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Today's News

  • Los Alamos to honor Living Treasures

    It is once again time to invite northern New Mexicans to come together to celebrate the contributions of those who have so greatly enhanced life on the Hill. During the ceremony, each Treasure is introduced.Living Treasures of Los Alamos was founded to honor elders — older members of the community who have made a difference.Living Treasures of Los Alamos will honor Ralph Partridge, John “Jack” Clifford and John C. Hopkins at 2 p.m. April 13 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

  • Special Olympics: Roman impresses family, friends

    Gold medalist Lucia Román, 10, daughter of Silvia and Jorge Román, is the epitome of what it means to demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with family, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.Lucia first became involved with Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) three years ago. Her parents had found out about an active program in Los Alamos that offered sports to those with special needs.“We thought we would have her try it,” Silvia Román said.

  • Fencing: LAFC fencers get nod for Nationals

    Los Alamos Fencing Club had three qualify for the United States Summer Nationals over the weekend.The New Mexico Division held its qualifying meet Saturday in Santa Fe.

  • Running: Ross wins pace race

    Inez Ross was the top predictor at the first Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race of the season.Ross finished with a prediction error of just six seconds at Tuesday’s race, held at Sullivan Field’s track. She beat out Anya Gonzales, who missed her predicted finish time by nine seconds, while Tom Sandford was 19 seconds off his predicted time.Ted Romero was the first finisher in the 1.5-mile race, recording a time of 9:12, ahead of second-place finisher Hal Marshall (11:07).

  • Albuquerque term limits questioned

    One of the greatest frauds in recent history is the story we have been sold on term limits.We are told they are good for us, will clean up politics and government. We are told it will be good for democracy.Nothing is further from the truth. And this ignores the fact that we have always had limits on how long someone can serve – it is called an election.All term limits do is take good people, who have gained experience, knowledge and an understanding of the process and force them out.For what reason?

  • Easter to be celebrated through hymns

    Worship service at United Church of Los Alamos will be done a little bit differently April 13.Rather than the service presented in the form of a sermon, it will be offered in the form of music and song. The program, titled “For a Thousand Tongues to Sing,” will be a festival of Easter hymns.Suzanne Johnson, United Church music director, said the Easter hymns date clear back to the 15th and 16th century. Plainsong chants will be included the program along with great chorale pieces.

  • Grothus’ last stand: Peace activist seeks to mark history

    A renewed sense of urgency drives well-known pacifist Edward Grothus to secure a site to erect massive twin monuments he designed to commemorate the historic role Los Alamos has played in the Nuclear Age. 

  • Guest Column: Think about sustainability at tax time

    With Tax Day on April 15 and Earth Day on April 22, this is a good time for New Mexicans to consider investing in solar energy systems and sustainable or green building – low-risk investments that benefit both the environment and taxpayers’ wallets.Gov. Bill Richardson has declared New Mexico the Clean Energy State. Policies put into place and legislation enacted to encourage solar energy system installation, green building and energy efficiency have taken root and are starting to bear fruit.New Mexico ranks second in the nation for solar resources.

  • Domenici lodges funding request for Valles

    Sen. Pete Domenici, R.-N.M., today formally requested $10 million in federal funds to continue support for the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The senator serves on a subcommittee that will soon begin developing the FY2009 Interior Appropriations Bill that funds the U.S. Forest Service and the Valles Caldera.In a letter submitted to subcommittee chair, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Domenici requested the funding for the Valles Caldera, an 89,000-acre ranch located near Los Alamos in the Jemez Mountains.

  • Reminiscing about the past

    John Richter spent 46 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory working on weapons design and he is now going to tell-all.During the Los Alamos Historical Society lecture series at 7:30 p.m.