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Today's News

  • Mom, what about this?

    Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) fans may know her as a director-costumer-stage manager, while Los Alamos Light Opera-goers may know her as a performer.  However, Los Alamos native Mimi Adams unveils a new side to her theatrical talent: playwright.  “Endless Questions,” Adams’ first full-length one-act play, debuts this weekend on the LALT stage as the culmination of a workshop experience long in the making.  

  • Unemployment rate drops as discouraged jobseekers give up search for work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A wave of census layoffs cut the nation's payrolls in June for the first time in six months, while private employers added a modest number of jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent, its lowest level in almost a year.

    Employers cut 125,000 jobs last month, the most since October, the Labor Department said Friday. The loss was driven by the end of 225,000 temporary census jobs.

  • USAID compound attacked in Afghanistan, 4 killed

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Six suicide bombers stormed a USAID compound in northern Afghanistan before dawn Friday, killing at least four people and wounding several others, officials said. At least two of the dead were foreigners.

  • Prosecutors: NY suspect spilled Russia spy details

    NEW YORK (AP) — Within hours of his capture, U.S. prosecutors say, Russian spy suspect Juan Lazaro admitted his name was an alias.

    So who is he? Lazaro wasn't saying — not "even for his son," court papers say.

    Lazaro's admission — and defiance — was revealed Thursday by federal prosecutors arguing against bail for him, his wife and another couple with children. The U.S. government claims those defendants and seven others were part of a spy ring on assignment to infiltrate America's cities and suburbs for the Russian intelligence service.

  • Moving past the grief helps heal

    It was only when I was unpacking my hundredth box that it occurred to me that moving house is similar to having cancer.

    It’s a major upheaval in your life: a time when there are new challenges, new people and new environments to deal with.

    For instance, when I heard the word cancer come out of my doctor’s mouth I burst into tears, and then cried for another two months every time I thought about it. The same thing happened when my husband told me he wanted us to leave Los Alamos.

    Both were life-changing events.

  • New Mexico wants federal help

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Environment Secretary Ron Curry  has asked the federal government for help with what he called an “urgent issue” affecting the state’s water quality.

    Curry is taking aim at off-road vehicle trails on the Santa Fe National Forest in northern New Mexico, saying in a letter addressed to regional officials with the Environmental Protection Agency that fragile soils and riparian ecosystems are being destroyed.

  • Two new principals join the LAPS team

    Jill Gonzales and Pam Miller followed different paths in becoming educators but they converged when they became principals at the Los Alamos Public Schools.

    Gonzales, the new principal at Piñon Elementary School, and Miller, the principal at Barranca Elementary School, received their new positions Thursday.

    Miller followed a straight road to become a teacher.

    Gonzales, however, took a detour before arriving at her decision to teach others.

    Both said they are looking forward to beginning their new responsibilities.

  • LAPD goes under the microscope

    Four law enforcement auditors are set to arrive in town Tuesday on a three-day mission to scrutinize the Los Alamos Police Department.

    The auditors are independent, trained professionals from across the state who will assess the department’s compliance with a set of 217 standards required for accreditation with the State of New Mexico.

    LAPD has been involved in the voluntary process of state accreditation for more than two years and next week will determine how well it has done.

  • Spreading the spirit of God

    One of Rev. Allen Weiser’s greatest joys is to get amongst people and pray with them. Beginning Sunday, he will indulge in his drive to spread the spirit of God by evangelizing to area United Pentecostal Churches.

    On Sunday, Weiser, who is the co-founder of Hope Fellowship in Los Alamos, will preach at 10 a.m. at the Apostolic Lighthouse, a United Pentecostal Church in Española.

    On July 23, Weiser will travel to the Pentecostal Texico district’s family camp and Holy Ghost Crusade in Amarillo, Texas, to be one of the featured speakers.

  • Don’t dis da flag

    The Fourth of July brings lively conversations to the picnic tables each year. How are the kids doing?  

    Did you hear that Doreen got married?

    How is Aaron enjoying college?  

    Burn any flags lately?

    You don’t hear much about flag burning during the rest of the year, but Independence Day seems to always throw fuel on the subject. Every year, people who couldn’t tell you what the Ninth Amendment is if their life depended on it take a fervent stand against those burning the flag.