Today's News

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: The little town that could

    SANTA FE – Historic Los Alamos took the spotlight Sunday with a reminder that its founding story – a cliff-hanging race for survival led by the most brilliant minds of the age – continues to capture public attention.The unofficial capital of the Manhattan Project, Los Alamos was the subject of several brief talks Sunday in the St. Francis Auditorium of the New Mexico Museum of Art.The weekend event marked publication of an anthology edited by Cynthia Kelly, president of the Atomic Heritage Foundation.

  • Lab reveals job cut plan

    The director of Los Alamos National Laboratory introduced the first phase of a plan to reduce the workforce by 500-750 jobs by a process of self-selection.The plan was unveiled at an all-employee meeting Monday afternoon, followed by a memo from Director Michael Anastasio that reiterated the details of what he called “a hedge against the uncertainties of the budget and its timing.”The proposed plan does not include a financial incentive that was rejected by the Department of Energy late last week.

  • Explorers from across the centuries come alive

    An explorer wax museum created inside Aspen Elementary School Wednesday featured 49 living sculptures replicating famous explorers.They were all there.

  • $500 million available for capital project

    There is some good news as a result to the high fuel prices – the state has a lot of money to spend.

  • Swim teams win in season opener

    ALBUQUERQUE — So far, so good.In its 2007-08 season opener, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming and diving teams collectively took home top honors at Saturday’s Peter Barney Memorial Relays.

  • LA football team knocked out in first round by Pintos

    This was not the way the Los Alamos football season was supposed to end. Monday was not expected to be the day to hand in uniforms and store the gear away until next year.Unexpected or not, it happened.

  • Volleyball falls in semifinals to Roswell

    ALBUQUERQUE — If, in looking back on 2007, there was one game the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team wishes could have back, it will be Friday’s game three.With the match knotted at a game apiece, With a Jessica Stokes spike kill, Los Alamos moved ahead of the Roswell Coyotes 18-10 in the Class AAAA state championship semifinals.After a hard-fought win in game two, everything seemed to be going the Hilltoppers’ way.But the Roswell Coyotes, the 2006 AAAA champ and an upset winner the night before over the heavily-favored St.

  • LA, Academy boys finish even at regional qualifier

    Talk about evenly matched.The Nike Team Nationals Southwest Regional race had a distinct red or green flavor, with the Los Alamos Hilltopper and Albuquerque Academy Charger boys finishing in a dead-heat Saturday at Tempe, Ariz.The two teams tied for the title at the regional run-off, a qualifier for the elite NTN race, which will be held Dec. 1 in Portland, Ore.

  • Odessa Faye Kidd

    Odessa Faye Kidd passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at the Runningwater Draw Care Facility in Olton, Texas, surrounded by loved ones. Services for Ms. Kidd were held Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at the Main Street Church of Christ in Olton, Texas. The burial followed immediately at the Olton Cemetery in Olton, Texas. She was born on Sept. 3, 1919, in Coalgate, Okla., to Alonzo Casper and Olga Odessa Welch. Odessa married George Kidd on Oct. 29, 1938, in Clovis, New Mexico. She was a retired homemaker and a member of the Main Street Church of Christ.

  • Dolores E. Rodriquez

    Dolores E. Rodriquez, 77, a resident of Espaola and formerly of Los Alamos, passed away Wednesday, Nov.14, 2007, following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose J. Rodriguez; parents, Isabel Viramontes and Sabino Escamilla; stepfather, Pablito Viramontes; granddaughter, Sonya Olivas and son-in-law, Don Woods.