Today's News

  • Sarah Palin makes history at 2008 GOP convention

    History was made Wednesday evening at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., as Sarah Palin became the first Republican woman ever nominated vice president. It was the first time in 24 years, since Democrat Geraldine Ferraro was nominated in 1984, that any woman has even been on a national ticket.

    Millions of people in front of televisions around the world joined some 45,000 delegates, alternates, volunteers, media and guests in St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center to witness the historic moment.

  • Lab names tech transfer partner

    Los Alamos National Laboratory and its for-profit management partnership named two companies as a composite partner in technology transfer over the next three years.

    An announcement by the laboratory Tuesday said LANL and Los Alamos National Security LLC will negotiate with ARCH Venture partners and Verge Fund to manage the Los Alamos Venture Acceleration (LAVA) Initiative.

  • NOW SHOWING: Everyday heros

    Ordinary people, your average bankers, waitresses and hotel managers, tend to get overlooked, because, well, they’re ordinary. They are just like the person standing next to them.

    The movie, “Hotel Rwanda,” dispels this conventional thought. It proves that the average man and woman can actually be far from ordinary, they can be extraordinary.

  • Sports schedule


    Football: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, C-team, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Peñasco at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Santa Fe Indian School at LAMS, seventh and eighth grade, 4 p.m.


    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, C-team, 4 p.m.; JV 5 p.m.; varsity 6:30 p.m.

    Football: Taos at LAMS, 4 p.m.


    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Moriarty Invite, varsity, TBA; Los Alamos at Capital Invite, JV, TBA.


    Cross country: Los Alamos at UNM Invite, boys and girls varsity/JV/C-team, 8 a.m.

  • Sports update

    Fencing classes start today at YMCA

    Intermediate and advanced fencing classes will resume for the fall season today at the YMCA.

    Classes will start at 7 p.m.

    Previous fencing experience is required to participate in these classes.

    Registrations are being accepted at the YMCA’s front desk.

    Beginning fencing will start Oct. 7. Students for those classes must be 10 years of age or older or have permission from the instructor.

    All equipment is provided.

    For more information, call Tom Hill at 672-1058 or North E. Carey at 672-3938.

  • Cross country: Former Topper makes Norse squad

    DECORAH, Ia. – Jessica Mietz, a 2008 graduate of Los Alamos High School, has made the cross country team Luther College.

    Mietz, a true freshman, is the daughter of Don and Lisa Mietz of Los Alamos.

    At Luther College, Yarrow Pasche will begin her fourth season as associate head coach.

    Pasche has been named Iowa Conference Coach of the Year twice after leading the Norse to back-to-back league titles in 2006 and 2007.

  • Big projects underway, but where's the money coming from?

    It’s no secret that Los Alamos has some big projects underway and it’s also no secret the county gets most of its money from gross receipts tax.

    That money will help the county fund its operations and programs – including the recently approved list of capital projects totaling more than $159 million.

    Recently, the County Council approved the skate part at Mesa Public Library location at an estimated cost $500,000.

  • Committee hears ins and outs of hydrogen fuel research

    A legislative committee wrapped up two days of hearings Friday with an in-depth presentation on hydrogen technology research at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Committee Chairman Rep. John Heaton, D-Eddy said one purpose of hearings was to delve into the subject of energy alternatives that were important to the nation.

    “We’ve raised the bar,” he said, before the second session of the Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee began at Fuller Lodge.

  • On the search for fungi

    Did you know that the Jemez Mountains are known throughout the international mycological community as a location of abundant mushroom diversity? Ever wanted to know more about those funny fungi? Saturday, the community will get its chance.

    Join Mycologist Kristi Beguin for an introduction to the mushrooms that grow in the Jemez Mountains. Participants will hunt for mushrooms, discuss collection and identification methods and observe all the joys the rainy season can bring to mycophiles.

  • Have you met your 'litte'

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico (BBBS) is looking for adults that have a few hours a month to make the difference in the life of a child.

    The organization’s school-based program, known to old-timers as Lunch Buddies, is ready to start the process for those volunteers who can spend even one hour a week having lunch with one of the many students – or “littles” in Los Alamos Public Schools.