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Today's News

  • Big things are happening in Geneva

    The man who helped build the world’s largest atom smasher said some big things were expected Thursday, and he was right.

    Lyndon Evans of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) concluded his talk during a Director’s Colloquium at Los Alamos National Laboratory with the hint that some important developments were expected in Geneva.

    “The Large Hadron Collider is being prepared for the start of a data-taking run at half the nominal energy (3.5 trillion electron volts),” he said, in a concluding comment.

  • Budget glass is fair to middling

    Must be a lot of sore backs out there, what with the Legislature balancing the budget on the backs of working people, or on the backs of poor people or on the backs of people who eat tortillas.

    The Left and the Right both found much to dislike in the compromise, so maybe it’s not too bad, after all. Let’s take a look in the glass half full.

  • A courteous and generous visitor

    When a film crew visits Los Alamos, we can’t help but notice. The trucks and trailers park along our streets and in our parking lots. Sometimes they reroute traffic or take over a store or building. In a few cases, they even set up right outside your front door. That was the case last week, when the movie “Knockout,” brought trucks, trailers, cameras and crews to the end of Los Pueblos Road and our neighborhood. Overnight, we inherited new neighbors with a fascinating business. Councilor Wheeler had a front row seat.

  • Learn how the Ice Age produced some cool art

     Think art is just a pretty painting or sculpture? Look beyond the surface – there is so much more to learn than what can be gathered at first glance.

    Barbara Olins Alpert, author of “The Creative Ice Age Brain: Cave Art in the Light of Neuroscience,” will give further insight into Ice Age art during her upcoming presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library. The presentation is part of the Authors Speak series.

  • ‘Post’ editor to sign book

    David E. Hoffman, contributing editor at The Washington Post and former Moscow bureau chief, signs “The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy” at 6 p.m. Thursday at Otowi Station Bookstore.

    He will also give a lecture at 5:15 p.m. at the Bradbury Science Museum.

  • Giving youth wings

    This week I spent some time with some pretty insightful students. Mrs. Romero’s Life Smarts class at Los Alamos High School was gracious enough to have me over to speak about Assets.

    It actually turned into a well rounded discussion about youth. We discussed how they can contribute to decisions that affect their community.

    As adults we need to give serious thought to seeking input from groups of average students. By average students, I’m not talking about education, finances or anything that has a connotation of being less than great.

  • LANL to hold public briefing Monday

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  • NCAA basketball: Saint Mary's stuns Villanova to advance

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Omar Samhan was an unstoppable Gael force.

    His career isn't over yet — and neither is Saint Mary's NCAA tournament run as the Gaels are improbably headed to the round of 16.

    Samhan played the game of his career on basketball's biggest stage, finishing with 32 points and seven rebounds to lead 10th-seeded Saint Mary's past Villanova 75-68 on Saturday and on to Houston for the South Regional's Sweet 16.

  • Boys golf: Toppers start spring half of their season at Bernalillo

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team will open its spring season Monday in a tournament hosted by District 2AAAA foe Bernalillo.

    Los Alamos has six scheduled events for the spring season, including its home invitational slated for April 19.

    The Hilltoppers, who finished second at the 2AAAA tournament and failed to qualify for the Class AAAA state championship tournament in 2009, are still in need of three qualifying legs for state heading into their spring slate.

  • Softball: LA wins 1 out of 4 games at Farmington this weekend

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team went 1-3 at the very tough Farmington Softball Invitational this weekend.

    Los Alamos lost twice to the Kirtland Central Broncos at the tournament, in its opening and concluding games of the tournament. It also fell to Farmington, the No. 2-ranked team in Class AAAA, but topped Shiprock in its second game late Friday afternoon.

    To open the tournament Friday, the Hilltoppers fell by one run to Kirtland Central, but bounced back to win their second game Friday, topping the Shiprock Chieftains 18-7.