Today's News

  • Baseball holding waffle breakfast Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team is hosting a waffle breakfast Saturday at the Masonic Lodge on 15th Street.

    Tickets for the breakfast are $6 per person. The breakfast runs from 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

  • Los Alamos students win Supercomputer Awards

    The New Mexico Supercomuting Challenge awarded dozens of prizes during an award ceremony Tuesday morning.


    Awards were based on presentations of research to a team of volunteer judges on Monday at the J. Robert Oppenheimer Study Center. Participants also discussed poster displays of their computing projects. Many students toured the laboratory’s supercomputing centers and heard talks and saw demonstrations by laboratory researchers.


  • Even Cancer Survivors Forget Life is Precious

    We all know by now that cancer survivors don’t always show their true emotions, and I’m no better than any other.

    But its Cancer-versary time again and to say I’ve been down of late would be an understatement. But something I heard the other day gave me the sudden jolt I needed to kick myself in the butt!

  • Beware of exuberant optimism

    Dear Editor,

    A long eight years ago, in Washington, D.C., notice was taken of a budget surplus that had arisen. The surplus was quickly eliminated by giving tax cuts to people who didn’t need them. We then launched two wars, one right and one wrong but both expensive, so that we reestablished the usual deficit.

  • A big piece of the past is gone

    Dear Editor,

    In 1949 a group of very courageous people, believing in the future and a future that they hoped would long outlive them, built a town in probably the worst possible location for any town. It took them 20 years to do it, but they left a legacy and a heritage to be cherished and added upon. Now, we celebrate 60 years of Los Alamos and I find it strange indeed that we do so not by adding to the legacy but by policies and devices that would destroy it and remake it to be something wholly different and unrecognizable from what was created.

  • Senate panel hears plans for cleanup complex

    Los Alamos National Laboratory will receive $212 million in recovery act funding and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, $172 million in the national campaign to create jobs quickly while accelerating reduction of contamination left over from the Cold War.

  • Some CIP applications put on hold

    County councilors’ discussion at their last budget hearing focused on Capital Improvement Projects. Tonight they will switch gears and focus on departments’ operating budgets.

    It has been said before that the county spends money freely where capital projects are concerned. In fact, the cost of some CIP projects, such as the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex, have gone up in price, a move that some residents disagree with.

  • Community thanks concert promoter Russ Gordon

    The man who fills downtown with music each summer was recognized at a special FAN Club in the Chamber of Commerce offices Wednesday evening.

    “What a gas, this is so fun,” said Russ Gordon of the large crowd who gathered to honor and thank him.

    This summer his Los Alamos Summer Concert Series is hosting 22 free concerts from May 15 through the end of August. Local, national and international acts are included in the series.

  • Celebrating spring

    Music, laced with poetry, creates a weaving fit for springtime. It seems appropriate then, that the Coro de Camara is spreading out a blanket of flowery poetry and music, during its upcoming concert, which will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the United Church. The group will present the concert again at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Scottish Rite Center in Santa Fe.

    For the concert, “April Flowers,” Coro de Camara member Laura Erikson said, “the program is choral music set to wonderful poetry of flowers and spring.

  • LACA offers a real jewel for its season finale

    The Los Alamos Concert Association’s Jewel of a Season wraps up May 3, with a performance by Julia Fischer. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium.