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Today's News

  • Mary Jane Ford

    FORD - Mary Jane Ford passed away on Dec. 22, 2007, from deteriorating health. A longtime resident of Houston, Texas, she moved to Los Alamos to be by her daughter when her health failed. She was born Nov. 1, 1915, at her grandparent’s home in Benton, Ill. Jane, as her friends and family called her, was the oldest of four children born to T.O. and Blanche Morris Sloan. She spent her childhood in West Frankfort, Ill.On a blind date April 1, 1935, she met her husband William Lee Ford. They married August 31, 1935, and were happily married until his death in 1983.

  • Phyllis Michel Reading

    READING – Phyllis Michel Reading, 77, died Jan. 1, 2008, in Mesa, Ariz., after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Centralia, Wash., on July 25, 1930. She originally moved to Los Alamos, N.M., in 1948. She worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Accounts-Payable section for more than 20 years. Following her retirement, one of Phyllis’s main goals was to find a warmer place to live.Her parents, Lawrence and Clo’t Sprague, preceded Phyllis in death.

  • Off and On: Some humor to start the year off right

    Always like to start the new year with a smile. Hope these items from newspapers around the nation – not ours thankfully – will do the trick.

    • Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

    • Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

    • Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers Should Be Belted

    • Drunk Gets Nine Months in Violin Case

    • Survivor of Siamese Twins Joins Parents

  • Let it pour: December more wet than dry

    December began warm and wet, and ended cold and dry, with winds considerably stronger than normal.Overall, wet won over dry with December’s monthly precipitation totaling three times the norm in Los Alamos and White Rock. Also, cold prevailed as the average temperature was about two degrees below normal, the lowest in comparison to the normal climate since last January. December began with a soaking as a slow-moving storm moved in from Baja California. One-and-one-quarter inches of rain fell in Los Alamos on Dec.

  • Helping wildlife thrive

    “This property provides the four basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover and places to raise young,” states the sign on the gate of the Moss home on Arizona Avenue. Similar signs are popping up all over town, the most recent appearing in the yard of Skip and Hedy Dunn on Sierra Vista in White Rock,  the 25th certified backyard habitat in Los Alamos County, and number 92,126 with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).“It was really easy to become certified,” Hedy Dunn said.

  • Workshop to help navigate through the college application process

    Getting into college is tough. “It’s a question of demographics,” said Dr. Whitney Laughlin of Rubin Education Services. More young people, 70-75 percent, are going to college and more are looking at a small number of top schools in the U.S., which is creating a bottleneck, she said.To add to the situation, the government is providing less financial aid. As a result, Laughlin is offering some assistance to college-bound students and their families by hosting a workshop from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Fuller Lodge.

  • Los Alamos Ice Rink to celebrate its 60th birthday

    Los Alamos County Ice Rink was formed by damming water and setting out sprinklers. Within 60, years it has turned into a modernized facility that is embraced by the community. To recognize the rink’s age and accomplishments, an anniversary celebration is being planned.The three-day celebration will begin with an After-school Birthday Bash, which will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the ice rink.

  • Workshop to help navigate through the college application process

    Getting into college is tough. “It’s a question of demographics,” said Dr. Whitney Laughlin of Rubin Education Services. More young people, 70-75 percent, are going to college and more are looking at a small number of top schools in the U.S., which is creating a bottleneck, she said.To add to the situation, the government is providing less financial aid. As a result, Laughlin is offering some assistance to college-bound students and their families by hosting a workshop from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Fuller Lodge.

  • County Beat

    • Monday– Library board– 5:30  p.m., Mesa Public Library. On the agenda: manager’s report, updates on skate park, White Rock planning, facilities and budget process updates.

  • Boys basketball: LA rolls to win over Piedra Vista

    In the first round of Roswell’s Poe Corn Invitational, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers stole one.