Today's News

  • World, meet ballet

    Never heard of the Ballets Russes? Lonide Massine? Bronislava Njinska? Alexandra Danilova? Alicia Markova?Unless you are a dancer, chances are you haven’t. The choreographers and prima ballerinas – legends in the ballet world – are not exactly household names in 21st century America.However, in the 1940s, they were stars.Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller’s “Ballets Russes” (2005), screening at 7 p.m.

  • Local orthodontist to move to Nashville

    After spending nearly seven years serving patients in Los Alamos and the surrounding area, Dr. Marion Messersmith, an orthodontist, has decided to return to full-time teaching. Dr. Messersmith and his wife, Cricket, will be moving to Nashville where Messersmith will be the Program Director of the Orthodontic Program at Vanderbilt University.“Reaching this decision has been agonizing for Cricket and me,” Dr Messersmith said. “We have thoroughly enjoyed living in Los Alamos.

  • No more chasing parts

    As the design for Airport Basin nears the 60-percent phase, and the next value engineering session approaches, the county staff who will use the space have been paring down space needs and refining processes to create the most efficient use of space and employee time at the new facility.The collaborators have already found a way to eliminate a second floor from the early plans, and that in turn eliminates the need for hallways, stairs and an elevator.Procurement and Risk Administrator Jim Roth is the project manager working with his counterparts and colleagues in

  • State of the State address emphasizes focused, bold agenda

    SANTA FE—Gov. Bill Richardson called for a focus on the “biggest challenges” facing the state during his 2008 State of the State address Tuesday to the joint-session of the Legislature. Richardson listed energy efficiency, domestic violence, ethics reform, domestic partnership and expanding health care coverage to every New Mexican as the heart of his agenda. “In this budget session, my agenda is focused and bold,” Richardson said. “In the last 30-day session, the House and the Senate proposed more than 1,600 bills.

  • Swimming and diving: Results from St. Mike's swim meet

    Here are Los Alamos' individual results from Saturday's St. Michael's Invitational:


    Team results

    1. St. Michael's, 104; 2. Santa Fe, 102; 3. Los Alamos, 84; 4. Gallup, 48; 5. Santa Fe Prep, 42; 6. Los Lunas, 41; 6. (tie) Valley, 41; 8. Taos, 30; 9. Bosque, 21; 10. Del Norte, 12; 11. Desert Academy, 2.

    200 medley relay

    5. Los Alamos A (Taylor Montoya, Lauren Castro, Maria Musgrave, Chelsea McLean), 2:14.37; 15. Los Alamos B (Lisa Alexander, Roisin Langan, Elizabeth Brug, Julie Winkler), 2:45.75.

    200 freestyle

  • Boys basketball: Los Alamos, St. Pius clash tonight

    With only a little more than a week before the start of District 2AAAA boys basketball play, Los Alamos is going to get a chance to see how it really stacks up among the upper echelon schools of its size.

    Los Alamos will host St. Pius X tonight at Griffith Gymnasium. St. Pius, of course, was one of the members of 2AAAA before it was moved to District 5AAAA following the 2004-2005 school year.

    Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

    St. Pius is the two-time defending Class AAAA champion and is one of the favorites for the title again this season.

  • Anastasio calls for national science vision

    The director of Los Alamos National Laboratory took a message of consensus to Washington, D.C., this morning in a talk that was webcast live by the Woodrow Wilson International Center.Michael Anastasio asked the audience of policy makers and national reporters to help rebuild the partnership between government and the science and technical community that served the nation in the last half of the 20th century, but has lost cohesion in recent years.The lab director called the combination of emerging security challenges along with legacy issues of the cold war &ldquo

  • Hot Spot to host FAN Club Wednesday

    The January FAN Club will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hot Spot, 1247-D Central Ave.,The Hot Spot is the first full service wireless Internet, and multi-media center in Los Alamos, for both entertainment and business meetings.The Hot Spot features docking stations for personal laptop use, several static stations with Microsoft office and other programs, two soundproof gaming rooms with the latest gaming technology, large flat panel HDTVs, 5.1 surround sound and software, and specially designed gaming chairs.

  • Making the grade LAMS ranks first in New Mexico in the Knowledge Master Competition

    Eleven seventh and eighth grade students at Los Alamos Middle School proved their smarts during the Knowledge Master Competition.They ranked first in the state and 22nd of the 711 teams in the world that participated.During the competition, students were given the questions on a CD and competed right at the middle school, said Barbara Jo Mullis, eighth grade teacher and the coach of the middle school team. The competition occurred in December 2007.Questions covered everything from current events and literature to mathematics and science.

  • Energy education grants earmarked for teachers