Today's News

  • PEEC SPEAKS: Doing something big for Earth

    The Plastic Bag Free Los Alamos campaign began with Mrs. Michele Altherr’s  Kinnikinnick Club and an environmental group for elementary-age children who had decided that we wanted to do something big for the Earth.  

    Everyone voiced several ambitious ideas before Mrs. Altherr, the group leader, suggested stopping plastic bag use.  

    At the time none of us in the club had any idea how bad they were for the environment.

  • Letter: Access Valles Caldera means much more

    Recently I spent time at the Carson National Forest’s Valle Vidal unit. In addition to an interesting and progressive land management approach, it offered excellent access. I drove in on dirt roads to McCrystal campground, paid $5 a day, and camped 3 days while mountain bike exploring some of the area.

    Now I ask myself, since I live in Los Alamos, why is it that I almost never access the Valles Caldera?  

  • UPDATE: LA football falls in season opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team dropped its season-opening contest Friday night at home to the St. Michael’s Horsemen.

    After jumping ahead 7-0 in the first half, the Horsemen scored twice in the third quarter to take full control of the game and win 27-0.

  • UPDATE: Volleyball team advances to gold bracket

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team took second in pool play in day one of the Pinto Invitational Friday.

    Los Alamos knocked off Estancia and Valencia in pool play but fell to pool champion Cibola.

  • LALT to show tough love

    Sam Shepard’s play “Fool for Love” kicks off the Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 2009-2010 theatrical season, which has been dedicated to the loving memory of John Mench, a founding member of LALT who passed away recently.

    LALT veteran Corey New directs “Fool for Love,” while former LALT president Jennifer Wadsack produces it.  

    Although “Fool for Love” is set contemporarily on the edge of the Mojave Desert, it plays more like a Greek tragedy come to life out of hazy remnants from the Wild West.  

  • ‘Julie and Julia’: a visual feast

    The room that is solely my grandmother’s domain is the kitchen. Her cookbooks fill the counters while photos of family and friends are taped up on the wall by the kitchen sink. Even though she is not cooking anymore, you can still see her puttering around this room.

    Since my grandmother’s big love was cooking it really isn’t any surprise the person she adored was Julia Child. My mother told me she even got to meet Child at a department store. The famous writer and cook performed a cooking demonstration and signed copies of her book.

  • What’s White Rock’s story?

    Los Alamos’ history is well known. It is printed in the history books and mentioned in movies. But what about that ‘burb’ known as White Rock further down the Hill? What’s its story?

    A talk, “The History of White Rock,” which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at White Rock Baptist Church, will answer many questions people might have about the area.

  • Eagle Scout project removes old Valles Caldera fences

    More than 40 volunteers recently participated in an all-day Eagle Scout project on the Valles Caldera National Preserve to remove more than 1.5 miles of dysfunctional barbed wire fencing and metal posts from an area known as Alamo Canyon.

    Originally used by the former Baca Ranch for sheep and cattle grazing, the fencing blocked the hillside migration paths of big game animals.

  • Getting to White Rock: From a construction town to a community

    After World War II, as Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory gradually became a permanent facility, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) had contractors build a sequence of residential areas.

  • D'Agostino represents steady hand

    Last year appearing before the House Armed Services Committee on behalf of the Bush Administration, national nuclear weapons chief Thomas D’Agostino discussed plans for consolidating the sprawling weapons complex he administers.

    This year, carried over in his position by the Obama Administration, D’Agostino stressed proliferation and non-proliferation during his presentation to the committee, two sides of the same coin, which represents the arms reduction priorities of the new regime.