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Today's News

  • Senate panel votes to restore LANL funds

    A Senate subcommittee this morning proposed to restore funding for a major construction project at Los Alamos National Laboratory, but agreed with the House on withholding funding for the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) project that the Bush Administration requested.

    Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., ranking member of the appropriations subcommittee called the Senate proposal for the Department of Energy, Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation, “one of the most inadequately funded bills,” under consideration.

  • Catch the buzz at PEEC's beekeeping classes

    Wondering what is the sweetest class that the Pajarito Environmental Education Center will be offering this summer? Without a doubt, it is the classes on beekeeping with local honey man Scott Mills of Mariposa Apiaries in Los Alamos.

    The first of the two classes is offered for those who are interested in learning more about honeybees and beekeeping in general. Topics in this two-hour introductory course will include life inside the beehive, the honeybee life cycle, the importance of honeybees, and protective clothing and basic equipment needed for getting started.

  • SKYWARN Spotter training set for White Rock

    A three-hour SKYWARN spotter training class is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 24 in Fire Station 3 at 129 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

    Los Alamos Emergency Manager Philmont Taylor explained that anyone wishing to become a SKYWARN weather spotter can fulfill their training requirement by attending this class.

    The National Weather Service (NWS) in Albuquerque is currently recruiting SKYWARN Spotters in its County Warning and Forecast Area, which includes Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties as well as Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos, and other counties in northern and central New Mexico.

  • Kiwanis fireworks brighten another Fourth

    This year’s sparkling Fourth of July extravaganza adds to the more than three decades the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos has delivered its popular fireworks show to the community.

  • Baseball: 11-12 All-Star rosters announced

    Here are the rosters for the Los Alamos Little League and White Rock Little League All-Stars.

    The District 1 tournament started Saturday in Santa Fe. Results from Saturday’s games weren’t available at press time.

    Los Alamos 11-12 All-Stars

    Peter Brewer

    Jonah Dickens

    Daniel Finn

    Matthew Frye

    Tristen Hill

    Koby Leeches

    McKenzie Logan

    Trevor Pacheco

    Ryan Pappas

    Raul Roybal

    William Steinkamp

    Glen Pappas, manager

    Jason Leeches, coach

    White Rock 11-12 All-Stars

    Clint Adams

  • Senior Men's ACI: Sanchez grabs 3-hole win

    Bruce Takala started off Saturday’s final match like gangbusters.

    Takala topped 2007 senior’s champion Eddie Sanchez on the eighth and ninth holes, where the pair started, to grab a 2-hole lead.

    But it wouldn’t stay that way for long.

    Sanchez scored back-to-back pars on the 10th and 11th holes and would eventually go up to stay, holding on for a 3 and 1 victory in Saturday’s Atomic City Invitational senior’s final.

  • Women's ACI: Anast takes match play title Saturday

    Sarah Anast was quick to give a shout out after her win Saturday.

    “Emily helped me a lot,” Anast said, talking about her caddy Emily Fortgang. “She kept my mind off golf. I didn’t have to think about it and about what I was doing. I know I can play, I just had to go out and do it.”

    Anast trailed big early to her opponent in the women’s Atomic City Invitational final, Anita Dunmar, but got on a roll to cut into that lead. Anast would hold on at the final hole to take a 1-up victory Saturday.

  • Men's ACI: Norman, Sanchez advance to final

    A wily veteran and an up-and-comer will duke it out in today’s men’s final of the Atomic City Invitational.

    Jason Norman and Lee Sanchez advanced to the championship match of the championship flight with big wins Saturday.

    Norman, a former Los Alamos High School standout, continued an impressive run through the men’s title flight Saturday, knocking off Tim Johnson 3 and 2 in Saturday’s semifinal match at Los Alamos Golf Course.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: What's in a name?

    Whether the request was frivolous, childish or crude – it was surely one designed to test the limits of the First Amendment.

    The New Mexico Supreme Court recently denied a Los Alamos man, whose current legal name is “Variable,” the request to change his name to F--- Censorship.

    Bernalillo County Judge Nan Nash denied his petition for a name change on the grounds that it was “obscene, offensive and would not comport with common decency.”

  • Patricia Jean Wright McMullen

    McMullen – Patricia Jean Wright McMullen, 70, of Lubbock, died June 26, 2008, at home.

    Pat was born Aug. 23, 1937, to Charles L. and Olivia Blue Wright in Lubbock, Texas. Her two children, Tina and Bob, were born in Lubbock prior to her leaving West Texas in 1963 with her husband, John, after his graduation from Tech. After a short period in Claremont, Calif., the family moved to Los Alamos in 1966.