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Today's News

  • Analysis: NNSA downplays weapons

    The national nuclear weapons chief emphasized transformation plans leading to eventual savings and efficiencies during a teleconference on the FY 2009 budget Thursday, although the budget request continues to grow.Of his four main themes, Thomas D’Agostino, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, said the first was the shift of the nuclear weapons complex designed for the Cold War to a 21st century national security enterprise.

  • Churches join forces to celebrate Lent

    For the past 20 years, several churches have spent Wednesday nights together during the season of Lent. The Rev. Colin Kelly of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church (TOTH), said, back in 1987, he and the Rev. Calder Gibson of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church (BELC) and the Rev. Gus of Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church (IHM) created Ecumenical Lenten Wednesdays in Los Alamos.The five-week shared program has been a tradition for many churchgoers in Los Alamos, a part of the life cycle of Christian practice for them and a 20-year habit.

  • Marissa Guadalupe Abney

    Marissa Guadalupe Abney – Our little girl died Tuesday. Marissa Guadalupe Andrews was born on Sept. 19, 1972, in Munson Army Hospital, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. Before she was 1 year old, Missy traveled with her parents to Bitburg, Germany, and returned to the United States in 1976 to be a resident of West Point, N.Y. She began school at West Point and learned to swim before her family, now including two sisters, Margo and Michelle, moved to Los Alamos in 1979.

  • Sports Update

    LA-Taos hockey game to be carried on KRSNLos Alamos’ Hilltoppers’ will take on the Taos Ice Tigers tonight in New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League play.Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. It will be broadcast live on KRSN AM 1490 from the Taos Family Center.Los Alamos (16-6) beat Taos’ Ice Tigers 7-1 in the teams’ first meeting Dec. 20 at home. It has won nine straight games heading into tonight’s contest, outscoring its opponents 79-20 during that streak.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers clinch 2AAAA, trip to postseason

    Even with the regular season District 2AAAA title now officially in the bag, don’t expect the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team to have much down time.Los Alamos clinched the 2AAAA regular season crown, a ticket to the District 2AAAA championship game, which will be played at Griffith Gymnasium, and most importantly, a slot in the Class AAAA state tournament with a 47-26 rout of Española Valley Wednesday.There’s still plenty of basketball yet to be played, however, and the Hilltoppers don’t want to go flat in the final re

  • Federal tax rebate plan that does what?

    Well, our government once again did something we simply cannot understand.

    Saying they want to fight a possible recession, they passed an emergency plan that will “rush” rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most taxpayers, as well as $300 checks to disabled veterans, the elderly and other low-income people.

    Of course, these checks will not come until May or June and cost the government – er, us – some $168 billion. Money that will have to come from somewhere – like more taxes later.

  • Thinking Makes It So: Does something happen after the middle?

    One hundred-forty pages into Gao Xingjian’s “Soul Mountain,” I realized I wasn’t getting it. I understood the basics: The narrator wants to go to Lingshan, translated as “Soul Mountain.” At least, one of the narrators wants to go.

  • Santa Fe resists LANL pits

    SANTA FE – The Associated Press reported that the Santa Fe City Council unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday night objecting to a federal plan to expand production of plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons at Los Alamos National Laboratory.“The laboratory appreciates the concerns of the Santa Fe community and of the council and will do everything we can to address those concerns and be as good a neighbor as we can be,” the laboratory responded in a prepared statement.The National Nuclear Security Administration has issued a draft environment

  • White Rock plan takes shape

    White Rock residents gathered Wednesday for the fourth Community Forum on a redevelopment plan for White Rock’s commercial core. The plan is funded by the Los Alamos County Council, which has also promised to fund projects to draw more private investment to the suburb where one-third of county residents live.The turnout in White Rock Town Hall was somewhat smaller than the previous three meetings, which saw as many as 80 residents in the White Rock Fire Station.

  • Los Alamos dancer performs in 'American in Paris'

    Los Alamos High School student Tess Montoya plays the girl of Eli Barnes’ dreams in the National Dance Institute of New Mexico’s ballet, “An American in Paris.”Montoya plays a flower girl who falls in love with Eli Barnes’ character, who is an American living in Paris.