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Today's News

  • 01-12-10 Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Dec. 31

    5:23 p.m. – A 22-year-old Los Alamos woman reported damage to two vehicles parked at her residence. The estimated loss is $750.

    Jan. 1

    3:02 p.m. – Top Nails and Spa at 800 Trinity Dr., reported it was burglarized. The estimated loss is $300.

  • Los Alamos Choral Society and Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra pair up

    Experience a partnership of artistic proportions. Not only is music and poetry being paired together, but the Los Alamos Choral Society and members of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra are collaborating to present these two mediums in concert.  

     The concert, “Choral Masterworks by Ralph Vaughan Williams,” will begin at 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road.

  • Round one underway as series of winter storms push through the region

    Here's the latest update from the National Weather Service as of Tuesday morning:

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... TOTALING 2 TO 4 INCHES.

    * TIMING... SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE MODERATE AT TIMES THROUGH THIS MORNING... THEN THEY WILL DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY AND POSSIBLY MIX WITH RAIN AS SNOW LEVELS LIFT THIS AFTERNOON.

  • Chaos, violence hamper Haiti relief efforts

     PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Relief workers say pockets of violence in Haiti's devastated capital are hindering a slow increase in much-needed aid delivery, and some residents have banded together to protect the few possessions they have left.

    As thousands of others head to the countryside, people in one hillside Port-au-Prince district blocked off access to their street with cars and asked local young men to patrol for looters.

    "We never count on the government here," said Tatony Vieux, 29. "Never."

  • NEWS ALERT: The plot thins: Getting to the bottom of the mystery of the hazardous waste dump known as MDA-B
  • Get involved in science

    Put on some goggles, light up the bunsen burner and observe innovations in science take flight during the annual Los Alamos County Science Fair Saturday in the Los Alamos High School cafeteria.

    The public is invited to view the projects between 12:30-2:30 p.m.

    Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade will display their projects in elementary, elementary class, junior and senior divisions.

  • UNM-LA class to turn its attention to the sun

    A market assessment study pointing to a need for solar technicians and grant money laid the groundwork for UNM-LA’s newest program. A solar technician concentration has been added to the associate of science in applied technologies degree. The popular program trains technicians in a variety of fields, including nanotechnology, electro-mechanical and manufacturing technology. The first course is being offered for spring semester, with the other courses in the concentration to follow this fall.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers open 2AAAA season tonight vs. Tigers

    Opening day of the District 2AAAA girls basketball season is here, snow or no snow.

    Tonight, weather permitting, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers will open their district season at home against the Taos Tigers. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. — no announcement had been made as to a possible weather postponement as of press time.

    Los Alamos (10-6) could hardly be heading into the 2AAAA season with more confidence, having won six straight and eight of its last 10.

  • BHC to issue proposals

    SANTA FE – Gov. Bill Richardson has directed the Behavioral Health Collaborative to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) as soon as possible in anticipation of the need for future changes in the administration and delivery of mental health and substance abuse services.

  • New taxes in Santa Fe protested

    SANTA FE – Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Turner teamed up earlier today to protest any new taxes at the state capitol.

    “Tax increases only reward reckless spending and make it tougher for small businesses to succeed and for families to make ends meet,” Turner said in  a news release.

    “New Mexico does not need another politician in the governor’s office who doesn’t understand that higher taxes hurt both small business and struggling families.”