Today's News

  • Football: Hilltoppers picked 5th in preseason AAAA poll

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team was ranked fifth in the 2008 preseason poll conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    The Hilltoppers garnered 66 points in the Class AAAA poll, which is voted on by coaches of the various schools. The poll was released this morning.

    Artesia, the defending Class AAAA champion, picked up 135 of the possible 140 points to finish first in the NMHSCA poll.

    Last season, Los Alamos finished with a record of 9-2. It won its first eight games of the season and finished second in District 2AAAA behind Capital.

  • Woman needs spinal cord stimulator: Insurance won't pay

    Getting back to normal is what local resident Dawn Cline expected after breaking her left foot 14 months ago. But that didn’t happen. Instead, the Aspen Copies co-owner developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a condition she hadn’t heard of, much less imagined would nearly consume her life.

    Cline makes it to her store at 1789 Central Ave. most days and often alternates between her crutches and wheelchair when the pain becomes just short of unbearable.

  • Artificial Intelligence project proposed

    The title of Art Morse’s talk for the Computer Users Group at the Los Alamos Senior Center Tuesday was a little misleading.

    As it turned out, “A Hundred Years of Artificial Intelligence,” was not about the last hundred years, but rather it was neatly divided between the first 50 years, when computers were just becoming accessible and 50 years that haven’t happened yet.

    The next 50 years are important because that will be the time frame within which artificial intelligence will almost surely be upon us, according to many projections.

  • Skate park referendum issue draws a crowd

    Turnout was good and expectations were high at the Tuesday night County Council meeting in White Rock. Young and old, supporters and opponents turned out for a chance to defend their views on the skate park location near Mesa Public Library.

    And after it was all over, the council voted 6-1 to not take any further action, leaving the project at the library to proceed.

    Dozens of concerned residents from White Rock and Los Alamos packed into council chambers to find out whether the skate park issue would be put on the Nov. 4 ballot.

  • Learn more about behaviors in dementia Thursday

    Dr. Lena Smith will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bradbury Science Museum for the next installment of its Alzheimer’s series. “Managing Difficult Behaviors in Dementia,” is the title of her presentation.

    One of the most difficult aspects of dementia is with managing the behaviors associated with moderate and later stages of the disease.

  • ANALYSIS: Report urges prompt global strike capability

    Blue-ribbon panelists of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recommended Friday that American submarines have a few conventional arrows in their nuclear weapons quiver for special circumstances.

    Presently, for example, the only immediate military response, for taking out a missile about to fire a nuclear weapon at the United States or one of its allies, is with a delivery system carrying a nuclear weapon.

    That may not always be the best choice, the committee decided, depending on the situation.

  • Tax Day trespassing case ends in hung jury

    What started as a 24-hour prayer vigil in front of Los Alamos National Laboratory ended with two men praying through the night in a jail cell at the Los Alamos Detention Facility.

    The men were part of a small group praying and protesting April 14 against tax money used to build nuclear weapons.

    Trinity Nuclear Abolitionists members Marcus Patrick Blaise Page, 41, of Albuquerque and Michael Butler, 21, of Gallup were arrested about 9:30 p.m. and charged with criminal trespassing.

  • Hillary stumps for Obama in Espanola

    ESPA'OLA — Hundreds of people joined Democratic political heavyweights in the gym at Northern New Mexico College on Sunday to hear Sen. Hillary Clinton stump for her former rival, presidential candidate Barack Obama, D-Ill.

  • Chamisa earns LANL grant

    Chamisa Elementary will be setting its sights on science for the 2008-2009 school year – with Principal Cindy Montoya at the helm.

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation has awarded the school a $15,000 educational outreach grant in support of science, selected among 85 outstanding applicants.


    George Herbert Pimbley, 86, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Helen and George Herbert Pimbley. He received his A.B. in mathematics at Western Reserve. He went into the Navy in 1943 attending Midshipman School University of Norte Dame, Harvard University and M.I.T. for training in radar. He served mainly in the Pacific and was aboard the Franklin when it was bombed. After he was separated from the Navy, he stayed in California and worked at Navy Electronics in San Diego and then obtained his M.A. at University of California-Los Angeles.