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Today's News

  • Swimming and diving: Final results from state championship meet

    Here are the results from the 2009-10 state swimming and diving championship meet. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.

    Girls

    Team scores

  • United Way to open funding process

    The local United Way is changing how funds will be used in area communities.

    “The United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) is changing its nonprofit funding model beginning with funds raised in Campaign 2011,” Board President Jill Cook said.

    Currently, the annual Community Investment process is limited to 18 member agencies for funding from the UWNNM Community Solutions Fund, as well as from donor designations.  

    A smaller grants program is open to qualified nonprofits serving Los Alamos and or Rio Arriba counties.

  • Fiber up, Los Alamos

    Google is planning to launch an experiment that they hope will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. It plans to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country.

    Its networks will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections.

  • Teen found staggering on roadway

    Emergency response personnel rushed a 14-year-old Los Alamos girl to the hospital after her mother found her staggering on foot along San Ildefonso Road Wednesday afternoon. Her mother called police, telling them her daughter was disoriented and at times unresponsive.

    Police dispatched an ambulance to the scene and the girl was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center, where her blood alcohol content registered .19 — or more than twice the legal limit for adult drivers, Los Alamos Police Sgt. Fred Rascon said.

  • A promise kept

    ESPAÑOLA — To guard against the all-too-familiar disappointment leveled by adults failing to keep their word, Family YMCA Teen Technology and Recreation Center Director Ben Sandoval kept 23 kids in the dark Friday.

    He didn’t tell the kids attending a center sleepover that Los Alamos Police Department Bomb Squad members were on their way down the hill to visit them ­— just in case it didn’t happen.

    Not until hearing the Emergency Response Vehicle enter the parking lot did Sandoval reveal the evening’s plan.

  • 02-23-10 Update

    Police Beat

    A military man victimized by identity theft, damage to the library and a restaurant burglary top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Beware of magazine scam

      The Los Alamos Police Department advises Los Alamos and White Rock residents to beware of a couple of young men selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door.

  • Fund schools, cut elsewhere

    I know that most people are struggling with the way things are going these days. I, for one, am struggling with the way our society views education.

  • Bike lanes don’t maintain themselves

    Some bicyclists want bike lanes all over Los Alamos and our county council has accommodated many of their desires. Indeed, the entire stretch of Diamond Drive is slated to be so marked when finished.

  • The Earth and its heebie-jeebie shakes

    Not all Midwesterners realize they live in a region where earthquakes can strike, but they got a small reminder of that simple fact earlier this month when a 3.8 Richter scale temblor struck in northern Illinois. Let’s hope we can learn more from the event than just what the passing headlines might lead us to think about — because the center of our country is woefully under-prepared for much larger quakes yet to come.

  • UNM-LA student a part of All-State team

    University of New Mexico-Los Alamos may be a community college but its influence extends beyond county lines. For instance, student Lise Lookman has been named to the 2010 New Mexico All-State Academic Team.

    Team members were recognized at a ceremony held Feb.11 at the State Capitol in Santa Fe. In addition to being eligible for state scholarships, New Mexico team members are eligible to compete for the USA Today sponsored All- USA Academic Team.