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Today's News

  • Hazmat team clears TA-22

    A number of employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory were working in Technical Area 22 Thursday afternoon when some of the workers detected an unusual odor.
    Employees at TA-22 routinely work with small quantities of chemicals, said Jeff Berger, the lab’s communications director.
    Six workers went to the LANL Occupational Medicine facility for examination. Medical personnel reportedly determined there were no injuries and the employees were released late Thursday afternoon.

  • Bingaman's impact on Valles Caldera

    News of Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s retirement is bittersweet to the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP). It’s been a successful collaboration between the preserve and the senator but whether Bingaman’s successor will continue his work is unknown.
    Bingaman, who has served in the U.S. Senate for 28 years, will not seek reelection in 2012.
    The Caldera Action, a nonprofit organization that advocates for increased access and the restoration and protection of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, has worked with Bingaman for 20 of those years.

  • Bill targets teen drug users

    Teenage addiction to heroin and prescription drugs is hitting epidemic levels throughout New Mexico, according to experts. A bill from Albuquerque Sen. Bernadette Sanchez, D-Bernalillo aimed at treating the problem passed the New Mexico Senate 31-3 Thursday.

    SB 232 buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction is meant to counter the soaring heroin addiction problem in the state, Sanchez said.

  • Just A Wag 02-23-11

    The long awaited Robert J. Oppenheimer and Leslie Groves statues are set to be dedicated at Fuller Lodge during a special ceremony in May.

    Overheard in the Quark Room at Central Avenue Grill: Los Alamos has more ultramarathon athletes per capita  than any U.S. town. An ultramarathon is typically 50-100 miles long.

  • If it’s broke - don’t fix it

    When I was 12 years old, I contracted a nasty illness and was forced to stay in the house for nearly four weeks.  
    My mother was a soap opera addict and having little else to do, I found myself watching “As the World Turns.”  

  • Religion listings 02-25-11

    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 www.bethluth.com.  Bruce Kuenzel, Pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.

  • Basketball: Sundevils reclaim top spot in 4A poll

    Here are the final Class AAAA boys and girls basketball coaches polls for the season. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Girls, Class 4A

        Team                 Total pts.    Pvs.

    1. Kirtland Central (9)    133    1

  • Ski report 02-25-11

    Angel Fire
    40-44 inch base of powder and packed powder. 5 inches of new snow reported. 69 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    20-30 inch base of packed powder. 3 inches of new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    Will reopen when conditions permit.

    Red River
    40-45 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 53 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Girls basketball: Big 4th quarter lifts LA over Spartans

    The playoffs, for all intents and purposes, started Thursday for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team.

    And what the Hilltoppers saw Thursday is what they’re probably going to see for the balance of their 2010-11 season.

    Los Alamos struggled with the trapping pressure of the Bernalillo Spartans for much of Thursday’s District 2AAAA tournament semifinal game. However, Los Alamos made some big buckets in crunch time to pull away late and upend Bernalillo 44-31.

  • From NZ rubble, haunting texts to Mom beg for help

    The first text message said: "Mommy, I got buried." About 40 minutes later: "Mommy, I can't move my right hand." Then, a brief call from New Zealand's earthquake rubble to parents in the Philippines pleading to send help.

    After another harrowing hour in a crumpled building, when she sent a half-dozen more texts about increasing pain, continued shaking and overwhelming smoke, came the final one: "Please make it quick."