Today's News

  • The Farmers' Market keeps manager hopping

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  • LAHS student visits CERN

    Alex Kendrick’s “The Underground Radio II” was determined to be one of the top science projects in the world. Recently, he discovered what other scientific innovations the world has to offer.

    Kendrick visited the European Organization for Nuclear Research’s CERN from June 28-July 2. CERN is located near Geneva, Switzerland.

    Kendrick traveled with 13 other students, two of whom were from Albuquerque.

    CERN, according to its website, is the world’s largest particle physics laboratory.

  • Hilltalkers to share their knowledge with the newest group of debaters

    The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers are smooth talkers. Their speech abilities allowed them to compete six rounds of the National Forensic League’s National Tournament, held June 12-18 in Birmingham, Ala. The seven Hilltalkers needed eight ballots to break into the elimination round and earned seven.

    The policy debaters and the duo interpretation team were close to being placed in the top 60 teams but achieved a spot in the top 100.

    More than 300 high schools brought a total of 3,500 students to the competition.

  • The return of the Coffeehouse

    When Kay Newnam played violin in the first Los Alamos Coffeehouse, she was pregnant. Now, her baby boy is 30 years old.

    And she is renewing the Coffeehouse for a special one-time event.

    After 112 concerts, the extremely popular Coffeehouse series came to an end in early 2008. However, in honor of the 60th anniversary of Los Alamos, Newnam, one the original founders of the Coffeehouse and a frequent performer, is teaming up with the Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) to bring fine chamber music and desserts to Fuller Lodge one more time.

  • Trinity Place at a crossroads

    Thursday’s special meeting of the Los Alamos County Council to discuss the status of the Trinity Site project was a welcome development but an unwelcome piece of troubling news.

    Many people will say they saw this coming for quite awhile, and many will be glad that the shifting realities of the situation have finally surfaced.

    It should be no surprise in the current financial and economic environment that the developer, The Boyer Company, has encountered difficulties finding an “anchor,” the star attraction upon which the whole plan depends.

  • Keeping vision of a lifestyle center

    I want to share my perspectives with you on the Trinity project.

    Our county is very proud of our vision to become a vibrant community, attractive for our residents and for others who might come here.  Part of this vision is to develop a lifestyle center, where shopping can be pleasurable, social and fill many of our general retail needs and wants.

  • Everyday superheroes

    Getting paid to do a little yard work is a typical summer activity for a teenager, but not many teens pay someone else for the opportunity to pull weeds in the July heat. Earlier this month 20 teens from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish did just that.  

  • Smith’s buys Mari-Mac shopping center

    Smith’s Food & Drug Centers, Inc., has purchased the bulk of the property in Mari-Mac Village between Central Avenue and Trinity Drive. 

    Title Guaranty & Insurance Company at 1200 Trinity Dr., filed the special warranty deed in the Los Alamos County Clerk’s office conveying the property from Developers Diversified Realty of Ohio to Smith’s June 3. The plat indicating the perimeters of the property sold was filed in the clerk’s office July 9.

  • People in the News

    Zigfried “Zig” Hampel-Arias was recently awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant for the 2009-2010 academic year to Argentina. Hampel-Arias will in high-energy particle physics by conducting research with the Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory Collaboration in San Carlos de Bariloche. The Los Alamos native received his bachelor’s degree from Rice University and is a classically trained pianist who plans to take tango, dance and piano lessons while in Argentina.   


  • Accident victim dies after years in coma

    A tragic chapter for the community and particularly for Efren Martinez of Cordova, N.M. and his family came to a close this week. Martinez died Tuesday after 13 ½ years in a coma caused by a traumatic electrical accident while working for a construction contractor at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Martinez’ brother-in-law Richard Pacheco, speaking for family, said, “This brings closure to the family. We did not want him to be forgotten.”