Today's News

  • CMRR funding in limbo

    What’s next for the future of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility in the next fiscal year is just about anybody’s guess.

    Last week, an article in the Nuclear Weapons and Materials Monitor, said Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) officials are bracing for a “massive cut” to the proposed CMRR facility.

    “We’re not expecting funding for CMRR (in FY2013),” a LANL manager told the trade publication.  “Right now, we’re planning to go without.”

    In FY 12, the project did receive $200 million in funding but the final Congressional report said that no construction activities were funded.

  • First Born Graduate

     The First Born Program of Los Alamos and Los Alamos Medical Center recently honored the first family to complete its full three-year home visiting course, Itzia Rodriguez, her mother, Crystal, and their extended family. Free to all first-time families, First Born staff offers parents researched suggestions for best parenting from prenatal to three years old, and connect families with community services as needed. The First Born Program is Los Alamos County’s only early childhood program. It is supported by Los Alamos Medical Center and the LAMC Auxillary, and funded by the LANL Foundation; N.M. Children, Youth and Families Division; and community donors. For more information, contact Patricia Worth R.N., Program Manager, 661-9230.

  • Happy birthday, councilor

    It was a team effort to light 50 candles on a cake to celebrate Councilor Geoff Rodgers birthday at council Tuesday night. “Ten years ago I was here on this dais for my 40th birthday. I make a promise to the community I will not be here for my 60th birthday,” Rodgers said.

  • Broadband moves forward

    Support for a community broadband network was evident in public comment from more than 50 people who attended Tuesday night’s council meeting.

    “No one would ever accuse me of being a high tech person, but I do understand the importance of technology in today’s world. I also understand the importance of a fast flow of information today and in the future,” resident Lori Heimdahl Gibson said. “Information is power. Information supports economic development. Information enhances our quality of life. Broadband will allow greater amounts of information to flow into and out of each of our homes and businesses and will allow us to thrive in this modern world.”

  • The thing about trophies...

    My youngest son played T-ball a couple of years ago.  He didn’t really play. He kept the dugout safe, though.  
    He made sure the dugout bench was warm by lying on it.
    He kept track of the equipment too.  When asked to go out to the field to play, he refused because it was too cold.  
    I am not even sure if he went up to bat.  He probably did, because that is the fun part.  He sat on the ground when he was at base.  
    He was a horrible T-ball player. But, regardless of his complete lack of participation he got a trophy at the end of the season. It was a cute little bobble-head thing.  He liked his trophy.

  • Sports Update 02-01-12

    Jr. Toppers returns Saturday

    The Jr. Toppers basketball skills clinics are scheduled for Saturday.
    A session for preschoolers through second grade students is set for 9 a.m. at Mountain School. Students in grades 3-8 will be at Los Alamos High School, also starting at 9 a.m.
    The clinics are free of charge and are for both boys and girls.
    For more information, go to www.laschools.net.


  • Lobos rout Air Force, improve to 4-2 in MWC

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Still stinging from back-to-back losses to the Mountain West’s other heavyweights, the New Mexico Lobos are taking out their frustrations on everyone else.
    The Lobos got 13 points from both Drew Gordon and Kendall Williams Tuesday night when they handed Air Force an 81-42 drubbing, its most lopsided home loss ever.
    With their third straight double-digit win, the Lobos (18-4, 4-2) moved within a half-game of conference co-leaders No. 11 UNLV and No. 17 San Diego State, the two schools that handed them early losses in league play.
    “Those two letdowns obviously showed us what we need to work on,” Gordon said.
    And they’ve worked on those things very well, indeed.

  • Prep scores 02-01-12

    Boys basketball

    Albuquerque 55, Rio Grande 42
    Cibola 59, Volcano Vista 30
    Deming 42, Chaparral 34
    Farmington 57, Aztec 50
    Gadsden 57, Alamogordo 43
    Goddard 74, Artesia 57
    Hobbs 86, Carlsbad 48
    Loving 49, NMMI 45
    Mayfield 43, Oñate 37
    Menaul 74, Desert Academy 18
    Mora 73, Monte del Sol 50
    Pecos 55, Peñasco 48
    Rehoboth 72, Navajo Prep 35
    Rio Rancho 59, Cleveland 55
    Roswell 93, Ruidoso 51
    Santa Teresa 52, Silver 38
    St. Michael’s 48, Hope 42
    St. Pius 43, Moriarty 42
    Valley 47, Highland 42

    Girls basketball

    Academy 39, Atrisco 27
    Artesia 61, Goddard 36

  • Junior 'A' team to play at ice rink

    The Junior ‘A’ hockey club from Rio Rancho will be making an appearance at Los Alamos County Ice Rink this week.
    The New Mexico Renegades will host a Western States Hockey League contest Saturday at the ice rink. The Renegades will host the Cheyenne Stampede. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
    The Renegades are made up of players born on or before 1991. The team includes players from all over the United States and some from as far away as eastern Europe.

  • Toppers run away from Dons, 65-41

    Putting together its biggest offensive night of the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team ran away from the West Las Vegas Dons in the second half Tuesday.
    Nick Baker had one of the biggest nights of his career, throwing down 18 points in only about three quarters of work as the Hilltoppers pounded the Dons 65-41 at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos scored 40 points in the second half, including a 19-point effort in the fourth quarter with its reserves playing the bulk of that time. Three Hilltoppers got into double-digits scoring while Franklin Archuleta had seven points in the third quarter after not making an appearance in the first half.