Today's News

  • LAPS and UNM-LA set positive course

    A spirit of collaboration is emerging between Los Alamos Public Schools and UNM-Los Alamos, replacing a climate of contention between the institutions during the last couple of years.The relationship began to strain after it came to light that UNM-LA was paying $1 dollar per year to LAPS to lease a building, which they in turn subleased to Los Alamos National Laboratory for $60,000 a year.Several new board members, a new executive director at the college and a new high school principal seem to have risen above bad feelings and joined forces to benefit students at

  • Livermore may trim contract workers

    Livermore may trim contract workersThe new managers of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory raised the possibility of cutting contract jobs on Monday, just as Los Alamos National Laboratory managers did last year.Livermore officials said as many as 500 workers may face layoffs due to budget pressures under the new managers.The cuts would mostly affect contract employees who provide support and supplemental services, according to the Associated Press, quoting Susan Houghton, a LLNL spokespersonLivermore Laboratory National Security (LLNC) as

  • Manhattan Project to be commemorated

    “If the National Park Service establishes a Manhattan Project National Historical Park, what would the Los Alamos part of the park look like?” and “What story do we want to tell?” were the two questions posed by Ron Wilkins at Tuesday’s public meeting in Fuller Lodge.Wilkins serves as chair of the Fuller Lodge Historic District Advisory Board and is also on the board of the Los Alamos Historical Society.

  • Change is ee expensive

    Tax inequity is the issue that most concerns local Realtor Tracy Langford, who feels that the property tax legislation enacted in New Mexico in 1997, 2001 and 2004 has combined to create a system in which homebuyers are penalized for changing residences.

  • Students take charge of recycling

    In the past, no real recycling program existed at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. This all changed, however, when the students took control of the recycling operations. The Spirit Club, which currently includes fourth-graders, has not only taken control of recycling at the school but made it a success. Twenty-five gallons of materials were recycled a week last year at the elementary school; this year, the load increased to more than 200 gallons a week.

  • LA Pool League standings

    9-ball StandingsCanyon Bar 141-83Canyon Bar II 159-97Last Chance 133-123Party of Four 119-137Kings of the Hill 115-141Baby Seals 106-150Atomic City Chix 91-133

  • LA shares pool with St. Pius, Kirtland Cent.

    No one said it was easy to win a state championship.Even so, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team has an uphill road from the get-go.Los Alamos was seeded ninth in the 12-team tournament, which gets going Wednesday morning at the University of New Mexico’s Johnson Center. All teams advance to Thursday’s single elimination play.“I can’t say I like my seeding, but I can’t do much about it,” Los Alamos head coach Diana Stokes said. “We beat Española (Valley) two times and we got a lower seeding.

  • Film festival turns eight

    A former editor of the Los Alamos Monitor said Monday that the Hollywood system for making movies is collapsing under its own weight.Now director of the Santa Fe Film Festival that he founded, Jon Bowman said many feature films turned out by major studies have budgets that rival the gross national product of third world countries.“Even when these projects are well managed, it’s hard for smaller and really creative talent to surface,” he said.

  • UNM-LA takes it up a notch

    Conducting self-assessments and action planning using the Baldrige organizational profile for education was proposed at Monday evening’s UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board meeting held in the Lecture Hall on campus. “I’m proposing as an institution that we begin implementing the process with the goal that in the third year we go forward with the application process for the program,” UNM-LA Executive Director Cedric Page said. “Organizational effectiveness is key in what I think we want to achieve here.

  • White Rock couple hit by suspected DWI driver

    While driving home at about 9 p.m. Thursday night, Fred Devries, 60, and his wife Hazel of White Rock were hit nearly head-on by a man suspected of driving drunk on N.M. 4.

    Noel Martinez, 36, of Espanola was arrested on suspicion of Aggravated DWI and Reckless Driving. His blood alcohol content was allegedly two-and-a-half-times the legal limit, according to police.