Today's News

  • Soccer: Chitanvis named Player of the Year

    Maneesha Chitanvis of Los Alamos earned the top player’s honor for girls Class AAAA soccer this season.

    Chitanvis, a senior for the Hilltoppers’ squad that advanced to the Class AAAA championship game, was named the Class AAAA Player of the Year for 2008.

  • Eco Station ribbon cutting to be held Wednesday

    Los Alamos County is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Eco Station that replaces the solid waste facility at the old County Landfill.


    The ceremony is 11 a.m. Wednesday and will be held adjacent to the landfill at 3701 East Jemez Road. The public is invited to attend.


  • Opinion way off base

    Dear Editor,

    In response to Ed Grothus’ declaration that Socialism and Communism promote the common good, brotherhood and comradeship.

    Please remind me again; the Berlin Wall was built to prevent people from escaping in which direction? It seems that those who wanted to escape did not fully experience brotherhood and comradeship. How could the almighty State have failed them? Also remind me again; under which governmental system were millions of Ukranians murdered or starved?


  • Hospital staff the best

    Dear Editor,

    You will rarely find me expressing my personal opinions in a letter to the editor – but today I feel I must.

    Improving quality of care, patient safety, customer service and registration wait times and ease of scheduling is my priority. For example, regular wait times improved by more than an average seven minutes, even with increased volumes, in the past year. I acknowledge that potential for more improvement remains. I am personally and professionally committed to continuing to improve in all areas again in 2009.

  • Wallace discusses LANL's growing mission

    Finding solutions to the nation's energy dilemmas, including the means to store energy, is at the fore front of research underway at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): Research critical to both the nation and the world.


    The increasing role LANL scientists are playing in this field now, and will play well into the future, was a topic discussed by Terry Wallace, principal associate director for Science, Technology, & Engineering, during an interview Thursday.


  • Arts in Public Places Board spruces up the town

    The Arts in Public Places Board has been hard at work making plans to spread art throughout Los Alamos County.


    At their meeting on Wednesday night, the Board discussed various projects that are in the works and presented updates on these projects.


    The Arts in Public Places Board is working on a plan that would spruce up the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex once its construction is completed.


  • Chromium plume updated

    Los Alamos National Laboratory reported “the highest observed” levels of the contaminant chromium VI in the regional aquifer under Mortandad Canyon.


    In an interview this morning Danny Katzman of the lab’s environmental stewardship project said this morning, “We could be looking at a plume that’s stationary.”


  • Council meeting back on regular schedule

    This week’s county council meeting goes back to the regularly scheduled meeting day of Tuesday. The meeting on Nov. 3 was held on a Monday because Election Day fell on Nov. 4. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Community Building and will be televised on PAC-8.

  • Teddy Roosevelt comes to town

    In addition to being a U.S. president, “Teddy” Theodore Roosevelt was a conservationist, a traveler and an outdoor enthusiast who lived during an incredible time in America’s history.

    During the Los Alamos Historical Society’s lecture series, the community will be able to meet this key historical figure one-on-one. Randy Milligan will do a Chautauqua performance of Roosevelt at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge.

  • Football: Toppers advance with 35-7 win

    Just in case senior Zach Mang was running low on motivation, which he never is, he only had to look back about a year to find it.

    He clearly remembered the sting of two lopsided losses in 2007, the only two losses suffered by the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team in that campaign. But in 2008, he has had a chance to set those losses straight and was going to take full advantage of those.

    “I like to call it my pocket full of payback,” he said, talking about the big losses to Capital and Moriarty last season. “They kicked the snot out of us.”