Today's News

  • Six Monkeys: The sinister Christmas question

    Sometimes, particularly at Christmas time, people ask me what I’d like for Christmas. I ask my friends what they’d like for Christmas. I ask my mom. I ask my husband. We all ask each other what we want for Christmas. But nobody ever knows.

    The question always comes as a surprise.

    “What is this ‘Christmas’?” my friends might as well respond. “Why are you springing this on me now?”

  • Ensuring a healthy community

    Health care is going through some major changes nation-wide and the effort to create a positive impact on health care services travels all the way to the local level. Several Los Alamos nonprofit organizations recently received a helping hand from the Con Alma Health Foundation to continue their health care related efforts.

  • Boys basketball: LA knocks off Pojoaque in Ben Lujan tourney finale

    JACONA — A tournament that started out a little shaky for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team couldn’t have ended on much more solid footing.

    In the final of the Ben Lujan Invitational, the Hilltoppers put together an impressive fourth quarter, spearheaded by their brightest star, to stave off a comeback attempt by a tough Pojoaque Elks squad, winning their second-straight Ben Lujan tournament title with a 60-48 victory Wednesday.

  • Sci-fi movie promotes classic themes

    Around the holidays sometimes the only thing you really want is escape the rush of the season by sitting in a dark movie theater and watching a film that is so packed with action and drama that it transports you to another world. “Avatar” certainly does the trick.

  • Science satellites scour skies for Santa

    A time-honored Christmas tradition is underway again, according to a Los Alamos National Laboratory announcement.

    International audiences of all ages will be closely eyeing the Santa-tracking satellite technology of the laboratory in the coming week.  Starting at 6 a.m. this morning, Los Alamos scientists began using two advanced science satellites to mark the path of the elfin traveler, noting his travels at http://SANTA.LANL.GOV online.

  • Vaccine clinic a success

    Local Public Health Nurse, Megan Pfeffer, was a ray of sunshine during a recent flu shot clinic that showcased her and many volunteers who also shined bright.

    The White Rock clinic, offered by the New Mexico Department of Health, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Public Schools, Pfeffer and with the help of 23 volunteers, was hopping throughout the morning.

  • Local leaders express holiday wishes

    Each year at this time, local leaders take a moment to send their holiday wishes to the community.

    Rep. Jeannette Wallace is gathering in town with family this year.

    “During this season we’re delighted to be all together. I wish it could be a little warmer but at the same time it really looks and feels like Christmas,” she said.

  • Yes, Antonia, Santa Claus is unbelievable

    Not every kid is worried about how Kris Kringle can go to so many houses in the world, all in one night.

    Unlike you, Antonia, my curious young friend, those kids will probably not be reading this column.

    But since you asked, I have looked into the question for the most current and credible peer-reviewed description and here’s what I found.

    The best explanation of Santa’s technological powers came this year from Larry Silverberg, a real-life professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at North Carolina State University.

  • It’s time to party

    Welcoming in the New Year calls for a little fiery sparkle, feel-good music and decadent food. Los Alamos is indulging in the festive atmosphere by hosting several New Year’s Eve events.

    From 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31, the Valles Caldera National Preserve will host its first annual “Fire and Ice New Year’s Eve Celebration.”

  • 12-15-09 Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Dec. 3

    8:41 p.m. — A 54-year-old Los Alamos woman reported her vehicle damaged by a hit and run driver while it was parked on 47th Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

    8:58 p.m. — A 17-year-old Los Alamos girl was charged with battery against a household member at 945 San Ildefonso Road and referred to the juvenile probation officer.