Today's News

  • Helping to make a difference in Jurez

    The House of Hope Women recently returned from their 22nd trip to Jurez, Chihuahua, Mexico, after completing the latest house-building project. The chosen family, a single mother, Jessinia, with two her boys Christian, 5, and Kevin, 7, were delighted with the three days of activity in their backyard.


    Janet Marie Clevenger went to be with her Savior on October 18, 2008. She was born and raised in Los Alamos and lived most of her life in Albuquerque working at various jobs. She is survived by her son, Sean Ross; daughter, Lisa Danielle; brothers, Charles and Michael; sister, Cheryl Gallegos and husband Steve; niece, Michelle Krebs and husband Ryan; great nephews, Reese and Grant; nephew, Steve Gallegos Jr.

    Janet led a full life and had a special interest in roses and organic gardening. She was a member of the prestigious American Rose Society and Xeric Garden Club.

  • Plea agreement reached in LANL embezzlement; theft case

    A plea agreement has been reached for an employee charged with embezzlement and theft of government property at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Pursuant to information, Hallie Deaguero pled guilty to embezzlement and theft following a collaborative investigation by several law enforcement agencies.

  • High court rules in favor of League of Women Voters

    The League of Women Voters of New Mexico sued when the secretary of state, on the advice of the attorney general, wasn’t going to allow improperly marked ballots a chance to be counted.

    The state Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday in the leagues favor, optimizing the chances for ballots to be counted when voters don’t mark them properly.

    Los Alamos resident Katherine Campbell is president of the League of Women Voters of New Mexico.

  • Energy visionary says quadruple LANL budget

    A public forum Wednesday explored possible responses to the national energy crisis from the Los Alamos and New Mexico perspectives.

    Hosted by the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos, the meeting brought together several energy experts who agreed that major efforts are needed immediately.

    Miro Kovacevich, president of an energy and economic policy advocacy organization, ViviLux, was one of the drivers behind the Solar Energy Research Park and Academy at Northern New Mexico College and other renewable energy developments in Española.

  • 'Choice' skate park finally opens

    Anticipation was high and adrenaline was all but seeping from the pores of the young spectators as they stood anxiously waiting for the ribbon cutting of the new skate park to be completed.

    After the speeches were delivered by council members and county officials, 16-year-old Elliot Marcille gave the green light when he yelled, “All right, everybody, we’ve waited a long time for this skate park. So tear it up!”

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:Behold the power of public speaking

    I participated in a speech class in college and while I successfully learned all the terms and types of speeches, I was never very good at putting them into practice. I wouldn’t speak loudly or slowly enough and typically I stared at a blank, empty space rather than making eye contact with the audience.

    Maybe my failure at public speaking sparked from my prejudice that this particular art form isn’t really all that important. It’s not necessary to speak in front of others, I concluded.

    How wrong I was.

  • Spooky ... yet environmentally friendly

    Think orange, but be green. Recycle Halloween jack-lanterns at the Pumpkin Glow. This year, the Seventh Annual Los Alamos Pumpkin Glow will take place from 6-9 p.m. Saturday on the Fuller Lodge lawn. The Pumpkin Glow is part of Halloweekend, a community event that also includes Trick or Treat on Mainstreet. The Los Alamos Arts Council thought it would be appropriate to have a recycling theme this year because the event occurs after Halloween, which is Friday.

  • Moms Club to host preschool fair

    There are numerous preschools in Los Alamos to begin a child’s education and to help narrow the choice the Moms Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Preschool Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

    During the fair, eight local preschools will set up booths and pass information to parents. Quemazon and Caoncito will not be participating because their enrollment is filled. Organizations offering activities to preschoolers such as the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center and the Family YMCA will also distribute information.

  • Student musicians to show their stuff at Brown Bag show

    The Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico (PMTNM) State Conference will be arriving in Los Alamos Nov. 13-16, and to get a musical sampling of what will be heard during this event, attend the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag show at noon Nov. 5 at Fuller Lodge.

    The Brown Bag concert will showcase 16 Los Alamos music students who won honors in the New Mexico District I Competition, and will compete in the state conference. They will perform one piece that they will also play in the state conference.

    Music for vocals, strings and piano will be featured.