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Today's News

  • LA's Year in Sports: Stars shine brightest under the most intense spotlights

    Stars shine brightest under the most intense spotlights.

    Such was the case for Los Alamos’ star athletes in 2011.

    Athletes in every sport came up big for 2011, but few bigger than the top prep athletes in the county and they dominated the headlines during the past 12 months.

    Only a handful of athletes in Los Alamos County could claim to have had a better year than did Chase Ealey. Ealey earned three track and field state titles, completing a trifecta which might possibly never be duplicated, with the exception of herself repeating the feat in a few months’ time.

  • NNSA responds to CMRR delay

    It will be about a year before construction can start on a new plutonium laboratory at Los Alamos National Laboratory after Congress pulled back funding for the project and restricted how the money can be spent.

    The Congressional action also raised questions about the long-term prospects for the new Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility.

  • Johnson bolts GOP to join Libertarians

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a longshot candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, said Wednesday he is leaving the GOP in favor of running as a Libertarian.

    Johnson told a news conference at the state Capitol that the decision was difficult but that he "was deeply disappointed by the treatment I received in the Republican nomination process."

    Johnson has been excluded from all but two GOP presidential debates. He also has barely registered in the polls.

  • Cheetah the chimp from 1930s Tarzan flicks dies at 80

    PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — A Florida animal sanctuary says Cheetah the chimpanzee sidekick in the Tarzan movies of the early 1930s has died at age 80.

    The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor announced that Cheetah died Dec. 24 of kidney failure.

    Sanctuary outreach director Debbie Cobb on Wednesday told The Tampa Tribune that Cheetah was outgoing, loved finger painting and liked to see people laugh. She says he seemed to be tuned into human feelings.

    Based on the works of author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the Tarzan stories, which have spawned scores of books and films over the years, chronicle the adventures of a man who was raised by apes in Africa.

  • Sights and Sounds: Looking Back at 2011

    2011 saw its fair share of historic events from unrest in the Middle East, including the deaths of Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi, to protests that occupied the world and the loss of creative genius Steve Jobs.

  • Be There 12-27-11

    Saturday

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “A Thousand Clowns,” by Herb Gardner. Cowgirl BBQ will cater a Texas-style dinner. There will be a New Year’s Eve countdown and celebration, with music and dancing following the show. Patrick Kelly will act as emcee and DJ. Tickets are $45 per person and are available at CB Fox Department Store. Doors open at 7 p.m.

    Jan. 2

    Williams Lake snowshoe with Pajarito Environmental Education Center. This moderate snowshoe is four miles roundtrip, with 1,500 feet of elevation gain to a lake in the Taos Ski Valley. Meet at PEEC at 8:30 a.m. to carpool. Dog friendly. Free, but registration is required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

    Jan. 6

  • Community announcements 12-28-11

    Asset awards tickets for sale

    Assets In Action and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board will host the Third annual Community Asset Awards on Jan. 7. The tickets are $10 each and include an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet from Chef Diego Torres at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. Reserve tickets by calling 661-4846, they will not be available at the door.

    Pet supplies being collected

  • Experience a New Mexico winter with PEEC

    The New Year will be off to a bang with Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s outdoor activities for kids, families and adults in the first week of January.
    There will be two opportunities to snowshoe, a birding trip for those new to the activity and the inaugural meeting of a fort-building club.
    On Jan. 2, experienced outdoorsman Michael Altherr leads a mid-level snowshoe to Williams Lake, above the Taos Ski Valley.
    The four-mile round-trip hike (with approximately 1,500 feet of elevation gain) has a turn-around near the cirque at the base of Wheeler Peak.
    The trip will leave PEEC at approximately 8:30 a.m. and will return around 2:30 p.m.

  • Resolve to make community better

    So I hear you are in the market for a resolution?
    How about one that doesn’t cost anything, doesn’t require the purchase of any additional equipment and doesn’t require a special location in your house?
    If this sounds intriguing, then let’s build some assets. I’ll even try and package it the way you need it … I would like you to build some assets. I really need you to build some assets. I implore you to build some assets and finally, I demand that you build some assets!
    I did have one a little harsher, but I’ll save that for those of you who need to discuss it — or for midway through the year.

  • Police Beat 12-27-11

    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.
     
    Dec. 15

    7:03 a.m. — Jaynes Construction reported damage to its property at 1000 Central Ave. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.
               
    3 p.m. — A 17-year-old Los Alamos boy was charged with the unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school grounds at Los Alamos High School. He was referred to the juvenile probation officer.