clair – Zelda Geneith St. Clair of Caon City, Colo., 81, died June 28, 2008, at St. Thomas More Hospital. She was born April 15, 1927, in Anderson, Ind., to Paul Loraine and Sallie Irene (Richards) Cheatham. In 1929, the Cheatham family moved to Caon City where Zelda grew up, graduating from Caon City High School in 1945.

  • Dugald 'Dug' Albert Pinyan

    Pinyan – Dugald “Dug” Albert Pinyan, 82, born in Holtville, Calif., passed away Wednesday night June 18, 2008, in Los Alamos, N.M.

    Dug graduated from Pacific Union College with a B.A. in 1949,and from the University of Washington with an M.A. in biology and undergraduate studies in both chemistry and microbiology in 1952. He went on to graduate from the United States Army Command and General Staff College as a Major in 1971 and continued his education toward obtaining a Ph.D.