Local News

  • Worker at LAMC discharged Tuesday

    Los Alamos Medical Center announced this afternoon that one of the workers injured during the accident at Los Alamos National Laboratory's TA-53, has been discharged.
    In Sunday's accident, 9 workers from LANL were injured. Of those, seven were treated and released that day.
    Of the other two, one, who was identified as a 57-year-old male, was held at LAMC for observation. His condition was upgraded Monday and he was released to go home earlier today.
    The accident is currently under investigation.

  • Cerro Grande Timeline

    May 4, 2000

    Despite unfavorable spring conditions, a “controlled burn” begins at Bandelier National Monument near Cerro Grande peak. The burn is started by the National Park Service.

    May 5, 2000

    High winds cause fire to jump perimeter of controlled burn.

    May 7, 2000
    The now out-of-control wildfire, which has spread to approximately 3,000 acres, threatens residents in Los Alamos. As a precautionary measure, Western Area goes under a voluntary evacuation.

    May 8, 2000
    Los Alamos Fire Department is called in to aid in the firefighting efforts.

    May 9, 2000
    Air support is called in to fight fires in Water Canyon.

    May 10, 2000
    A general voluntary evacuation of Los Alamos is called. Gusting winds of up to 75 mph have pushed the fire into Los Alamos Canyon. The town is almost fully evacuated in less than five hours.

    That night, the fire hits the townsite and burns more than 200 buildings, mostly houses in Western Area.

    May 11, 2000
    At approximately 1 a.m., a general evacuation of White Rock is called. Residents mostly evacuate to surrounding areas.

    May 12, 2000
    Initial damage assessments are released from the fire.

  • Update 5-5-15


    Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will present “Classics Closer” Friday at the Crossroads Bible Church. The concert will start at 7 p.m.

    Art on Tap

    Art on Tap, which is hosted by the Fuller Lodge Art Center, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at UnQuarked, 145 Central Park Square.

    County Council

    A County Council meeting is set for noon Friday in council chambers.

    Free Film Series

    Mesa Public Library will host “The Lunchbox” as part of its Free Film Series. The film will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs meeting rooms.

    Caldera Trust

    The Valles Caldera Trust will host a local “listening session” May 13 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Meeting time is scheduled for 6 p.m.

    Future Energy

    A regular meeting of the Future Energy Resources Committee will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the county’s municipal building.

    Queen's Court

    The Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo will have its queen’s court competition Saturday at Brewer Arena and the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge. All ladies ages 10-25 are invited to participate. The competition starts at 9 a.m. For more information, call 662-8173.

  • Impressive...

    A pair of young Jedi brave the wind gusts as they head into Mesa Public Library for its “Star Wars” celebration Sunday. “Star Wars” Day, which is celebrated on May 4, is an unofficial holiday for fans of the films, so they can greet each other with “May the Fourth be with you.” The original “Star Wars” film from 1977, “A New Hope,” was screened at the library and “Star Wars” themed games followed the screening.

  • Fundraiser for Nepal is Friday

    Alina Deshpande and her dance group will hold a fundraiser for victims of the Nepal earthquake Friday.
    The group’s show, which features traditional Indian dances and music, will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Light refreshments will be provided.
    The show is free, but monetary donations are requested. Funds will be sent to remote villages through local charities.

  • Local GOP elects 2015-16 officials

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos elected its officers during its county convention late last month.
    The new officers include Bill McKerley, chairman, James Chrobocinski, first vice chair, James Robinson, second vice chair, Mary Wilhoit, secretary and Jane Gordon, treasurer.
    At the convention, chairman-elect McKerley, a 2014 candidate for county council, acknowledged the hard work and contributions of the outgoing officers, including Robert Gibson, JoAnn Johnson, Norma Tech, Lawry Mann, and expressed his sincere appreciation to each.
    The county contingent to the Republican Party of New Mexico Central Committee also was elected at the meeting.
    The county contingent includes McKerley, Chrobocinski, Robinson, Wilhoit, Gordon, John Bliss, Bethany Douglas, Jaret McDonald, Francine Mendoza, Gibson and Johnson.
    According to its statement of principles, the GOP “must elect — and hold accountable — leaders who will refocus governments on executing their legitimate tasks well instead of enslaving bankrupting us and our progeny.”
    The Los Alamos Republican party meets on the third Thursday of the month at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos. Meeting times are 7 p.m.

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  • Worker at LAMC now in stable condition

    Los Alamos Medical Center announced that one of the workers who had been brought in following an accident at the LANSCE facility Sunday is in stable condition.

    The worker, whose name was not given, is a 57-year-old male. He was brough in, along with eight other workers, following an electrical accident at the LANSCE site.

    One of the workers, who was not identified, was sent by med-evac services to University of New Mexico, where he is being treated at the burn unit.

    That worker was listed in critical condition following Sunday's accident.

    The accident occured during preventive maintenance operations at the facility. The employee, according to LANL, was burned while working on an electrical substation and transported off the site for medical treatment.

    The cause of the accident, according to LANL, is under investigation. A total of nine employees were transported to Los Alamos Medical Center with injuries following the accident.

    The other seven workers were treated and released.

    As of mid-morning Monday, no new details had been released about the nature of the accident. Information will be posted to LAMonitor.com as it becomes available.