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Today's News

  • Ditch the negative for the positive

    There has been a lot of negative information in the news lately about celebrities and businesses. Irrelevant of whether the person or business is guilty or innocent or whether you care about the topic or not, as a society we need to stop having so much negativity.

    The truth is that generally happy, healthy people don’t commit crimes. I’m mainly concerned about this because constant negative attention can drive anyone to the dark side.

  • 07-20-10 Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    July 9

    9:27 p.m. — Christine Jackson, 34, of Peñasco was arrested on Central Avenue on an outstanding District Court Warrant following a traffic stop regarding a fictitious license plate.

    July 10

  • Records: Investigation eyes NM money management

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An investigation is under way to determine if investments made by the state of New Mexico were influenced by possible fraud or other criminal activity from 2004 to 2009, court documents state.

    A copyright story Monday in the Albuquerque Journal cites a sentencing memo filed in federal court in New York in connection with a bank fraud case against Democratic Party fundraiser Hassan Nemazee.

  • New Mexico near rock bottom in child well-being rankings

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says New Mexico's ranking in the health and well-being of children has declined.

    The state was 46th in the nation in this year's Kids Count report. That's down from 43rd in 2009.

    The report released on Tuesday bases its rankings on 10 indicators of well-being for children. New Mexico is near the bottom nationally in several of those categories.

  • Consumer confidence recedes further in July

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans' confidence in the economy eroded further in July amid worries about a job market that has proven stubbornly stagnant. The report raised concerns about the overall economy and the back-to-school season.

  • Audit: US can't account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the U.S. for rebuilding the war ravaged nation, according to an audit released Tuesday.

  • Consumer confidence tumbles again this month

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans' confidence in the economy eroded further in July amid worries about a job market that has proven stubbornly stagnant. The report raised concerns about the overall economy and the back-to-school season.

  • Baseball: Garza tosses first no-no in Rays history

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Garza insists the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay history and the fifth in the major leagues this season isn't the most satisfying moment of his career.

    That, Garza said Monday night after facing the minimum 27 batters to beat the Detroit Tigers 5-0, came during an MVP performance as the winning pitcher in Game 7 of the 2008 AL championship series.

  • The search is on for a new group of leaders

    Two community programs are searching for the next pool of leaders for the community of Los Alamos.

    Leadership Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Youth Leadership programs are finalizing the application process for both programs.

    Friday is the final day to submit applications for the 2010/2011 class of Leadership Los Alamos. This class is for community adults looking to expand their horizons about the community or increase their leadership skills.The program is beneficial to anyone already in a leadership position or hoping to broaden the expertise of their staff members.

  • Swimming: LA Aquatomics send 28 to state

    The Los Alamos Aquatomics qualified 28 athletes for the New Mexico Long Course State Championship meet.

    The long course title meet will be held Friday and Saturday in Farmington.

    Qualifying Aquatomics swimmers include the following:

    Girls 10 and under

    Jillian Bennett

    Alana Goodwin

    Radhika Iyer

    Sara Shiina

    Boys 10 and under

    Alex Ionkov

    Ian Jaegers

    Dylan Ma

    Nate Stephens

    Hao Wei

    Girls 11-12

    Kaitlin Bennett

    Celeste Levy