Today's News

  • LA puts two boys, two girls on all-district team

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball teams placed four players on the All-District 2-4A first teams for the 2011-12 season.

    A pair of Hilltopper senior boys and the Hilltopper girls’ two top posts were given nods on the All-District team. Thomas Russell and Nick Baker both picked up first team slots for the Hilltopper boys, while Hayley Each and Monika Teter both made the girls basketball All-District first team.

  • Incentives help competitiveness

    The recent talk of taxes in these columns has been an introduction to reviewing a study of what New Mexico’s taxes do to new investment.

    Driven initially by Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, who recruited all sorts of help, the study is “New Mexico Business Tax Competitiveness and Simulations of Selected Tax Policy Changes.” Find it at the New Mexico Tax Research Institute, www.nmtri.org. The Ernst & Young accounting and consulting firm did the work.

  • Sometimes it's all about drama

    I have a daughter. Boy, do I have a daughter! I had three boys first and then a daughter.  She is not easy. There is drama in everything. I mean everything.  She is strong-willed, stubborn and demanding.  I call her the Demon Princess.  Don’t get me wrong. I love my daughter.  I really do, but there are days I am ready to sell her on EBay.   

  • Be There 3/8/11


    The Blue Star Mothers of America Northern New Mexico Chapter 4, will host guest speaker, Andria Nash, executive director of the YWCA Henderson House in Albuquerque, at 6 p.m. at the McCurdy School Student Services Building, 261 S. McCurdy Road in Española. The Henderson House is a transitional living center for women veterans and their dependent children. The center is in need of donations. For more information, call Loretta Garcia at 505-692-4144.

  • Lecture series features Hopkins

    The Los Alamos Historical Society invites the public to its 2011-2012 lecture series.  This year, the Centennial Lecture Series celebrates 100 years of Los Alamos History and New Mexico Statehood. 

    Lectures are at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge and are free and open to the public. 

  • Jane Hernandez


    Jane Reyes Hernandez,  88, a resident of  Los Alamos passed away March 6 due to natural causes. She was born in Carlsbad in 1923 to Andrea and Luis Reyes.

    She and her husband were members of the League of United Latin American Citizens. She was also a former member of the Los Alamos Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary.

  • Leaders speak out on D.C. trip

    Members of the Los Alamos County delegation had a similar take on the Regional  Coalition of LANL Communities’ meetings in Washington concerning funding for lab cleanup.

    “Clearly, the members of the Coalition were very interested in asking questions during our meetings about NNSA priorities’ top projects that, in our opinion, appear to have changed in prioritization over these last few months,” Council chair Sharon Stover said. 

  • Bandelier is monumental to local economy

    A new report published by the National Park Service (NPS) details the economic impact of Bandelier National Monument and other parks on local economies. 

    A press release from Bandelier Park Superintendent Jason Lott notes “234,896 visitors in 2010 spent $10, 507,000 in Los Alamos, Espanola and other communities near Bandelier National Monument. That spending supported 125 jobs in the local area.”

  • D'Agostino cites LANL projects in testimony

    In testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Thomas D’Agostino outlined President Obama’s FY 2013 budget request in testimony this week.

    The NNSA chief was joined by Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, and Admiral Kirkland H. Donald, Deputy Administrator for Naval Reactors.

  • NNSA unveils revised strategy

    The NNSA apparently has come up with a revised plutonium strategy, according to a memo obtained by the Los Alamos Monitor.

    The memo reads, “NNSA has taken steps to ensure the Nation has a capabilities-based nuclear security enterprise focused on needs and solutions. We view this constrained budget environment as an additional incentive to ask ourselves how we can re-think the way we’re operating, how we can innovate, and how we can get better.