Today's News

  • Lecture to boost state's confidence

    New Mexico sometimes seems to suffer from low esteem. “In Mexico, we’re accustomed to not having a high opinion of ourselves or of our state,” said New Mexico journalist Sherry Robinson. Through her presentation for the Los Alamos Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge, Robinson hopes to give the state a boost of confidence.

  • Celebrate National Hospice Month

    Staff and volunteers at Los Alamos Visiting Nurses are taking advantage of November, National Hospice Month, to educate the community about hospice. Hospice, said executive director of Visiting Nurses Sarah Rochester, is more of a philosophy than a place and its about caring and sharing. Additionally, she said, it is more about living than dying. Hospice, Rochester said, promotes living to the last moment of your life and Visiting Nurses personnel will spread this message throughout the community during this month. Los Alamos Visiting Nurses has been operating for 34 years.

  • A chocolate lover's dream

    The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization Community Health Council is offering a sweet deal, feast on chocolate while supporting good causes. The third annual Festival of Chocolate will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

  • Wanted: A home for two cats

    Most animals come and go from the Los Alamos Animal Shelter, but this is not the story for Nalani and Puff. The two cymric long-haired cats came to the shelter and have stayed at the shelter for longer than average. Puff, and his sister, Nalani, have experienced two failed adoptions. Their shyness and long hair both require attention and while their new owners meant well, they didn’t realize the type of care these cats need.

  • Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. 

    Feb. 19

    9:30 p.m. — A Los Alamos youth reported a theft from his vehicle parked in the 900 block of Capulin Road. The estimated loss is $600.

    Feb. 20

  • Ohkay conference center opens

    A new 13,000 square-foot conference center opened Friday at the Ohkay Casino Resort Hotel, north of Española.“For the first time ever, Española now has an event center that can compete for local and regional events,” said Ron Lovato, chief executive officer of the Tsay Corporation.The board of directors of Tsay Corporation, a corporation owned by Ohkay-Owingeh, that built the center presented the building to its new owners at the opening ceremony.The site is expected to attract events including weddings, quinceañeras and

  • LAFC welcomes veterans back home

    A year to 18 months is a long time to spend away from one’s family, especially if one has children. Yet veterans have to deal with this situation all the time.While he or she is deployed, the non-military spouse picks up the brunt of the responsibilities, acting essentially as a single parent while juggling all the normal, everyday stressors as well.

  • Consider the plight of the semi-arid world

    A UNESCO prize awarded this week to the water research center SAHRA called attention to an associated project at Los Alamos National Laboratory that is modeling the hydrology of its region.“We work on simulating the water balance of the Rio Grande basin,” said Everett Springer of the lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Division in an interview this week.

  • It's freezing out there

    The days may seem balmy, but there is some serious freezing going on in Los Alamos Canyon at night, to get the ice rink ready for the season’s activities. Ice sheet formation has been going on every night this week in Los Alamos Canyon and the rink should open today, Recreation Programs Manager Dianne Marquez said. This will be the fifth season of refrigeration for the ice rink, which used to rely on weather alone to maintain ice in the canyon.“Making the ice sheet is a really strenuous operation,” Marquez said.

  • Cheerleaders selling Spirit Helmets

    The Los Alamos High School cheer squad will be selling Spirit Helmets at Friday’s Los Alamos-Bernalillo football game.

    The helmets are noisemakers that are held by the facemask and shaken. They are durable and can be used for multiple years.