Today's News

  • Please, just give the guy a break

    Some times a guy just needs a break.Like Bill Richardson. The governor from our little old Space Alien State (formerly known as the Land of Enchantment) is trying hard to become president of these United States.He’s out there in Iowa or New Hampshire or Somewhere Other Than New Mexico trying to get a word in edgewise if Hillary would just stop yapping for a minute.A couple years ago your Humble Columnist appointed himself Czar in Charge of Reminding People Bill Is Not Running for President.

  • Council seesaws on jail complex

    “I hope this puts to rest the allegation that this council has always had too many unanimous votes,” Councilor Ken Milder said at the conclusion of the council’s lengthy discussion on the functions and requirements for a new Judicial-Police/Jail Complex.More than three hours of discussion and four seesaw votes culminated in the council approving a motion brought forward by Councilor Jim Hall, which said, ”I move that council accept the requirements and functions as presented for the courts and the jail, and that council revisit the requirements for th

  • Anastasio: Volunteers will get unemployment

    Even with uncertainty, less flexibility and job cuts underway, Los Alamos National Laboratory director Michael Anastasio predicts a bright future for the laboratory.

    He shared his optimism with the community during a LANL Workforce Restructuring Community Meeting Tuesday night at Duane Smith Auditorium. About 50 people attended the meeting.

    Anastasio said the state had determined volunteer retirees will qualify for unemployment.

    "Hopefully, this will help people who are trying to decide what's best for their personal circumstances," he said.

  • Curves collecting gifts for Landon family

    Los Alamos residents who wish to help the Landon family, who recently lost their home and possessions in a house fire, can drop off gift items at Curves. The women’s fitness franchise has adopted the Landon family as their Christmas family.“Here at Curves we have an annual tradition of collecting gifts for those in need at Christmas time,” said Crystal Dufresne, Curves Los Alamos owner and manager.

  • Ellen Risser Farrell

    Visitation for Ellen Risser Farrell will be from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at the Berardinelli Funeral Home, 1399 Luisa Street in Santa Fe, N.M. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the United Church in Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. A private family interment is planned the following week at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellen’s name to the charity of one’s choice.

  • Mary Elizabeth Rose

    MARY ELIZABETH ROSE, 87, passed away in Los Alamos on Nov. 21, 2007, after pneumonia and congestive heart failure. She was preceded in death by her mother and father.

  • Health & fitness: Beat the winter blues for health

    If you answer yes to some of the following questions you may be experiencing the winter blues or seasonal affective disorder.

    • Have you experienced symptoms like wanting to sleep more in the winter?

    • Do you tend to overeat in the winter months?

    •  Are you withdrawing from social events or maybe feel anxious at times?

    • Do you have moments of irritability or get more headaches?

  • County hobnobs with community

    Los Alamos County was not to be left out of the festivities at Winterfest downtown Saturday evening, when it hosted a Community Building full of information on county projects, and also served as a warming hut for chilly residents.

  • LAHS speech and debate coach earns fourth diamond

    Noel Trujillo, speech and debate coach for the Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers, has been teaching the art of talking for 34 years and was recently recognized for his efforts.The National Forensic League awarded him a fourth diamond.Trujillo explained every time students compete in a speech and debate event, they receive points. If they win a competition, students earn six points; if they lose an event, they receive three points.Coaches also earn points.

  • What we're working with

    More than 30 agencies and individuals will gather at the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Thursday to support area workers who are subject to layoffs from Los Alamos National Laboratory and others who are affected by a downturn in the local economy.The fair will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.