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Today's News

  • Been there, done that

    Ruth Lambert of Los Alamos has covered a lot of ground in 100 years. From Minnesota, to Wisconsin, California, Colorado and New Mexico, Lambert has pretty much seen and done it all.On her 100th birthday, which was March 22, Lambert reminisced about all the places she had been and things she had experienced. She grew up in Austin, Minn., and majored in journalism from the University of Iowa. While in college, Lambert said, she worked at the university’s newspaper. Her journalism career took her to the Janesville Gazette, in Janesville, Wis.

  • ’Tis the season for money

    As the county gets ready to discuss its budget with the council – and us – there are some things that need understanding.

  • County Beat

    County Beat, week of March 31 through April 5

  • McLeod named interim superintendent

    It has been a busy week for the school board, with a special meeting Tuesday, a regular session Thursday, followed by a work session later Thursday evening.

  • Arms talk supports nuclear posture

    O’Dean Judd, a former chief scientist of the Strategic Defense Initiative Missile Defense Program in Washington, D.C., pretty much took the “dis” out of “disarmament” in a talk on arms control Wednesday night.Speaking to the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security, the LANL fellow and wide-ranging technical expert, intelligence officer and policy advisor on modern weaponry delivered an analysis of how the military views its nuclear weapons options in the world today.“Are there realistic plans to achieve d

  • 'SICK DESIGN': Skaters and non-skaters review conceptual plans for new park

    The long-awaited plans for a community skate park are inching closer to their finality, after significant progress was made during Thursday’s open house to review the park’s conceptual design.Representatives from California Skateparks Inc., the design firm awarded the contract to build the park, were on hand to present the community with a working sketch of the park’s design, as well as to address concerns from local skateboarders and non-skaters.

  • Passover Seder to be celebrated at the Jewish Center

    The Los Alamos Jewish Center will hold its annual community Passover Seder at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The event is open to anyone interested in attending.The Seder is a ceremonial dinner filled with rituals designed to celebrate the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt. The Seder, which is Hebrew for order, ushers in the week of Pesach in which Jews refrain from eating Chametz, or leavened breads.

  • Tennis: Hilltopper girls win, boys fall against St. Michael's

    In their first home event of the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper tennis squads earned a split with the visiting St. Michael’s Horsemen.The ’Topper girls, playing primarily at Mesa courts behind Sullivan Field, topped the Horsemen 6-3 in team competition, while the ’Topper boys fell to the Horsemen boys 6-3. Those contests were played mainly at Urban Park.Girls head coch Bruce Cottrell said that going into Wednesday’s contest, the pressure was on his team to top St. Mike’s, a solid Class AAA club. St. Mike’s fell to St.

  • Medical Minute: LAMC draws unique pool of talent

    This month, Los Alamos Medical Center will celebrate, with hospitals across the country, “Doctors Day.” Traditionally marked on March 30, this date is known industry-wide as a special time set aside to recognize the invaluable contribution made by physicians.We’ve all seen the TV dramas staged around hospitals – emergency rooms, operating suites and doctors’ lives. While it’s easy to get caught up in those plot lines, it is vitally important for communities to realize that their physicians are the keys to a viable healthcare system.

  • Bingaman impressed by lab's ideas for energy storage

    A United States senator in search of solutions to national energy problems and a national laboratory looking to extend its portfolio of alternative energy programs had a meeting of minds Wednesday.Sen.