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Today's News

  • Golf: Woods struggles while McDowell soars at US Open

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — On another frustrating day at Pebble Beach, Tiger Woods fought with his swing as much as the greens. Graeme McDowell, on the other hand, had that all figured out and gave Woods a distant target to shoot at for the weekend.

    McDowell made six birdies on the way to a 3-under-par 68 Friday to enter the weekend at 3 under. That was two shots ahead of Dustin Johnson, 18-year-old Ryo Ishikawa and Ernie Els, who also shot 68 to position himself for a run at his third U.S. Open title.

  • UPDATE: A blast from the past

    Shake the mothballs off the prom dress and tux because prom is making a second run. URS, Assets in Action and Friends of the Senior Center are hosting a prom starting 6 p.m. June 26 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Read more in tomorrow's Kaleidoscope.

     

  • VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Author details Lab security breaches

    Former Los Alamos National Laboratory security official Glenn Walp details failed security, crime, mismanagement, cover-ups and corruption at LANL in his new book, Implosion at Los Alamos. Check out this video preview now and read the full story in Thursday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Companies selected for Los Alamos smart grid projects

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Toshiba and Kyocera are among 19 companies that have been chosen to work on smart grid demonstration projects in New Mexico.

    The companies were selected Wednesday by the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization. They will collaborate with the state of New Mexico, Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, Los Alamos County and others.

    Gov. Bill Richardson said the smart grid projects will change the way power is managed and put New Mexico at the forefront of the world's energy future.

  • The best thing about having a sister

    The best thing about having a sister is that you have a friend for life. The best thing about having Kim as my sister is that I have a fellow “So You Think You Can Dance,” fan for life.

    Our parents probably rolled their eyes at some of things my sister and I engaged in – creating and modeling ancient Egyptian costumes, having sleepovers in our closets and screaming out lyrics to our favorite songs on the radio – but it never bothered us.

    We had our sisterly fellowship and that was all that mattered.

  • Community invited to a party Friday

    Friday, we are having the summer concert/party at Los Alamos National Bank with the Boulder Acoustic Society and hopefully, you.

    Everybody who appreciates music and good times should come. The show is free and starts at 7 p.m.

    The Boulder Acoustic Society probably makes you think the group is from Boulder, Colo., and that they play folk music.

    Good guess, but they’re a lot more than humdinger folk singers. They’re a fusion of folk and punk. Maybe call them indie-folk rock?

  • Author asserts lab cover-up

    In his book, Implosion At Los Alamos, security expert Glenn Walp details failed security at Los Alamos National Laboratory throughout the first decade of the 21st century and he cautions that it continues even today.

  • Rural areas lead in income growth

    Mostly we see the day-to-day. The long-term isn’t noticed. Once in a while, though, changes grab our attention. Our children, toddlers just yesterday, get married. The lovely olive colored dishwasher from the ’70s now is ridiculed.

    Our economy is the same way. Unbeknownst to those of us buried in the day-to-day, from 2000 to 2008, some interesting and unreported things happened around New Mexico. The observation comes from annual per capita income figures for counties released in April by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

  • Voter anger or voter impatience?

    The conventional wisdom has it that we, the American people, are angry, frustrated, fed up and that we aren’t going to take it anymore.

    “Down with the rascals!”

    “Off with their heads!”

    “Out with the bums!”

    Who knows? Once in a while the conventional wisdom turns out to be on target.

  • The Next Level: Hemphill picks up All-American honor in steeplechase

    Former Los Alamos Hilltopper star runner Kristen Hemphill finished seventh in the national finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

    Hemphill, a 2004 graduate of Los Alamos High School, finished the 2010 NCAA Division-1 Track and Field Championships, which were held this weekend in Eugene, Ore.

    Hemphill finished the steeplechase in a time of 10 minutes, 7.40 seconds, which earned her an All-American title in the event. The All-American distinction is given to the top eight finishers in the event.