Today's News

  • Ready ... set ... college

    Less than 50 days until classes start. Less than 50 days until I officially start college. Up until May 23, my life goal was to graduate high school and get into college, a college far away from Los Alamos and New Mexico. That’s happened.

    Now I’m going to college at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. Ever since sometime in elementary school, I’ve wanted to leave Los Alamos and see the world.

  • ‘The Elixir’ uncorks a delightful potion

    Santa Fe Opera’s “The Elixir of Love,” opened Saturday with a musical comedy that immediately put everything in perspective.

    Let it rain. Let it hail. Let the bottom fall out. Somewhere the clouds have parted and the sun is slanting across a field of flowers. There is a road to a better future. Love has won again.

  • PUTTING ASSETS INTO ACTION: Find a place in a religious community

    “Isn’t that special?” Saturday Night Live-The Church Lady

    This week, we take a look at Asset #19, religious community. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they spend one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution.”

    Did you know that in one of a variety of phone books this community has, there are no less than 22 churches and religious organizations listed as resources in our community?

  • Golf: McCloskey honored for three decades at LAGC

    Old habits are hard to break. Especially 32-year-old habits.

    “When I’m out on the course and I see something that needs to be done, my first thought is to go do it,” Dennis McCloskey said. “Now, I have to tell myself to leave it alone. It’ll get taken care of.”

    McCloskey, the longtime course manager at Los Alamos Golf Course, officially retired after 32 years on the job. He was honored in a ceremony at the course last week during the Atomic City Invitational tournament.

  • Congress marks up energy funding proposals (correction)

    Congressional panels approved two preliminary appropriation proposals with subtle implications for Los Alamos National Laboratory’s budget prospects


    The full House Appropriation Committee, typically a step ahead of their Senate counterparts, approved their funding proposal Tuesday evening, while the Senate Energy and Water subcommittee was just beginning a similar process on the other side of the Capitol Wednesday morning.


  • BUT I DIGRESS...Holy Hatchechubbee, Batman!

    By John Pawlak

    Having been in Blue Ball, my wife and I soon found ourselves passing through Intercourse. Naturally, we ended up in Paradise. Okay, if you've ever visited Amish country in Pennsylvania, you know that those are towns in the area. Much like when we found ourselves driving through Dog Face, California, we've always been amused at the amusing and often questionable names given to towns around the country. By the way, Hatchechubbee is not Robin's exclamation for dicing up a fat man. It's a small town in Alabama (population 564).

  • Trail management plan OK'd

    It’s no secret that outdoor activities are important to Los Alamos County residents. Trails provide residents with an outlet for hiking and walking and a way to keep fit while having fun.

    During Tuesday’s meeting, council voted 5-0 to adopt the trail management planning documents, which include the trail management plan, the trail policy plan and the trail standards.

    According to county documents, the Trail Management Planning package is divided into three parts.

  • Creeping up on a big black hole

    There are probably few scenes of violence in the universe that can compare to what goes on in the energetic activity of an accretion disk spiraling down around a monster black hole at the center of a large galaxy.

    This appears to be especially true of the largest galaxies, like the giant elliptical galaxy named M87, a luminous and highly evolved system in the Constellation Virgo.

  • Showering love on the community

    First Baptist Church of Los Alamos has found a way to connect with the county and offer some tangible relief and assistance in these less than favorable economic times.  

    For the past two summers, they have encouraged church members and fellow neighbors to collect their gently used clothing and household items in order to offer a free garage sale to the city of Los Alamos.  

  • Baseball: LA Juniors roll to District 1 crown

    The Los Alamos Junior All-Stars capped a dominant run through the District 1 tournament Thursday by blasting the Pecos All-Stars 25-1 to capture the district title.

    With Thursday’s win, Los Alamos will now advance to the state tournament, which starts July 24 in Deming.

    Los Alamos rolled through the District 1 tournament, outscoring its three opponents 51-4 in its three victories.

    “Generally, they performed well,” Los Alamos manager Bill Cooper said. “We hit the ball real well. We fielded the ball real well.”