.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Chile roasting season has arrived

    Matt Romero said his chile is hot, but his wife is hotter. Recently at the Los Alamos Farmer’s Market, Romero sold chiles in sandwich-sized bags to spread the love around to all. Romero will sell full bushels after Labor Day and will roast about 44 bushels per market at that time. Romero Farms also sells a variety of vegetables including eight different types of egg plant.

  • Update 08-17-12

    Waffle breakfast

    There will be a Masonic Waffle Breakfast 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday at the Los Alamos Masonic Lodge, 15th and Canyon. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity’s 2012 Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project in Haiti. Price of the breakfast is $7 and $3 for children age six and younger.

    Triathlon time

    The Los Alamos County Triathlon will take place at 7 a.m. Saturday, beginning at the Aquatic Center. See more details on page 8.

    Groundbreaking

    The public is invited to join the county council for the groundbreaking event for the new Golf Course Community Building at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 24, at the building site. Refreshments will be served.

    Shrimp boil

    The American Legion will host the Operation Wounded Warrior Benefit shrimp boil dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday. There will also be a raffle for goodies and a 50/50 drawing, along with entertainment by Todd Tijerina from 7-11 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $10.

    High tea

    Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will present a high tea and fashion show event at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at 3900 Trinity Dr. All proceeds go toward the two-house build trips to Juaréz in the fall.

  • LAHS students get a taste of the 'suite' life

    If all goes according plan, the students at Los Alamos High School will end the school year as masters of an Internet program that has the potential to benefit them long after they’ve graduated.

    At a recent school board meeting, Dean Obermeyer, the school district’s technology coordinator, introduced “Google Apps for Education” to the board.

    In a written statement, Obermeyer described Google Apps for Education as a “free suite of applications including email, calendar, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, document storage and many more.”

    One of the first questions the board asked was, “why?”

    Obermeyer and the teachers that came to support him, told the board that it was all about efficiency, security and consistency.

    “The only method students have of moving documents between school and home is with a physical drive or by email,” Obermeyer said.

    One teacher told the board that having a platform that students and teachers share makes life easier for everyone involved.

    She said one great function in Google Apps is the “documents” feature.

  • Johnson drops out of council race

    Ken Johnson, a Democratic candidate for Los Alamos County Council, has dropped out of the race.

    Johnson sent in his withdrawal notice to the county clerk’s office this morning.

    “I expect if I were elected at some point, I would have had to leave the council and that would not be fair to the people who voted for me,” said Johnson, who plans on releasing a statement later today. “I have plans to move away from Los Alamos during that time frame.”

    Los Alamos Democratic Party chair Mike Wheeler, who was in Espanola this afternoon attending the dedication of the Jim West Transit Center said, “I am sad to hear that Ken had to withdraw. Ken has family oblgations that need to be taken care of.”

    Wheeler said a special meeting will be called of the Central Committee to review candidates to replace Johnson on the ballot.

    It is the second time in a month that a candidate has withdrawn from the race.

    Republican candidate Roger Waterman withdrew for professional and personal reasons and was replaced by Steve Girrens.

    Wheeler said because of state regulations Johnson had to resign by Sept. 4 and the replacement has to be made by Sept. 11.

    For those Democrats interested in being considered for the slot, they should contact Wheeler at (505) 662-5577.

  • Cannibal Suspect Incompetent for Trial
  • Today in History for August 17th
  • Rail Runner cancels service Friday

     

    There are a fair amount of commuters who take the Rail Runner to Santa Fe and then take the bus to Los Alamos.

    Those commuters will have to find another way to work Friday.

    According to TV stations KRQE-TV and KOB-TV, flooding from heavy rain late Thursday will keep Rail Runner Express trains from running north of Bernalillo to Santa Fe on Friday.

    KRQE said no trains will operate between the U.S. 550/Sandoval County station in Bernalillo and the station in downtown Santa Fe.

    On Thursday, a Rail Runner train that was stopped north of the Kewa station was given the green light to proceed with caution after severe weather and flooding halted the train. KOB reported another bridge was reportedly underwater. The TV stations reported that 600 to 800 passengers had to wait at least an hour for buses to take them to their destination.

    Storm runoff from the rains flowed through Santo Domingo Pueblo.

    However, trains will run on regular schedules between Belen and Bernalillo through Albuquerque.

    A Rail Runner spokesperson said they currently expect the line to be open in time for weekend trains.

    Storm runoff Thursday evening flowed over the rails about two miles east of the Kewa station on Santo Domingo Pueblo.

  • 12-year-old Judged Too Big for Pee Wee Football
  • New Mexico Powerball ticket worth $1 million

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — State lottery officials say one ticket sold in New Mexico for Wednesday night’s huge Powerball jackpot is worth $1 million.
    The big prize ticket was sold in Michigan and is worth $337 million.
    But lottery officials say $1 million isn’t bad for a $2 ticket either.
    The New Mexico winner should sign the ticket’s back immediately and then head to Lottery headquarters in Albuquerque to claim the prize.
    Officials won’t say where the ticket was sold until the winner comes forward.
    Wednesday’s winning numbers were 6, 27, 46, 51 and 56 and a red Powerball of 21.

  • Mayor to raise admission fees to Albuquerque’s zoo

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Albuquerque’s mayor says the cost of admission to the city’s Biological Park will be going up to raise money for repairs and maintenance.
    Mayor Richard Berry says adult tickets to the park containing the city’s zoo, aquarium and botanical gardens will go from $7 to $10 next month.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that raising the ticket costs will generate $1.3 million in extra revenue a year. The park currently has an $18 million backlog in repairs and maintenance.
    The price hike is the first in 10 years for the BioPark. Children and seniors will see smaller price increases and prices for students on field trips would not go up.