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Today's News

  • Lab Notes: Bechtel pushes 2008 revenue to $31 billion

    Bechtel Corporation, parent of Bechtel National, one of the principal partners in Los Alamos National Security announced record revenues for 2008, the sixth straight record year, according to the privately owned company.

    The company also announced a record $35 billion in new contract awards, the third straight year in that category.

    Since 2004, the company has recorded an 80 percent increase in total revenues, from $17.4 billion to $31.4 billion.

  • Get ready to be healthy at the YMCA

    The YMCA is the place to be this Saturday as youth across the nation celebrate YMCA Healthy Kids Day.

    The free fun is a national YMCA event intended to give youth an opportunity to visit their local YMCA and discover some of the activities, programs and events that it offers.

    The nationwide slogan of “Put Play in Your Day,” emphasizes the more fun youth have participating in physical activity, the more likely they are to continue and to lead a healthy life style.

  • Jazz fans to be welcomed at concert

    Do Los Alamos Big Band Leader Jan McDonald and Southwest Jazz Orchestra Founder Jack Manno together have a total of 100 years of experience in the music business? “Not quite,” said  McDonald. “But almost,” Manno added.

      The long-time collaborators will cover almost but not quite 100 years of jazz history in two sets of toe-tapping music from their two aggregations at the 2nd annual “Swing into Spring” concert at  7 p.m. April 28 at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

  • Six Monkeys: An egg’s life

    When you are growing up, you are an egg wishing to be a cake. It hurts to be so small. You have this horrible shell. You live in a dark carton. No one notices how different you’re from the other eggs. Then one day you are a cake. You are sweet. You are decorated. People celebrate with you. Nevertheless, you  wish you could go back to being an egg.

  • Softball: LA routs Capital at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team put 10 runs on the board in the second and third innings Wednesday to crush the visiting Capital Jaguars.

    Los Alamos pounded out 11 hits in Wednesday’s game at Overlook Park as it thumped Capital 14-2 in five innings of the District 2AAAA contest.

    The win kept the Hilltoppers undefeated in district play and kept them on pace with the district-leading Española Valley Sundevils, whom they face in a critical doubleheader this afternoon.

  • Baseball: Toppers trounce Jaguars at home in five innings

    After a bumpy start to the District 2AAAA season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team may be getting on a roll.

    The Hilltoppers followed up a sweep of the Española Valley Sundevils Saturday by rolling over the Capital Jaguars at Bomber Field Wednesday, 12-2.

    Los Alamos closed out Wednesday’s home game in just five innings. Ryan Schleft’s first inning grand slam home run got the rout going, while starting pitcher Jon Thoma closed the contest out.

  • Trees planted by New Mexico Rotarians and other volunteers have a 50% survival rate

    In April 2001, not yet one year after the Cerro Grande Fire, volunteer crews planted 12,000 trees in the burned areas. Take a look at this video to see how the trees look eight years later.

    Story by Jean Gindreau and Craig Martin.

  • Lincoln County to host big fandango

    SANTA FE – What is the most interesting county in New Mexico? Is it Rio Arriba, with its political intrigue and 400-year-old cultural traditions?  

    Is it Doña Ana, with its southern Rio Grande Culture? Is it Grant County with its mining history, Black Range Tales and the most colorful Madame in the West? Is it bustling Albuquerque or historic Santa Fe?

    It would be possible to name every county in some category but I seem to find myself writing about more unusual happenings in Lincoln County than any place in our state.

  • Piecing together ancient and fragile clues

  • Lab spreads jobs, puts stimulus to work

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has contracts to let and jobs to give.

    With an extra $212 million in stimulus funds and its FY 09 base package solidly in hand, LANL is out shopping for people and companies to do some of the work.

    Gordon Dover, program director for the lab’s American Reinvestment and Recovery Act project said Tuesday morning that the money would have to be committed by the end of Sept. 2010 and spent by the end of the following year, under the DOE guidelines.