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Today's News

  • PV vehicle receives GreenGov award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that a photovoltaic (PV) vehicle created by Sandia National Laboratories has received a 2010 GreenGov Presidential Award.
    The awards recognize extraordinary achievement in the pursuit of President Obama’s Executive Order 13514 on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance.

  • Women who made a mark to be recognized

    “This is a historic day,” Los Alamos historian Nancy Bartlit said after accepting proclamations that recognize two women — Peggy Pond Church and Marjorie Bell Chambers – during the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night.
    These women left a permanent mark on Los Alamos, which will be symbolized in two historic roadside markers that will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the corner of 20th Street and Trinity Drive. A reception will follow at Fuller Lodge.

  • Hearing features CMRR update

    A relatively small and sedate crowd attended the final public hearing for 2010 on the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement-Nuclear Facility project at the Hilltop House Hotel Wednesday.
    The CMRR project consists of two primary elements: the essentially completed Radiological Laboratory/Utility/Office Building (RLUOB) and the Nuclear Facility (NF), under design.

  • House candidates square off

    The general election is just 26 days away and the two candidates running in House District 43 met in front of Los Alamos audiences for the last time Tuesday.
    Nine-time Republican incumbent Jeannette Wallace and Democratic newcomer Stephanie Richard participated in the League of Women Voter’s of Los Alamos and the American Association of University Women cosponsored forum at Fuller Lodge.
    Questions from the audience ran the gamut from same-day voter registration to Medicaid.

  • Political attacks, insults ramp up as Election Day nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — "That's a lie. You know that's a lie. I never said it."

    That was Republican Linda McMahon going after Democrat Richard Blumenthal this week as the Connecticut Senate rivals shared a debate stage. Afterward, he insisted she was the one playing "fast and loose with the facts."

  • Alleged suicide bombs kill 8 at Pakistan Sufi site

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Two suspected suicide bombers attacked the most beloved Sufi shrine in Pakistan's largest city Thursday, killing at least eight people, wounding 65 others, and sending a stark reminder of the threat posed by Islamist militants to this U.S.-allied nation.

    Angry mobs burned tires and torched buses in the aftermath of the bombings in Karachi.

  • Volleyball: ´Toppers pick up big shutout win over Sundevils

    Lots of streaks stayed intact Wednesday night for the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team.
    Los Alamos, one of the hottest teams in the state right now, picked up not only its ninth straight win at Griffith Gymnasium Wednesday, it also kept its District 2AAAA record a spotless 3-0 with just the struggling Capital Jaguars to contend with to make it a clean sweep of the first half of district play.

  • Fight the flu with an influenza vaccine shot

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for the first time that everyone older  than 6 months get their flu vaccine to prevent the disease from spreading.
    There are numerous locations in Los Alamos to get the vaccine.
    The Public Health Office, located at 3917 West Los Alamos, provides free flu shots, which are available by appointment. Currently, the office has 700 doses of the vaccine. To make an appointment, call 662-4038.

  • Voters can review sample ballot at state Website

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans wanting a preview of their voting options for the Nov. 2 general election can find sample ballots on the secretary of state's Website.

    The Website provides sample ballots by precinct in all 33 counties.

    Click here to go directly to the Los Alamos County page.

  • Baseball: Lee outduels Price as Rangers beat Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Cliff Lee savored another playoff victory, saying winning is the only way to really evaluate how he performs.

    "That's the bottom line, regardless how that happens," the Texas Rangers ace said after beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Wednesday in the opening game of the AL playoffs. "If we get a win, it was a good performance."