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Today's News

  • Stressing toward retirement is a dicey proposition

    The Los Angeles Times reported recently on a new study that almost certainly caused a lot of readers to chuckle and say, “Duh.”
    It seems investigators have discovered that among the health benefits people experience following retirement is a marked reduction in mental and physical stress, according to the study published last week in the British Medical Journal.
    Hello? How could it be otherwise? Name a job from which one might retire that doesn’t induce some measure of physical or mental stress, if not a bit of both.  

  • Domenici's plan takes guts

    After years of delivering truckloads of federal dollars to New Mexico, Pete Domenici has returned to an old love – deficit reduction. Lately he and former White House budget director Alice Rivlin stepped up to champion the Bipartisan Policy Center’s plan to reduce the deficit.
    Domenici, Rivlin and their fellow travelers have the luxury of proposing measures their former bases might find disturbing. The plan, 60 percent spending cuts and 40 percent tax increases, would reduce the budget deficit by $5.9 trillion over the next nine years.

  • Coping With Collateral Damage

    Clearly anguished, Los Alamos Fire Chief Doug Tucker spoke stoically about his department’s recent fall from grace during a two-hour interview Friday afternoon.
    “This is embarrassing for all of us but it is reality,” Tucker said. “We will react to it, we will fix it and we will get it behind us.”
    The veil of shame brought on the department by the theft, voyeurism, indecent exposure and downloading of pornography allegedly committed by several of its members is particularly painful for Los Alamos firefighters.

  • LANL takes steps toward energy efficiency

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory is hoping a new energy savings contract project will yield about $28 million over the next 20 years.
    The program, announced by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) this week, would save the lab $1.2 million per year in electrical, heating, ventilating and air conditioning costs. That’s a 3 percent savings on LANL’s annual energy bill.

  • Residents say White Rock needs some TLC

    When it comes to catching the county government’s attention, some White Rock residents feel a little left out.
    “I would yes, the people in White Rock do sometimes feel overlooked but we do have great assets already,” said Katy Korkos, a White Rock resident and a member of the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee.  She listed the community’s parks as some of the perks offered in White Rock.

  • Drain cleaner run over at car wash

    A man’s feet and legs were run over at the Knecht Car Wash in Los Alamos. The man, identified as a drain cleaner from Albuquerque, was face down inside a manhole in the middle of one of the car wash bays at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 30.
    His legs and feet were still above ground as he worked to remove a build-up of sludge and debris from inside the hole.

  • Update 12-05-10

    Photos with Santa
    Take a photograph with Santa Claus and decorate cookies and crafts from 5-7 p.m. today during the 10th annual North Pole Workshop and Luminaria Walk. The North Mesa stables at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge will be lit with luminarias and lights this evening, as well.
    Dress warmly. The cost is $5 per person; proceeds benefit the Recreation Division Scholarship Fund.
    Contact Joseph Harris at 662-8173 for more information or visit losalamosnm.us.

    Winter concert

  • Locals perform in Ice Follies

    Three of the “Poodles” in the Ice Follies Extravaganza, at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe are from Los Alamos.
    Johanna Story is a fifth grader at Mountain Elementary.  Laney Newton, 8, is in third grade at Aspen School and Helen Liu attends sixth grade at Canyonsito Montessori  School.

  • Bell ringers needed for the holidays

    In an effort to raise money for needy families in Los Alamos, the Salvation Army is seeking volunteers who want to help by being bell ringers.
    Bert Dennis and Tom Marshall have volunteered as bell ringers and Kevin Kennedy has been busy organizing the bell ringers at Smith’s Food and Drug Center in White Rock, but more help is needed.
    Betty Ehart Senior Center Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Director Irene Powell has been working on getting volunteers for the Smith’s on the Hill.  

  • Enjoy the sounds of the holidays

    The Holidays are a time for holiday music and that is exactly what the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present in its annual Christmas Concert at
    7 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Crossroads Bible Church.
    The program will include standard favorites such as, “White Christmas,” “Sheep May Safely Graze,” and “Sleigh Ride.”