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Today's News

  • Los Alamos Plaza approved to break ground

    Demolition equipment is poised to level the Los Alamos Inn complex next month to clear the way for a mixed-use project for which the county has just granted a building permit.

    Developer Dan G. Zerfas detailed the three-phase commercial, retail and residential project during an onsite interview Tuesday.

  • KRSN requests 30-year land lease from School Board

    Seeking an acre of land and a 30-year lease for their antenna, KRSN AM 1490 owner-operators Gillian and David Sutton presented their case to school board members Tuesday evening in the district boardroom.

    “We are not in compliance with FCC regulations,” David said.

    The station has not been in compliance since the old antenna was dismantled some eight years ago to make way for the Hawks Landing housing addition, he said.

  • 500-year flood duly manages risk

    The term “500-year flood” makes the news as often as sandbag brigades work on levees. Offhand, the term seems to tell the last time and the next time for such a bad flood to hit.

    In reality, the term is a beautiful tool for describing and managing risk.

    The workaday term does its work mostly out of sight, busily dividing up flood risk among government, individuals, and the free market. The term measures and coordinates the portions of risk handled by each sector. Dividing up risk is a central reason societies organize.

  • Winners from the 2008 County Exhibit

    Conner Bailey and Jill Sherrill showed off their green thumbs at the 2008 Festival, Fair and Rodeo.

    Bailey and Sherrill were winners in both the horticulture and floriculture judging during this year’s fair.

    Winners were announced late last week by the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service.

    Exhibits ranging from finely sewn clothing to vegetable baskets were exhibited during the County Fair.

  • Health and fitness: Turn that kegger into a six-pack

    Everyone wants to have great abs. Abs that look lean and tight can be an attractive feature on anyone’s body. But, as important as it is to have good abs for appearance, everyone needs good abs for the well being of their body.

    Strong abs help prevent and minimize lower back injuries and pain and help us maintain good posture. And, strong abs provide stability for the body by strengthening your body’s core.

  • Biographer recounts life, times of first lab director

    J. Robert Oppenheimer, the first director of the Los Alamos laboratory, did not quite come to life Monday night, but his shadow cast by a master storyteller had a haunting and unusual presence.

    The prize-winning co-author of an acclaimed biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer performed a powerful feat of ventriloquism, placing his subject squarely in his own time while speaking directly to our own.

  • Burglars lounge around homes

    A handyman’s Alcalde nephew, a carpet cleaner wanted in Oklahoma and a 15-year-old “mobbin’” ringleader from Walnut Street are each implicated in local burglaries.

    The 15-year old claims responsibility for at least 20 burglaries around the Walnut Street area, driving Zone 17 into the highest residential burglary sector in the county between January and June, according to police reports.

  • LANL: Domenici hailed by lab

    It was a mutual admiration society Monday as Sen. Pete Domenici and senior officials, past and present, of Los Alamos National Laboratory exchanged memories and appreciation.

    Domenici, who is retiring at the end of this year, met with senior managers, took a tour of the laboratory’s Roadrunner supercomputer and held a meeting with Laboratory Fellows before speaking at an all-employee meeting in the classified space of the National Security Science Building, the laboratory reported this morning.

  • Our View: We don't understand

    There is no argument that the council can do what it wants – what it thinks is right. But we think that it should at least be forthright in that process.

    We believe that the council failed to be so in its announcement that it would put the issue of the skate park on its agenda on Aug. 19. We – along with almost everyone else – thought that this meant an honest reconsideration of the project.

  • Calvert, Tribe-Wilson repeat at 2008 Punishment

    Damian Calvert and Jennifer Tribe-Wilson were the big winners at Saturday's Pajarito Punishment mountain bike race.

    The Pajarito Punishment was held on Pajarito Mountain, following courses on Camp May Road and other roads around the area for one lap, then, for the sport, expert and pro divisions, up and down the steep terrain of the ski area.

    Calvert, riding in the men's pro/semi-pro division, topped Michael McCalla by more than four minutes to take the top honors.

    Tribe-Wilson, meanwhile, cross the finish line more than three-and-a-half minutes ahead of Nina Baum.