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Today's News

  • Missing White Rock girl found OK

    Members of the Los Alamos Police and Fire Departments spent the better part of Saturday , searching for a missing 16-year-old girl Saturday. 

    Miranda Romero of White Rock has been missing since Jan. 19 after having an argument with her parents, deputy police chief Kevin Purtymun said Saturday.

    At 5:55 p.m., Purtymun said Romero had been found in a canyon north of North Mesa and was being walked out of the canyon by law enforcement officials.

    Earlier, Purtymun said that Romero had contacted her parents and that her disappearance was "voluntary."

    Fliers had been posted at various places across the community, Purtymun said. 

       

  • NM Homeland Security director going to LANL

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Secretary Michael Duvall is stepping down to take a job at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Duvall, a retired Air Force commander who made $103,000 with the state, will become assistant manager for safeguards and security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Site Office. His last day with the state is Jan. 29.

    Duvall has been in the job since Gov. Susana Martinez took office last January. During that year, he oversaw the state's responses to several crises, including the last winter's cold freeze and natural gas outage and last summer's record-setting fire season, which saw the largest wildfire in state history threaten Los Alamos.

  • Chicago Deploys All Its Plows for Snowstorm

    Chicago has deployed its full fleet of snow plows as a winter storm whipping across the region led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights at city airports.

  • Church Listings 01-20-12

    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, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. 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

  • Free Seminar

    “God’s Technology,” a free seminar to help minister to families in an electronic age, will be from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 27 at Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church, 333  Bryce Ave., White Rock. For more information, visit bapca.org, send email to info@bapca.org, or call 672-3364.

  • Three-part teaching series addresses bullying

    Fr. Colin Kelly will begin a three-part teaching series about how to respond to the terror of bullying during the 6:07 p.m. Contemporary Service starting Sunday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr.
    Stories of bullying in schools, in the workplace and even in churches are increasingly appearing in the nightly news.
    A recent news story on KRQE 13 reported a mother’s outrage over the alleged bullying of her son by two of his classmates.
    Roberta Lujan said her 12-year-old son Margarito was at school at the Pojoaque Valley Sixth Grade Academy when two of his fellow classmates began bullying him.

  • Bible Answers: There's a Biblical answer for the 'heebie jeebies'

    “I get what I call the ‘heebie jeebies’ once in a while. You know, that little shiver associated with something spooky, that sneaking sense of impending doom. Does the Bible say anything about that?” — Will

    Everyone has had that sensation: your hair stands on end, your stomach lurches, you look over your shoulder, you have an eerie feeling of threat.
    This extrasensory perception is prompted by strange noises in the night, weird coincidences and scary movies. It might also actually be a legitimate (conscious or subconscious) forewarning of danger. Such sensations likely ought not be taken too lightly.

  • Forecast holds little promise for state 


    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A three-week surge of winter weather has helped pull New Mexico from the brink of a record-dry year, but officials said Thursday the state appears to be set up for another dose of dry, windy and warm weather this spring.
    New Mexico is coming off of what forecasters with the National Weather Service have logged as the state’s sixth driest year on record. It would have been one of the worst had a series of storms not dumped much-needed snow and rain around the state in December.

  • Lab, Malaysia collaborate on dwarfism

    Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Centre for Chemical Biology at Universiti Sains Malaysia (CCB@USM) have launched a human genome project to study an individual with achondroplasia disorder, the most common form of dwarfism.
    The project began with the dream of Malaysian graduate student Ling Sze Lee to answer the question “Why am I different?”

  • UNM-LA to offer Microsoft course

    UNM-Los Alamos announces its first courses as a member of the Microsoft IT Academy Program. UNM-LA is the only organization in northern New Mexico that offers Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses.
    “UNM-LA offers these courses at extremely competitive package pricing, along with many extras,” Program Coordinator Gary Garrett said.
    Exam vouchers for certification exams (accepted by Prometric testing centers) are included in the package. See the website for a full list of package extras.
    The courses will be offered in a unique 10-week format beginning February 1, said Garrett.