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Today's News

  • Lawsuit returns to the scene of the CREM

    A lawsuit filed Dec. 12 in New Mexico District Court in Los Alamos revisits a controversial episode in the recent history of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    In a legal complaint, John Horne, a now-retired firing site leader and lead technician, says he was one of several employees implicated in the alleged disappearance of two classified disks, an incident that turned out to be a false alarm.

    A statement by the laboratory this morning said the laboratory had not yet been served with the complaint by John Horne.

  • OURVIEW:Final votes cast for Obama

    The 2008 election is finally over. If you think it was done when the canvass was made official, well you are wrong.

    No, the election for president was not over until Brian Colon, Annadelle Sanchez, Tom Buckner, Christy French and Alvin Warren voted. And remember, you did not vote for Obama, you voted for these people.

    By now you know that these are the state’s electors, the people who really make New Mexico’s vote for Obama count. That is the way our system works.

  • OURVIEW:Domenici closes Washington office

    Sen. Pete Domenici has closed his office in Washington, D.C., signaling the end of his 36-year career in the U.S. Senate.

    Domenici, R-N.M., announced his retirement after disclosing he had been diagnosed with a degenerative brain disease. He said last month a prominent doctor has questioned whether he suffers from the illness.

    Domenici said he met with Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and Sen.-elect Tom Udall, the Democrat who won the race for Domenici’s open seat, and offered “to help them where I can to advance the best interests of our state.”

  • Wiccans to celebrate Yule

    We all know that December can be a stressful, mad rush to buy gifts, mail out holiday greetings and overload credit cards. But there is another side to this season and it's called Yule – the old holy day of northern European Pagans.

    Yule, the festival of the Winter Solstice, is celebrated between Dec. 20 and 23 based on the solar calendar. This year, it is on Sunday. In the Wiccan/Pagan Wheel of the year, Yule is a solar holiday, celebrating fire, whether the fire is the sun, the hearth fire or the flame of a candle.

  • LA buries Cimarron to advance

    JACONA — If only they were all this easy.

    While it would’ve been tough for Class A Cimarron to pull off an upset over the third-ranked Class AAAA team in the state, Los Alamos, during their game Thursday, falling behind 21-2 after the first quarter wasn’t going to make the quest any easier.

    The Hilltoppers held Cimarron’s Rams without a field goal for more than 11 minutes to start the contest while doing virtually anything and everything they wanted on the other end of the floor to win by a final of 73-31.

  • Joint County/Schools Committee strengthens ties

    In her seven years living in Los Alamos, School Board Vice President Joan Ahlers told county councilors Tuesday she is not aware of there ever having been such solid cooperation between the county and the schools as exists today.

    During the regular County Council meeting held in Council Chambers, Ahlers praised that cooperation saying, “We serve the same people,” and she thanked council members and county staff for their participation on the Joint County/Schools Committee created to benefit the schools.

  • Lab program celebrates ‘New Heights’

    POJOAQUE – Paul Kedrosky, a CNBC television analyst and writer-investor-consultant, told a “New Heights” gathering of entrepreneurs and their supporters that the harsh economy was no reason to throw in the towel.

    A Senior Fellow at the Kaufman Foundation, dedicated to understanding and enhancing American Entrepreneurship, Kedrosky said an interesting finding by the foundation was that many companies established during recessions, like Microsoft, Sun, Genentch, TCBY and SGI, went on to great national success.

  • Bond Cabin painting to fund restoration

    The Valles Caldera National Preserve got a lot more out of Gary Morton than its first profitable season in the cattle business.

    Not only did Morton regularly supply free cowboy coffee to early morning visitors at the property this summer, but he also spent the waning days of September on a special art project.

  • Help is on the way for transit system

    Since its inception a year ago, the Atomic City Transit system seems to be very well received by Los Alamos County residents.

    It’s seen a spike in riders and has begun offering morning and evening Peak Services, which provide two options per hour from each neighborhood route during peak commute hours.

    Because of its popularity, however, the free service has caused some issues for ACT staff members.

  • Pairing the holidays with brass

    During this particular time of year, with its many holidays, it seems required that music be played to fully celebrate all the festivities.

    For one particular holiday, Christmas, the sound of brass instruments might be the perfect way to fulfill this requirement.

    Therefore, the community is invited to attend a free brass concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.