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Today's News

  • School board celebrates students’ science success

  • LA police raid quad Tuesday

    Los Alamos Police officers executed a search warrant at 3851 C Alabama St. Tuesday. A variety of drug paraphernalia was seized during the search.

    This action was undertaken as part of a three-month methamphetamine trafficking and distribution case.

    “Our officers are working diligently to identify every person involved and bring them to justice,” Det. Doug Johnson said this morning. “This is a coordinated effort with our District Attorney’s Office.

  • County: Committee offers insight to council

    Los Alamos County may be one step closer to deciding on a location for a municipal building following action taken by county councilors Tuesday night.

    Assistant County Administrator Anthony Mortillaro opened the discussion regarding the municipal building by saying that the focus of the topic was for council to provide a direction to proceed for a municipal building.

    Following Mortillaro’s brief introduction, members of the MainStreet Futures Committee addressed council and presented them with a few different options that they had come up with.

  • Toppers rout Tigers, 9-0

    With a big win over the Taos Tigers Tuesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team is in-line to pick up a top seed in the District 2 AAAA  tournament.

    Los Alamos closed out Taos early Tuesday in their dual at Urban Park, sweeping all six singles matches to win. A win this afternoon against the Española Valley Sundevils will lock up a top seed in the upcoming pre-District 2AAAA tournament if there is any remaining doubt as to which team might get it.

  • Girls tennis: Nothing decided in LA’s dual with Taos Tuesday

    Which is the dominant team in District 2AAAA girls tennis?

    That’s a question that wasn’t answered Tuesday.

    Both the visiting Taos Tigers and the homestanding Los Alamos Hilltoppers evenly split four matches Tuesday night in a dual between the two squads. The third match, the No. 2 doubles contest, was called by darkness Tuesday after the teams of Brenna O’Hara/Sarah Worland and Alex Cancro/Olivia Cancro evenly split their two sets.

  • Explore the latest gadgets at the technology fair

    Betty Ehart Senior Center volunteer Mary Venable began a monthly support group for those facing macular degeneration and hearing challenges more than three years ago.

    The group often acquired a guest speaker, then with the help of community organizer, Karen Edwards, held a low vision expo several months later.

    “Macular Degeneration and hearing loss are of epidemic proportions and so much denial, even in our beloved community,” Venable said, who herself has some challenges.

  • Telescope was vital to propel science

    2009 has been named the International Year of Astronomy to celebrate 400 years of the telescope.

    The telescope was invented in Holland in 1608. On July 26, 1609, the Englishman Thomas Harriot looked at the moon through a 6-power telescope and drew what he saw. It was the first map from a telescopic image.

    Just a month later, Galileo presented a homemade 8-power telescope to the Venetian Senate. That fall he turned a 20-power telescope to the heavens.

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  • Schools: Supporters sign petition for Katko

    More than 100 signatures have been received during two-hour shifts Friday and Monday at Film Festival alone as parents and staff members circulate petitions throughout the community “to save Mike Katko’s job as principal of Mountain Elementary School.”

  • Rodriguez among LANL’s next generation of scientists

    Marko Rodriguez has had a mouse in his hand since he was 8 years old.

    “All my life I have been on a computer,” he said.

    He earned his PhD in computer science two years ago at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Now, among his many appellations he can describe himself as a director’s postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Center for Non-Linear Studies where he is also associated with the lab’s Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics group in the Theoretical Division.