Today's News

  • Meals on Wheels volunteer nourishes and is nourished in return

    Gerald “Jerry” Eagon worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 40 years. When he retired, he wondered what he would do to pass the time. Little did he know, he would be on the road every week around Los Alamos with a truckload of food and learning one of life’s great lessons.

    He has worked as a volunteer in the Meals on Wheels program for six years. He said he enjoys the work and being outside.

  • Initiative seeks to promote rights and responsibilities

    As citizens of our country, we have the right to complain about the things we do not like. We have the responsibility, however, to take positive action to improve what we feel is lacking. A basic problem of all government, identified by a Los Alamos citizen in 1959, is “the prevention of any one interest from gaining complete control at the expense of others.” The criticism was not about the presence of special interests, which can benefit society greatly, but about lack of control of those interests in government by government.

  • Population is a long, long line


    Picture every part of the environment having a string tied to it. The strings lead to concerns spaced in time and distance.

    At one end the strings all meet in a tangle of knots.

    That mighty tangle is world population.

  • Breaking News: Governor proposes budget balancing plan that avoids lay-offs and furloughs

    Gov. Bill Richardson today presented a budget-balancing plan to legislative leaders that addresses a $441 million revenue shortfall for this fiscal year, while keeping education spending intact.

    “As promised, my plan closes the budget gap in a fiscally responsible way, without cutting education or increasing taxes,” Richardson said. “This plan, which is based on current revenue projections, is meant to start the discussion to resolve this deficit. I look forward to hearing additional ideas that legislative leaders may have.”


  • Former Art Center Board chair sentenced for unruly behavior

  • Rattler sightings on the rise in Barranca Mesa area

    LOS ALAMOS - There are many things one can look forward to in the summer: Cookouts, ice-cold lemonade on a hot day and the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series, to name a few.

    Another item can be added to the list for residents in Los Alamos this year: snake sightings.

    Brett and Beth Kniss know all too well what can happen when a family pet encounters a snake. The couple’s Dachshund fell victim to snake bites twice. The incidents happened within days of each other, while the Dachshund was in his own backyard.

  • Putting Assets Into Action: Ready, set, flu?

    This week we look at the Asset category of Boundaries and Expectations. I’ve heard from a great deal of you this week about how you enjoyed making the connection not just to youth, but to the office, co-workers or the community in general.

    So this week, we’ll talk about Boundaries and Expectations and how they relate to the flu. The last week and a half have been a great trial run for us. Oh, once we pass the hump, please don’t get too comfy that our time with the flu is done.

  • Volleyball: Toppers fall in season opener, 3-1

    The debut for Garry Maskaly and the 2009 Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team didn’t go as well as they might have hoped Saturday.

    Los Alamos picked up a win in the opening game of its season and narrowly lost a hotly-contested game two, but the Pojoaque Elks were in control the balance of the contest, picking up a 3-1 victory at Griffith Gymnasium.

    After surviving a late rally from the Elks, the Hilltoppers grabbed a win in the first game, but the Elks swept the next three games to earn the 23-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-13 win.

  • United Way Youth Team gears up to fundraise

    When it comes to raising money, the United Way Youth Team is one well-trained fundraising machine. In fact, the group of young people has run a successful campaign every year since team’s inception.

    Team members have either met or exceeded their goals, Carla Gray Weisler, marketing director for United Way of Northern New Mexico, told Los Alamos Public School Board Thursday night. For instance, last year the team exceeded its $7,000 goal by $3,000. “We’re very proud of our youth team,” she said.

  • Fuller Lodge to ignite with music, dance

    The venue for Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag series may be Fuller Lodge but audience members might feel transported to the United Kingdom. The Los Alamos branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will perform dances, Vicky Hypes of Belisama School of Irish Dance will take to the floor and The Roaring Jelly, the local Celtic band, will play some old-timey tunes.

    The show, “Triple Blast for the Senses,” will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.