Today's News

  • LANB treads cautiously on film-related loans

    Los Alamos National Bank declined a $20 million loan to Masque Entertainment that had been requested for construction of a post-production facility project in the Santa Fe Railyard.
    Executive Director Richard Czoski of the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation said this morning that his organization has been working with Masque Entertainment chief Steve Perry for nearly 18 months.

  • Senior lab engineer sues for $15 million

    Samuel M. Roberts was a senior lab engineer at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory (N.Y.) for Laser Energetics when a pipe broke loose from a bracket during an experiment in August 2008.
    According to the suit, the pipe and bracket, weighing more than 100 pounds, struck Roberts in the head, fractured his spine and left him a quadriplegic. Roberts filed a $15 million lawsuit last week against Los Alamos National Security LLC and Los Alamos scientist Hans W. Herrmann, who co-directed the experiment that was under way when Roberts was injured.

  • United Way recognition dinner

    Members of the United Way of Northern New Mexico got together for an appreciation dinner at De Colores Tuesday.

  • Public calls for action in council's strategic plans

    When it comes to the county council’s strategic planning, the public and councilors alike can agree it’s time for action.

    During a public listening session Tuesday night at Fuller Lodge, several participants urged the council to stop the trend of ongoing planning and start the process of implementation.

    In January, the council met with county staff and facilitator Carl Neu to develop a vision for the future, strategic focus areas and five-year goals.

  • A taste of Ireland comes to Los Alamos

    Celtic band FEAST will present an Irish St. Patrick’s show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Celtic Fire is an Irish music and dance show with toe-tapping, Irish music and Ireland’s new champion dance duo coming straight from Dublin. Virtuoso temperaments and symphonic textures characterize the sound of FEAST.

  • Be There 03-16-11

    Raptor Visit at PEEC, 3540 Orange Street. 7 p.m. Three new educational (non-releasable) raptors from the Santa Fe Raptor Center will visit. Educators will tell about the birds — a Swainson’s Hawk, Kestrel and Great Horned Owl — and allow the audience to view them up close. Family-friendly and free.

     A St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1601 Trinity Dr. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information call 690-4620.

  • Hope and loss in Japan's search for 8,000 missing

    NATORI, Japan (AP) — Line after line, a list on the wall of city hall reveals the dead. Some are named. Others are identified only by a short description.

    Female. About 50. Peanuts in left chest pocket. Large mole. Seiko watch.

    Male. 70-80 years old. Wearing an apron that says "Rentacom."

    One set catches the eye of Hideki Kano, a man who appears to be in his 30s.

    "I think that's my mom!" he says. He rushes out into the snow, headed for a makeshift morgue.

  • Softball: LA picks up important win at home

    For the past several seasons, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team has found itself on several occasions just a hit or two away from victory.
    In too many of those scenarios, however, the Hilltoppers haven’t been able to find that hit or two.
    So it was refreshing for Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya to see his team come up with some clutch hitting to help put away a stout Class 4A opponent Tuesday afternoon at Overlook Park.

  • Baseball: A cloud of dust

    Hilltopper Jared Mang (14) tries to field a throw at second base as Hope Christian’s Ian Sutton slides into the bag. Hope Christian won Thursday’s game at Bomber Field 13-5, dropping Los Alamos to 0-6 on the 2011 season.

  • Men's basketball: No clear-cut team to beat in tourney

    Every year when the NCAA tournament bracket comes out, there’s a team, maybe a couple that stand out.
    Last year, to a certain extent, it was Duke. Kansas, with those five future pros, was the bracket behemoth in 2008 and Florida was the no-brainer in 2007.
    This year, there doesn’t seem to be that one team that’ll be at the top of everyone’s bracket. It’s probably closer to a dozen. Heck, there are five or six teams just in the Big East that could be considered legitimate title contenders.