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Today's News

  • Beta Sigma Phi members reminisce about the year

    A lot has transpired for the Los Alamos Beta Sigma Phi members. They hosted the state sorority’s convention in June and honors Charlotte McQuillan, a member who died this year. While members reminisce, they are also looking ahead to the annual tea on Sunday.

    Beta Sigma Phi, according to its website, is an international women’s friendship network. It provides education and community services.

    This time last year, Beta Sigma Phi members were fundraising to prepare for what seemed like the kickoff to a new year.  

  • Calling all young scientists: Sign up for this year’s science fair

    The annual Los Alamos County Science Fair will take place on Jan. 23 in the Los Alamos High School cafeteria.  The public is invited to view the projects from noon-2 p.m.  

    Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade will display their projects in elementary, elementary class, junior and senior divisions.

    The elementary projects are divided into three categories. The students in junior and senior divisions will compete for first, second and third place and Honorable Mention in 17 categories.

  • Boys soccer: LA gets throttled by St. Pius X Tuesday

    ALBUQUERQUE — One of the most prolific scorers in the state and one of its best teams showed the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer squad why they have those titles Tuesday.

    St. Pius X, the most successful program in the state, had little trouble dispatching the upset-minded Hilltoppers Tuesday afternoon at Sartan Field.

    Behind its outstanding frontman Kaelan Brennan, who dominated play in the first half, St. Pius scored early and often, cruising to a 5-1 nondistrict victory.

  • Swimming: Dai named Scholastic All-American

    Eric Dai, one of the top club swimmers in Los Alamos, was named as a Scholastic All-American by USA Swimming.

    Dai, who in the past six years swimming competitively has set 12 state age group records, was the only local swimmer to be named to the team.

    The team is composed of USA Swimming competitors in grades 10-12. Swimmers are eligible if they have earned a 3.5 grade-point average or better and have achieved a Junior National Bonus Time Standard or swam in a selected disability championship meet.

  • Police react to jury verdict

    Los Alamos Police Lt. Reggie Briggle expressed his disappointment regarding the jury’s not guilty verdict Tuesday in the State v. Penny Granich case heard all last week in First District Court in Santa Fe.

    Briggle led the investigation that resulted in vehicular homicide charges against Penny Granich for the death of her husband Thomas Edward Granich. He died when the pickup he and Penny were in on Dec. 4, 2005 crashed some 350 feet into the bottom of a White Rock canyon.

  • Building a better worm trap

    The danger of malicious computer codes circulating among computers and their networks has become a common situation for individuals and workplaces. Despite daily occurrences of identity theft and thousands of successful breaches within the federal government, many people remain oblivious of the dangers.

    A Government Accountability Report published earlier this year reported a 206 percent increase in security incidents from 2005 to 2008.

    Malware has the potential to pose security threats, which is where scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory come in.

  • That darn cat

      The cat is killing me. I’ve had my ‘Tommy,’ as I call him, for about 3 years now and the darn thing is driving me crazy. Tommy used to be quiet, and kept a distance most of the time, but for the past 18 months he’s been driving me up the wall. I know some people love ’um, give them a feeling of contentment, but I just can’t jump up and down about mine, even when the darn thing is being good.

  • Pet adoption available Saturday

    Friends of the Shelter in Los Alamos is joining forces with the Española Animal Shelter and Colfax Pet Rescue to have a mobile pet adoption in Los Alamos.  

    Adoptable animals from the three organizations and foster animals will be at the event.

    All three animal organizations are 501(c)3 nonprofits.

    Friends of the Shelter is dedicated to improving homeless pets’ lives.  

  • Goldfarb recalled as community leader

    Irving Goldfarb passed away Aug. 22, but his contributions to the Los Alamos community and particularly to the Los Alamos Jewish Center, continues today.

    His daughter, Lynn Silberman, recalled that he not only built the family’s home on Barranca Mesa, he helped establish the Jewish Center.

    Silberman said her father arrived in Los Alamos in 1945 and worked as a machinist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Lynn and her mother followed Goldfarb in 1946. Before working and living in Los Alamos, he worked at the Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Strutting their stuff

    An international audience viewed the Los Alamos High School’s Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps’ skills Tuesday during the ninth annual Bi-national Policy Forum on Migration and Health at Buffalo Thunder.

    Six cadets from the local NJRTOC participated in a color guard presentation and posted a few flags during the forum.