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Today's News

  • Fried Light: A bucket to the stars

    In Michael Kandel’s satiric short story, “Space Opera,” which is written as a libretto for a science fiction opera, the curtain rises in a provincial spaceport on the Planet Creeth orbiting the sun Alpha Cygni.The opera’s hero, Bobby “Rocket” DeVries, and his fellow grease monkeys are banging the dents out of a rickety space junker, singing “Let’s return this old bucket to the stars,” to the din of their hammer blows.Then Bobby’s friend Fred runs in with the news that Darg Bahr, the governor of the astero

  • Council to meet Tuesday

    Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in the Community Building, 475 20th Stt. On the business agenda for council on Tuesday are a continued discussion and possible direction on the County’s long-range financial plan and mid-year budget revision requests. The budget revision requests are in two groups, with Group A including five revisions that are generally considered to be routine.

  • Keep your ride simple and get on the bus

    “Thank you for keeping the faith,” Councilor Robert Gibson said as he welcomed dozens of guests who have supported a transit system for Los Alamos County throughout the years to a celebratory buffet lunch on Friday.After decades of effort, the system is now a reality, with the official launch of Atomic City Transit Friday.Gibson acknowledged, thanked and congratulated all of the people who have devoted hours to bringing public transit to the county, including individuals, elected representatives, county employees and the New Mexico Department of Transp

  • Hockey: Rams PeeWees win state title game, 5-1

    The Los Alamos Hockey Association Rams PeeWees captured the first hockey state championship of the year by winning the New Mexico Recreational Hockey League state championship.The PeeWee championship game was held Sunday in Albuquerque. The Rams beat the New Mexico Amateur Hockey Association Scorpions 5-1."Everyone on the team played at their highest level the whole weekend," Rams coach Peter Pavlik said.

  • Hockey: LA to face Rio Rancho in state final

    They ended with identical records and tied one another last weekend.Now, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and Rio Rancho Rams will meet for the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League championship.The championship game will be held Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center. The puck is scheduled to drop at 2:30 p.m.Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers will be playing for their first state championship cup since 2001 and head coach Craig Wehner said the team is primed for a title.“It was a very successful season,” Wehner said.

  • Girls basketball: LA takes on Espanola Valley tonight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team will try to lock up its third straight District 2AAAA tournament title tonight.Los Alamos, which finished a spotless 8-0 in District 2AAAA play, will host tonight’s 2AAAA tournament championship game when it hosts Española Valley.Española Valley tripped up second-seed Taos Thursday, winning 48-39 at Taos to qualify for tonight’s 2AAAA title game. It was the second straight victory by Española Valley’s Sundevils over Taos, including a 46-38 win in its regular season finale Feb.

  • Robert H. Kraichnan

    Kraichnan – Robert H. Kraichnan died Feb. 26, 2008, in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 80 years old. Kraichnan was considered the father of modern fluid turbulence theory, to which he made several basic contributions.

  • Dems choose delegates

    Los Alamos County Democrats gathered in White Rock’s town hall Thursday evening for the countywide pre-primary convention to choose delegates to the statewide convention March 15. Up for grabs were 22 delegate positions, allocated by precinct.

  • School board looks at 20-year plan

    School buildings throughout the district have been the subjects of detailed analysis of late.

  • Living the dream, dreaming the life

    What’s next after the Internet?With an eye on the far horizon, the president of WorldScape Inc., announced plans last December to install an immersive visualization theater in the Research Park on the edge of the campus of Los Alamos National Laboratory.Modeled after the LANL’s immersive “CAVE,” the multi-screen projection and viewing system that takes the viewer inside a nuclear explosion, WorldScape’s plan is to showcase its own production content and point collaborators to its production facilities going in soon with the New Mexico