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Today's News

  • Visit the pumpkin patch to support Pion

    It’s that time of year again.  The leaves are turning and there is a chill in the air.  Fall is here and so is the Fourth Annual Piñon Elementary School Pumpkin Patch.

    The event will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the school, located at 90 Grand Canyon Drive in White Rock.

    This year, not only will pumpkins and baked goods be sold, but there will be lots of fun activities for children. The PTO will provide face painting, craft projects, games and a bouncy house.  Admission costs $1 per child.

  • ’Topper marching band finishes season on a strong note

    There are a lot of rookies in the Los Alamos High School Marching Band, including the new band director, Zane Meek.  However, their performance at two recent competitions, the Pageant of the Bands and the Zia Competition, proved that while they maybe newcomers, they definitely have talent.   

  • Enola Gay navigator to speak in L.A.

    Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, the navigator for the Enola Gay, will be in Los Alamos Sunday for an appearance and book signing sponsored by the Los Alamos Historical Society. One of two surviving crewmembers of the Enola Gay, Van Kirk served as the navigator for the 509th Composite Group, the squadron that ultimately delivered the atomic bombs on Japan.

    Tickets for the event are $5 and are available at the Los Alamos Historical Museum Shop, 1050 Bathtub Row, just north of Fuller Lodge.

  • Espionage suspect explains strategy

    During a three hour interview Wednesday afternoon, former Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist P. Leonardo Mascheroni spoke in detail as to why he thinks the FBI seized property from his Camino Mora home Monday.

     “The FBI came to my home about 9:30 a.m. Monday and asked to come in because they wanted to talk to me about something. I let them in and they presented a search warrant,” Mascheroni said. “It’s very clear it is treason - the case the government wants to make against me - I was never a spy.”

  • A timeless story gets on the screen

    It’s amazing that the book, “Where the Wild Things Are” only needed a few sentences to become beloved by young readers for generations. It’s not just the words that resonate with people – you see the story’s illustrations everywhere – coffee cups, T-shirts, posters and stuffed animals. To make a movie after a book that every kid has read and memorized and that features illustrations that everyone recognizes seems tough. There is sure to be someone who will huff, “This is not as good as the book.”

  • Talking taxes

    Budget and finance matters preoccupied Los Alamos county councilors at their regular meeting in White Rock Tuesday night.

    After approving an ordinance early in the evening to issue up to $25 million in bonds related to utility system projects, councilors had a lot more to say about budget matters during a portion of the agenda devoted to budget guidance.

    County Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne asked for suggestions in several key areas of the budget, using a prepared list of policy questions as a starting point.

  • Officials surprise Baker with tour

    An Atomic City Trolley rolled up to the door of the unsuspecting county administrator’s downtown office at noon Wednesday, where he was hosting a final meeting with senior staff.

    Staff who attended the meeting and hundreds more throughout Los Alamos and White Rock were in on the secret kept from County Administrator Max Baker for several weeks.

  • PEN AND INK POSSIBILITIES: A little help from my friends

    ­­I’ve always been proud of my independence. I feel as though I can go anywhere by myself – a movie, a restaurant, another country – and be just fine.

     I still relish the time in high school when I traveled to London with a school group proceeded to purchase a ticket to see an evening production of the musical, “Rent.” I traveled to and from the theater all by myself.

  • Support the summer concert series

    Russ Gordon, organizer of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series, is putting on a show Friday although not in the usual settings.

    Acoustic slide guitarist and banjo player Tony Furtado will perform at 8 p.m. at the Blue Window Bistro. Tickets for the concert cost $12.

    Hearing Furtado live is well worth the money, which will help support next years’ summer concert series.

  • Swine flu-related deaths reach 16 in New Mexico

    Novel H1N1 influenza is the predominant strain of flu in New Mexico at this time. All positive flu tests are presumed to be novel H1N1 influenza. The Department of Health is tracking hospitalizations and deaths to determine if there is a change in the severity of the disease.   

    The severity of illness due to novel H1N1 influenza has not changed nationally or in New Mexico from the spring.

    Influenza-Like Illness