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Today's News

  • Competing agendas vie over future of CMRR

    Analyzing what’s happening in Washington when it comes to funding environmental cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory and funding for the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement can be somewhat of a tricky proposition.

    It seems everybody has their own agenda.

    Last week, the House of Representatives passed its version of the FY13 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill.

    The bill would earmark $215 million for cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory and there would be no funding for the CMRR project.

    Congressmen Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Martin Heinrich both voted for the measure.

  • Race Fans Lament Absence of I'll Have Another
  • Griggs’ contributions remembered

    One of the initial organizers of the YMCA’s fundraising golf tournament was there in spirit Saturday.
    Just a little less than a year after his death, the YMCA renamed one of its biggest fundraising events of the year for Ed Griggs. Griggs was a longtime volunteer and member of the local YMCA, but is remembered for lending a hand for anyone who needed it.
    But among Griggs’ many passions were golf and gardening. So when the YMCA dedicated a plaque in his honor Saturday at Los Alamos Golf Course, the most logical place was on the third tee box where he was out several times a week tending the flowers planted around it.

  • Cone Zone 06-10-12

    Public Works Projects
    There are no changes in traffic conditions expected next week. For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us.
    Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving and Utility Project – Phase 1

  • Sports Update 06-10-12

    Cross country summer practice starts this week

    The Los Alamos High School cross country program will start summer practices this week and the Los Alamos Middle School program will begin the following week.
    Practice for LAHS’ program starts Wednesday. The first practice will be at 6 p.m. at Sullivan Field.
    Practices for LAMS’ team will start 6 p.m. June 20, also at Sullivan Field.
    Anyone interested in competing for either program during the fall 2012 season is encouraged to attend.

    Youth basketball camps to benefit elementary schools

  • Runner helps foe to finish

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A western Ohio high school runner who helped a struggling competitor finish their race is being praised for her sportsmanship and trying to cope with the attention it has sparked.
    Meghan Vogel appreciates the accolades but said Tuesday that she is a bit overwhelmed by the praise that has been pouring in since Saturday’s track meet in Columbus.
    The 17-year-old West Liberty-Salem High School junior was in last place in the 3,200-meter run as she caught up to Arlington High School sophomore Arden McMath, whose body was giving out. Instead of zipping past McMath to avoid the last-place finish, Vogel put McMath’s arm around her shoulders, half-dragging and half-carrying her about 30 meters to the finish line.

  • Ruidoso fire balloons to 10,000 acres, damage reported

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A lightning-sparked blaze that jumped its containment lines raced through thick conifer forest in southern New Mexico on Saturday, and fire managers estimated that more than a dozen structures were damaged or destroyed.

    Spanning only a few acres on Wednesday, the Little Bear fire began to grow Friday as spot fires formed outside established fire lines due to windy conditions. By Saturday morning, about 10,000 acres had been charred northwest of the mountain community of Ruidoso.

  • Today in History for June 9th
  • Flashlight Bombs Puzzle Phoenix Authorities

    Three flashlight bombs have exploded in the Phoenix area within the last month, causing minor injuries and raising fears. Police have no suspects and and have put up billboards to warn residents about discarded flashlights.

  • Police Arrest Man for Driving a Wheelchair Drunk

    Police in Utica, Mich. roll up on a man operating a stolen motorized wheelchair while drunk. But 55-year-old Raymond Kulma has a history with police; this is his seventh drunk driving arrest.