Today's News

  • The search for a better gig

    4.5 kernelsCollege English majors could write endless theses about how the term “limbo” applies to director John Sayles’ 1999 independent film.The aptly titled “Limbo” centers on the story of a beaten-down singer, her sorrowful boyfriend and her miserable daughter, but the camera sneaks into the mired lives of other residents of their small Alaskan fishing town as well.There’s no money, no cannery, no fishing boat, no father.

  • Thinking Makes It So: Do juggalos get manicures, too?

    The chair chewed on both sides of my spine, starting from my neck and munching its way down to my tailbone, biting beneath my ribs and chomping the undersides of my shoulder blades. Do beans enjoy mastication this much? Does bread have an aching back? Beef jerky, I understand you better now: I, too, have been gnawed and mashed repeatedly until finally my muscles were fit for digestion.All the while, my feet rested in a small tub of bubbling water. Eventually, an incredibly wonderful woman asked me to remove one foot from the whirlpool and lay it on a towel.

  • Schools view 20 years out

    Members of the Los Alamos School Board’s Facilities Strategic Planning Committee presented its findings on a 20-year Facilities Renewal Plan during Thursday’s school board work session at Chamisa Elementary School. The school board last year approved the need for long-term strategic planning to make best use of available funds and provide a blueprint for future general obligation bonding programs.

  • Fencing: LAFC hosts its largest Team Tourney

    Nearly 50 competitors took part in Saturday’s Los Alamos Fencing Club Team Tournament.The tournament, which was held at the Family YMCA of Los Alamos’ gymnasium, drew 11 epee teams and six foil teams from New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.“This is by far the biggest (team tournament) we’ve ever had,” said Tom Hill of the Los Alamos fencing club, one of the event organizers.Hill, along with teammates Ivar Martin and Dominic Peterson, helped the LAFC Pops epeeists to a second place finish in team competition.The Pops e

  • Basketball: LA boys have to travel despite seed

    One coach was fairly neutral.

  • LANL employees protest insurance lapse

    A group of employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory believe they are victims of an insurance runaround.Rob Vitek, one of the people receiving bills for surgery that he thought the laboratory insurance provider, United Health Care (UHC), would pay, has put up a website at vmans.blogspot.com, claiming 70 LANL employees have been “stiffed.”One of the group’s first priorities has been to try to find out how many people are in the same boat. So, far it is in contact with about 25 people who are engaged in a busy network of e-mail communication.

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  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: 'Let food be your medicine'

    Dr. Li Liu – affectionately known as “Dr. Lee” to her patients – has helped those suffering from numb feet and toes, restless leg syndrome, incapacitating lower back pain, poor circulation, vitreous hemorrhages in their eyes  and menopause. “I had problems from a concussion in the past, edema, irregular heart beat … narcolepsy, apnea and insomnia,” one of her patients wrote in a testimonial. “Dr. Lee … gave me back my health. I am healthy, and I work. I cannot say enough about Dr.

  • Tuning up for transformation hearings

    SANTA FE – Competing views on the future of Los Alamos National Laboratory are vying for public attention this week.Over the weekend, community leaders from surrounding communities joined a coalition of activist organizations to prepare for a series of public hearings sponsored by the Department of Energy next week.On Wednesday and Friday, the lab’s weapons program directorate will sponsor tours for community leaders of facilities that figure in the transformational plans for the nuclear weapons complex.Santa Fe Mayor David Coss led the spea

  • Rotary honors Cameron Ott as Rotary Student for February

    Cameron Ott, Los Alamos High School senior, has been chosen as the February Rotary Student of the Month. Rotary, the oldest service club in the world, selects one LAHS graduating senior each month for recognition based on their academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and community service.Ott is the daughter of Rosalie and Kevin Ott.