Today's News

  • Power to women!

    If you haven’t seen aj Melnick’s exhibit, “New Mexico Women Making a Difference,” at the Los Alamos Historical Museum, there is no need to panic that the opportunity has slipped through your fingers.

    The museum is extending the exhibit through the end of July, with  a possibility that it will remain at the historical building through the end of August.

    “I think it’s a very attractive show that appeals to a wide spectrum of people,” Hedy Dunn, director of the museum, said.

  • Golf: Norman family takes 1st, 2nd

    Bruce Norman’s team was just edged out by Bruce Norman’s team in the 2-person best ball competition via a scorecard playoff.

    Norman, playing with son Curtis, finished with an overall score of 67 in the Father-Son-Daughter Best Ball competition held Sunday at Los Alamos Golf Course. Bruce also coupled with his son Jason Norman to equal that same mark of 67.

    The two Norman teams held off the team of Brad King/Skip King, which shot a 74, ending up in third place in gross score at the event.

  • Health and fitness: Sciatica can be treated, prevented

    Sciatica is a painful condition in the lower back and the legs caused by an irritation of the sciatic nerve.

    The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, running from the spinal cord, to the hip area, down the back of each leg and to the feet.

    Sciatica isn’t a physical disorder itself but rather a symptom of some other problem. It comes from a compression of the sciatic nerve and causes pain in the lower back and pain or tingling in the legs down to the feet.

  • Sports talk: Tennis teams succeed despite issues with local facilities

    Once again the Los Alamos High School athletes have made themselves and Los Alamos proud.

    Congratulations to all who went to state and to those who helped the teams get there! The track teams (and individuals) were superb. I follow tennis mainly, however. The second-place finishes by both the girls and boys teams is a tribute to their hard work and to their coaches (Bruce Cottrell and Giri Raichur) who continue to do a great job of guiding and encouraging. Note to those other schools: watch out for LA’s eighth graders! Grrreat!

  • Government workers should share the economic pain

    During the 2009 legislative session, New Mexico policymakers faced some of the most challenging budgetary times in recent memory. That fact led to reductions of approximately $450 million to the General Fund from about $6 billion to just over $5.5 billion.

  • Charges of Anarchy hurled at board members

    Chairman Phil Kilgour of The Art Center at Fuller Lodge board is charged with assault stemming from an altercation at a meeting of the board, said Lt. Reggie Briggle Monday.

    “He is being summonsed to appear before Magistrate Court,” Briggle said.

    The charge against Kilgour surrounds what he describes as a power struggle at the center.

    On a taped recording of the meeting, he accuses several board members of anarchy at the close of the May 19 meeting.

  • Art Center board chair resigns

    The embattled chairman of The Art Center at Fuller Lodge has resigned.

    Phil Kilgour of Chimayo was charged Monday with assault and resigned Tuesday through a letter read by ACFL Attorney Tracey Conner during the board’s general membership meeting in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge.

  • Townsite cleanup targets contaminants

    Like carpet cleaners for hazardous soils, Los Alamos National Laboratory will be doing what officials hope will be the final spot work in the Upper Los Alamos Canyon area.

    Although a number of residences in the townsite were included in the scope of the project, the contaminated sites designated for remediation so far are all on county or Department of Energy property.

  • LACDC contract gets council OK

    Based on a decision made by county council last night, it would seem that the county is interested in having the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation continue to provide economic development services.

    Councilors voted 7-0 in favor of approving an agreement with the LACDC, to provide economic development services in an amount not to exceed $319,970 including gross receipts tax and authorize the county administrator to enter into a renewal contract with LACDC in a form acceptable to the county attorney.

  • NERPs bill moves to House

    NERPs bill moves to House

    A House committee has authorized $5 million a year for five years to fund seven National Environmental Research Parks (NERPs). The parks, including one at Los Alamos National Laboratory are located within Department of Energy facilities, but have been authorized, but not systematically funded for nearly four decades.