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Today's News

  • Girls basketball: LA falls to Hanks in Hoop-la opener

    Gerry Washburn liked most of what he saw out of his team in Thursday’s game, except, perhaps, the final score.Washburn, the head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team, said his troops were able to crack El Paso Hanks’ defense early in the ballgame, forcing them to switch tactics.

  • Rabbi to travel to Vienna

    Whether hosting religious events or visiting an ill patient, Rabbi Jack Shlachter has helped lead the Los Alamos Jewish Center. Now, leadership will be passed to new hands as Shlachter and his family take a temporary leave of absence to go to Vienna, Austria.Shlachter explained he will be working for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization. His work in Vienna could last up to two years.

  • Charlotte E. Pfaff

    Charlotte E. Pfaff, 89, died December 23, 2007. Born at the family farm near Amsterdam, Idaho, she moved to New Mexico in 1942 residing in Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Albuquerque, Pajarito Village and Corrales. Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. and Celeste R. (Sligar) Human, husband Daniel Pfaff, daughter Barbara E. Pfaff, and granddaughter Ashlee G. Pfaff. She is survived by her sons Norman Pfaff (Janice), and Richard Pfaff (Jan), five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Susan Kist Gross

    Susan Kist Gross, age 84, passed away on December 22, 2007. She was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, on May 3, 1923. She was a resident of Los Alamos since 1978. Prior to that she lived in Lakewood, CO, Albuquerque, NM, and Arlington, VA. She was an honor graduate of Fulton High School, Fulton, MO, and was active in the Pep Squad, Drum and Bugle Corps, and the school newspaper. She attended Missouri Baptist School of Nursing in St. Louis, MO. She is survived by her husband, Fred A. Gross, Jr., of 64 years; daughters: Joyce D. Freiwald of Albuquerque, NM, Cheryl A.

  • Richard James Gotti

    Richard James Gotti, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, December 24, 2007, of natural causes. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Irene M. Gotti; children, Dr. Phyllis Floyd Nelson and husband, Eric; Patrina D.. Smith and husband, Randall, and their daughter, Allison; Paul R. Gotti and wife, Stacy, and their daughter, Carlee. Mr. Gotti volunteered for World War II and served in Europe as a Combat Medic with the 11th Armored Division, he was honored with the Silver Star medal. Mr. Gotti resided in Los Alamos for 46 years before moving to Albuquerque in 1997.

  • Fire department reviews year of accomplishments

    The Los Alamos Fire Department operates six fire stations with 141 budgeted positions including 123 uniformed and 11 civilian personnel. They were kept busy this year as evidenced by Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Michael Thompson's briefing of the year's totals for fire and emergency calls."Our average number of calls this year was 161 per month," Thompson said. "We usually see more calls during the summer months due to the increase in outdoor activities.

  • Police wrap up results oriented year

    A lengthy list of initiatives implemented at the Los Alamos Police Department since Police Chief Wayne Torpy took the helm in early 2005 have continued throughout 2007.

  • Lab strives to regain security credibility

    No one has found that security problems at Los Alamos compromised national security in 2007, but dealing with past and persistent security vulnerabilities at the lab was one of the major stories of the year.

  • Schools move forward during 2007

    Two of the most significant changes in the educational arena this year include a new high school principal for Los Alamos Public Schools and a new executive director for UNM-Los Alamos.Former Albuquerque Cibola High School Principal Grace Brown replaced Lynne Saccaro in July.

  • Welcome in the new year with LALT

    Swing in the New Year with the Devil, Daniel Webster and Los Alamos Little Theatre.The Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) will hold its annual New Year’s Eve party Monday. For the last 36 years at least, LALT has faithfully held a party to ring in the New Year. The theatre was actually founded along with the start of Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project, back in 1943.