Today's News

  • Baseball: LA, WR win big in All-Star games

    Both Los Alamos County Juniors All-Star teams advanced in the winners’ bracket of the District 1 tournament Saturday.

    The Los Alamos Little League All-Stars thumped the Santa Fe All-Stars 14-4 in the first game of the tournament Saturday morning, while the White Rock Little League All-Stars broke open a tight game late, taking a 10-1 decision over Pojoaque Valley.

    Those two teams will meet today at 1 p.m. They play at Virchow Field, with the winner advancing to play for the tournament title and the right to go to the state All-Star tournament.

  • FRIED LIGHT: Pulling the string on nuclear deterioration

    A letter from Sen. Domenici and two other Republican senators last week makes me want to pull the string on a series of nuclear mess-ups that seem to be part of a dangerous trend.

    The purpose of their letter was to introduce a package of recommendations for beefing up American defenses. The authors, who included Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., were inspired by a number of converging worries about signs of domestic nuclear disarray in the face of revived international threats.

  • FBI historian discusses Patriot Act evolution

    ALBUQUERQUE — As a young boy studying government in school, Stephan Marshall never imagined he would be dealing with the Fourth Amendment every day as an adult.

    Now, as chief division counsel and historian of New Mexico’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, Marshall has no doubts about its relevance, he recently told a class of FBI Citizens’ Academy participants as he explained the evolution of the USA Patriot Act.

  • Bear sightings increase

    Noticed that your block of bird feed has disappeared overnight?

    Perhaps your fruit trees have been mysteriously depleted?

    Chances are, a bear has taken a liking to the edibles in your backyard.

    “They’re opportunistic,” said Philmont Taylor, Los Alamos County emergency management coordinator. “They’re omnivores, they’ll eat anything.”

    Reports have started coming in from area residents who say bears have started to invade their stash of bird feed or have been pawing around their property searching for something to eat.

  • Ansell and Reiss launch LA Solutions

    Longtime business partners Margaret Ansell and Rick Reiss welcome the community to visit their new mortgage company, LA Solutions, LLC, at 2101 Trinity Drive, Suite F.

    The team launches its new company on the heels of successful joint and individual endeavors such as the 999 Central Building, occupied by LATA on Central Avenue at 9th Street, the 18-acre Entrada Business Park on East Road and a recently approved Holiday Inn Express project near the airport.

  • The Falstaff diet? A knight without armour

    TESUQUE, N.M. – The Santa Fe Opera’s new production of “Falstaff” opened the season Friday night with all the camp and circumstance befitting Giusseppe Verdi’s comic masterpiece, based on Shakespeare’s shameless, big-bellied rascal.

    The Falstaff of the two-part “Henry IV,” called back for his own show in the “Merry Wives of Windsor, “has the patent on the role of the most deplorably loveable, gluttonous reprobate of all time.

  • Lego competition returns to Uli's Cottontails

    Uli’s Cottontails is hosting a competition that requires skill, creativity, thought and lots of Legos. The annual Lego design competition allows young people to prove their strengths as builders with the plastic primary-colored blocks.

  • Sprucing up the classroom

    Los Alamos Public Schools’ physical condition could get some healing through a potential 20-year facility plan, but not all classrooms will be given attention.

    “It’s just a matter of priority,” explained Los Alamos Public School Foundation board member Morrie Pongratz. For instance, at Los Alamos High School, the plan addresses B, C and D wings, but not E-wing, the location for science classrooms.

  • Kick insecurities goodbye

    When you kick an attacker, you have to kick hard – and if he or she fights back, you need to be ready for that impact. That’s why at Key Technique Tae Kwon Do, the students really fight.

    “We teach people what they need to know in a real situation,” said co-owner and retired Navy Capt. David Swingle. “We really kick – but we do it safely.”

    In fact, he said, “Safety is everything.”

  • Girls basketball: Logan named new head coach

    Tarah Logan will be the new head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team.

    Logan, who graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1990, was selected from a pool of six interviewed candidates, the LAHS athletic department announced this morning.

    She will replace longtime head coach Gerry Washburn, who resigned from the girls basketball program in May to take an administrative position at Los Alamos Middle School.

    When she officially steps into the post Aug. 11, it will be her first formal prep basketball coaching position.