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Today's News

  • Lessons learned on the Llano Estacado

    If you live in the mountains or a river valley, you’re probably a scenery snob. Admit it. You speed across the High Plains until you reach a place with more varied topography.

    Next time, slow down and take a better look. Once you marvel at the vast, level distances, you’re inclined to look up, and the great bowl of sky out here never disappoints, with its cloudscapes and palette of pastels. Ranchers here say they like to see the weather coming.

  • LAHS students earn the honor to have their artwork hung in the White House

    Los Alamos High School students Shelby Anderson, Lizzie Wasilewska, Miles Carlsten and Michelle Dinkel participated in the National Congressional Student Art Competition held Saturday at Warehouse 21 in Santa Fe.

    Dinkel won the competition for the 3rd New Mexico Congressional District with her hand-colored linocut titled, “Flower Child.”

    Additionally, Carlsten’s digital still life was awarded second place.

  • Read about the Cerro Grande Fire from the people who lived it

    Local author Terry Foxx will sign “Touched by Fire,” her most recent compilation of community stories about the Cerro Grande Fire, and her illustrated children’s book, “The Forest and the Fire,” from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Otowi Station Bookstore.

    This book records the experience, journals and poetry of nearly 50 people 10 years after the fire. “Touched by Fire” is the outgrowth of a compilation in 2000 called “Lest We Forget.”

  • News alert: Beware of driver's license scam

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  • Reuniting with an old friend

    The atmosphere surrounding the Romero cabin May 1 felt more akin to a family reunion than a ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Homestead cabin. It was like the community was welcoming back an old friend or a long-lost family member.

    In a way it was a family reunion. Ray and Severo Gonzales, the grandsons of Victor Romero – the original owner of the cabin – reminisced about their time growing up on the Pajarito Plateau and helped snipped the ribbon to officially usher the cabin into the 21st Century.

  • More wicked winds set to blow through later today

    The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for Tuesday:

    WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

    THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... THIS INCLUDES CENTRAL AND MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 50 TO 55 MPH.

  • 05-11-10 Update

    Police Beat

      Girls spraying graffiti on Aspen Elementary School, boys charged with possession of marijuana and a 12-year-old victim of harassing telephone calls top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Ice cream social

      The Los Alamos Historical Society will hold its annual meeting and ice cream social at 7:30 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge.

    LAPS Board meeting

      The Los Alamos Public School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the LAPS boardroom.

    Meet the chief

  • Board realizes investment boost

    ALBUQUERQUE – Investments by the New Mexico Education Retirement Board realized an impressive 40.4 percent return for the 12 months ended March 31, netting $2.34 billion for the fund that pays retirement benefits for retired teachers and education employees.

    The fund grew from $6.21 billion on March 31, 2009 to $8.55 billion on March 31, 2010, and ranked in the ninth percentile of the Public Funds over $1 billion universe, according to NEPC, the Fund’s advisor.

  • LA finishes second in team tourney

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team closed out a solid season taking the runner-up spot at this weekend’s Class AAAA state championship tournament.

    Los Alamos earned two pair of shutout victories in the first two round of the state playoffs, which started Friday and continued through Saturday, but couldn’t overcome the mighty Albuquerque Academy Chargers in the finale.

  • Saying goodbye

    Former scientists, engineers, and operators gathered at LANL’s TA-21 on Monday morning for a commemoration at the former Tritium Systems and Test Assembly facility, or TSTA.

    At the conclusion, an excavator began tearing away walls of the historic facility — one of 21 lab buildings and structures set for demolition with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

    Among the speakers was Jim Anderson, a Lab Fellow and former group leader of the team that performed early research on nuclear fusion.