Today's News

  • Health and fitness: Train the back properly

    Back injuries are one of the most common health problems, troubling millions of Americans each day.

    Weight lifting to strengthen and protect the back should contain four components: scapular retraction exercises, scapular depression exercises, shoulder rotation exercises, and lower back exercises.

    Scapular retraction exercises focus on the rhomboid and trapezius muscles between the shoulder blades. Strengthening these muscles helps pull the shoulder blades back.

  • James (Jay) Tracy

    James (Jay) Tracy, son of Carolyn and Jim Tracy went peacefully in his sleep to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus, on Wednesday, July 30th. He was at his home in Albuquerque with his roommate and caregiver, Juan Carlos. He had been very ill for several years, eagerly waiting to be at home in Heaven.

    Jay grew up in Los Alamos and was a part of Calvary Chapel. Through the years, Jay worked in food service at many of the restaurants in Los Alamos. Many have enjoyed his musical abilities at various events and churches in our town.

  • Homicide on Pueblo Drive

    A woman was shot at least twice in the chest early Monday evening inside her Denver Steel home at 3459 Pueblo Drive. Los Alamos firefighters transported Robin Markham to Los Alamos Medical Center shortly after 6 p.m. where she was pronounced dead.

    Police arrested the woman’s husband, Jack Markham, 55, at the home, according to documents filed in First District Court. He is charged with an open count of murder, which if convicted, could result in the death penalty.

  • Sports update

    LAHS cross country will meet Monday at high school

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country program will meet Monday at the Auxiliary Gym at 3 p.m.

    At that meeting, coaches will collect paperwork and ensure physical examinations have been completed.

    Workouts will start at 7 a.m. the following morning.

    Attendance is required. Those without necessary paperwork will not be allowed to participate.

    For more information, call Rob or Kathy Hipwood at 662-9164.

    LAMS football, cross country get started Monday

  • Local student excells in history

    History is Los Alamos High School student Shannon Burns’ favorite subject, which became very clear during the National History Day Contest.

    During the competition, which was held June 15-19 at the University Maryland, Burns not only took her project, “Molly’s Children: The American/Irish Mining Conflict,” into the finals, earning 10th place, but was presented one of two awards from the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Ladies Ancient Order Hibernians.

  • AYP shows numbers sinking statewide

    Three of Los Alamos Public Schools seven schools met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for 2008. Barranca, Chamisa and Piñon elementary schools made AYP. Aspen and Mountain elementary schools, Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School did not.

    The results are equally dismal across the state. Just 3 of Santa Fe’s 30 schools and 35 of Albuquerque’s 161 schools met AYP this year. In fact, just 245, or 31.8 percent, of the states 770 schools made AYP.

  • Obama office officially opens

    Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama's Campaign for Change opened 16 offices across New Mexico on Saturday, including one at 2610 Trinity Drive, Suite 22, in the Mary Deal Building.

    New Mexico is considered a critical swing state, where a closely divided electorate may help determine the outcome of the 2008 race for the White House on Nov. 4. Voters are expected to turn out in droves.

    Through the new offices, Obama's Campaign for Change intends to focus on harnessing the enthusiasm of Obama's grassroots-level supporters.

  • A not-so-mysterious woman

    A research director with the National Center for Scientific Research in France thinks it’s time to recognize the contribution of a Los Alamos woman in solving a mathematical problem more than 50 years ago.

    In a series of articles in the last few years and in a physics book he co-authored, Thierry Dauxois has identified the unsung woman whose maiden name was Mary Tsingou and he has taken up something of a cause on her behalf.

  • Relay lights up the night

    This past weekend’s “celebration of life” brought the Los Alamos community together in a unified effort to fight cancer. Former and current cancer patients, their families, businesses, civic organization, and the general public took part in the American Cancer Society’s Annual Relay for Life – Los Alamos County – Friday and Saturday at Sullivan Field.

    This was a change in venue for the event, which has traditionally been held at Ashley Pond. The change was necessitated this year due to the demolition of the Municipal Building.

  • R. Wayne Osborn

    OSBORN – R. Wayne Osborn passed away July 12, 2008, at St. Vincent’s Hospital.

    He and his family had lived in Los Alamos from 1960-1977. He worked for Los Alamos County as Parks Supervisor from 1961-1975 when he started his own business, New Mexico Trees Inc. The Osborn family worked the business, landscaping and maintaining trees. A plant nursery was also established in Cuyamungue.