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Today's News

  • Swimming: Local club qualifiers for short course meet

    Here are the Los Alamos Aquatomics (LAA) and Pajarito Aquatic Club (PAC) entries for the New Mexico Short Course Championship meet, which will be held Friday through Sunday at the West Mesa Aquatic Center in Albuquerque.

    Maggie Andrejczuk, LAA, 9200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay

    Ashlynn Bennett, LAA, 11200 free relay, 200 freestyle, 200 IM, 800 free relay, 200 medley relay, 200 breaststroke, 400 IM, 400 medley relay, 100 freestyle, 100 IM, 400 freestyle relay

  • Baca announces run for council

    Citing a lack of recreational facilities and activities for youth along with the need for more shopping choices as key elements of his platform, White Rock resident Manuel Baca officially announced his bid for a seat on county council.Baca, 43, is a lifelong Democrat who is courting what he calls the underrepresented people in the county: teens and young families age 14-30.This demographic doesn’t seem to have a voice on the council or within the community, he said, adding that they need someone who will speak up for them and work for their goals and issues.

  • Los Alamos wins for Best Western Lifestyle

    Los Alamos can now add the citation “One of the Top 20 places to Live the Western Dream” to its many other “Best of” awards, including being named as one of “America’s Dreamtowns,” from American Cities Business Journal  and one of the “100 Best Communities for Youth,” from “America’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth.”American Cowboy magazine announced Monday that Los Alamos had received the citation in its first ever top-20 list.The citation was not something the community had sough

  • Thinking Makes It So: A very long Gatorade commercial

    At first, it’s just something you do: a hobby, something to do instead of watching TV in the evenings, a way to exercise, an excuse to meet new people or a means to escape from an unhappy home. You begin slowly, allowing a modest addition to your regular schedule, maybe once a week. You don’t talk about it much, except maybe with close friends. You’re not even sure if you like it. You don’t, at this point, change how you think of yourself.Basically, one of three futures unfolds:1.

  • Boys basketball: LA, Capital meet in semis tonight

    Los Alamos and Capital will square-off in the District 2AAAA boys basketball tournament semifinals.The winner of tonight’s game will play Española Valley Saturday for the 2AAAA championship and will guarantee itself a spot in the Class AAAA playoffs.The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium.Los Alamos and Capital split their regular season district games, with each team winning at home. Los Alamos beat Capital 51-49 on Jan. 29 and Capital earned a 54-49 win Feb.

  • Mary Deal

    Mary Deal, a prominent Los Alamos Realtor, entrepreneur, community activist and visionary, died Tuesday of natural causes at Los Alamos Medical Center with her husband Bill Deal and daughters at her side. She was 82.Mary Viola McCoy was born on April 23, 1925, in Crosbyton, Texas. She was raised in west Texas, just up the road from Merkel on the family’s modest cotton farm. Mary learned what hard work was from the beginning.

  • Thomas John Croney

    CRONEY – Thomas John Croney, age 93, passed away Feb. 21, 2008, at Los Alamos Medical Center. His loving family surrounded him. Thomas was born in Glenco, Wyo., Jan. 1, 1915. On April 4, 1943, he married his wife Edith in Rock Springs, Wyo. He joined the Army in 1943, serving in New Caledonia.

  • Medical Minute: What is a hospitalist?

    Since the initiation of the hospitalist program at Los Alamos Medical Center, I have often been asked, “What is a hospitalist?” As the lead hospitalist of the program, I would like to provide you with answers to the questions I hear most frequently.

    What is a hospitalist?

  • One step closer for Entrada

    Wednesday’s quasi-judicial hearing regarding a sketch “plat,” or plan, for the Entrada development by the Planning and Zoning Commission resulted in that development coming another step closer to realization.Commissioner Ann Wadstrom, who made the motion to approve the sketch plat, said, “I’m glad it’s moving forward.

  • Real estate pioneer dies at 82

    Mary Deal, a prominent Los Alamos Realtor, entrepreneur, community activist and visionary, died Tuesday of natural causes at Los Alamos Medical Center with her husband Bill Deal and daughters at her side. She was 82.Mary Viola McCoy was born on April 23, 1925, in Crosbyton, Texas. She was raised in west Texas, just up the road from Merkel on the family’s modest cotton farm. Mary learned what hard work was from the beginning.