Today's News

  • Thanks for the support

    In keeping with the season, I would like to thank everyone in the community who has contributed so graciously to the LANB account established in my name following September’s trial. Many of your names are not available to me through bank records, so I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your overwhelming generosity.

  • Whatever happened to funny?

    I love peanuts. That is to say, I love “Peanuts.” Charlie Brown was always my hero. Fighting off kite-eating trees. Pitching for the world’s worst baseball team. Having a dog that fought to keep the skies safe from WWI enemy aces. And never, never, never giving up on kicking that football held by our favorite sadistic nickel-a-session psychiatrist.

  • Breaking News: Local man in serious condition after being stabbed with sword

    Police arrested Eric Chaperon, 19, at 1437 Big Rock Loop at 8:30 a.m. today and charged him with battery on a household member with a deadly weapon for reportedly stabbing Quinn Taylor, 20, at the same address with a sword.

    Los Alamos Police Lt. Reggie Briggle said Taylor was rushed by ambulance to St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe in serious condition.

    "He suffered stab wounds to his back and upper leg," Briggle said.

  • Crazy Crafters to host fair


  • Movie features a story of a lifetime

    It’s a story so fantastic and surreal that why wouldn’t it be true? A small-town reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) has uncovered the mother of all stories and he is spreading the truth to everyone.

    “Men Who Stare at Goats” is the story Wilton uncovered. After his wife left him for his editor, Wilton travels to Iraq at the beginning stages of the U.S. invasion to write a killer story and reclaim his pride.

  • Local youth hit by vehicle clings to life at UNM Hospital

    A 12-year-old Los Alamos boy stepped off an Atomic City Transit bus shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday  and into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

    A Chevrolet Avalanche driving in the adjacent lane on San Ildefonso Road at Hawk near Los Alamos Middle School struck the boy, and the impact of the vehicle, driven by an adult male, lifted the youth out of his tennis shoes.

    Lt. Chuck Ney said the boy suffered head and other injuries.

    He was air lifted to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, Ney said.

  • Walk for a cause

    Starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Los Alamos residents can walk to make a difference.

    The CROP Hunger Walk/Turkey Trot will begin at Los Alamos Middle School. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

    Overall, 25 percent of donations stay at the local level with LA Cares, helping supplement the diets of 100 families in town. The other 75 percent helps globally with the fight against hunger and poverty from the grassroots level by providing seeds, tools, basic agricultural techniques, replacing fishing boats lost in the Indonesian tsunami, etc.  

  • Pen and Ink Possibilities: Lend me your ears! I have a story to tell

    At the end of the workday in Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, the House of Hope team climbed out of the buses filthy and tired. The evidence of the three-day house building project was reflected on our clothes. I dug spare nails out of my pants pocket or saw dust caked into my hiking boots.

  • Community orchestra proves its worth during concert

    An eager audience gathered on Friday evening at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church to hear James Knudson perform the First Cello Concerto of Camille Saint-Saens with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra.

    There were, most likely, physicists from the LANL Neutron Scattering Center in the crowd who were stunned to find that their unassuming colleague can do some marvelous things with a cello.  

    His performance projected confidence and a thorough understanding of a difficult score.

  • Fencing: Longo takes fifth in saber for LAFC at N.M. Open

    Grace Longo was the top finisher for the Los Alamos Fencing Club at the New Mexico Open.

    The New Mexico Open was held this weekend at Santa Fe Preparatory School. LAFC sent five of its top local fencers to the event, which attracted more than 130 fencers from around the Rocky Mountain Section and as far away as Florida.

    Longo picked up a fifth-place finish at the Open, earning a bronze medal in the women’s saber competition.