Today's News

  • Our man in Yongbyang

    Once again the volatile nuclear negotiations with North Korea have hit a snag. As might be expected Los Alamos’ own nuclear diplomat emeritus is on his way to the scene.


    Amid reports of a possible new missile test, rumors of a hidden fuel processing capacity and a spike in rhetoric on the peninsula, Sig Hecker returns to North Korea next week for an annual ritual that seems always revealing and evolving.


  • Making memories: Don Taylor’s Photography celebrates 25 years

    Positive contributions during the past 25 years have earned Don and Heidi Taylor a special place in the community.

    “The Taylor’s are the kind of business people who make being chamber director pleasurable for me,” Kevin Holsapple said of the couple who own Don Taylor’s Photography. “They’re eternally positive and involved in the community. Don’s been on our Chamber Board. He and Heidi make my job rewarding because they are so positive and they want to see positive things for this community.”

  • Report: Labs to remain under DOE

  • Heather Wilson highlights Lincoln Day Dinner

    The question on the minds of many local Republicans who attended Thursday’s Lincoln Day Dinner is whether former Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., will run for governor of New Mexico in 2010.

    “I’ve known Heather for a long time,” said Rep. Jeannette Wallace, R-Los Alamos. “We appreciate her being here and hope we have her back as an elected official … or in an important position.”

    Many others in the room agreed, including local Republican leader Sharon Stover.

  • Faith not a light-hearted topic

    Dear Editor,

    I could not believe my eyes upon reading a bumper sticker recently.  In fact, rather than turning, I followed behind the car to make sure I hadn’t misread it.  The bumper sticker read, “So Many Right Wing Christians, So Few Lions.”

  • Recycle wisely

    Dear Editor,

    On my walk today on Barranca Mesa there was an unusually huge number of blue recycle carts. So  I looked in about 10. There was almost nothing in most of them. Some were not quite 1/4 full. The full ones had corrugated cardboard in them. Yea!

    We need to save our county’s resources and put the carts out when mostly full. I’m hoping that since it is Presidents Day holiday that people put them out because they had nothing better to do.

    Los Alamos

  • Ed will be missed

    Dear Editor,

    It was with a certain amount of sadness, though not unexpected, that I read of Ed Grothus’ passing. I knew Ed best from the days when he had the Shalako Shop; indeed, my turquoise/silver watchband and my small turquoise/silver thunderbird bolo, both of which I’ve had since high school, came from the Shalako Shop. They have always been a tangible connection to Los Alamos no matter where I have roamed, and they remain a connection with Ed as well.

  • Comments upsetting

    Dear Editor,

  • Discovering a gem

    I have discovered a gem in Los Alamos. Tucked between small businesses and houses is the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos. I found a place where the staff and educators work hard to create a unique, welcoming environment

    As a mother of three growing children, I am not your typical college student, or so I thought. I researched my options for college and decided to attend UNM-LA for one major reason, the location. The day before my first class at the university, insecurities began to fill my thoughts.

  • State of the County