Today's News

  • Seniors’ school days come to an end

    After four years of hard work, the graduating class of 2012 finally gets to leave behind Los Alamos High School and start a new life. The following three seniors took time to reflect on the past year and their future.
    For Elizabeth Brug, leaving Los Alamos is kind of a welcome thought. Brug was born in Los Alamos and has lived here all her life.
    “My sisters and I were all born in the same hospital room and I’m ready to move on,” Brug said.
    Senior year allows for time to complete college applications and to do service projects and other activities that demonstrate leadership and organizational skills.

  • Ask Alex: Why do songs get stuck in your head?

    Music is a powerful medium. So powerful that it has the ability to claw its way through your ear canal and burrow itself deep inside your brain. At this point, there’s no escaping its clutches.
    The only way you can remove a song is by having another song fight its way inside you and wrestle the other song for control. So you have some power. You can choose whether you want to hum One Direction’s “You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful,” or whistle “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber.
    At first, the song isn’t bad. You have just heard it for the first time, its catchiness making you tap your toes and bob your head.

  • Ealey makes her mark once again at Class 4A meet

    ALBUQUERQUE — It will be a long time before Los Alamos High School will see another athlete the like of Chase Ealey. If ever.
    It will certainly be a long time before the Hilltoppers will have an athlete as successful.
    Ealey, a two-sport star for the Hilltoppers, put an exclamation point on a career filled with highlights last week at the Class 4A track and field championship meet. For the second straight year, Ealey won three individual state titles and had a hand in taking a pair of relay state titles.
    Ealey picked up 26 points, once again becoming the top-scoring athlete in 4A, topping her total of 23.5 one year earlier.

  • Today in History for May 19th
  • Video Surfaces of Alleged Abuse at Kansas School

    A 14-year-old boy struggling to stand on 2 broken legs pleads with an instructor to "please help me" as laughter from classmates drowns out his cries. Video obtained by the AP shows some of what the boy experienced at St. John's Military School.

  • House OKs $642 billion defense bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ignoring a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House approved a $642 billion defense budget Friday that breaks a deficit-cutting deal with President Barack Obama and restricts his authority in an election-year challenge to the Democratic commander in chief.

    The House voted 299-120 for the fiscal 2013 spending blueprint that authorizes money for weapons, aircraft, ships and the war in Afghanistan — $8 billion more than Obama and congressional Republicans agreed to last summer in the clamor for fiscal austerity.

  • Church Listings 05-18-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome. Come join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.


  • Bible Answers: Explaining the rules of fasting

    “I have heard that Christians are supposed to fast. Is that still a valid practice for today? — Bret

    The origins of fasting as a religious discipline are obscure. There is furthermore no clue in Scripture regarding where this practice arose. Wherever it does appear, it connotes abstinence of food for several reasons, including mourning (Ps. 69:10) repentance (Joel 2:12), and making urgent requests to God (II Sam. 12:16). It can be spontaneous or connected with important religious days; it can be personal or public (Esth. 4:3; Ezra 10:6; Neh. 1:4).

  • County Briefs 05-18-12

    County considers petition to rename nature trail

    Los Alamos County officials are considering a citizen petition to name or rename the Quemazon Nature Trail to the “Satch Cowan Nature Trail” after Helen “Satch” Cowan.
    Or, the county may name one of the newly created/expanded trails in the Nature Trail Complex as the “Satch Cowan Canyon Rim Trail.” Under county code, a public hearing must be held prior to naming or renaming any county facility – or in this case, a trail – after a deceased individual.

  • Concert Series kick-off

    The Russ Gordon Concert Series opens at Overlook Park tonight with a pair of bands. Performing will be Tiho Dimitrov Band and DK & the Affordables. The concert, which is free, starts at 7 p.m.