Today's News

  • View of a tipping point: LANL conference eyes energy futures

    SANTA FE – The speakers who laid the foundation for a high-level conference on 21st century energy, saw many of the same problems in a talk Monday. They differed in examples and emphasis, but they agreed that the world is facing an extreme test.

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory-hosted conference that runs this week at the La Fonda Hotel, has about 125 participants.

    The conference organizers propose to examine the energy question as a complex system from a perspective that combines policy, economics and new technologies.

  • Track and field: Class AAAA state championship meet results

    Here are the final results from the Class AAAA state track and field meet. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.


    Team scores

    1. Los Alamos, 120; 2. Albuquerque Academy, 73; (tie) St. Pius X, 73; 4. Kirtland Central, 32; 5. Roswell, 29; 6. Goddard, 27; 7. Aztec, 25; 8. Artesia, 14; 9. Volcano Vista, 12; 10. Santa Teresa, 11; (tie) Del Norte, 11; 12. Belen, 7; 13. Silver, 5; 14. Grants, 3.

    400 relay

    1. Los Alamos, 50.32; 2. Aztec, 50.81; 3. St. Pius X, 50.86.

    100 hurdles

  • Thank you letters

    Dinner for a good cause

    Knights of Columbus Bingo Night was a big success. Thanks to all who participated in the spaghetti dinner and Bingo night for the “Relay for Life – American Cancer Society” fund-raiser. A total of $1,810 was raised for this wonderful effort.

    Special thanks to Annie Trujillo-Garcia for making the wonderful spaghetti, Jackie Ciddo for selling tickets, Patti Levings for helping in the kitchen and Ray and Tina Chavez for helping to serve the food.

  • What’s in your back yard?

    We’ve all heard the phrases “Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY)” and “Think Globally, Act Locally.”


    But have you ever considered how the phrases might apply to you?  Let’s take NIMBY, for example.   


    None of us would want a junk yard, pig farm, or coal-fired power plant in our backyard. But how do you define backyard?  


  • Art Center members vote

  • Prosecute war crimes

  • Artist comes to town for sculpture dedication

    The sun shone brightly Friday afternoon, glinting off of the sculpture entitled “Nexus,” turning it from purple to blue.

    A small group of people gathered in front of the Hilltop House Hotel to recognize Arizona artist Lyle London for his sculpture.

    The group, comprised mostly of county staff, as well as County Councilor Sharon Stover, former councilor Frances Berting and Arts in Public Places Board members John Hofmann and Joanna Gillespie gathered around as London spoke about the sculpture and his experience in constructing it.

  • Governor, congressional delegation claim grid success

    The old saying that success has many fathers was illustrated Monday, as Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced a decision to establish a preliminary set of standards for the so-called “smart grid.” Chu also increased the maximum award available under two funding projects for the grid.

    In response, Gov. Richardson, the state’s two U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, all Democrats, sent out press releases associating the results with their efforts.

  • Teaching the teachers

    Ponderosa Montessori School is now the only school in New Mexico certified to train teachers in the Montessori method under the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE). Ponderosa director Joan Ellard has worked in the field of Montessori education and teacher training since 1984, and has owned the school, formerly Sage Montessori, since 2002.

  • Elementary students prove their computing skills

    Three of the four teams at Aspen Elementary School that competed in the Supercomputer Challenge earned awards for their efforts.