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Today's News

  • Local sorority attracts major convention

    Beta Sigma Phi members in Los Alamos are preparing for a state convention set to draw more than 200 sorority sisters, plus dozens of husbands, from throughout New Mexico for three days of local history, culture, arts and entertainment this weekend.

    “Our theme is The Golden Age – the 1940s,” said Convention Chairwoman Dawn Brown.

    Convention co-chairwomen include Kate Stoddard and Shannon Harms.

  • Police propose Business Watch program

    Theft hotspots tracked in 2007, 2008 and 2009 clearly identify downtown Los Alamos as the most concentrated center of crime in the entire county.

    “Every time I step out of my truck there’s a victim and I hate it – I hate it for all of you,” Det. Doug Johnson told business owners gathered at UNM-LA for Thursday’s Chamber Business Breakfast.

    Following a recent rash of downtown break-ins, Los Alamos Police partnered with the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce to present a security talk to area business owners.

  • List of civilian nuclear sites exposed

    Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists removed a link Thursday to a catalog he had downloaded of hundreds of civilian nuclear sites in the United States.

    The information included 17 pages of activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Aftergood found the document on the Government Printing Office website and on Monday published a link to a copy from his blog, Secrecy News.

  • Summer education

    With school over and summer vacation starting up, many local churches are offering an opportunity to continue children’s education.

    Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church and Los Alamos Church of Christ will help expand youngsters’ spiritual knowledge through Vacation Bible Schools.  

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  • Fun times are closer than you might think

    What is a Stay-cation?  Have you ever gone on a vacation and come home more tired than when you left?  

    How about returning home and discovering that you spent more money than you thought?  

    Now that’s a rude surprise.  

    With a Stay-cation you will experience the rest and relaxation of a vacation, but your family will be close to home and you won’t spend a dime.  

    There's no cooking for Mom and Dad either.  

    The Christian Church is hosting just such an event.

  • Los Alamos County makes wealthiest county list

    Los Alamos County has gained national recognition for being one of the top 50 counties or municipalities with the highest per capita income.

    The list, released by the Associated Press, ranked Los Alamos County number 49, with a per capita income of $55,109. Number one was Teton County, Wyo., with a per capita income of $132,728, while number 50 was Monmouth County, New Jersey, with a per capita income of $54,801.

  • State stand is hard to justify

    The attorney who filed a lawsuit against Vanderbilt Financial, nine company executives and about two dozen other investment firms and numerous individuals as defendants alleging the state lost money in flawed investments through an alleged pay-to-play scheme involving Gov. Richardson’s unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, says he is being stone-walled by the state.

  • Track and field: Hilltopper stars asked to take part in regional invite

    Several members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams will take part in the Great Southwest Track & Field Classic.

    The GSW is an elite regional track and field meet held annually in Albuquerque. Some of the top athletes from Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and New Mexico are scheduled to take part in the event.

    Los Alamos’ contingent will compete Saturday at the University of New Mexico Complex. The meet opened Thursday with the decathlon and heptathlon events. Those continue through today.

  • Running: Klimczuk is tops at pace race

    Mikolaj Klimczuk was the top predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    This week’s pace race was held Tuesday on Powerline Road outside of White Rock. A total of 18 runners and walkers took part in the weekly event.

    Klimczuk, racing on the 1-mile course Tuesday, finished with an adjusted prediction error of just six seconds to earn the victory.

    The second-best prediction Tuesday also came on the 1-mile course, with Alexander Romero missing his finish time by 15 seconds.

  • LANL cheers on local volunteers

    If a normal work year amounts to 2,080 hours at 40 hours a week, how did Los Alamos National Laboratory “top volunteer” Eric Holmes rack up 1,637 volunteer hours last year?

    “Twenty-four hours a day on weekends and eight hours at night,” he said,

    Holmes and his wife Maryann volunteer as campground hosts for the Forest Service in the Jemez National Recreation Area.