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Today's News

  • Having fun with science

    Researchers, educators, innovators, businesses and artisans from Los Alamos and the surrounding areas shared their hands-on activities and ideas with the crowd at the Next Big Idea Festival near Ashley Pond on Saturday.

    Children and adults alike gathered around tents that featured a myriad of scientific experiments. While some were reminiscent of school science experiments, others were more complicated.

    The experiments ranged from lava lamps made from vegetable oil, water and food coloring to a hydrogen-powered rocket and a variety of others.

  • Money - big money - still rules

    As the race for governor gets going (it is still mid-2009 right?) the key will be who gets the most montey fastest.

    Lt. Gov. Diane Denish is off to a good start.

    The Associated Press reports that she has raised more than a half-million dollars during the past three months for her front-running campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor next year.

    Denish had a cash balance of nearly $1.9 million in her campaign account at the end of June, according to a report released Wednesday by the campaign.

  • Exercising search and rescue skills

    The dogs trotted around as if they were  warming up for the task ahead of them. Clancey, a coon hound and Osita, a Bouvier des Flandres, seemed excited as they sniffed the ground and the air. Somewhere in the forest surrounding the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, people were lost and last Saturday morning, the two dogs, along with three volunteers from Mountain Canine Corps, a nonprofit search and rescue organization, prepared to find them.

  • Long-time resident lived a complete life

    Los Alamos changed a lot since Kathleen “Kay” Manley first arrived in 1943. She watched the town evolve from a secret place that was hidden from the map to an official county of New Mexico. She saw muddy roads become paved streets and neighborhoods appear.

    But Kay did not passively watch these changes from the sidelines; she helped to nurture the local community in several areas including music.

  • Radio antenna location request goes before PZ Wednesday

    Los Alamos community radio station KRSN AM 1490 passed the first step towards receiving site approval for its new antenna from the Parks and Recreation Board last month.

    Station owners David and Gillian Sutton are now set to present their case to the Planning and Zoning Commission at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday in Council Chambers at the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue.

    The Suttons are seeking P and Z approval to locate their antenna in the northeast corner of Loma Linda Park.  

  • P&Z says no to KRSN antenna site

    In a split decision Wednesday evening, the Planning and Zoning Commission denied a special use permit that would have allowed KRSN AM 1490 to place a 1,000 watt radio antenna in Loma Linda Park.

    The 170-foot tall antenna would have enhanced the station’s ability to broadcast in Los Alamos at night.

    Commissioner Fran Berting recused herself from the vote, leaving seven commissioners to hear the issue.

    Well into the four hour meeting in council chambers, Chair Patrick Sullivan suddenly received an emergency phone call and quickly exited the room.

  • Trinity work to last three weeks

    Orange cones dotted the street Thursday, turning Trinity Drive into more of an obstacle course, than a road.

    The road was narrowed down to one lane to allow Department of Transportation crews to work on milling and resurfacing the road. The work is expected to last three weeks, with the drivable path of NM502 changing on a regular basis.

  • Pueblo youth study Valles watershed

    Some 65 students from Northern New Mexico Pueblos came out to get some hands-on experience and wrap their minds around the teeming environment of Vales Caldera National Preserve.

  • Beware of fly-by-night contractors

    Just as the dregs of society did following the Cerro Grande Fire, fly-by-night contractors are descending upon Los Alamos to cash in on all the hail damage repair work created by the massive July 6 hailstorm.

  • Methodist church to offer gameshow VBS

    Los Alamos First United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School will not be a run-of-the-mill classroom lecture.

    Rather than sitting at desks, the Bible school is turning learning about Christianity into a game.

    In fact, the theme for the Vacation Bible School is Studio Go Theme Show.

    Camille Westcott, organizer for the Vacation Bible School, explained each day the program will start and end with a game-show and students will have the opportunity to compete in the game and win prizes.