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Today's News

  • Guest Opinion: How to help women-owned small businesses

    In 1994, Congress set a government-wide target that 5 percent of all federal contracts should go to women-owned small businesses (WOSBs).More recently, legislation was signed into law creating a set-aside for such businesses but requiring that the Small Business Administration study the issue to determine in which — if any — of the government’s 313 contracting categories, many of which are defense-related, WOSBs were underrepresented.Since then there has been an SBA study, a National Academy of Sciences review, a court case, and an external, inde

  • Funding easier for small business

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Thursday that studies by the nonpartisan Urban Institute have found that SBA programs are more effective than conventional loans in reaching minorities, women and start-ups, and that SBA loans are a key financing tool for creditworthy small businesses that nevertheless do not meet conventional underwriting standards.The studies were commissioned by the SBA to study the agency’s lending effectiveness, and also showed that during the period studied, 18.8 percent of firms that received a conventional small business loan wi

  • New focus: LANL Foundation grants emphasize science education

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation awarded $3,548,107 to 95 institutions and nonprofit organizations in northern New Mexico.Under a new contract with the laboratory managers, the awards emphasize educational support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

  • Main Hill Road collision stalls commuters this morning

    A two-car “glancing collision” at 8:30 a.m. today near Anderson Overlook on the Main Hill Road stalled commuters for about an hour and 20 minutes. Due to possible minor injuries, Los Alamos Fire Department personnel transported the driver of each vehicle to Los Alamos Medical Center as a precaution, said Fire Marshall/Assistant Fire Chief Mike Thompson. The glancing collision occurred when the two cars scraped sides. There were no passengers in either car.

  • LA chorus and symphony orchestra join forces to present 'Elijah' Sunday

    The Los Alamos Choral Society, together with members of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, is performing Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road. The performance will be directed by Mary Place Badarak and features Loren Jacobson as Elijah.Tickets are available at Brownell’s Hallmark and at the door.

  • Students to show their smarts at county

    Using everything from Petri dishes to Bunsen burners, local students explored the world around them and tested their theories about it. Their discoveries will be revealed during the Los Alamos County science fair.The county science fair will be held Saturday at the Los Alamos High School cafeteria. The public is invited to attend the fair from noon-2:30 p.m. Additionally, people can participate in an award ceremony at 4 p.m.

  • Virginia (Cordova) Zehna

    ZEHNA – Longtime, former resident of Trinidad, Colo., Virginia (Cordova) Zehna was called home to be with the Lord quietly in Los Alamos, N.M., on Jan. 17, 2008. She was 90 years old.Virginia will be remembered by her keen sense of humor, her loving generosity and her strong will to live for her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank; their three children, Anita Thompson, Byron (Buddy) Zehna and Joan Barton; and her two brothers, Hector Cordova and Barron Cordova.

  • Sports Update

    LAHS not selling advance tickets for Saturday

  • Girls basketball: Toppers thump Tigers in second half to win

    In retrospect, Los Alamos girls basketball head coach Gerry Washburn might have seen what happened in the second quarter coming.“From the get-go, we set up a play off the tip,” Washburn said. “We didn’t run it. We just threw the ball when we ‘d see someone open.”After several failed attempts to run the floor Saturday against the St.

  • School days for instruction, not for in-service

    We agree with those who say that of all things funded by the state and local governments, education is at the top of the list.There is little else more important than our children and helping to prepare them for the future. Boosting teacher pay is one way to work toward this end.But it is not the only way – as many like to say.More and more teacher pay in New Mexico has gone up and up.