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Today's News

  • Thomas John Croney

    CRONEY – Thomas John Croney, age 93, passed away Feb. 21, 2008, at Los Alamos Medical Center. His loving family surrounded him. Thomas was born in Glenco, Wyo., Jan. 1, 1915. On April 4, 1943, he married his wife Edith in Rock Springs, Wyo. He joined the Army in 1943, serving in New Caledonia.

  • Medical Minute: What is a hospitalist?

    Since the initiation of the hospitalist program at Los Alamos Medical Center, I have often been asked, “What is a hospitalist?” As the lead hospitalist of the program, I would like to provide you with answers to the questions I hear most frequently.

    What is a hospitalist?

  • One step closer for Entrada

    Wednesday’s quasi-judicial hearing regarding a sketch “plat,” or plan, for the Entrada development by the Planning and Zoning Commission resulted in that development coming another step closer to realization.Commissioner Ann Wadstrom, who made the motion to approve the sketch plat, said, “I’m glad it’s moving forward.

  • Real estate pioneer dies at 82

    Mary Deal, a prominent Los Alamos Realtor, entrepreneur, community activist and visionary, died Tuesday of natural causes at Los Alamos Medical Center with her husband Bill Deal and daughters at her side. She was 82.Mary Viola McCoy was born on April 23, 1925, in Crosbyton, Texas. She was raised in west Texas, just up the road from Merkel on the family’s modest cotton farm. Mary learned what hard work was from the beginning.

  • Trio brought together by love for music

    It’s a unique trio that will perform for the Brown Bag show at 12:30 p.m. March 5 at Fuller Lodge – a soprano opera singer, a French horn player and a pianist.While the Amhran Trio may be different, members share similarities such as a love for music.“I think, for me, it’s just the fact that all three of us are pretty much on the same level as musicians,” said soprano Louise Mendius.

  • PEEC awarded Lowe's grant

    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center was recently awarded a $7,600 Outdoor Classroom grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Education Foundation. PEEC will use these funds to further develop their science and nature education programs by building a shade structure storage shed, and greenhouse in the garden classroom, and purchasing gardening tools for the kids gardening program.

  • Golf: LAGC set to open Thursday

    Golfers who were teed off about the rough winter weather now can tee off at Los Alamos Golf Course.LAGC will be opening for the season Thursday and will be open daily, barring any late winter snowstorms. Tee times can be scheduled with the course’s pro shop.Course professional Dennis McCloskey said final preparations were being made today for Thursday’s opening.“The golf course looks like it came out of the winter in good shape,” McCloskey said.

  • County should continue supporting bus service

    The news coming out of Atomic City Transit has been pretty good.Since the county took over the bus service in October, picking up and dropping off passengers throughout the county, ridership has shown a huge increase.The county service, initiated Oct. 1, reportedly had a stable ridership at about 7,000 passenger trips per month. But in January, passenger trips climbed to 11,910, with passenger trip totals for White Rock more than doubling.This is good news.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers advance in tourney with 68-51 win

    Just in case they needed it, members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team had the Magic Kingdom on their side Tuesday.Or, more precisely, the Hilltoppers had it on their shoulders.The Hilltoppers sported Disney princess temporary tattoo line they bought from a Pizza Hut vending machine at a team dinner Monday.

  • Gov. signs violence, assault bills

    Two key pieces of his anti-domestic violence initiative have been signed into law by Gov. Bill Richardson. He also plans to sign a bill aimed at protecting victims of sexual assault during the investigation and prosecution of their cases. “When I first ran for governor, I made it a priority to fix the bureaucracy and criminal justice system that had systematically failed victims of domestic violence,” Richardson said in a news release.