Today's News

  • Long-running tourney gets nixed

     For the second straight year, what had been an annual Los Alamos golfing tradition is a no-go.

    The Atomic City Invitational match-play tournament, which is believed to be the longest continuously-run match-play tournament in the state, has been nixed for the upcoming week. It was scheduled to start Wednesday.

  • Firecracker 5K returns for the Fourth

     The Family YMCA of Los Alamos will again host the Firecracker 5K road race for the Fourth of July.

    The race, which starts and ends at the YMCA building on 15th Street, is scheduled for an 8 a.m. start time Wednesday.

    The Firecracker 5K has grown in popularity in recent years, with a record 242 participants taking part in 2010.

    The race course will go from the YMCA to Canyon Road down to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and back. 

  • Sports Update 07-03-12

     Frito pie dinner is Friday

    A Frito pie dinner is scheduled for Friday at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge.

    The dinner will benefit two local national high school rodeo qualifiers, Jake Trujillo and Katelyn Littleton, who will compete at nationals later this month.

    The dinner will start at 6 p.m. Friday. At the dinner, a pair of horse saddles will be raffled off.

    Football camp starts Monday

  • Bolt upset by Blake in Jamaican 100 finals

      KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — When the Olympics start, it will be Usain Bolt doing the chasing.

    The World's Fastest Man wasn't even the fastest man in Jamaica on Friday night.

    Instead, that honor was snatched away by Yohan Blake, the man they call "The Beast," who blew away Bolt out of the starting blocks and finished the 100-meter final in 9.75 seconds to upset the world-record holder by 0.11 seconds in the Jamaican Olympic trials.

    How big a shocker? Time will tell. One thing for sure, however, is that the math for the London Olympics has changed dramatically.

  • Scholarship funds available

     Students who will be enrolled in medical school in the fall are invited to apply for scholarship funds. Funds are available through the generosity of the John and Willie Mae Helm Scholarship Fund and the Los Alamos Medical Society.

    Students are eligible to apply if they are residents of Los Alamos County or have spent the majority of their lives as residents of Los Alamos County. 

    Applicants are required to write a letter about their medical school background, fill out a scholarship application form and send an official copy of their undergraduate and medical school transcripts. 

  • People In the News 07-01-12

     Army Spec. Kyle L. Hoff has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    Hoff is the son of Teresa Hoff of Escalon, Calif. and Alan Hoff of Albuquerque.

    He is a 2003 graduate of Los Alamos High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from Jacksonville State University, Ala.




    Laura Inkret, of Los Alamos, graduated from Fort Lewis College April 28, 2012. She received a bachelor’s degree exercise science-physiology option.




  • La Leche League meets Monday

    La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties” at their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the nursery at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.

    All interested, pregnant or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding. A lending library with books and audio tapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.

  • Births 07-01-12

     The following births were reported at Los Alamos Medical Center:


    June 16: A boy, Sean Easton Powell, born to Janet Lovato and Dennis Powell

    June 19: A girl, Melody Delilah Archuleta, born to Jordan Archuleta and Jesus Andujo
    June 21: A girl, Leia Lin, born to Zhuang Yang and Shizeng Lin
    June 22: A boy, DeAndre Juan Vigil, born to Debbie Aguilar and Derek Vigil
    June 26: A girl, Ava Taylor Martinez, born to Taylor and J.P. Martinez

  • Parade and carnival slated for Wednesday

     The annual Fourth of July White Rock celebration will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon.

    The Children’s Parade will begin after a brief flag ceremony and singing of the national anthem at 10 a.m., surrounding the flag pole in front of the church. Scouts from White Rock troops 422, 326 and 129 will lead the parade carrying the colors. 

    They will be followed by Cub Scouts from Cub Packs 422, 20 and 326.  

  • Thank You 07-01-12

     The Rotary Club of Los Alamos would like to thank everyone in the community who so warmly welcomed our Group Study Exchange visitors from Capetown, South Africa of Rotary District 9350 during their brief stay here last month.

    The GSE program offers opportunities for four young professionals, ages 25-40, to travel to a Rotary district abroad under the guidance of a Rotary team leader from their home country.  Once the five-member team has arrived in the host country, they travel for one month throughout the host district, meeting counterparts in their career fields for networking and meaningful exchange of ideas.