Today's News

  • Chamberfest starts Saturday

    The second weekend in June features ChamberFest, a community event showcasing Chamber of Commerce member merchants, businesses and organizations. With food, live music, a car show, fashion show, giant sand pile, bubble pit and other family entertainment, there’s something for just about everyone.
    ChamberFest will be from  10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Los Alamos, on Central Avenue between 15th and 20th streets, down MainStreet to the Roundabout.
    Chamber members invite the public to visit their booth and learn more about their businesses. More than 55 businesses and organizations will participate either from their storefronts or from one of the many booths that will be located around Central Park Square.

  • Have lunch with a county leader

    The League of Women Voters will have Greg Fisher, Los Alamos’ Economic Vitality administrator, as the guest speaker at the League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. June 14.
    The luncheon will be at  the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. (small building across from the back of the high school). Ruby K’s will provide lunch.
    When RSVPing, you will be able to order the sandwich or salad you would like to have. Chips, pickles, and cookies will accompany the meal and water will be  provided.  
    The total cost will be just $12, which includes tax and gratuity.
    Fisher has worked in numerous communities  doing just what he plans to do in our community.

  • Be There 06-06-12

    One of the activities that occur during the Los Alamos Relay For Life is a Bird House Auction featuring the artistic talents of local artists. A special preview of — and early bidding for — the bird houses will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Friday at Los Alamos National Bank.  The American Cancer Society’s Los Alamos Relay for Life will be at Ashley Pond June 15 and 16. A free dinner for cancer survivors and caregivers will be at 5 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center on June 15. RSVP Susan Brockway at susbrockway@gmail.com or 505-690-4496 to attend the dinner.

  • Uninhabited city attracts

    SANTA FE — During our recent stay in Maui, I routinely bought the little newspaper printed on the island. It carried local news and a few Associated Press stories from the mainland.
    One of those few AP stories that made it into the Maui News was about Hobbs winning a competition for the development of a nearby $400 million city with no people.
    I remembered reading about this deal before. Someone was trying to talk a city up north, maybe Santa Fe, into entering the competition for a $200 million research city to test next-generation technology.

  • 'Frontier' slips into spending talk

    Last week we looked at highlights of the 2012 legislative session, through the policy eyes of the Legislative Council Service. This week it’s the money, thorough the eyes of the Legislative Finance Committee.
    Planning spending means building the budget. The job starts with the spending expected in a given budget year, say, Fiscal Year 2012, which ends June 30. That base is matched against expected revenue for the following year, FY 13.
    For FY 13, the money will come into the general fund, the state’s main font for spending, from sales taxes (43 percent), income taxes (individual and business), energy (16 percent), investments (16 percent) of the money from energy, and from “other” (four percent).

  • Sports Update 06-06-12

    Water aerobics classes starting

    Piñon Park Pool is hosting water aerobics classes this summer.
    Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45-8:35 a.m. in White Rock. They are taught by instructor Lori Edmonds-Boone.
    All interested students are welcome to take part. Price for participation is $5 for pool members, $6 for nonmembers. For more information, call Edmonds-Boone at 660-0246.

    Youth hoops clinics starting

  • LA athletes take part in GSW

    Sean Reardon was the top local finisher in this year’s Great Southwest Invitational Track and Field meet.
    Los Alamos High School had five athletes compete in the meet, which was held at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque May 31-June 2. The meet includes some of the top regional prep athletes from the southwestern United States.
    Reardon, one of Los Alamos’ elite distance runners, finished seventh in the boys 1,500 meter event at the GSW meet. Reardon, who pulled off an upset victory at the state track and field meet in the 1,600 meters this year, finished the 1,500 in a time of 4 minutes, 11.66 seconds.
    That race was won by Spencer Haik of Missouri, who clocked a 4:04.09.

  • Djokovic holds off four match points to win


    PARIS (AP) — As the chilly evening air swirled, and raindrops fell, and the thousands of spectators pulling for his opponent hushed, Novak Djokovic stood a single point from exiting the French Open.

    A single point from losing to France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros.

    A single point from losing the chance to pursue a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title, something no man has done in 43 years.

  • Boston wins, goes up 3-2 vs. Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — A week ago, the Boston Celtics were too old.

    Three games later, they're one win away from the NBA finals.

    And Miami — the team that was constructed with hopes of supplanting Boston as the power in the Eastern Conference — is suddenly in big trouble.

    Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 19 — including a huge 3-pointer over LeBron James' outstretched arm with 52.9 seconds left — and the Celtics beat the Heat 94-90 on Tuesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in the East finals that now shift to Boston for Game 6 on Thursday night.

  • Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury dies