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Today's News

  • P. Harry Snowden

    SNOWDEN – P. Harry Snowden passed away May 6, 2008. Born in 1922 in McKittrick, Mo., Harry moved to Los Alamos with the Army Corps of Engineers in 1944. Harry was then employed by the lab as a machinist until 1977. Harry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Myrt Snowden, and their family, Charles Pacheco (Karen, Tucson Ariz.), Susanne Erickson (Mike, New Braunfels, Texas) and granddaughter Chanda Ruminer (Rich, Lakewood, Colo.). He is also survived by two other granddaughters, Jennifer and Jodi, and nine great-grandchildren.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Life is livelier outdoors

    The path from the saw palmettos and Lobllolly pines of Florida to the high mountain meadows and Ponderosas of New Mexico is hardly a straight line.

    For Branden Williman-Kozimore, program coordinator at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Los Alamos, there was a decisive detour into the wilderness of Colorado during her freshman year in college. As a participant in an Outward Bound program, she hiked, scrambled and found herself a long way from civilization.

  • Wilson: LANL will be center of excellence

    Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., shared her views on Los Alamos National Laboratory, its current mission and future direction during a Chamber Roundtable discussion Monday morning.

    There is clear concern among the group of business people gathered at Los Alamos National Bank about the laboratory’s future because of the retirement of its most powerful advocate, Sen. Pete Domenici, at year’s end.

    Wilson told the group Congress must be made aware of where the real added value is that’s unique to Los Alamos.

  • Rotary honors MacArthur

    Colin MacArthur, Los Alamos High School senior, has been chosen as the May Rotary Student of the Month.

    Rotary, the oldest service club in the world, selects one LAHS graduating senior each month based on their academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and community service.

  • Lack of courage or just too busy campaigning?

    The record shows only a small number of New Mexico candidates have taken the 2008 Primary Political Courage Test developed by the national non-partisan organization Project Vote Smart.

    As of May 8, 11 percent of the state’s primary candidates for state Legislature, 21 percent of the state’s primary candidates for Congress and none of the candidates for U.S. Senate were willing to answer questions on the issues of top concern to New Mexico voters, reported Vote Smart.

  • Thinking Makes It So: I've never met a Darfur rebel

    I read Monday on BBC that at least 10,000 people died as a result of this week’s earthquake in the Sichuan province in southwestern China. I read several news reports estimating more than 28,000 are dead in Myanmar after the cyclone. A mob killed two migrants in Johannesburg, South Africa, injuring 40 more. Upwards of 60 people have been killed in the last week in Tripoli, Lebanon, as fighting has flared between those who support the government at the Hezbollah-led opposition. Violence continues in Sudan, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan – where have I left out?

  • College explores financial future

    A majority of operations at UNM-Los Alamos fall in the black column, financially speaking, but a couple hover in red and that’s something staff and advisory board members aim to change.

    The group brainstormed extensively during a meeting in the campus lecture hall Monday evening. Discussion included the current trend of declining enrollment at the college coupled with the always dreaded course cancellations.

  • Baseball, softball update

    Baseball drops two to Spartans

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team fell in both ends of a doubleheader Saturday.

    Los Alamos was nipped by the visiting Bernalillo Spartans 3-2 in game one, then in a game pitting mostly the less-experienced players on both squads, the Spartans took a 21-6 win.

    The win in game one Saturday sealed the District 2AAAA championship for the Spartans, their second straight district title.

    Los Alamos (11-14, 7-5), however, will still advance to the state Class AAAA tournament.

  • Track and field: Toppers thump district squads

    Not only did Los Alamos’ athletes survive gusty, cold winds at this weekend’s District 2AAAA Track Meet at Sullivan Field against Bernalillo, Capital, Española Valley and Taos – they won and won big.

    “I’m proud of our coaches and our kids,” said Hilltopper athletic director Vicki Nelms. “They did an awesome job.”

    The ‘Topper boys finished first overall with 232 points to Capital’s 78 points.

  • Girls tennis: Toppers outlast Scorpions, take 4A team championship

    ALBUQUERQUE — Bruce Cottrell asked a rhetorical question on the way to check on his No. 5 and No. 6 singles.

    “Now you see why we’re scared of Farmington?”

    Although the Hilltoppers had dominated the Farmington Scorpions in two meetings during the regular season, Cottrell always added the caveat that several of the matches between the two squads could’ve gone either way.