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Today's News

  • A promise kept

    ESPAÑOLA — To guard against the all-too-familiar disappointment leveled by adults failing to keep their word, Family YMCA Teen Technology and Recreation Center Director Ben Sandoval kept 23 kids in the dark Friday.

    He didn’t tell the kids attending a center sleepover that Los Alamos Police Department Bomb Squad members were on their way down the hill to visit them ­— just in case it didn’t happen.

    Not until hearing the Emergency Response Vehicle enter the parking lot did Sandoval reveal the evening’s plan.

  • 02-23-10 Update

    Police Beat

    A military man victimized by identity theft, damage to the library and a restaurant burglary top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Beware of magazine scam

      The Los Alamos Police Department advises Los Alamos and White Rock residents to beware of a couple of young men selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door.

  • Fund schools, cut elsewhere

    I know that most people are struggling with the way things are going these days. I, for one, am struggling with the way our society views education.

  • Bike lanes don’t maintain themselves

    Some bicyclists want bike lanes all over Los Alamos and our county council has accommodated many of their desires. Indeed, the entire stretch of Diamond Drive is slated to be so marked when finished.

  • The Earth and its heebie-jeebie shakes

    Not all Midwesterners realize they live in a region where earthquakes can strike, but they got a small reminder of that simple fact earlier this month when a 3.8 Richter scale temblor struck in northern Illinois. Let’s hope we can learn more from the event than just what the passing headlines might lead us to think about — because the center of our country is woefully under-prepared for much larger quakes yet to come.

  • UNM-LA student a part of All-State team

    University of New Mexico-Los Alamos may be a community college but its influence extends beyond county lines. For instance, student Lise Lookman has been named to the 2010 New Mexico All-State Academic Team.

    Team members were recognized at a ceremony held Feb.11 at the State Capitol in Santa Fe. In addition to being eligible for state scholarships, New Mexico team members are eligible to compete for the USA Today sponsored All- USA Academic Team.

  • A few science whizzes

    The Los Alamos High School Science Bowl team won first place in the regional competition for the National Science Bowl, held Feb. 13, on the Albuquerque Academy campus. Thirty-four teams from Northern New Mexico high schools competed in the regional event.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Richardson postpones special session until Mar. 1

    SANTA FE - Gov. Bill Richardson today announced he has agreed to push back the date of the Special Session to deal with the state’s budget to Monday, March 1 at the request of legislative leaders.        

  • Council backs sculpture series plan

    The County Council accepted, with a 5-1 vote, the Historic Scuptures Master Plan Committee’s (HSMPC) 10-year plan for commissioning life-sized historic sculptures to represent five eras of Los Alamos history. 

  • New principles disclosed

    WASHINTON, D.C. – A new set of operating principles for operations across the nuclear security enterprise were introduced by the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration.