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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sci-fi movie promotes classic themes

    Around the holidays sometimes the only thing you really want is escape the rush of the season by sitting in a dark movie theater and watching a film that is so packed with action and drama that it transports you to another world. “Avatar” certainly does the trick.

  • Science satellites scour skies for Santa

    A time-honored Christmas tradition is underway again, according to a Los Alamos National Laboratory announcement.

    International audiences of all ages will be closely eyeing the Santa-tracking satellite technology of the laboratory in the coming week.  Starting at 6 a.m. this morning, Los Alamos scientists began using two advanced science satellites to mark the path of the elfin traveler, noting his travels at http://SANTA.LANL.GOV online.

  • Vaccine clinic a success

    Local Public Health Nurse, Megan Pfeffer, was a ray of sunshine during a recent flu shot clinic that showcased her and many volunteers who also shined bright.

    The White Rock clinic, offered by the New Mexico Department of Health, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Public Schools, Pfeffer and with the help of 23 volunteers, was hopping throughout the morning.

  • Local leaders express holiday wishes

    Each year at this time, local leaders take a moment to send their holiday wishes to the community.

    Rep. Jeannette Wallace is gathering in town with family this year.

    “During this season we’re delighted to be all together. I wish it could be a little warmer but at the same time it really looks and feels like Christmas,” she said.