Today's News

  • Recapitalization of the banks

    Dear Editor,

    Today one of the most important problems of the financial system is undercapitalization of the banks.  That restricts their ability to loan money to business, particularly short-term loans, the loans that contribute greatly to the flow of money in the system. There is an idea for providing that capital and reaping the consequent benefits.

  • Reconsider support

    Dear Editor,

    The United States should reconsider its support of Israel in light of the ongoing Gaza Strip war between Israel and Hamas.  The disproportionate use of Israeli force against Hamas was made possible by the United States. Israel is the major recipient of military aid from the U.S.

    This support of Israel by the U.S. is criticized by Atalia Orner, a Jewish acadelnic at the University of Notre Dame. She says the result is that American occupation of Iraq is equated with the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.

  • Preserve needs some help

    Dear Editor,

    The Valles Caldera National Preserve is at a crossroads. Everyone involved with this 89,000 acre piece of public land now realizes that the legislation that set the Preserve up in 2000 is not working and will not work. The legislation needs to change and proposals will come forward soon to get this land opened and fully protected for all the American people who own it together.

  • Eco Staton construction complete

    Greening efforts at the old county landfill concluded in December, a year and a half after the Eco Station construction contract was awarded in the amount of $6,698,000.


    Environmental Services Director Regina Wheeler was in White Rock for Tuesday night’s meeting, during which she updated councilors on the project.


  • Nuclear workers revive rejected petition

    ALBUQUERQUE – A presidential advisory board took only a few minutes before deciding to keep alive a petition on behalf of a large contingent of past and present nuclear workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


    The Advisory Board on Worker Health and Radiation heard both sides of the case involving compensation for LANL service support workers from 1976 through 2005. The board members discussed it briefly and then voted unanimously to study it more carefully.


  • Boys basketball: Toppers fall to Sundevils, drop into 2nd place

    The bad news: the Los Alamos Hilltoppers couldn’t capitalize on a golden opportunity to knock off an 800-pound gorilla Wednesday night.

    The good news: there’s a good chance they’ll get another shot.

    In front of a packed Griffith Gymnasium, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team couldn’t wrest the District 2AAAA regular season title from the Española Valley Sundevils.

  • Wrestling: All 9 Toppers will head to 4A tourney

    Doing more with less was the key last week, something Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team hopes to continue this weekend.

    In the District 2AAAA tournament, held last weekend at Bernalillo, the Hilltoppers qualified all nine of the grapplers they brought with them to the meet. Because of some big individual performances, Los Alamos grabbed a second-place finish at the tournament, something that surprised almost everyone, particularly the third-place Bernalillo Spartans whom Los Alamos edged out.

  • Swimming and diving: LA should be rested heading to state

    The warm, steamy confines of the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium can’t melt one cold, hard fact.

    Should the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys or girls swim teams have their eyes on an upset at the state championship meet this weekend, it will be the host Chargers they will have to knock off the medal podium.

    Both Academy’s teams will be favored heading into the state meet. Preliminary heats will go Friday and the final and consolation rounds are scheduled for Saturday.

  • ’Topper to play with New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

    Seeing Kathy Lin, a Los Alamos High School junior, by a piano is not an uncommon sight in Los Alamos. Residents have frequently been able to enjoy her performances, whether that performance was a student recital, a Brown Bag show or a Professional Music Teachers New Mexico Honors competition. Lin’s skill as a pianist is one of many musical gifts presented to the community.

  • LACW to take listeners to Scotland

    The Los Alamos Community Winds will offer its audience something different at its upcoming concert, and it will not present this unique music alone.

    The Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipes and Drums will also make an appearance during the LACW’s “Music of Scotland” concert, which will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the White Rock Baptist Church.

     The decision to present Scottish music was a personal one, Ted Vives, musical director of the winds, said.