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Today's News

  • Consortium set to design human trials of HIV vaccine

    Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Bette Korber is part of an international team of investigators working to design and implement the first human trial of a mosaic HIV vaccine candidate. The vaccine represents a novel strategy for fighting the virus that causes AIDS by attempting to address one of the most daunting challenges in HIV vaccine design: the virus’s extensive genetic diversity.

  • Accusations fly during gubernatorial debate

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - With just over two weeks left until Election Day, New Mexico's gubernatorial candidates are using their first televised debate to woo any voters who have yet to make up their minds.

    Democratic Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and Republican Susana Martinez appeared this evening on Albuquerque television station KOAT. They talked about government spending, the sputtering economy and education.

    Denish went on the offensive early, calling Martinez a liar and accusing her of siding with big corporations

  • Alleged “ninja” burglar captured at local apartment

    SANTA FE (AP) – An anonymous tip led police officers to a Los Alamos apartment where they caught a young man believed to be involved in a string of crimes in Santa Fe.

    A Los Alamos police officer confirmed the identity of the 17-year-old Shalom Katz, the alleged “ninja” burglar, on Saturday afternoon.

    Katz was arrested for concealing his identity, two days after he fled his Santa Fe home as officers were en route to arrest him.

    Police say the teenage fugitive dressed as a ninja and used a hatchet to rob a jewelry store.

  • Mullins says ideals can help him beat Lujan

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — During this election cycle, Tom Mullins is the closest thing New Mexico will see to a bona fide tea party candidate.

    The Republican nominee in the sprawling 3rd Congressional District, Mullins is challenging first-term incumbent Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., for the House seat representing northern New Mexico and parts of the eastern plains.

    A petroleum engineer in Farmington, Mullins is making his first run for office after becoming involved as an organizer of San Juan County tea party events.

  • SFO celebrates National Opera Week

    The Santa Fe Opera joins more than 100 opera companies across the country in recognizing National Opera Week.
    Organized by opera’s national service organization, Opera America, community events have been planned to call attention to the role opera companies play in their communities. The week runs from
    Oct. 29-Nov. 6.

  • Climbing the Midwest

    Don Liska is unquestionably one of the Los Alamos Mountaineers most experienced mountaineers and adventurers.
    He has been a member of the American Alpine Club for many years, and is a lifetime member of the LAM.  Join the LAM Wednesday evening at Fuller Lodge to hear Liska recount stories of his early days of adventure climbing in the Midwest, the Dolomites and the Alps.

  • LAHM to sponsor photo contest

    The golden trees on the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo mountains have inspired the Los Alamos Historical Society to sponsor a fall and summer photo contest. Winners will have their photographs made into greeting cards and added to the Los Alamos Historical Museum archival collection.

  • Cancer Center reaches one year milestone

    It is an amazing time when your baby turns one year old and you can see the growth and potential of what is still yet to come.
    Last month, the Cancer Corner at Los Alamos Medical Center celebrated their first birthday, and because the month of October is Cancer Awareness month, they plan to celebrate all month long.
    Bernice Williams, the president of the Los Alamos Council on Cancer and a devoted Cancer Corner supporter, couldn’t be more proud.

  • Animal Shelter 10-17-10

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  

  • Births 10-17-10

    The following births were reported at Los Alamos Medical Center:

    Sept. 22: A girl, Jaicee Lynn Michelle Grider, born to Cristie Carter and Jeff Grider

    Oct. 2: A girl, Genevieve Elena Rodriguez, born to Andrea and
    Diego Rodriguez

    Oct. 4: A boy, Elan Gaunt, born to Amy Bartlett and Andrew Gaunt

    Oct. 5: A boy, Jayden Noah Garcia, born to Dolores Medina and Tony Garcia

    Oct. 7: A girl, Aleah Ashlynn Apodaca, born to Miranda Martinez and Dominic Apodaca