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Today's News

  • April is Alcohol Awareness Month

    When  many people think of alcohol abusers, they picture teenagers sneaking drinks before high school football games or at unsupervised parties.

    However, alcohol abuse is prevalent within many demographic groups in the United States.

    People who abuse alcohol can be:

    • College students who binge drink at local bars;

    • Pregnant women who drink and put their babies at risk for fetal alcohol syndrome;

    • Professionals who drink after a long day of work; and

    • Senior citizens who drink out of loneliness.

  • Hadassah to support hospital and honor a Living Treasure

    The Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah is helping to bring improved medical care to Israel, while at the same time honoring Los Alamos Living Treasure Jacob “Jay” Wechsler.

    Wechsler will be honored at the First Annual Israel Independence Day Celebration Dinner held at 5:30 p.m. April 17 at De Colores Restaurant.

    The event is open to the public. Tickets are $36 per person.

    Contact Carmen Rodriguez at 505-992-1416 for more information.

  • Scientists seek to deal with buckyballs

    A Los Alamos National Laboratory toxicologist and a multidisciplinary team of researchers have documented potential cellular damage from “fullerenes”— soccer-ball-shaped, cage-like molecules composed of 60 carbon atoms. The team also noted that this particular type of damage might hold hope for treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease or even cancer.

  • Breathing new life into Los Alamos High School

    It’s becoming clear that Los Alamos High School is showing its age. Things are looking worn out and run down. Plus, with conditions such as freezing hallways and inefficient use of space, resuscitating a building built in the 1950s and 1960s appears to be necessary.

    Los Alamos Public Schools asked the community to pass a $40 million bond in January 2009 to breathe new life into several LAPS buildings, including the high school. The bond was passed and work is progressing on plans for the high school.

  • L.A. Co-op coming along

    The opportunity to shop in a local natural food grocery store is growing ever closer as member ownership in the Los Alamos Cooperative Market tops 400.

  • Softball: Toppers blast Tigers in 3 innings Wednesday, 18-2

    The District 2AAAA season started off with a bang for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team.

    In their first offensive half-inning of the 2010 district season, the Hilltoppers marched 18 batters to the plate and scored 13 runs.

    Los Alamos went on to crush the Taos Tigers 18-3 to win their district opener at Overlook Park. The game was called after three innings of play.

    In the bottom of the first, Los Alamos sent 10 batters to the plate before Taos recorded an out and finished the innings with four hits, including two RBI hits by left fielder Shelby Courtright.

  • Baseball: Toppers open district play with big victory over Taos

    Despite a rough start to the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team can make up for it in District 2AAAA.

    It took the first step in the right direction Wednesday at Bomber Field, knocking off the Taos Tigers 13-6.

    Los Alamos scored eight runs in the second inning Wednesday and cruised to victory of the rest of the way. Meanwhile, pitcher Austin Aslin earned the victory on the hill, giving up three earned runs in four innings and striking out seven batters.

  • Track and field: Home meet volunteers needed

    While Los Alamos’ track and field teams have an extra two days to prepare for their home meet, volunteers to help run the meet are still needed.

    Los Alamos will host a home meet Saturday at Sullivan Field. The meet was originally scheduled for today but was pushed back due to a dicey weather forecast.

    However, Los Alamos is still in need of volunteer help for Saturday. Anyone interested can contact the high school’s athletic office at 663-2531 or e-mail Hilltopper boys head coach Larry Baca at la.baca@laschools.net.

  • Discover the power of one billionth of a meter

    Nano science is not confined to scientific laboratories or computer modules, it’s everywhere.

    Those socks at CB Fox that promote bacteria fighting capabilities so your feet don’t smell – that’s nano technology.

    Or advancements in medicine to treat cancer, that’s nano science, too.

    The Bradbury Science is helping to spread the word about nano science and its importance in people’s lives through NanoDays.

    The program was held today and will continue Wednesday.

  • Congressmen express concerns about federal lab safety oversight

    Two Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are concerned the Department of Energy could be easing safety and security oversight at national laboratories.

    U.S. Reps Joe Barton and Michael Burgess of Texas sent letters Monday to the Government Accountability Office and Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

    They asked the GAO to review the proposed plan, which they say would allow contractors to implement safety and security programs without strong federal oversight.