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Today's News

  • Pet Cause: Ridgeview grand opening Saturday

    They both came from Los Alamos, got along well and owned the same unusual breed of dog. When the property near East Park opened up, in their own words, it seemed “like the stars aligned.”Drs. Kristine Weaver and Stephanie Williams lived in Los Alamos at different times – Weaver in 1974-79, when she attended the local middle school, and Williams through her graduation from Los Alamos High School in 1997.

  • The Sun Dagger's Tale: How did they do it?

    When Santa Fe author and archaeoastronomer Anna Sofaer discovered the Sun Dagger near the top of Fajada Butte at Chaco Canyon in 1977, she tumbled headlong into an enduring mystery that has led to scientific papers, projects, books, academic controversies, documentaries and interactive computer models. Sofaer will lead a presentation about her work and findings from 7-8:30 p.m.

  • Bright idea

    The county annex has new and improved light bulbs, thanks to the quick-thinking of Los Alamos County facilities staffer Leon Ortega. Ortega had worked on the installation of new, energy-saving T12 fixtures in the Municipal Building shortly before it was deemed unsafe by engineers.

  • What if the sun stopped shining?

    The Café Scientifique Youth Leadership Team from Los Alamos High School is hosting its February Café at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Bradbury Science Museum. Dr. Joyce Guzik will present “What if the Sun Stopped Shining?” and students will then be encouraged to engage in civil discourse and discuss what would life be like if the Earth cooled by 2-3 degrees Celsius as it did in the Little Ice Age.Café Scientifique is a program geared for high school students on topics that are of interest to them.  The program is free.

  • 'Joy Luck Club' open to discussion

    “The Joy Luck Club” may be a work of fiction, but readers can uncover universal truths within its pages and may even glimpse aspects of their own lives in the story.The book has several themes, said Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan, library manager. The relationships between mother and daughter, wife and husband, and old and new generations are just a few.Because of its many themes, Kalogeros-Chattan believed it would be a perfect book to discuss with the community.

  • Art Center to showcase metal, jewelry and fabric

    In his masterwork, “The Forge and the Crucible,” Mercea Eliade writes of the great chthonic force that is hidden deep within the bowels of the earth. That force is released with the mining of metals and minerals.The advance of civilization is linked to the power of metals. We speak of the bronze and iron ages, for example.

  • Legislature battles Richardson

    Legislature battles Richardson As the legislative session ended Thursday, one could only wonder at the turn of events. What would have been unthinkable two years ago – and barely hinted at last year – occurred.The Legislature stood up to the governor. How the mighty has fallen.Once a political juggernaut, the governor could not even pull together a consensus within his own party to push through his legislative agenda.

  • Big bucks battle as candidates fight on

    Anyone who does not think that money rules our election process need go no further than this year’s election.According to the Associated Press, Barack Obama raised $7.2 million and Hillary Rodham Clinton pulled in $6.4 million in the days following Super Tuesday.This is in addition to the $32 million for Obama and $13.5 million for Clinton in January.These are stunning totals, reflecting the fact that public office today is not for the common man.As the election goes on and debate rages over who has what, indeed, whatever the current ba

  • JJAB to meet Wednesday

    The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board will meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the district board room at 651 Trinity Drive.

    The board is scheduled to hear a presentation from Dr. Michelle Hall, program director for Cafe Scientifique as well as review the status of various prevention and intervention programs.  

    The meeting is open to the public.

  • New Bandelier superintendent likes what he sees

    The staff, projects and entire operation at Bandelier National Monument are of such quality that incoming Superintendent Brad Traver doesn’t plan to make many changes.Traver served on the Vanishing Treasures Program board in 2006-07 with predecessor Darlene Koontz,  who accepted a post in California.