Today's News

  • Without objection: Lab-friendly bill advances

    In a session devoted more to expressions of esteem, the Senate appropriations committee made quick work Thursday of an energy and water appropriation proposal.

    The measure containing next year’s spending plans for the national laboratories, including Los Alamos, was passed “without objection,” and sailed forth to the full Senate unchanged from the version approved by a subcommittee on Tuesday.

  • Making timeless art

    Painting an icon can be more than just creating a pretty picture; it’s an opportunity to encounter angels or saints, or other religious figures. And a chance to have a divine interaction through art has arrived.

    Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church is coordinating the Icon Painting Workshop held July 14-19 at the Prosopon School of Arts and Iconology, located in the College of Santa Fe.

    The instructor of the workshop will be the Rev. Medfodii, who has been studying the art of icon painting with the school’s founder, Vladislav Andreyev, for more than 17 years.

  • Baseball: WR can close out tourney tonight

    White Rock Little League’s 11-12 All-Stars can close out the District 1 tournament and clinch a trip to state tonight with a win over Española Valley.

    Despite a pair of rain delays during Tuesday’s game at Alto Park in Santa Fe, White Rock pitcher Jared Mang held Española Valley scoreless through four strong innings, allowing just two hits and two walks while fanning 10 batters.

  • Baseball: LA knocked out by Espanola, 11-8

    SANTA FE – A long grueling trip through the loser’s bracket of the District 1 tournament finally proved to be too much for the Los Alamos Little League 11-12 All-Stars.

    Los Alamos was sluggish early in its elimination game Wednesday and never could catch the Española Valley All-Stars, falling 11-8. The District 1 tournament is being played at Alto Park.

  • Off and On: Economy growing – so why are we suffering?

    Last week, Gov. Richardson announced that the state would have $392 million in new revenue, bringing our total of new money for one-time spending to $1 billion.

    And it was announced that we ranked 12th in economic growth.

    Then why are we all suffering? The answer is the same as to why the state and the economy are doing so well: high oil prices.

    Richardson said the new money will be on the table when he calls the Legislature into a special session to address access to universal health coverage.

  • Our View: Governor announces new DWI initiatives

    Last week, Gov. Richardson announced several new DWI initiatives as part of the 100 Days and Nights of Summer campaign to prevent drunk driving.

    While we laud the governor’s efforts, it must be remembered that there are some very good anti-DWI laws already on the books – we only need to get our judges to enforce them better.

  • Margaret H. Clevenger

    Clevenger – Mrs. Margaret H. Clevenger, age 91, lifelong resident of Los Alamos, N.M., joined our Lord July 5, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Marion F. Clevenger. Loving mother to Charles Clevenger, Marilyn Clevenger (deceased), Janet Clevenger, Cheryl (Steve) Gallegos and Mike Clevenger. Loving grandmother to Michelle (Ryan) Krebs, and Steve Gallegos Jr., Sean and Lisa Baros, and great grandmother of Grant and Reese Krebs. Dear sister of five, survived by sister Louise Applecrombie.

  • John Pirtle

    Pirtle – John Pirtle, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, left for life’s next journey July 8, 2008.

    John, a native Texan, came to Los Alamos in 1953 and fell in love with the beautiful scenery. He made New Mexico his home for more than 55 years. John was a security inspector at LANL for 41 years and enjoyed 18 years of retirement.

  • Bob Everett Comer

    COMER – Bob Everett Comer, Versailles, Mo., died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at home. He was born Oct. 28, 1936, in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Louis Bernard and Mary Katherine Lampson Comer. On Nov. 21, 1962, in Kansas City, Mo., he married Sandra Kaye Ball.

  • Not what but how

    The page is turning on the climate debate.

    In recent years and decades, the role of climate scientists was to convince policy-makers and the public that climate change was an issue.

    That mission has been largely accomplished, according to Guy Brasseur, a renowned modeler of atmospheric chemistry.

    He said the question now is about informing the social and political systems on how best to respond and predicting what effects any particular response might mean to the future.