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Today's News

  • Loud Explosive Sounds Today Were Gopher Extermination Blasts

    Those loud explosions heard this afternoon in the downtown area were actually gopher extermination blasts near Bathtub Row.

    A crew of certified gopher exterminators injected gas into gopher holes in the area and ignited them, causing the loud blasting sounds and collapsing the gopher tunnels.

  • Don’t empty the wallet! Find great buys at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge

    The day after Thanksgiving, sometimes called Black Friday, is known as the busiest shopping day of the year. Fueled by leftover pumpkin pie, hordes of shoppers will travel down the hill to invade the malls and department stores. This year you have another option: stay home and visit the opening day of the Affordable Art sale at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge. Affordable Art offers gifts for everyone on your list.

  • A shopping opportunity for children

    Various arts and craft fairs and shopping opportunities are held during the holiday season where adults can find gifts, but what about children? Shopping opportunities that are kid friendly can be somewhat of a challenge; luckily, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church offers a solution.

    The Children’s Bazaar, which will be held from 9 a.m. – noon                Dec. 5 at Trinity on the Hill, is specifically provided for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

  • LANL employees have the spirit of giving

    Los Alamos National Laboratory employees’ exceptional spirit of giving and generosity can be seen throughout the year in their participation in Laboratory community drives, campaigns and volunteerism.

    For example, the recently completed 2010 employee-giving campaign raised a record-breaking $1.3 million in donations. With the Los Alamos National Security, LLC match, this community investment will provide more than $2.3 million in services and resources for children, senior citizens and families.

  • Women’s lives should not be valued in dollars and cents

    There is one glaring error in a recent editorial cartoon by Trevor. He shows two women (out of five members) on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In reality, only one of the 10 members is female.

    This may account for the cavalier attitude of the task force recommendation that regular mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 49 be discontinued. It appears that fewer lives are saved in this age group than in women over 50 whose breast cancer is diagnosed through regular mammography. They also recommend mammograms only every two years for the older group.

  • Winter storm watch

    The National Weather Service in Albuquerque issued a winter storm watch Saturday night through this evening with significant snowfall amounts possible across the northern mountains.

    A potent storm over central California will continue to head slowly south to southeast through today before turning east across northern Mexico on Monday.

  • Fundraiser set for teacher

    A Frito pie dinner and silent auction to benefit a Los Alamos High School teacher suffering from acute myelogenous leukemia is scheduled from 4:30-7 p.m., Friday Dec. 11 at Los Alamos High School Cafeteria. Dinner tickets are $5.

    LAHS science teacher Dave Thurston requires a bone marrow transplant. His three closest siblings are not a match, so he must register his name on a national database for bone marrow recipients. The cost is $10,000 and is not covered by his insurance.

  • 11-29 Update

    Christmas bazaar

      The Children’s Christmas Bazaar will be held from

    9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Children from kindergarten through sixth grade can shop for gifts for family and friends.

    Arts and crafts fair

      The Ladies Auxiliary Arts and Craft Fair has been scheduled to be held from 9-5 p.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Hall.  

  • Spreading holiday cheer

    Get ready to see Los Alamos twinkle with holiday lights and cheer during WinterFest, which will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. MainStreet’s annual program garners participation from many different organizations, ensuring no matter where in town people go this coming weekend, they will find an abundance of  the holiday spirit.

  • Shining the light on a timeless story

    A timeless story can be told a thousand different ways. It can be told through materials such as crystal or pottery or something as simple as pinto beans.

    The birth of Jesus is one of those stories that can be told through a multitude of perspectives. During the 16th annual “Créches from Around the World,” from 1-7:30 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Los Alamos Ward of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, visitors can see about 300 variations of this event.