Today's News

  • Dating violence hits national spotlight

    One in 10 students in New Mexico reports experiencing a physical assault by a dating partner within the past 12 months.

  • Donald F. Clinton

    CLINTON – Donald F. Clinton, 93, passed away Feb. 9, 2008, at the Los Alamos Medical Center, where he was briefly hospitalized. Don was born Nov. 3, 1914, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Oscar and Martha Clinton. Later he and his family moved to Denver, Colo., where he met his wife, Billie. In 1951 Don became employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory as a machinist in the cryogenics group where he worked until his retirement.

  • January breaks records for frigidity

    January’s weather was unexpected in many ways. The mean temperature was 5 degrees below normal and a mere 2.8 degrees warmer than the coldest month ever measured in Los Alamos: January 1930. January was wetter than normal, also unexpected since the strong La Nia conditions in place were supposed to reduce precipitation this winter. And January was windy, a condition we don’t expect until spring.The interesting weather began around Jan. 7 when a southwest-to-northeast moving system pushed out of Arizona and into New Mexico, not unlike the storm earlier this week.

  • Audit reviews lab problems

    Responding to a congressional request for “detailing recent” information on various problem areas at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Government Accountability Office provided only a few details.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: One drop at a time

    Sure, we can take shorter showers, only water the garden every other day and stop running partial loads of dishes or laundry, but how many of us can say we have saved 100 billion gallons of water?The county’s new water and energy conservation officer Matt Dickens can.As a water auditor for the company Smartuse, contracted by the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, Dickens helped residents, businesses and government reduce their water usage by 30 percent, saving about 100 billion gallons of water over three years with the program.Dickens has

  • A mug full of thanks

    While working through parent/teacher conference week, the community is making sure the Pion Elementary School staff does not go hungry. The Hill Diner, Ruby K’s and Bandelier Grill are donating soup while parents are providing bread, fruit and side dishes. Even the sixth-graders are joining in on this effort.Feeding the staff was also held last year, however, they ate their meals out of disposable bowls.

  • UNM-LA students join All-State

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos is proud to announce that UNM-LA students Matthew Early and Bethany Stephens have recently been named to the 2008 New Mexico All-State Academic Team.Team members were recognized at a ceremony held Jan. 23 at the State Capitol in Santa Fe. New Mexico team members are eligible to compete for the USA Today-sponsored All-USA Academic Team.The honor recognizes academic achievement by students attending community colleges and encourages students to maintain their hard work and dedication.

  • The state's only spirits distillery

    After persevering through a maze of bureaucracy for nearly three years, Ron and Olha Dolin now have the distinction of owning the only licensed distillery in New Mexico. “We’re the first people in the state’s history to be licensed,” Ron said during a recent distillery tour. “Los Alamos County and the county council were very helpful and put up no roadblocks.”The Dolins’ Don Quixote Distillery is located on the grounds behind their Pajarito Acres home in White Rock.

  • Softball: Burditt inks with Western Nebraska

    With an important decision about her future needing to be made, Megan Burditt wasn’t going to rush into anything.Burditt could’ve signed her National Letter of Intent in a ceremony Wednesday afternoon along with four other Hilltopper student-athletes, but she wanted to take an extra day or so and decide for sure if she was doing the right thing.It turns out she was.Burditt signed to play softball with Western Nebraska Community College, making her decision official Thursday.

  • Girls basketball: LA comes up big, tops Taos 49-37

    The District 2AAAA regular season title is within arm’s length for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team.Los Alamos earned a 49-37 decision Friday night in Taos, improving its district mark to 5-0, and can clinch at least a share of the 2AAAA title with a win Wednesday at home against Española Valley.