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Today's News

  • Rapid chemistry when it matters most

    The last time I went to Nevada, I stood on the edge of an enormous open-pit mine at noon. The whistle blew. Then the pit erupted in explosive power enough to make the Earth rumble.

    “I always like to watch it,” said the geologist giving me the tour. “It looks like the rocks down there just get ‘fluffy’ when they are blasted apart.”

  • 04-29-10 Update

    Forum today

      The Los Alamos Chamber and the Los Alamos Monitor will host a County Council candidate economic issues forum at the Los Alamos Research Park, 4200 W. Jemez Road. Networking begins at 5 p.m. today and the forum will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. All 11 candidates have been invited to participate in the forum.

    Leave the cooking to someone else

  • Increasing science awareness

    Los Alamos National Laboratory participates in National Lab Day to increase awareness of science across the nation

    Events planned May 4-5 at Bradbury Science Museum Connecting teachers and students with scientists, engineers, mathematicians and industry professionals across the country is the goal of National Lab Day, a year-round initiative spearheaded by President Barack Obama.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is joining other Department of Energy labs and several other organizations nationwide in National Lab Day with events May 4 and 5 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

  • Motor transportation police recognized

    SANTA FE — The Motor Transportation Police Division (MTP) was honored on a National level at the 2010 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Leadership Conference held Thursday in San Antonio, Texas.  

    MTP was presented with the award for the medium-sized state with the “Most Comprehensive and Effective Compliance Review Program.”

  • In the limelight

    Of all the gin joints on all the Web sites on the entire Internet, television producer Erik Tily happened upon one owned by local residents Ron and Ohla Dolin.

    Actually, while surfing the Net, Tily happened upon information about the Dolin’s Don Quixote Distillery & Winery located in White Rock’s Pajarito Acres.

    Tily is a producer working on a new series called “Drinking Made Easy,” hosted by Zane Lamprey, who currently hosts a show called “Three Sheets,” airing on the Travel Channel.

  • Pros and cons of burning

    Stan Primak and his family live in Los Alamos where he operates a small business. He attended Friday’s public hearing regarding the environmental department’s intent to deny open burn permits at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    “I am here today in my capacity as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce,” Primak said in a prepared statement.

  • A market with history

    I do hope many of you read a recent article in our Essence about the fun of shopping for and eating foods grown locally. Our local Farmers Market has its own long and interesting history. In fact, our own Los Alamos Farmers Market is the oldest continuous farmers market in our state.

  • Bagging a rain forest

    New Mexicans and Alaskans share a love for the natural beauty of their states and a commitment to care for the land.

    Most of us want to develop land properly and know the value of conserving.

    Since the first Earth Day 40 years ago, we realized that treasured public lands need good management if they are to survive for future generations.

    We’ve learned that communities and individuals have a responsibility to each other to share and take care of the land.

  • Baseball: LA comes back from 4 down to win

    ESPAÑOLA — Once more, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team pulled off a comeback in a big district game, although its comeback started a little earlier than usual.

    The Hilltoppers took on the Española Valley Sundevils Wednesday and once again fell behind early in the contest.

    However, the Hilltoppers strung together four hits and a walk to open the third inning and get right back into Wednesday’s ballgame.

  • Softball: LA stays perfect in 2-4A play with win

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team is poised to make a clean sweep in District 2AAAA.

    Los Alamos topped district opponent Española Valley on the road Wednesday. Los Alamos scored three runs in the third inning to take control of its contest against Española Valley’s Sundevils and cruised to a 7-3 victory.

    Wednesday’s win was the 13th in a row for the Hilltoppers (16-7 overall, 10-0 in 2AAAA) heading into what could be an important game for seeding purposes. The Hilltoppers were scheduled to play at Moriarty today.