Today's News

  • Start slowly with a few dollars each month

    If you dread making New Year’s resolutions because you’re afraid you’ll fall short, take heart: One minor setback doesn’t mean having to write off the rest of the year.
    You’ll probably have more success if you start out with small steps and gain momentum as you go, whether it’s losing weight, lowering debt or boosting retirement savings.
    If your goal is to improve your personal finances, here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Snow blankets Los Alamos

    It appears that the Los Alamos area was blanketed with at least six inches of snow by Thursday morning with more being forecasted to fall throughout the day.
    Los Alamos County Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman said there was about 4 inches that fell overnight and another 3 or 4 inches was added to it and he is expecting another 4 to 6 inches.
    Zimmerman said the county crews have been on the roads since the start of the storm, plowing, clearing and salting roads.

  • State Titles Punctuated 2010

    They were among the biggest wins in the history of Los Alamos sports. And they came to pass on the same day.
    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team and the girls cross country teams pulled off victories for the ages in early November, highlighting a wild year of sports action.

  • Collaboration plays role in development

    A number of joint projects to enhance economic development could be on the horizon between the San Ildefonso Pueblo and Los Alamos County.
    Some opportunities to collaborate lie along N.M. 4.
    Potential projects are being considered on land the tribe owns near the intersection of N.M.4 and Rover Boulevard, Tribal Attorney Peter Chestnut said during a recent joint meeting between the pueblo and county council. The project could be commercial or residential, or it could be related to the Los Alamos National Laboratory if federal funding is available.

  • Martinez election tops story list for NM in 2010

    ALBUQUERQUE — Susana Martinez will become New Mexico’s first woman governor — and the first Hispanic female governor anywhere in the United States. Her victorious campaign was the runaway choice as the state’s biggest news story of 2010.
    Martinez, the Republican district attorney in Dona Ana County, defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Diane Denish in the November general election.
    When she takes office Jan. 1, Martinez will confront another issue that was voted one of New Mexico’s top news stories of the year.

  • 2010 In Memorium

    Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2010. (Cause of death cited for younger people if available.)

    Jean Biden, 92. Mother of Vice President Joe Biden. Jan 8.
    Miep Gies, 100. Dutch office secretary who defied Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager’s diary. Jan 11.
    Teddy Pendergrass, 59. R&B singer who was one of the most successful figures in music until a car crash left him in a wheelchair. Jan. 13. Colon cancer.

  • LALT presents 'Go Back for Murder'

  • All in the Family

    Chances are you know one of the Sorenson clan. With a family as large, exuberant and talented as they are, it’s hard to pass under the radar in Los Alamos. Village Arts is providing a platform for their many talents through a show entitled, “All in the Family,” which will be shown through Jan. 3 at the store on DP Road. Artwork spans three generations and covers a broad spectrum of styles and media.
    Ken Nebel, Village Arts co-owner, has known some of the Sorenson family members since grade school, and grew up along side them.  

  • Otowi Station’s top 10 best-sellers for 2010

      The following books were best-sellers at Otowi Station this year:

    All books
    • “Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era,” LANL*
    • “Los Alamos Trails,” Craig Martin*
    * “Tomie’s Little Mother Goose,” Tomie DePaola
    • “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    • “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” Richard Rhodes

    • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Stieg Larsson

  • Ongoing around LA 12-30-10


    The Lads of Enchantment meet every Thursday evening at the United Church (Graves Hall) at 7 p.m. to share those grand old Barbershop Songs. Contact:  Murlin Nutter at 672-3235

    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from  7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.