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Today's News

  • Neighborhood pharmacy to close

    After 39 years of service to the community, the owner of Anderson Pharmacy plans to close the business by about March 15.George Anderson, whom many consider a lifesaver and an institution in town, said he made the decision because of his wife Joann’s illness.

  • Skate Park back on track

    Los Alamos County Council decided Tuesday to resume progress on a skate park in front of Mesa Public Library. The skate park was first approved by council last June, but just as a contract to build the park was brought to council in January, a petition opposing the location was submitted. That petition held more than 300 signatures of local residents opposed to putting the park in front of the library because of concerns about noise, traffic and safety.

  • Oil becomes source of evil in "There will be Blood"

    My Score: 4/5 kernels

  • Swimming and Diving: Los Alamos Open results

    Here are the results from Saturday’s Los Alamos Open swimming and diving competition. Competitors are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted.

    Girls

  • LA Fusion starts club season

    The Los Alamos Fusion Youth Volleyball Club started its 2008 tournament season recently with a tournament in Rio Rancho. The two 12s squads — 12 Pink and 12 Black —and the 13 squad all opened the season at the Rio Rancho tournament. At Rio Rancho, 12 Pink, a team consisting of players new to volleyball, lost four matches, winning one of nine games. The 12 Black team, which sports players with experience, won five of six against teams in the 13 bracket. The Fusion 13 team played up, going against teams in the 14 bracket, winning six of eight games.

  • Dating violence hits national spotlight

    One in 10 students in New Mexico reports experiencing a physical assault by a dating partner within the past 12 months.

  • Donald F. Clinton

    CLINTON – Donald F. Clinton, 93, passed away Feb. 9, 2008, at the Los Alamos Medical Center, where he was briefly hospitalized. Don was born Nov. 3, 1914, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Oscar and Martha Clinton. Later he and his family moved to Denver, Colo., where he met his wife, Billie. In 1951 Don became employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory as a machinist in the cryogenics group where he worked until his retirement.

  • January breaks records for frigidity

    January’s weather was unexpected in many ways. The mean temperature was 5 degrees below normal and a mere 2.8 degrees warmer than the coldest month ever measured in Los Alamos: January 1930. January was wetter than normal, also unexpected since the strong La Nia conditions in place were supposed to reduce precipitation this winter. And January was windy, a condition we don’t expect until spring.The interesting weather began around Jan. 7 when a southwest-to-northeast moving system pushed out of Arizona and into New Mexico, not unlike the storm earlier this week.

  • Audit reviews lab problems

    Responding to a congressional request for “detailing recent” information on various problem areas at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Government Accountability Office provided only a few details.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: One drop at a time

    Sure, we can take shorter showers, only water the garden every other day and stop running partial loads of dishes or laundry, but how many of us can say we have saved 100 billion gallons of water?The county’s new water and energy conservation officer Matt Dickens can.As a water auditor for the company Smartuse, contracted by the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, Dickens helped residents, businesses and government reduce their water usage by 30 percent, saving about 100 billion gallons of water over three years with the program.Dickens has