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Today's News

  • Our View: Anderson era comes to an end

    Dr. James Anderson stepped out of his office at 751 Trinity Drive today and into retirement. As superintendent of Los Alamos Public Schools for 14 years, he leaves behind a proud legacy.

    Sen. Pete Domenici recognized this, saying, “Although the school district will certainly miss his leadership, I believe he is leaving a solid foundation for even greater educational growth and development for students and the entire community.”

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Son and medicine enrich doctor's life

    Dr. Aparimita Lahiri is often seen walking around town with her 12-year-old son Soumyo Lahiri-Gupta by her side. Whether entering Los Alamos Medical Center to admit a patient or her private practice in Central Park Square, they make a delightful pair.

    “Sometimes my patients want to meet Soumyo, so I let him come in and say hi because it brightens their day,” Lahiri said. “But most of the time he’s in the lobby area or in the nurse’s station.”

  • Municipal Court closes three days for training

    The Los Alamos Municipal Court will be closed from June 24-27 for required staff training.

    Payments due during this period of closure can be mailed to P.O. Box 30, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

    Court appearances required during this time can be rescheduled by calling 662-8024/8025/8026 either before Monday or after June 29.

    Municipal Court is located in the Community Building, 475 20th Street, and regular hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Tort claim filed against county

    Adam Shipman filed a tort claim notice with the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office Monday for damage he says was caused to his home at 2399-B 37th Street during phase II of the Diamond Drive Project. A tort claim is a federal or state act which, under certain conditions, waives governmental immunity and allows lawsuits by people who claim they have been harmed by wrongful acts including negligence, by government agencies or their employees.

  • Sports update

    Triatomics’ Splash-N-Dash starts Wednesday

    The Triatomics Multisports Club and the Los Alamos County Recreation Division will be sponsoring the Splash-N-Dash series.

    The Splash-N-Dash will start Wednesday, and additional events will be held July 2, July 16 and July 30.

    Two training courses will be available. The short course features a 200-yard swim, 3K run and the long course is a 400-yard swim and 5K run.

    The training events are free to the public. Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Each event is limited to 80 participants.

  • Baseball: County teams advance in T of C

    At least one team from Los Alamos is guaranteed to advance to the District 1 Juniors Tournament of Champions final.

    Both the Los Alamos Red Sox and the Los Alamos Padres advanced into the semifinals of the Tournament of Champions, which started Friday and continues through Wednesday at Virchow Field in White Rock.

    The Padres were 11-1 winners over the Santa Fe Titans and the Red Sox topped Pojoaque 16-5 to advance to Tuesday’s semifinal.

  • Baseball: Red Sox top Yankees 6-2, win Los Alamos County Majors tourney

    While there was some doubt as to whether the District 1 Little League Tournament of Champions was even going to happen as of Saturday, Steve Capelli was rooting for one.

    “I’d like one more tournament with this team,” said Capelli, manager of the White Rock Red Sox. “I think we can beat everybody in northern New Mexico. That’s how good we are.”

    Few in Los Alamos County can argue.

    The Red Sox capped off an outstanding County Majors Tournament Saturday, topping the Los Alamos Yankees 6-2 at Byers Field for the 2008 county title.

  • Rose Elaine Morris

    MORRIS – The memorial service for Rose Elaine Morris scheduled for today will have a start time of 12:30 p.m. rather than noon as previously stated. Refreshments will follow the service.

  • Almeda Inez Gibson Patton

    Patton – Almeda Inez Gibson Patton, 68, died Wednesday, June 10, 2008. Her home was in Durant, Okla. She was born in Lakeview, Texas, Jan. 10, 1940, to Phillip Musgrove & Inez (Messer) Gibson, now deceased. She married Donald DeWayne Patton Dec. 20, 1958. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Patton enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading and Bible study. Almeda worked for Jafra Sales as a representative, and as an election official. She was a member of the Dudes and Dolls Square Dance Club and Texoma Squares.

  • Burt Kenneth Davis

    DAVIS – Burt Kenneth Davis, 59, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away Monday, June 9, 2008, at Sombrillo Nursing Center. Burt was born Jan. 9, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo. He grew up there and was active in the Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Finley Engineering College in Kansas City and after graduation began working for the Bendix Corporation there. In 1976, he transferred to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he worked until his retirement in 2006.