Today's News

  • Hobbits take to the stage

    Starstruck Youth Theatre presents J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” which was adapted for stage by Maryland Taylor.

    Children and adults will enjoy this adventure play where Bilbo first meets Gandalf and discovers the ring as they travel through Middle Earth.

    Bilbo (Daniel Sarrao), and Gandalf (Morgan Ferry), assist Thorin (Vicoria Hughes), to recover her stolen treasure from Smaug the Dragon.

  • Boys golf: Toppers finish fifth at state tourney

    ALBUQUERQUE — Going into the second day of the state Class AAAA golf tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys had some ground to make up.

    They did improve on day two of the tournament, but not enough to make a move into the top four Tuesday.

    The Hilltopper boys golf team finished fifth at the AAAA tournament, which concluded Tuesday at the University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course. The Hilltoppers finished with a total of 687 shots.

  • Incumbent, newcomer, and an unopposed candidate talk

    This week, the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos spoke with three candidates for county office, each campaigning under different circumstances.

    One incumbent, Ken Milder, and one first-timer, Manuel Baca, are running for county council. Mary Pat Kraemer is unopposed for re-election as county clerk in the primary and the general election, although she couldn’t rule out a possibility that a write-in or independent campaign might arise.

    They do have one thing in common. All three are Democrats.

  • South Austin Jug Band to headline Kite Festival

    They don’t actually play jugs – and maybe that ain’t a bad thing.

    In fact, the South Austin Jug Band, traveling to Los Alamos for this weekend’s Kite Festival, has gotten quite a bit of attention lately for its very un-jug-like sound.

    The new album, “Strange Invitation,” has undertones of something very un-bluegrass all together.

    Try Beck.

    Listen for Stevie Wonder, Béla Fleck and Nine Inch Nails.

    You’ll hear their influence. In Beck’s case, you’ll even hear a cover tune.

  • Evelyn Kruse Hues

    Hues – A longtime resident of Los Alamos, N.M., Evelyn Kruse Hues, age 86, was called by her Savior to her eternal home May 11, 2008, in Grapevine, Texas. She was born in Hannibal, Mo., the daughter of Ernst and Anna Kruse. She attended school in West Ely and moved to Portland, Ore., in 1943, where she worked wiring guns on navy ships and met her future husband, who worked under her supervision. They were married in 1945 and moved their family to Los Alamos, N.M., in 1957, where she has resided since.

  • The ‘relationship’: Council ponders life with lab

    The question of how the county should relate to Los Alamos National Laboratory got an airing at Tuesday’s county council meeting.

    Council chair Jim Hall called it a discussion subject. He said he didn’t expect a motion to come out of it, and he was right. Apart from a few expressions of agreement with the previous speaker, the subject inspired nearly as many opinions from the council and public as there were commentators.

  • Arrowsmith to Head Utilities

    Recent closed-door county council sessions culminated in the appointment of John Arrowsmith to serve as manager of the Department of Utilities when current Manager Robert “Buck” Monday retires in June.

    Ralph Phelps, chair of the Public Utilities Board, strongly endorsed Arrowsmith’s appointment at the council meeting Tuesday night and said the board concurred unanimously.

    He said the board considered an external search, found no compelling reason to proceed and recognized the risk of an outsider unfamiliar with the county.

  • LAHS represented at oratory contest

    Gina Stroud, a Los Alamos High School sophomore, represented New Mexico at the National American Legion Oratory Contest in Indianapolis, Ind., April 3-5.

    Participants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and France presented a 8-10 minute original orations about the United States Constitution with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to our government.

  • District facing $700K shortfall

    Projections indicate Los Alamos Public Schools may fall short in budget revenue by some $700,000 next year. John Wolfe, director of business services at LAPS,  told school board members Tuesday evening that he hopes he’s wrong but it looks like it’s going to fall short.

  • Review: Two names and no unified self

    “The Namesake,” screening this week at UNM-LA as part of the Film Society’s lineup, tells the story of two generations, one Indian and one Indian American.

    In the first, after an arranged marriage, a Bengali woman travels to New York City to live with her new husband. She knows next to nothing about him, and truly nothing about America. It feels dirty and plain to her, utterly lacking in India’s bright colors and sensual beauty.