Today's News

  • Our view: An undisclosed evaluation

    An undisclosed evaluationThe news that the National Nuclear Security Administration has evaluated Los Alamos National Laboratory’s performance for last year and settled its accounts with Los Alamos National Security, LLC, under the cover of secrecy is disturbing.Some may be suspicious that the federal government has let its problem-prone creation too easily off the hook for the management partnership’s first 18 months of what has been, to say the least, a rocky road.Others may believe Washington has once again made a scapegoa

  • Off and On: Search needs to be highest priority

    There is a very important process going on right now – a search for a new superintendent.In all honesty, this may be the most important hire this community makes for a long time.

  • Thinking Makes It So: Eating humble pie with a side of dirt

    I have quilted myself a biography of poet Joe Fazio (1929-2007), stitching together little URL-patches of minutia.According to one poetry site, he lived in Beverly Hills, Calif. According to another, he resided in Connecticut.He seems to have been very Republican – at least, someone named Joe Fazio declared in a published letter that anyone who ever voted for a pro-abortion candidate was going to Hell.He produced the movies “The Keeper” (2001) and “Firestorm Rising” (2001).

  • LANL managers awarded $58 million fee

    A strong performance in handling its core nuclear missions overcame weaknesses in the areas of cybersecurity, health, safety and management to enable the partnership that runs Los Alamos National Laboratory to collect nearly 80 percent of its fee last year.The details contained in a performance report by the federal supervisors have been withheld from public view.Early last week, as LANL Director Michael Anastasio announced the end of the current round of workforce reductions, he referred to a performance evaluation report by the National Nuclear Security Administ

  • Young scientist in running for $100,000 prize

    Festooned with colorful balloons and a $1,000 check, an Intel Prize Patrol surprised Los Alamos High School senior Ben Dozier in his classroom this morning.

  • Missionary work in Indonesia to be presented Sunday

    Terry and LuLu Paschall have been spreading their faith and helping to rebuild a country for the past four years. Sunday, the Paschalls’ will share stories about their missionary work in Indonesia at 6 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship Assembly of God.The Paschalls work through the Assemblies of God World Missions.

  • Health care in need of national reform

    As we were preparing to embark on an effort to reform our state’s health care system in this year’s legislative session, a newspaper cartoon caught my eye. Titled “The simplified health care program,” it showed two street vendors of the hotdog-stand variety. One of them offered “Fried Stuff” for $1.

  • Sports Update

    Saturday is Elementary School Night at Griffith GymThe Los Alamos boys and girls basketball teams are holding Elementary School Night Saturday.Elementary school students will be admitted free with a paying adult to the two varsity games. The Hilltopper boys play Farmington at 4 p.m. and the Hilltopper girls play St. Pius X at 5:30 p.m.Students are invited to wear their school colors. All local elementary schools will be introduced during the games.

  • Girls basketball: LA drops ugly road game

    It’s fair to say Gerry Washburn didn’t think too highly of the performance he saw in Wednesday’s girls basketball game.“It was an ugly free throw contest interrupted by outbursts of uglier play,” said Washburn, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.Los Alamos was held to single-digit scoring in each of the first three quarters of play Wednesday as the ‘Toppers fell to the Manzano Monarchs in Albuquerque, 44-35.It wasn’t the way the Hilltoppers wanted to kick off a week of three tough contests; a week highligh

  • David A. Howey

    HOWEY – David A. Howey passed away Jan. 11, 2008, after a brave and honorable fight with cancer. He was born May 24, 1956, in Dubois, Pa. He moved to Los Alamos in 2001 where he fell in love with the community. He was an avid golfer, loving to play both on the green and off the green, electronically.