Today's News

  • Construction alters parade route


    Construction along Central Avenue has altered the route of Los Alamos’s July 4 parade slightly.

    Children who want to participate in the annual Y and American Legion Post 90 July 4 Kids’ Parade should meet at 10 a.m., at “the elephant” at Ashley Pond.

    The Parade begins at 11 a.m. and will take the route of:

    • East on Central to 20th Street; turn left.

    • Follow 20th Street around Fuller Lodge and down Bathtub Row to Nectar. Turn Right.

    ·• Follow Nectar to 15th Street; turn Right.

  • Cone Zone 07-04-14


    Central Avenue Improvements Project:

    Central Avenue continues to be fully closed between 15th Street and 20th Street for night work between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

    During the daytime, Central Avenue between 15th and 20th will consist of one lane of westbound traffic. Eastbound Central traffic will be detoured to Deacon, to 15th and back to eastbound Central. The detour was moved from Trinity Drive to Deacon to enhance traffic flow. 

    On-street parking on Central will be closed, use alternate parking in the area.

  • LANL contractor lays off workers


    The Los Alamos contractor that packaged the radioactive waste linked to a leak at the government’s nuclear waste dump is laying off workers.

    A Los Alamos spokesman Wednesday confirmed that Energy Solutions has reduced its workforce by 115 because its contract for packing the waste for shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad expired June 30. 

    That is the date the lab was supposed to have thousands of barrels of contaminated waste off its northern New Mexico campus. But the final shipments were halted after the February leak that shuttered WIPP was traced to a barrel packed by Energy Solutions.

  • There are no various levels of sin


    “Are there some sins worse than others?”


    To state the painfully obvious: all sin is sin. As we have seen, sin is a state of rebellion against God. It is a falling short of His holiness and perfection. It is continually choosing self over God; that is, making self one’s own god. In this sense, all humans are sinners and all sins are offensive to God (Rom. 1-3). This fact is why we ought to be very hesitant to point out the sins of others as if they are worse than we are (and/or that we are somehow superior.)

  • Church listings 7-4-14


    Baha’i Faith

    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com.  Summer worship, at 9 a.m., runs from mid-May through mid-August. Fellowship with refreshments following the service at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

  • A decent respect: Renewing the Spirit of ‘76


    July 4, 1776 gave birth to perhaps the most revolutionary political document in the history of civilization, submitted by men who proclaimed, “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.” 

    Pretty heavy stuff for a group of heroes who knew that their actions exposed them all to charges of treason, for which the penalty was swift and sure execution at the hands of the colonial masters whose authority they defied.

  • Happy Second of August


    Another 4th of July? Didn’t we just have one last year?

    Yeah, it’s time again to watch your 12-year-old kid march in the town’s parade, make red white and blue cupcakes for a party, turn the TV to any of the 500 war movies playing on Encore, fire up the grill and show your patriotism by eating enough food to feed a family of six.

    And to truly demonstrate an undying love for America, hang a flag outside and set off some fireworks!

    What could be more true-blue American than blowing things up?

  • People in the news 07-03-14


    James Coburn, son of Martha C. Perkins, of Taos and Steven Coburn of Los Alamos has received High Honors for Blocs five and six of the current school year. 

    The High Honors distinction specifies that a student must have a 4.0 grade point average for an academic bloc, a period of four or five weeks. There are seven blocs in the school year. 


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    Laura Ambrosiano, a 2006 graduate of Los Alamos High School, has just moved to a new computer-modeling role with Atomic Cartoons in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

  • Nursing students awarded Stoddard Scholarship


    Two 2014 Los Alamos High School graduates, Haley Butler-Moore and Allyssa Tedder, were recently awarded the Stoddard Scholarship for nursing and education. 

    Deciding on a nursing major did not come easily to Butler-Moore, she said she has always longed to make a difference and solidifying her decision was a trip to Costa Rica last summer where she met two nurses: one who worked in the emergency room and another who was a retired surgical nurse.  

    With the Costa Rican mountains in view, she conversed with these two professionals about the field of nursing. These discussions cemented Butler-Moore’s desire to study nursing. 

    She is the daughter of Stacy Kyle and Nylea Butler-Moore; she will attend the University of New Mexico. 

  • Be There calendar 07-02-14 to 07-08-14



    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.


    Eureka! 4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Artistic interpretations of discovery by a variety of local artists in a variety of media. The Portal Gallery features the work of Katherine Brittin and Charryl Berger. Daily through July 26.