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Today's News

  • Blowing out 100 candles on the birthday cake

    Zetha Warren turned 100 years old Friday and her birthday was marked with numerous celebrations. Warren, who is a resident of Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, had a birthday party with family and friends at the nursing center and later celebrated with about 40 family members at White Rock Methodist Church.

  • Putting Assetes Into Action: 40 never looked so good

    This week we look at the next 20 steps on the path, the External Assets. These are the Assets that as adults on the sidelines, we can directly impact.

    These are the easy assets, the ones we don’t have to make too much of an effort to demonstrate. Think about it, honesty, integrity, responsibility, you may occasionally have to intentionally think about them, but it doesn’t take much to do the right thing.

  • LAHS students represent LA in national competition

    History does not remain in the past, stuck on some dusty, ignored library shelf. Recently, students all over the country proved just how important and relevant the subject is during the National History Day competition held June 13-18 at the University of Maryland.

    Several Los Alamos students participated in the competition. Hannah Denever and Ellen Rabin competed in the senior group exhibit category and Lizzie Wasileska and Shannon Burns each entered in the senior individual documentary category.

  • Oklahoma team takes first place in LANL's Hazmat challenge

    The results are in from the 13th annual Hazmat Challenge, hosted this week by Los Alamos National Laboratory. The competition featured hazardous response teams from New Mexico and Oklahoma.

    This year’s first place winner was the Midwest City, Oklahoma Fire Department with the Farmington Fire Department in second place and Española Fire Department coming in third.

    “Last year, Farmington won and Midwest City came in second,” Brad Lounsbury said. He is a longtime hazardous materials technician and the LANL hazardous devices team leader.

  • Our View: Calling all scientists

    In a community where science is both bread and butter, both vocation and avocation, topics like the role and standing of science and scientists in society receive relatively little attention.

  • When the well runs dry

    Last week the nation’s governors met in Biloxi, Miss., for the National Governors Association’s summer convention.

    And guess what? They all said they were broke.

    Surprise, surprise.

    And a message they sent loud and clear is that the states cannot afford to pick up any extra expenses.

    There has been some talk in Congress that the states should be forced to make up some of the expenses that the feds are now paying, from health care to national security.

  • Webcam installed at skate park

    Teens hoping to keep up with their friends at the skate park are getting a little help from a surprising source.

    Those who are curious can now log on to the county’s Web site and view the park and its users, whenever they want. About a month and a half ago, a camera was installed at the park and is accessible via a link on the county Web site.

    The camera is focused on the skate park and shows users skating, as well as portions of the parking lot where the Farmers’ Market is held.

  • Wednesday’s storm only felt intense

    While Wednesday night’s thunderstorm felt intense, meteorologist Scot Johnson from Los Alamos National Laboratory said this morning that it really wasn’t anything too special.

    “We did have a front come in that passed through from the north to the south and that always feels more impacting,” Johnson said this morning. “The wind blast was just under 40 mph, which is pretty normal although we haven’t had that for a while. The rain only totaled about one third of an inch.”

  • JPJ complex takes shape

    Masonry block is beginning to cover the bare exterior walls and windows are being hoisted up to fill empty holes in the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex.

    Things seem to be taking shape as crews work diligently to construct the new facility on the corner of Oppenheimer and Trinity.

  • Bomb teams cover state through collaboration

    ALBUQUERQUE — Six bomb squads are scattered throughout the state. The Los Alamos Police Department, Albuquerque Police Department, Santa Fe, Doña Ana County, Farmington and the New Mexico State Police each house specially trained bomb teams.