Today's News

  • Motorist, 95, attempts to make new drive-thru at McDonald's

     Mark Casados of Los Alamos and his friend were having breakfast at McDonald’s  about 9.a.m. Saturday when they got the surprise of a lifetime. A vehicle jumped the curb and hit the restaurant, shattering the glass.

    “My friend saw the car. We were really lucky,” Casados said. Los Alamos Police and Fire Departments were on the scene within minutes.

    According to deputy police chief Kevin Purtymun, the driver of the vehicle was a 95-year-old Los Alamos man, who was treated at the scene by LAFD and was not transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center. The man was able to drive the car home. Purtymun said the man did not receive a citation because the accident occurred on private property.

  • VIDEO: FIRST Robotics Competition in Salt Lake City Regionals

    UNM-LA Applied Technologies Program hosted FIRST FRC Robotics team 4153 -"Project-Y". This team competed in the Salt Lake City Regionals. Although technically a high school student team, it was headquartered at UNMLA, completely relied on UNM-LA's facilities.

  • VIDEO: TIME Magazine Reveals Most Influential List
  • George Cowan, Manhattan Project scientist, dies from fall at 92

    George Cowan, a Manhattan Project scientist, the founding partner of Los Alamos National Bank and the founding president of Santa Fe Institute, died at his Los Alamos home Friday at the age of 92.

    According to the Associated Press, friends confirmed his death, saying it was the result of a fall at his home. He was planning to travel and continue working with the nonprofit science institute that he helped found in 1984.

  • Getting a 'F' in economics

    The end of the school year is just over a month away and most students are already busy making plans for the summer.  A visit to the grandparents in Montana.  Some time on the California beach with friends.  Whitewater rafting down the Colorado River.  Perhaps a trip out to Europe to see if the Tower of Pisa is still standing?
    But for graduating seniors, the horizon beckons a new sunrise, a new horizon, a new challenge.
    Well, not exactly.  After the acceptance letters and college selections, the real challenge is that crinkly green stuff that colleges demand in return for an education.  What’s that called again?

  • Monthly District 43 update

    This is the second monthly column discussing a few of the concerns and issues that have come to me in New Mexico House District 43 in the past 30 days.  It is a short column intended to recognize both the diversity and community in this beautiful part of Northern New Mexico. If anyone in District 43 has state government issues (1) that are referenced in the column or (2) are not being addressed, I welcome questions or comments.

  • Where are my worms?

    Despite a wintry blast last week, spring seems to have finally sprung. These baby birds were being kept warm by their mother on Friday morning.

  • Briefs 04-20-12

    LAPS to hold strategic plan update Saturday

    Students, school staff, parents and community are invited to attend a “Strategic Plan” Update from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Speech Theater of Los Alamos High School.
    A briefing will be made on the progress made of the work completed over the past seven months.
    Updates will be provided in five areas including:
    • Student Achievement
    • Effective Teachers
    • Aligned Resources and Support Systems
    • Community Partnerships
    • System for Continuous Improvement.

  • NM hopes to shed negative image with new ads

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico this year is celebrating 100 years of statehood, but many people still confuse the Land of Enchantment with its south of the border neighbor. And some who do know the state think it’s nothing but a boring desert wasteland they would only visit on the way to Arizona or Colorado.
    Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson hopes to finally change some of those perceptions with a new $2 million statewide branding campaign that puts a heavy focus on the state’s unique culture and outdoor adventures. It also gives the state a new logo, “New Mexico True.”

  • Update 04-20-12

    Earth Day

    The Earth Day Festival will feature displays by earth-friendly organizations; entertainment by Clan Tynker, the Hillstompers, and Wise Fool; “Walk like a Wolf” and puppet-making for kids; bird walks; food and more. Saturday, at PEEC.

    Open house

    Project Y is hosting an open house from 6:30-8 p.m. at UNM-LA, Building 2, Tuesday. Come see FIRST team 4153’s robot in action. Everyone is welcome.


    Kiwanis meets from noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. The group will hold committee meetings April 24.

    Chamisa carnival