Local News

  • Update 03-07-12

    Little League

    White Rock Little League will hold registration at Time Out Pizza from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Intereted participants can find registration information and paperwork online at eteamz.com/WRLL2.

    Council meeting

    County Council will hold a regular session at 6 p.m. March 20 in Council Chambers.

    CIP meeting

    CIP Committee reviews Phase 2 Applications for Ashley Pond improvements and the White Rock Civic Center at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers.

    Public meeting

  • Wrecker service gets heat from PRC

    One of tow companies on the Los Alamos Police Department’s rotation schedule has recently come under fire from the state Public Regulation Commission and could face a $16,000 fine.
    Last fall, Pojoaque-based Ace’s Towing and Recovery agreed to pay a $2,000 fine as part of a deal between commission staff and the towing company’s attorneys for alleged violations of the state’s Motor Carrier Act and Commission rules.
    But commissioners decided Tuesday that that amount didn’t go far enough.
    According to a commission petition, agency staff alleges that Ace’s Towing violated state law and commission rules on three occasions:

  • CIP approves alternative 2 for golf course

    The Capital Improvement Project Evaluation and Oversight Committee met Tuesday night in council chambers to consider the Phase 2 Design/Construction application for the proposed golf course improvements and unanimously approved the project after nearly three hours of discussion and public comment.

    The committee’s vote moves the project forward on to County Administrator Harry Burgess for consideration as a CIP project during the next budget cycle. Budget hearings begin in April.

    Project consultant Andy Staples of Andy Staples Golf gave an overview of the Master Plan that had been prepared during the Phase 1 study, emphasizing that the course had not been improved in 65 years.

  • Canyon Rim Trail may get a new stretch

    Kevin Holsapple could not have asked for much more.

    On Tuesday night in White Rock, the Los Alamos County Council passed a resolution 5-1 that would support a biennial memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Los Alamos MainStreet, a community economic development downtown revitalization program.

    The resolution, in essence, supports MainStreet efforts to secure $200,000 in capital outlay funding that would be used to extend the Canyon Rim Trail along the southern edge of downtown on land that has already been designated within the Trinity Place Development.

  • VIDEO: Special Forces Soldier Dies Trying to Save Kids

    A Special Forces soldier died in North Carolina, after he rushed into a burning home to save his two young daughters. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  • Romney, Santorum share Super Tuesday momentum--Video Extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are trying to make the most of a mixed Super Tuesday, each claiming a measure of victory but unable to settle the most tumultuous race for the GOP presidential nomination in decades.

    Romney narrowly won in pivotal Ohio, seized a home-state victory in Massachusetts, triumphed in Idaho, Vermont and Alaska, and won easily in Virginia — where neither Santorum nor Newt Gingrich was on the ballot.

    Romney was forced to share the attention with Santorum, who won contests in Oklahoma, Tennessee and North Dakota.

  • Update 03-06-12

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School. They will hold a special session to discuss the bus loop at LAHS.

    Council meeting

    County Council has a special session on Los Alamos Main Street, 6 p.m. today at the White Rock Fire Station #3.

    CIP meeting

    CIP Committee reviews Phase 2 Applications for Golf Course Improvements, 5:15 p.m. today in Council Chambers.

    Public meeting

  • Photography on display

    Levane  (foreground) and Chris Goody (background) were two of dozens of guests who attended the Los Alamos Photography Club’s 17th Annual Show at the Mesa Public Library Monday. The public is invited to view the photos and cast their vote for “Best in Show.” The exhibit ends March 30.

  • Oxygen detected in atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Dione

    Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and an international research team have announced discovery of molecular oxygen ions (O2+) in the upper-most atmosphere of Dione, one of the 62 known moons orbiting the ringed planet.

    The research appeared recently in Geophysical Research Letters and was made possible via instruments aboard NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which was launched in 1997.

    Dione—discovered in 1684 by astronomer Giovanni Cassini (after whom the spacecraft was named)—orbits Saturn at roughly the same distance as our own moon orbits Earth.

    The tiny moon is a mere 700 miles wide and appears to be a thick, pockmarked layer of water ice surrounding a smaller rock core.

  • CRC goes over logrolling language

    The Charter Review Committee (CRC) met Monday night and the only item on the agenda was a question recently posed to them by the County Attorney’s office regarding logrolling and elections.
    County spokesperson Julie Habiger said those in attendance and in the committee debated some of the language. The committee then sent some of that language back to a subcommittee for “further wordsmithing,” Habiger said.