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Today's News

  • School board looks at 20-year plan

    School buildings throughout the district have been the subjects of detailed analysis of late.

  • Living the dream, dreaming the life

    What’s next after the Internet?With an eye on the far horizon, the president of WorldScape Inc., announced plans last December to install an immersive visualization theater in the Research Park on the edge of the campus of Los Alamos National Laboratory.Modeled after the LANL’s immersive “CAVE,” the multi-screen projection and viewing system that takes the viewer inside a nuclear explosion, WorldScape’s plan is to showcase its own production content and point collaborators to its production facilities going in soon with the New Mexico

  • Great Lent to begin with a blini breakfast

    Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church will host its Eighth Annual Blini Breakfast March 9. Russian blini, a type of thin pancake, will be served in the traditional style with smoked salmon, herring and sour cream. Vegetable caviar, eggs and a variety of berry preserves will be available as well. Blini are traditionally served in Slavic households during the week before the beginning of the Lenten Fast.

  • Fencing tourney set for Saturday

    The Los Alamos Fencing Club will hold its annual team tournament Saturday at the YMCA's gymnasium.

    Teams from across the state and from El Paso are scheduled to compete at the tournament. In all, 11 epee teams and six foil teams are expected to compete.

    Epee competition starts at 9 a.m. and foil wil start at 1:30 p.m.

    Spectators are invited to attend. Admission is free.

  • Swimming: Local club qualifiers for short course meet

    Here are the Los Alamos Aquatomics (LAA) and Pajarito Aquatic Club (PAC) entries for the New Mexico Short Course Championship meet, which will be held Friday through Sunday at the West Mesa Aquatic Center in Albuquerque.

    Maggie Andrejczuk, LAA, 9200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay

    Ashlynn Bennett, LAA, 11200 free relay, 200 freestyle, 200 IM, 800 free relay, 200 medley relay, 200 breaststroke, 400 IM, 400 medley relay, 100 freestyle, 100 IM, 400 freestyle relay

  • Baca announces run for council

    Citing a lack of recreational facilities and activities for youth along with the need for more shopping choices as key elements of his platform, White Rock resident Manuel Baca officially announced his bid for a seat on county council.Baca, 43, is a lifelong Democrat who is courting what he calls the underrepresented people in the county: teens and young families age 14-30.This demographic doesn’t seem to have a voice on the council or within the community, he said, adding that they need someone who will speak up for them and work for their goals and issues.

  • Los Alamos wins for Best Western Lifestyle

    Los Alamos can now add the citation “One of the Top 20 places to Live the Western Dream” to its many other “Best of” awards, including being named as one of “America’s Dreamtowns,” from American Cities Business Journal  and one of the “100 Best Communities for Youth,” from “America’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth.”American Cowboy magazine announced Monday that Los Alamos had received the citation in its first ever top-20 list.The citation was not something the community had sough

  • Thinking Makes It So: A very long Gatorade commercial

    At first, it’s just something you do: a hobby, something to do instead of watching TV in the evenings, a way to exercise, an excuse to meet new people or a means to escape from an unhappy home. You begin slowly, allowing a modest addition to your regular schedule, maybe once a week. You don’t talk about it much, except maybe with close friends. You’re not even sure if you like it. You don’t, at this point, change how you think of yourself.Basically, one of three futures unfolds:1.

  • Boys basketball: LA, Capital meet in semis tonight

    Los Alamos and Capital will square-off in the District 2AAAA boys basketball tournament semifinals.The winner of tonight’s game will play Española Valley Saturday for the 2AAAA championship and will guarantee itself a spot in the Class AAAA playoffs.The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium.Los Alamos and Capital split their regular season district games, with each team winning at home. Los Alamos beat Capital 51-49 on Jan. 29 and Capital earned a 54-49 win Feb.

  • Mary Deal

    Mary Deal, a prominent Los Alamos Realtor, entrepreneur, community activist and visionary, died Tuesday of natural causes at Los Alamos Medical Center with her husband Bill Deal and daughters at her side. She was 82.Mary Viola McCoy was born on April 23, 1925, in Crosbyton, Texas. She was raised in west Texas, just up the road from Merkel on the family’s modest cotton farm. Mary learned what hard work was from the beginning.