Today's News

  • Church listings 4-10-15

    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. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, 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.
    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.
    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.
    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.
    Church of Christ

  • The Bible is second in importance to God

    “You refer to the Bible as the ‘penultimate authority.’ Doesn’t that lessen its authority?” — Katrina

    Christian faith holds that one God above all gods is ultimate authority (Ex. 20:3; Deut. 6:4). The eternal, sovereign Creator (1 Ti. 1:17), transcending time and space, He is the supreme, ontological ground of being (Is. 40:21-26, 28).
    The faith also contends that God has a message for humans. Referred to by the Greek word kerygma (which means “preaching”, Lk. 4:18-19; Ro. 10:14; Mt. 3:1), this message is that God has made a way, through the life and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, to rescue a broken humanity that cannot save itself.
    In place since before the beginning of time, this message is the expression of God’s heart and purpose for His creation (Eph. 1:3-12). It is the essence of the holy, just, gracious, merciful God. It is for this reason that creation itself and all eternity venerate the living, loving God (Lk. 19:40; Rev. 7:9-12).

  • Two manufacturers share machines, expertise with outside entrepreneurs

    Any entrepreneur with a product idea or prototype can find someone to build it in New Mexico.
    Two companies that do just that for a variety of clients are Marpac, a maker of devices that secure medical tubes and collars, and TEAM Technologies Inc., which designs and fabricates products that require advanced engineering and electronics.
    Both Albuquerque companies opened their doors for New Mexico Manufacturing Day activities last fall and plan to participate again this year.

    From full service to a single stitch

  • Doing the math on math

    The orphanage door was locked and the only way to open the door was to punch in a cryptic key, the deranged design of an eccentric locksmith.
    The key was a zero of a quartic equation displayed above the door, a labyrinth of logic for your average citizen.
    As smoke billowed from the rooftop, firefighters were unable to get inside to rescue the children.
    The fire chief yelled out, “Quick! We need to know how to determine the x-intercepts for this quartic!”
    Fortunately, I was ready, armed with the algebraic knowledge that allowed me to recognize the quadratic form embedded in the esoteric equation. I quickly derived the root, entered the key and rescued the children!
    OK, so this didn’t really happen. I’m still waiting for my chance to be an algorithmic hero, but I’m sure that one day, knowing how to factor a polynomial will be a life-changing event.
    When studying new concepts, my math students always ask, “What am I going to ever use this for? What good is it?”
     I could tell them, “Well, it keeps me employed,” but if that were really the reason, I’d be the first to say we shouldn’t teach it!
    So why do we study math? Or more to the geometric point, why do we study the math we study?

  • And There's The Pitch

    Los Alamos pitcher Jordan Hammock delivers a strike in Wednesday’s softball game against Española Valley. Los Alamos has a big doubleheader Saturday at Bernalillo for the early District 2-5A lead. Game times are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • Religion class to start on April 19

    A new “Gospel Principles” class will begin on April 19 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    This free course will provide basic gospel instruction in a small-group setting where questions and discussion are welcome. Interested community members are invited to attend.
    The focus of the class will be to gain an understanding of basic doctrine as supported by the scriptures and the words of latter-day prophets and apostles. Discussion on how gospel principles can be applied to daily living will be included.
    The course will enable participants to find answers to life’s questions, gain an assurance of individual purpose and self-worth and face personal and family challenges with faith.
    The class will meet 2:20-3 p.m. Sundays at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1967 18th St.
    Class attendees are welcome to join the congregation for worship services from 1-2:10 p.m., but attendance at worship services is not required in order to attend the Gospel Principles class. Course materials, including a course manual, are provided at each class meeting.
    For more information on the class, contact Joshua Miller at 695-7502.

  • Rio Grande users may be in for a tough year

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Cities and farmers that depend on water from the Rio Grande could be in for another tough year.
    Snowpack from the mountains that feed the waterway is halfway gone, and there has been little to no precipitation in the last month. That means federal officials will be managing the river for drought for a fifth consecutive year.
    The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the annual operating plan Thursday for the Middle Rio Grande. Some of the lakes that store river water are in better shape than last year but nowhere close to the 100 percent average that federal officials had predicted a month ago when snowpack was plentiful.
    The Bureau of Reclamation said it is negotiating water leases to supplement river flows through at least June 15. After that, the agency can let small stretches of the river south of Albuquerque and above Elephant Butte to run dry, spokeswoman Mary Carlson said.
    For now, federal officials are forecasting the flow into reservoirs along the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico to be about half of average. Albuquerque, Santa Fe and others that rely on San Juan-Chama water will see a shortage in their allocations, based on Thursday’s predictions.

  • Police Beat 4-10-15

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, server a court summons, or issued a citation.

    April 2

    7:37 a.m. — A 16-year-old woman reported she was the victim of careless driving on East Jemez Road.

    10:37 p.m. — A runaway was reported on Orange Street.

    April 3

    12:12 p.m. — An 18-year-old Los Alamos woman reported she was the victim of criminal damage to property (less than $1,000) on Paige Loop.

    9:22 p.m. — Robert Rodriguez, 24, of Española, was arrested on a District Court warrant at Los Alamos Police Department.

    10:46 p.m. — Jose Sanchez Morales, 18, was arrested on possession of marijuana (more than 1 ounce) at 20th Street and Trinity Drive.

    April 6

    11:48 a.m. — Christopher Cruze, 26, of Española, was arrested on a Magistrate Court bench warrant at the Los Alamos Police Department.

    3:34 p.m. — Arturo Houston, 32, of Española, was arrested on a Magistrate Court bench warrant at Los Alamos Police Department.

    April 7

  • Education, public safety get a boost

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez signed a $6.2 billion budget Thursday boosting spending for education, child welfare, public safety and economic development.
    “This is a responsible budget that invests heavily in creating jobs and educating our children,” Martinez said. The signing was held at IntelliCyt, a 42-employee Albuquerque company which produces tools to facilitate the study of cells.
    Over the past four years, Martinez said she has focused on restoring the state’s fiscal footing. New Mexico can no longer rely on “Washington politicians to fuel our economy” but should instead look to local businesses to create jobs and help strengthen the state’s economy, she said.
    The U.S. Commerce Department announced Thursday that New Mexico leads the nation in export-related job growth, the governor said, adding that the news comes on the heels of data showing the state has nearly doubled its exports to Mexico in one year.
    Martinez reiterated what she has said in recent public appearances: The state added 16,000 jobs in the past year, the strongest growth since 2006.
    With the 2016 fiscal year budget, Martinez said she wants to continue the state’s economic growth.

  • Update 4-10-15

    Living Treasures

    The induction ceremony for the new class of Living Treasures of Los Alamos is scheduled for Sunday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. New honorees include Loring Cox Jr., Joyce Eyster and C. Robert Emigh. The ceremony will start at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

    No school

    Monday will be a professional development day for staff at Los Alamos Public Schools. There will be no school for students that day.

    Book and Gifts Fair

    There is a Book and Gift Fair at Los Alamos Medical Center Saturday and Sunday. The fair will go from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. Proceeds will go to benefit the LAMC auxiliary.


    The Board of Public Utilities will have its regular meeting Wednesday. It is set for 5:30 p.m. in council chambers.


    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet Thursday at the municipal building. Meeting time is set for 5:30 p.m.


    Los Alamos Historical Society will present a Harry S Truman Chautauqua Tuesday at Fuller Lodge. It will be at 7:30 p.m. Truman, the 33rd president fo the United States, will be performed by former history professor Noel Pugach.