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Today's News

  • Thinking Makes It So: Neruda's nitrogen base composition

    A couple of weeks ago I wrote a column about Pablo Neruda, the greatest poet who ever lived, according to Gabriel Garca Mrquez, not according to me. Mrquez has more authority on the matter, what with a canon of extremely popular published books to his name, and me with my long-ish list of Monitor page 4s. So we’ll just assume he’s right, while silently TP-ing Neruda’s soul in our minds.Anyhow, in that particular “Thinking Makes It So,” I spoke at some length of a treasure I found, of all places, in a book of Neruda’s love sonnets.

  • Tips for safe holiday travel

    When traveling, it’s important to know where you’re going, how to get there and how to get back, according to law enforcement officials, to avoid getting lost or ending up in a dangerous area of an unfamiliar city.“If traveling out-of-state, most state law enforcement agencies provide road and highway information and it’s a good idea to check road conditions before leaving home,” said Cpl. Doug Johnson of the Los Alamos Police Department. “Another important tip is to inform family members where you will be and when you expect to return.

  • Los Alamos named among America's Best High Schools

    Los Alamos High School is among three New Mexico high schools to receive a silver award for ranking among the nation's top high schools according to the 2008 U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best High Schools.”

  • Working behind the scenes

    If the lights are on, the water comes out of the tap and the Christmas goose is cooked, there are workers from the Department of Public Utilities to thank for making the holiday a happy one for county residents.

  • Ben Lujan Tournament schedule

    Here is the scheduled for the Ben Lujan Tournament. All games will be played at Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Jacona.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers advance in Lujan tourney with win

    JACONA — In the first round of the Ben Lujan Invitational Tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys varsity basketball team used the bookend quarters quite nicely.The Hilltoppers outscored the Wingate Bears by 29 points in the first and fourth quarters, while cruising in the middle quarters to upend the Bears 78-48 and advance to tonight’s tournament semifinal.Thursday afternoon’s contest, held at Ben Lujan Gymnasium on the Pojoaque High School campus, was a wild, run-and-gun affair with the Bears barely stopping to take a breath the entire game

  • William B. Strickfaden

    STRICKFADEN – William B. Strickfaden (Bill), 71, died Dec. 15, 2007. Born July 23, 1936, Bill grew up in Las Vegas, Silver City and Clovis, N.M. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1954, the same year his folks moved to Los Alamos where Bill Sr., would manage the telephone company. As an undergraduate at the University of New Mexico, Bill worked for the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory at the Water Boiler Reactor.

  • Wilma Marie Bruce

    BRUCE – Wilma Marie Bruce, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007. Wilma was born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif. She moved to Los Alamos in the early 1950s where she spent most of her career working in the payroll office for the University of California (LANL). She loved her cats, Mozart and the Opera. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Los Alamos at a later date.

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  • Movie officials give Los Alamos high marks

    Movie production officials for “Brothers” are praising local residents, churches, businesses and Los Alamos County for the warm reception they have received since scouting locations here in September.“So far it’s been great — I really love it here,” Producer Zach Schiff-Abrams said during an interview Monday.