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Today's News

  • LA schools on delay

    Los Alamos Public Schools announced it will be on a 2-hour delay this morning due to the cold, windy conditions.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, however, is on time and running on normal schedule as of 6:50 a.m.

    On the schools' Web site, www.laschools.net, it said the start of school would be postponed due to "severe winter temps/wind chill." Temperatures dropped below zero Wednesday night and into early Thursday.

  • WIND CHILL WARNING UNTIL 10 A.M. THURSDAY

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM WEDNESDAY EVENING TO 10 AM MST THURSDAY.

    * WIND CHILL VALUES... MINUS 25 TO MINUS 40 DEGREES.

    * TIMING... BETWEEN 800 PM MST WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND 900 AM MST THURSDAY.

    * WINDS... NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT 5 TO 15 MPH.

  • Keeping secrets while raising working funds

    Entrepreneurs with an idea for a product or startup company are often concerned about revealing information until they are far enough along that others can’t copy them. The concern is reasonable; the economy is globally competitive and entrepreneurs are looking to protect any edge they have.

  • Madness of mental illness

    My friend’s life was dominated by her mentally ill son.
    He was schizophrenic and had dangerous delusions. He would be committed to the New Mexico State Hospital in Las Vegas for six months at a time, but could not be kept longer than that due to laws intended to safeguard the freedoms of the mentally ill.
    She worried about him in the hospital because of the living conditions, but she worried about him much more when he was free.

  • County hires broadband project manager

    John Jones and his family wanted to alter their hectic California lifestyle when he came upon the vacancy for an information technology project manager for Los Alamos County’s broadband project.

    Not only did the position offer a chance to transition from a fast-paced city to a calmer small town, but it was an opportunity for Jones to work on something out of the ordinary.

  • Cold snap sends temps below zero

    The latest winter storm lacked the precipitation, but more than made up for it with its frigid temperatures.

    Early Wednesday evening, the thermometer read -5 in front of Los Alamos National Bank. And LANL’s Scott Johnson said it could be even colder over night with a forecasted low of -8 for Los Alamos.

    “This storm did not pack much in terms of moisture, but it sure brought in a bunch of cold air,” Johnson said.

  • LANL completes TA-15 landfill excavation

    LANL subcontractor crews last month completed an environmental milestone: excavation at another former material disposal area. It’s the eighth disposal area to be excavated, or otherwise completed, of 26 across the Lab slated for remediation.

  • Low turnout for board election

    Bitter arctic temperatures gripped Los Alamos County Tuesday and that may have contributed to the low number of voters who went to the polls to cast their votes for the Los Alamos Board of Education and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board.

    Candidates for the LAPS Board of Education had little to worry about, as they all ran uncontested.

  • Men's basketball: Alford wins 400th game as Lobos drop Falcons, 75-61

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Steve Alford couldn’t help but feel a bit nostalgic after his team’s 75-61 win at Air Force Tuesday night.
    After all, he’d just become the 40th active Division I basketball coach to reach 400 career wins at the collegiate level.

  • Sports update 02-02-11

    Hilltopper hockey’s senior night is Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will host its senior night Friday at Los Alamos County Ice Rink.
    The senior night ceremony will include recognition of the team’s 12 seniors. The ceremony will begin 15 minutes before the game’s 8 p.m. start time.
    The team’s seniors include John Alison, Drew Betts, Tim Branch, Billy Cooper, Dillon Coyne, Graham Delano, Devin Grider, Chase Havemann, Niko Meneakis, Chris Owens, Kurt Schramm and Brett Snow.

    LA Little League meeting set for Feb. 9