Today's News

  • Central lighting a bad idea

    Dear Editor,


    The pedestrian lighting recently installed on Central Avenue is ridiculous.  What would inspire a town of smart people to make such a foolish decision?


    On-line I found minutes from a county meeting from October 2007 in which the pedestrian lights were mentioned.  At the same meeting was a discussion of the town motto, “Where Discoveries are Made” and mention of the idea of “branding” Los Alamos.


  • Mr. Phelps think on the future

    Dear Editor,


    First, I’d like to congratulate Ralph Phelps on his appointment to council. He’ll do the job to the best of his ability with honor and integrity.


     Personally, I’m not all that dissappointed that I wasn’t appointed. But from a policy perspective, I am a bit surprised and a bit dismayed the Debbie Gill was not selected, for she has a solid understanding of the need to broaden the economic base of Los Alamos.


  • League lobbies legislature

    The New Mexico League of Women Voters Tuesday pressed state legislators for commitments, pro and con, on bills the league has decided to favor or oppose this year.


    Kicking off League Day at the Legislature with an early morning informational meeting in Morgan Hall at the State Land Office, state President Kathy Campbell of Los Alamos introduced the plans for a day of lobbying in the Capitol, including committee visits and gallery views of the separate House and Senate general sessions.


  • REDI celebration held at Capitol

    The rotunda in the State Capitol was abuzz with activity Tuesday morning as representatives from a handful of northern New Mexico counties gathered to accept awards for their partnership in the Regional Economic Development Initiative.


  • Snapping a few shots

    The whole purpose of the Los Alamos Photography Club is to get people excited and appreciative of the art of photography. What better way to fulfill this purpose than to host an exhibit that shows just what photography can produce and where the art form can take you?

    The exhibit, which opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Mesa Public Library, is not exclusive to members of the club; anyone can submit work. Show coordinator Doug Coombs said there is no limit for photographs, as long as there is room.

  • Feast on literature

    We all have our favorite parts in books. They stick with us long after the last page has been read. For me, many of the most memorable scenes have to do with dinner.

    When I read passages of people sitting down for a meal, I feel as though I have received a mental snack. If the right words are chosen, my stomach starts growling and the descriptions satisfy my taste buds.

  • Jackie McGehee Piano Concerto contestants to perform Sunday

    The public is invited to attend a piano concerto recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Fuller Lodge.

    The four students who were chosen by a juried audition to participate in the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra’s Jackie McGehee Piano Concerto Competition will present the concert. These auditions will held on Feb. 14 in Albuquerque at Keller Hall.   

  • Baseball: Tim Wallach introduced as new manager of the Isotopes

    ALBUQUERQUE — To introduce the new manager of the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Los Angeles Dodgers organizations called upon their own former manager.

    Tommy Lasorda, the great Dodger manager who steered the team to two World Series titles in the 1980s, was on-hand at the Isotopes’ press conference Wednesday to introduce Tim Wallach, a former Major League All-Star who spent three years with the Los Angeles club.

    The Isotopes, the Triple-A club that has played in Albuquerque since 2003, changed MLB club affiliations over the winter.

  • Boys basketball: Capital rallies to knock off LA by 3

    With just one quarter remaining, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team looked like it was about to take a big step toward slamming the district’s front door shut.

    With zeroes on the clock, the District 2AAAA chase was once again wide open.

    Los Alamos appeared to have the momentum going its way heading into the fourth quarter Wednesday night and definitely had a 12-point lead over the Capital Jaguars, then things went south.

  • There on the new day – Carl Newton reflects on the inaugural

    Carl Newton figures he overcame enough obstacles to qualify for the little bit of viewing space he struggled to occupy at the inauguration of President Barack Obama two weeks ago.


    He wanted to be there he said to celebrate the victory and show his support for all the people who worked so hard to bring about that moment of change. What he got out of it was a rededication to a set of values that he thought had gone missing for a long time in the American landscape.