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Today's News

  • UNM-LA holds graduation -- program attached

    UNM-Los Alamos celebrated its 31st annual Graduation Convocation on May 10, 2012. Five students received bachelor’s degrees, 39 received associate degrees, 5 received academic certificates and 8 students received General Educational Development Diplomas.

    Convocation Speaker Dr. Chaouki T. Abdallah is the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of New Mexico. He is currently a professor and chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UNM.

  • Journey from Nazi Germany to Manhattan Project

    In a story of her parents’ escape from Hitler’s reign of terror, Bettina Hoerlin reveals the depth and breadth of Nazism in pre-war Germany at a reading and signing at Otowi Station Bookstore at 3 p.m. Saturday.

  • Charter amendments approved for fall ballot

    Councilor David Izraelevitz spent some time questioning CRC member Chris Chandler about proposed changes to initiating charter amendments. The CRC applied the same process and restrictions set forth in the initiative section (700) to charter amendments. 

    Izraelevitz was concerned about a list of items not subject to initiative and, therefore, from charter amendment, such as capital projects or utility rates. Izraelevitz felt some of these might be appropriate for charter amendment, and was concerned issues such as voting on capital projects might prohibited from consideration. 

  • LA’s Ealey shatters shot put mark

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field phenom Chase Ealey once again cemented her place in prep history this morning.

    Ealey, a senior, shattered her own record this morning at the Class 4A state track and field meet in the shot put. Ealey, in her next-to-last throw of the day, tossed 47 feet, 3 inches.

    The throw blasted the mark she set in 2011 of 42-3 1/4.

  • Ohio Rep. pushes funding move

    More details have emerged from the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) after it marked up the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) when it comes to the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility.

    Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) submitted two amendments. The first of them would appropriate $160 million to the CMRR-NF for FY2013.  That’s $60 million more than HASC Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) recommended in his mark-up on Monday.

    A couple of weeks ago, the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee provided zero funding for CMRR-NR in its FY 2013 bill. 

  • Romeros top Tuesday's Pace Race

    The Romero family had a good showing at this week’s Pace Race.

    Ted Romero was the top predictor at the Pace Race, which was Tuesday, held in Potrillo Canyon and at the Estante Overlook, while Alexander Romero and Daniel Romero tied for the fastest finish on the 3-mile course.

    In all, 16 runners and walkers took part in Tuesday’s race.

  • Artesia drops into losers' bracket

    There were six teams in Class 4A still alive for a shot at the title heading into this morning’s state softball contests.

    One of those teams is the top-seeded Artesia Bulldogs, but the Bulldogs will have a tougher route to get there following Thursday’s third round.

  • Toppers lose to Los Lunas, Del Norte at state

     

       

    RIO RANCHO – One of the strengths of the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team throughout the 2012 season was its offense.

    But when it needed it Thursday, the offense was nowhere to be found.

  • JPMorgan Chase Acknowledges $2B Trading Loss

    JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, said Thursday that it lost $2 billion in the past six weeks in a trading portfolio designed to hedge against risks the company takes with its own money.

  • VIDEO: Heiress and Mom: Drag Racer Defies Conventions

    She is a tattooed mom, an heiress to a billion-dollar business and has been drag racing since 2005. Alexis DeJoria is a ranked National Hot Rod Association driver, competing in the nitro division in an 8,000 horsepower vehicle.