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Today's News

  • Former councilor wants a second stint

    After sitting out two years, Jim Hall cites three reasons pushing him to run for another term on the Los Alamos County Council.

    First, he wants to work with other councilors, citizens and county staff to continue to improve the local community.  

  • News Alert: County Council Candidate Resigns from Charter Review Committee

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  • Christians take a different perspective on Passover Seder

    Passover Seder is the first of the major Jewish holidays mentioned in the Bible. It celebrates God freeing the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, which was led by Moses.

    At the Christian Church, the congregation continues this story according to their beliefs. The community is invited to participate in this version of Passover Seder at                    6:30 p.m. Thursday. The Christian Church is hosting a Passover Seder Dinner and Service.

  • UPDATE: Weather nixes Rio Rancho track meet

    Poor weather conditions in the Albuquerque metro area have put the kibosh on today's Rio Rancho Invitational track and field meet.

    The meet, which was scheduled to host as many as 15 boys and girls team, including teams from Los Alamos, has been postponed. Early reports said the meet could be rescheduled for Monday.

    Weather reports in the Albuquerque-Rio Rancho areas this morning were calling for snow showers, although the current storm is expected to clear out later today.

  • 03-21-10 Update

    A strange sort of love triangle

      Los Alamos Little Theater presents the romantic comedy “Sylvia” at 2 p.m. Sunday. This show contains adult language. Tickets cost $12 for general admission and $10 seniors and students and are available at CB Fox and at the door. For more information, call 662-5493.

    Public briefing

  • Chicks, ducklings carry salmonella risk

    The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Livestock Board advise families to avoid potential exposure to Salmonella by not giving baby chicks and ducklings to children as Easter gifts.

    In the last four years, New Mexico has had 15 Salmonella cases related to baby chicks. Many of the cases were in young children.

  • Big things are happening in Geneva

    The man who helped build the world’s largest atom smasher said some big things were expected Thursday, and he was right.

    Lyndon Evans of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) concluded his talk during a Director’s Colloquium at Los Alamos National Laboratory with the hint that some important developments were expected in Geneva.

    “The Large Hadron Collider is being prepared for the start of a data-taking run at half the nominal energy (3.5 trillion electron volts),” he said, in a concluding comment.

  • Budget glass is fair to middling

    Must be a lot of sore backs out there, what with the Legislature balancing the budget on the backs of working people, or on the backs of poor people or on the backs of people who eat tortillas.

    The Left and the Right both found much to dislike in the compromise, so maybe it’s not too bad, after all. Let’s take a look in the glass half full.

  • A courteous and generous visitor

    When a film crew visits Los Alamos, we can’t help but notice. The trucks and trailers park along our streets and in our parking lots. Sometimes they reroute traffic or take over a store or building. In a few cases, they even set up right outside your front door. That was the case last week, when the movie “Knockout,” brought trucks, trailers, cameras and crews to the end of Los Pueblos Road and our neighborhood. Overnight, we inherited new neighbors with a fascinating business. Councilor Wheeler had a front row seat.

  • Learn how the Ice Age produced some cool art

     Think art is just a pretty painting or sculpture? Look beyond the surface – there is so much more to learn than what can be gathered at first glance.

    Barbara Olins Alpert, author of “The Creative Ice Age Brain: Cave Art in the Light of Neuroscience,” will give further insight into Ice Age art during her upcoming presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library. The presentation is part of the Authors Speak series.