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Today's News

  • Showing off the reason for the season

    The Los Alamos Crèche Show began as a small but creative idea launched by the chairman of one committee at one local church.

    When the 16th annual Crèche Show was held at the Los Alamos Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, this year however, the show was an established success.

    Gail and Roy Capshaw, the husband and wife team who chaired the show this year, said it drew 300 exhibitors. The nativity sets exhibited came from 44 countries. A record 600 people came to see the show. And people from churches all over town were involved.

  • A view from the other side of the notepad

    If you look in the habitat of print journalists, you won’t find many with any fashion sense. In fact, if you could see our closets, you’d probably laugh. One reporter I knew thought hiking boots, jeans and a flannel shirt constituted professional attire – and this was a woman.

    So that’s why Gilbert Gallegos stood out from the crowd. It’s not that he was a flashy dresser, but in a newsroom of the, uh, stylishly challenged he stood out in his khakis, pressed white shirt and tie.

  • Explosion at test firing site causes $1 million in damages

    An unusually loud noise after an explosive experiment at a firing site at Los Alamos National Laboratory at about 3:10 p.m. on Dec. 16 alerted researchers to a possible safety problem.

    According to an occurrence report obtained by the Project on Government Oversight, the researchers involved in a large-bore powder gunshot waited about 20 minutes before they left a neighboring bunker and went out to see what happened.

  • Health Alert: Three New Mexicans with existing health issues die from H1N1

  • Start the New Year off right

    The New Year offers everyone the opportunity to wipe the slate clean. Whatever negativity existed during the previous year is no longer present; the brand new year offers a fresh new start. The First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos and City-Wide Worship and Prayer are giving the community the chance to begin 2010 on the right footing.

    The churches are hosting Watchnight Worship from 11:30-midnight Dec. 31 at the First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos.

  • The Christmas story told in a whole new way

    Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church invites the public to its Christmas Eve Family Communion service. The service will include a musical celebration, titled, "Bethlehem," performed by youth at 5 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of Trinity on the Hill, 3900 Trinity Drive. At 9:30 p.m. Thursday, the public is also invited to a traditional Mass of the Eve of the Nativity, with carols sung by the congregation and the choir of Trinity on the Hill, directed by Joe Cox and accompanied on the organ by Valerie Silks.  At 10 a.m.

  • NEWS ALERT: Explosion damages firing site building

  • Six Monkeys: The sinister Christmas question

    Sometimes, particularly at Christmas time, people ask me what I’d like for Christmas. I ask my friends what they’d like for Christmas. I ask my mom. I ask my husband. We all ask each other what we want for Christmas. But nobody ever knows.

    The question always comes as a surprise.

    “What is this ‘Christmas’?” my friends might as well respond. “Why are you springing this on me now?”

  • Ensuring a healthy community

    Health care is going through some major changes nation-wide and the effort to create a positive impact on health care services travels all the way to the local level. Several Los Alamos nonprofit organizations recently received a helping hand from the Con Alma Health Foundation to continue their health care related efforts.

  • Boys basketball: LA knocks off Pojoaque in Ben Lujan tourney finale

    JACONA — A tournament that started out a little shaky for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team couldn’t have ended on much more solid footing.

    In the final of the Ben Lujan Invitational, the Hilltoppers put together an impressive fourth quarter, spearheaded by their brightest star, to stave off a comeback attempt by a tough Pojoaque Elks squad, winning their second-straight Ben Lujan tournament title with a 60-48 victory Wednesday.