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Today's News

  • Big bucks battle as candidates fight on

    Anyone who does not think that money rules our election process need go no further than this year’s election.According to the Associated Press, Barack Obama raised $7.2 million and Hillary Rodham Clinton pulled in $6.4 million in the days following Super Tuesday.This is in addition to the $32 million for Obama and $13.5 million for Clinton in January.These are stunning totals, reflecting the fact that public office today is not for the common man.As the election goes on and debate rages over who has what, indeed, whatever the current ba

  • JJAB to meet Wednesday

    The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board will meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the district board room at 651 Trinity Drive.

    The board is scheduled to hear a presentation from Dr. Michelle Hall, program director for Cafe Scientifique as well as review the status of various prevention and intervention programs.  

    The meeting is open to the public.

  • New Bandelier superintendent likes what he sees

    The staff, projects and entire operation at Bandelier National Monument are of such quality that incoming Superintendent Brad Traver doesn’t plan to make many changes.Traver served on the Vanishing Treasures Program board in 2006-07 with predecessor Darlene Koontz,  who accepted a post in California.

  • Santa Fe has more pressing problems

    We find it hard not to laugh at Santa Fe’s vote opposing plutonium pit production at Los Alamos.

    Even without the great animosity felt by this community for ours, this vote would be laughable.We would urge the city council to focus on Santa Fe and fix their poor roads, and do something about their rampant crime, poverty and other problems. Santa Fe should leave national security matters – of which they truly know nothing – to the people who do.And they should focus their energies on helping the residents of that city.

  • Little moments, big magic

    Local leaders were invited to become charter members of the Little Moments, Big Magic Society, to support the Northern New Mexico Big Brothers Big Sisters organization at a luncheon Wednesday at the Hilltop House Hotel. As people filed in, they were taken to their tables by the Littles: kids who have been matched with adults through the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program.As people dined, they were both entertained and moved by stories from adults and kids who have participated in the program.

  • Gov. blames senators for failed bills

    SANTA FE — Bothered and belligerent at what he called the “least productive session since he’s been governor,” Bill Richardson vowed to call the Legislature into special session.The governor’s anger was evident after ethics reform, stem cell research, domestic partners, Railrunner tax and universal health care were all shot down during this year’s 30-day session, which ended Thursday. “Unfortunately, a handful of senators, including certain members of the Senate leadership and the Senate Finance Committee, were more f

  • Ski patrol rescues snowboarder from canyon

    It was freezing and rapidly getting dark on Pajarito Mountain Sunday when Mica Melnikoff realized he was lost.He and his friend Kevin Smith had come up from Albuquerque to test their snowboards on Los Alamos’ ski hill. At around 3:45 p.m., following a trail around the perimeter, the two became separated.

  • 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.