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Today's News

  • Wildlife Center there to help

    ESPAÑOLA – The Wildlife Center here has been promoting responsible coexistence between humans and wildlife for some 20 years, reports Katherine Eagelson, the center’s executive director.

    “We are the only permitted wildlife hospital in New Mexico,” she said. “We care for large mammals and endangered species.”

    She said that they get more than 1,200 animals a year and return more than 55 percent back to the wild.

  • Buildings visible at Airport Basin Site

    A few months ago, the Airport Basin Site behind De Colores Restaurant was little more than a pit full of construction workers and materials.

    Today, however, buildings are visible and it seems like more progress is being made each day.

    Tonight, the Guaranteed Maximum Price #4 will be presented to council, along with the quarterly update on the project. According to an update posted on the county’s website, the construction work is on budget and on schedule.

  • Take it to the limit: New LANL energy center peers over the edge

    Extremity is the outermost environment. Beyond the limit looms the uncertain and the unknown. Extremity is also a boundary where what’s good enough today breaks down tomorrow. Future breakthroughs may still be possible, but researchers will have to take it to the limit to get there.

  • PEEC SPEAKS: Support your values, buy wind power

    Support your values, buy wind

    Felicia Orth

  • Support your values, buy wind power

    The commercial opens with what appears to be a very rude fellow lifting a woman’s hem, throwing sand in a child’s face, mussing a woman’s hair, knocking off a man’s hat, rattling a window shutter and turning over a tent.

    The large Frenchman sadly says that he was always misunderstood, and that people didn’t like him because he got on their nerves: “Maybe I came on too strong … it was lonely.”

    One day, someone accepted him for what he is and now he feels good at something.

  • Learning about science in a whole new way

    It’s Friday morning in Room 2 at Little Forest Playschool as Maureen Connolly (Ms. Mo as she is known to her students) dons her lab coat.

    This week’s lesson, which is part of the Quirkles series, is on Density Dan. The class of 3- through 5-year-olds sits in a circle on the floor as Ms. Mo reads the story about Density Dan.

    Storytime is followed by lab time, as students experiment using fresh water, salt water and raw eggs.

  • LAHS Athletics: NMAA tells schools not to practice, play for a week

    The New Mexico Activities Association doesn’t want to call off the spring state championships, but didn’t take cancellation off the table, either.

    The NMAA, the governing body of most high school interscholastic sports in the state, held a webcast Monday discussing its decision to suspend all sporting activities in New Mexico, a decision that came down Sunday, as well as its tentative plans to reschedule many statewide events.

  • Be part of the solution

    There was a lot of controversy when the county declared the Municipal Building unfit and the council voted to tear it down.

    That was a very unpopular decision and its effects still linger today.

    But that was then and this is now and now the county is reaching out to the community for help as for what to do now. We should put the differences of the past behind us and work to ensure that we have the best facility – in the best  location – we can.

  • Hilltopper girls track and field team aim for another title

    In less than two weeks’ time, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team will be testing its mettle at the state Class AAAA championship meet.

    Between now and then, however, Los Alamos will try to catch up on it very important work of staying sharp and getting healthy.

    If Friday’s Los Alamos Qualifier is any indication, the Hilltoppers won’t have a lot to worry about this weekend when they try to grab their ninth straight District 2AAAA title.

  • More juice from the sun: LANL science fuels new photophysics energy center

    In early April, when Energy Secretary Steven Chu visited Los Alamos National Laboratory, Victor Klimov briefed him on research about a project for improving solar cells.

    As Chu moved slowly through a gallery of scientific posters especially selected for his introductory moments at the lab, he listened intently to Klimov’s overview and immediately began asking questions about his findings.

    “He was really interested,” Klimov said in an interview this week. “That impressed me that he knew what we were doing.”