Today's News

  • Nuclear workers revive rejected petition

    ALBUQUERQUE – A presidential advisory board took only a few minutes before deciding to keep alive a petition on behalf of a large contingent of past and present nuclear workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


    The Advisory Board on Worker Health and Radiation heard both sides of the case involving compensation for LANL service support workers from 1976 through 2005. The board members discussed it briefly and then voted unanimously to study it more carefully.


  • Boys basketball: Toppers fall to Sundevils, drop into 2nd place

    The bad news: the Los Alamos Hilltoppers couldn’t capitalize on a golden opportunity to knock off an 800-pound gorilla Wednesday night.

    The good news: there’s a good chance they’ll get another shot.

    In front of a packed Griffith Gymnasium, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team couldn’t wrest the District 2AAAA regular season title from the Española Valley Sundevils.

  • Wrestling: All 9 Toppers will head to 4A tourney

    Doing more with less was the key last week, something Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team hopes to continue this weekend.

    In the District 2AAAA tournament, held last weekend at Bernalillo, the Hilltoppers qualified all nine of the grapplers they brought with them to the meet. Because of some big individual performances, Los Alamos grabbed a second-place finish at the tournament, something that surprised almost everyone, particularly the third-place Bernalillo Spartans whom Los Alamos edged out.

  • Swimming and diving: LA should be rested heading to state

    The warm, steamy confines of the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium can’t melt one cold, hard fact.

    Should the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys or girls swim teams have their eyes on an upset at the state championship meet this weekend, it will be the host Chargers they will have to knock off the medal podium.

    Both Academy’s teams will be favored heading into the state meet. Preliminary heats will go Friday and the final and consolation rounds are scheduled for Saturday.

  • ’Topper to play with New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

    Seeing Kathy Lin, a Los Alamos High School junior, by a piano is not an uncommon sight in Los Alamos. Residents have frequently been able to enjoy her performances, whether that performance was a student recital, a Brown Bag show or a Professional Music Teachers New Mexico Honors competition. Lin’s skill as a pianist is one of many musical gifts presented to the community.

  • LACW to take listeners to Scotland

    The Los Alamos Community Winds will offer its audience something different at its upcoming concert, and it will not present this unique music alone.

    The Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipes and Drums will also make an appearance during the LACW’s “Music of Scotland” concert, which will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the White Rock Baptist Church.

     The decision to present Scottish music was a personal one, Ted Vives, musical director of the winds, said.

  • Six Monkeys:Girlfriend grapples with garden-variety gripes

    Dear Monkeys,

    It was weird timing.

    For months and months, my girlfriend hadn’t realized much of anything, much less had an epiphany. Her days consisted, as they still do, of making plans and mostly keeping them. But odd things have happened along the way, unscheduled things.

    She used to read novels; now she reads Yahoo! articles on cutting 100 calories a day. Driving, or any time she is alone, it is no longer the immortal ideas of Chaucer that preoccupy her but an “escalating wrinkle” she sees between her eyebrows.

  • Offsite source group gathers up the bad stuff

    The chances of U.S. radioactive sources falling into the hands of risky characters were reduced again last year with the help of a small team of scavengers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


    The lab’s Off-Site Source Recovery Project, under supervision of the National Nuclear Security Administration, recently passed an important domestic milestone for getting dangerous materials out of the way.


    The number of excess and unwanted sealed sources recovered in the United States since 1997 reached 20,000 last month.


  • Graziano takes nursing to a new level

    Being a school nurse seems like one of those dream jobs. After all, how hard could it possibly be to clean a couple of cuts a day and put Band-Aids on them? All you’d have to do is wash the cut off, put some antiseptic on it, bandage it and off the patient goes, right?


  • Red and Black Ball big success

    The sparkling jewelry, red and black gowns, dapper dark suits and delectable dinner Saturday at Central Avenue Grill was all about raising funds for The Family YMCA and to ensure no one is ever turned away because of inability to pay.


    YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly thanked the many individuals and organizations whose efforts and contributions to the annual Red and Black Ball help the non-profit organization continue to provide a variety of healthy, fun activities for area youth and families.