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Today's News

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:ee^Getting through the spring-time blues

    I am not a big fan of winter. The constant grey days, the daily sheet of ice on my car windshield and the cold that nips no matter how many layers of fleece or wool you wear are not appealing.

    I know I am not the only one who feels this way. Garrison Keillor, in his radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” has a whole story about the effect the winter blues have on people.

  • Plane crash victims identified (and correction)

    EDGEWOOD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two men who were killed in a small plane crash near Golden.

    The state Office of the Medical Investigator identified the pilot as Randall Rupert, 42, of Edgewood and the passenger as Mathew Porter, 42, also of Edgewood. The OMI used fingerprints and dental records to confirm their identities.

  • Road is not broken

    Dear Editor,

    As Yogi Bera said, “It’s like deja-vu, all over again” for our county officials. Friday’s article “Residents voice opinions about Trinity” depicts our county public servants looking for ways to make driving down Trinity Drive far more difficult.

  • Community needs this info

    Dear Editor,

    Thank you very much for publishing the 2/26/09 article entitled “Six local residents appear on state sex offender registry.”  This is important information for me as a parent involved and working with youth.  I’d like to share some thoughts on the article.

    Sex is a basic, driving force among humanity.

    Our culture puts a lot of emphasis on sex.  From selling toothpaste to selling pornographic magazines – and on and on and on and on.

  • Cancer survivors often tell lies

    I was watching part of that new FOX Television series the other night, “Lie to Me,” and it struck me that anyone who hasn’t had cancer should be taught how to recognize those signals, the ones that tell you you’re not quite getting the truth.

    Ever asked a cancer survivor how they are? What you probably heard was “Hey, I’m fine,” “I’m doing good,” “I feel very lucky.”

  • New art gallery to open Friday

    Karen Wray Fine Art, Studio and Gallery will celebrate its grand opening with an open house on Friday at 2101 Trinity Drive. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will be on hand with giant scissors to help Wray cut the ribbon and the public is invited to attend from 4-6 p.m.

    “Everybody was saying ‘You should open a gallery,’” Wray said Wednesday. After developing her style and body of work for many years, the time was right for Wray to take their advice.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls in 4A playoffs to Artesia 69-58 at The Pit

    ALBUQUERQUE — While Alan Kirk, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team, praised his squad for its second half comeback Wednesday, it wasn’t enough to make up for a disastrous first half.

    Los Alamos fell behind by 18 points after the first two quarters to the Artesia Bulldogs Wednesday. While Los Alamos was able to slice that lead down to just seven at one point, Artesia still escaped with a 69-58 win.

  • Smart things coming to power grid

    Last month’s Super Bowl brought an old friend back from The Wizard of Oz. The scarecrow sang 15 seconds of “If I Only Had a Brain,” as he frolicked on high-tension wires.

    The last half of the TV ad was a voice saying: “Smart grid technology from GE will make the way we distribute electricity more efficient, simply by making it more intelligent.”

  • March is ColoCare awareness month

    Colorectal cancer continues to be the second leading cancer killer for both men and women combined in the United States, even though it is 90 percent preventable and 90 percent treatable when detected early.

    These figures are of great concern to care providers and staff at Los Alamos Medical Center, because we know that fewer than 50 percent of adults age 50 or older have had one of the readily available colorectal cancer screening tests within the recommended time periods.

  • Crunch time ahead for CMRR

    Old adversaries met again Tuesday evening to discuss the status of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement facility.

    “The CMRR is a major systems acquisition,” said Steve Fong of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s local site office in his introduction. “We haven’t seen anything of this size for a long while.”

    The CMRR is a $2 billion-plus project which expects to finish its first and least expensive building this year.