Today's News

  • Neutron star reveals split personality

    Distant explosions behaving strangely have created a buzz in the astronomical community and may resolve a cosmic case of mistaken identity.


    Two kinds of flaring stars, Anomolous X-Ray Pulsars (AXPs) and Soft Gamma Repeaters (SGRs) may actually be the same thing.


  • Energy program pays dandy dividends to schools

    Just 3.5 years into its energy conservation program, the school district has reaped hundreds of thousands of dollars in cost savings. By unplugging and turning off electric devices and setting back thermostats - teachers and staff have saved nearly $800,000 for Los Alamos Public Schools.

    LAPS Energy Manager Allen Thomas was applauded as he presented his semi-annual report at Tuesday’s school board meeting in the district boardroom.

  • Top 5 CIP applications revealed

    The Capital Improvement Review committee met one last time on Monday night in council chambers. The purpose of the meeting was to give committee members a chance to make changes to the final scores they assigned to CIP applications during last week’s Thursday night meeting. The scores could either be increased or decreased during Monday night’s meeting.

  • Flower sale

    Bethany Glasco arranges a daffodil  display at CB Fox in downtown Los Alamos Tuesday. The store donated the display space to Los Alamos Visiting Nurses which is holding its annual daffodil fund-raising sale. Pre-orders are being taken through March 6. The flowers are $5 per bunch, $10 for flowers in a vase and $15 for a ginger jar vase with daffodils. They will be delivered March 14 or they can be picked up March 13 and 14. Call 662-2525 for more information.

  • LA wrestling, swimming head to district

    A pair of Los Alamos Hilltopper sports are beginning the end of their season this weekend.

    Both the Hilltopper wrestling team and the Hilltopper boys and girls swimming and diving teams will go into the final two weekends of their season. They will be competing at their two respective district meets Saturday.

    Team results at those district championships, however, are hardly what any of the squads are worried about.

  • Another jewel of a performance

    The New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company   (NMDT-PC) will fill the stage with magic once again next weekend when it performs director Susan Baker-Dillingham’s newest original ballet, “Cinderella,” Feb. 20–22. As a contribution to Los Alamos’ 60th anniversary celebration, NMDT-PC has invited Los Alamos’ own Living Treasures to attend the Sunday matinee as honored guests.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:Seizing the moment

    My first really clear memory of spending one-on-one time with my father was years ago when we were still living in Littleton, Colo. My father had just enrolled at Metropolitan State University in Denver to get his degree and in order to do research for an assignment he decided to go on a field trip. I went along for the ride.

    Together, we went to a hillside that used to be, millions and millions of years ago, the bottom of a lake. The evidence was found along the slope. Dinosaur footprints were pressed into the surface like celebrity footprints.

  • Young adult patrollers to participate in jamboree

    Between 15-20 young adults will be gathering at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, but not for a day of recreation. Instead, these young people will be learning how to rescue skiers and snowboarders caught in an emergency situation.

    Each year, said Bill Somers, director of the ski patrol at the ski area, the Rocky Mountain Division of the National Ski Patrol hosts a young adult jamboree and this year, the local ski area will be the location of the event.

  • Local Starbucks to remain open

  • GOP women offer scholarships

    The New Mexico Federation of Republican Women (NMFRW) annually awards educational scholarships to women planning to study government, political science, international relations or history.