Today's News

  • 2012 in Review: US

    A look back at the stories that dominated the U.S. headlines in 2012.

  • Benghazi Review: Systematic State Dept. Failures

    An independent review board is criticizing the State Department for leadership and management failures connected to the Benghazi, Libya attack. The board is not recommending disciplinary action.

  • Today in History for December 19th
  • Lujan, speaker of NM House, dies at 77

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — House Speaker Ben Lujan, one of the most powerful and longest serving state legislators in New Mexico history and the father of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, died late Tuesday at age 77 after a long battle with lung cancer, a spokesman for his son said.

    He died at about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday after a brief stay at Christus St. Vincent's hospital in Santa Fe, Andrew Stoddard, a spokesman for Congressman Lujan, said early Wednesday.

    The speaker's wife, Carmen, children and grandchildren were at his bedside when he died, Stoddard said.

  • Noah Pozner's Mother Remembers Her 'Little Man'

    Noah Pozner, a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, was laid to rest Monday. During Noah's funeral service, his mother remembered his smile, his eyes, and his visions of his future, including a job as a 'taco factory manager.'

  • A&M's Johnny Football is AP's Player of the Year

    Johnny Manziel ran for almost 1,700 yards and 30 touchdowns as a dual-threat quarterback his senior year of high school at Kerrville Tivy.

    Who would have thought he'd be even more impressive at Texas A&M when pitted against the defenses of the Southeastern Conference?

    On Tuesday, Manziel picked up another major award for his spectacular debut season. He was voted The Associated Press Player of the Year. As with the Heisman Trophy and Davey O'Brien Award that Manziel already won, the QB nicknamed Johnny Football is the first freshman to collect the AP award.

    Manziel's 31 votes were more than twice that of second place finisher Manti Te'o, Notre Dame's start linebacker. He is the third straight Heisman-winning quarterback to receive the honor, following Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton.

    Manziel erased initial doubts about his ability when he ran for 60 yards and a score in his first game against Florida.

  • Be There 12-18-12


    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board will meet at 6:15 p.m. at Pajarito Cliffs Site, Building 1, Camino Entrada.
    The holiday Farmers Market will be at Fuller Lodge.
     Los Alamos Chapter 63, Order of Eastern Star, is selling fruitcakes, apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank. Contact Judy Goldie, 662-3797 or goldienm@comcast.net; Nina Laird, 662-7580; or Betty Robertson, 662-5185, for more information.
    The Los Alamos Little Theatre hosts “The Truth About Santa,” (PG-13) a melodrama about troubles at the North Pole, performed by the Southwest Rural Theatre Project. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.
    Dec. 24
    There will be a living nativity staged in the United Church parking lot at 5 p.m. Greet the holy family, the shepards and kings and pet the stable animals. There will also be a candlelight service at 4 p.m. and one at 11 p.m. with the Christmas choir and communion will be served.
    Dec. 27

  • Assets in Action: Keep a positive attitude

    If you have elementary age students, this week, I hope you look at your teachers a little differently.
    If you have been mad because there was too much or not enough homework; if you push too hard and they don’t push enough, or the other way around, I hope you stop and think.
    Who would have thought that there would ever come a day that the teacher on whose doorstep you dropped your children off at this morning, could become the shield between them and a gunman?
    The questions won’t be answered simply or quickly, but we need to have some discussions.
    We need to stop complaining about everything and everyone, all the time. We need to stop posting every negative thought and idea on Facebook and Twitter.
    Pick two or three friends that you have hard conversations with, the conversations when you pour your troubles and travails out and then keep your thoughts to yourself.
    Stop the vitriol that every negative thought has to be broadcast every minute of everyday. If you need a place to vent frustrations, if nothing seems to remedy itself, then find a member of the clergy no matter what your background or talk to a counselor or a psychiatrist.

  • Monday morning car accident snarls traffic on Trinity Drive

    Shortly after 7 a.m., officers from the Los Alamos Police Department didn’t have far to go as they responded to an accident at Trinity Drive and Oppenheimer, near the Justice Center.

    According to LAPD Cpl. Jaime Gonzalez, a Nissan Sentra, driven by Elena Hamburg, 28, was behind another car that was slowing down to turn into an apartment complex. Hamburg decided to pull around and that’s when the front of her car struck the front of a Honda Accord driven by Lorraine Dominguez.

    There were no injuries and Gonzalez said Hamburg was cited for failure to yield.

  • GOP committee to have special election

    OP Chairman Jordan Redmond has tendered his resignation.
    First Vice Chairman Bill McKerley has called a special election for 7 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Church of Christ building, 2323 Diamond Dr., to elect a chairman, first vice chairman, second vice chairman and secretary of the Central Committee.
    Any Republican registered in Los Alamos County may be considered for election but only members of the Central Committee elected at the 2011 Biennial Organization Convention may vote. Republican elected public officials are considered ex-officio members of the County Central Committee with full voting rights.
    Nominations will be made from the floor. Nominees must be present or provide written consent to be nominated if unable to be present. Contested races will be determined by secret ballots and uncontested races by voice vote.
    Officers elected at this special meeting will hold office until the 2013 Biennial Organizational Meeting is held. The week of this meeting will be set by the State Party Chairman.
    For more information contact Bill McKerley 505-331-3686.

    From a press release