Local News

  • Storm may slow newspaper deliveries

    Due to the severity of the latest winter storm, newspaper deliveries Thursday afternoon may be delayed.

    Every effort is being made to make certain every subscriber receives their paper, but weather conditions are such that in some cases readers may receive Thursday's paper with the Friday delivery.

  • Council greets hospital CEO

    County council introduced new Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron to the community during Tuesday’s council meeting in council chambers at 20th Street and Central Avenue.

  • Proceeds help kids ski

  • Update 12-22-11

    Holiday schedule

    The Larry Walkup Aquatic Center will be closed Dec. 25, Dec. 26, Jan. 1 and Jan. 2.

    Walk canceled

    Because of the impending winter storm, the Winter Solstice Walk at Bandelier National Monument, scheduled for today has been canceled.

    Christmas dance

    The Los Alamos Big Band presents a Christmas dance from 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dec. 26 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

    Trash pickup

    In observance of Christmas there will be no trash or recycling pickup Dec. 26.  If Monday is your normal collection day please put trash and recycling out on Wednesday Dec. 28.

  • Scientists monitor Santa's journey

    Los Alamos National Laboratory trackers will use state-of-the-art technology to mark the course taken by St. Nick and his eight tiny and highly efficient reindeer. Visit LAMonitor.com for a live link beginning at 6 a.m. Dec. 24 to see his whirlwind journey.

    “We expect Santa and his team to arrive in Northern New Mexico about midnight on Christmas Eve,” said scientist Diane Roussel-Dupré of the Lab’s Space Data Systems group. Los Alamos supports Santa trackers at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), which has been following Santa’s Christmas runs since the 1950s.

    The Santa tracking program began in 1955 when a Sears, Roebuck ad included a misprinted phone number for Santa.

  • U.S. Senate candidate on the stump in LA

    The way in which an underdog is going to win a seat in the U.S. Senate is through communities like Los Alamos coming together to take on Washington in a way that’s never been seen, said candidate Hector Balderas during a campaign stop at Fuller Lodge Tuesday night.

    Balderas told people in attendance that in his campaign, he won’t have the most connections in Washington or be the candidate of the lobbyists or insiders.

    “But I’m not running to be their Senator — I’m running to be yours,” he said.
    Balderas, 38, said momentum is growing in his grassroots campaign — he now has 1,000 Twitter followers and 6,050 Facebook fans.

  • LA can expect over 6 inches of snow

    The snow started falling this morning and according to the National Weather Service, Los Alamos can expect six to 10 inches of snow after the latest winter storm clears the area Friday night.

    The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the area beginning at 5 a.m. Thursday until 11 p.m. Friday.

    The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has activated the Emergency Operations Center to Level 3 operations.  This level of activation will allow the state to conduct situational analysis, resource coordination, and provide further warning notification.  

    More snow is expected to fall in areas already impacted by heavy snow.

  • Parents Save Daughter's Home, Dog

    Alert parents saved their daughter’s burning home at 3503 Pueblo from destruction Wednesday morning.
    The daughter was at work when her parents, who live across the street, saw smoke and heard the smoke alarm.

    “The parents opened the front door to their daughter’s home and her dog came out,” Acting Assistant Fire Chief Justin Grider said. “Their quick thinking saved the dog as well as the home, which in another five or 10 minutes would have been fully involved.”

    The parents placed the call at 10:48 a.m. to the Los Alamos Fire Department. Crews were on scene within minutes and had the fire contained by 11 a.m., Grider said.

  • Video: New Round of Snow Hits Rockies, Plains

    Heavy snow is hitting the Rockies and Plains, for the second time this week. The snow could affect holiday travel, particularly around Denver, where up to nine inches of snow are expected on Thursday.

  • Texas family rescued from snowdrift in NM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rescuers on Wednesday pulled a Texas family from an SUV that had been buried in a snowdrift on a rural New Mexico highway for nearly two days.

    State police said rescuers had to dig through 4 feet of ice and snow to free the Higgins family, whose red GMC Yukon got stuck on U.S. 56 near Springer when a blizzard moved through the area Monday.

    Rescuers found David and Yvonne Higgins and their 5-year-old daughter Hannah clinging to each other and lethargic early Wednesday morning. The family is recovering at Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton.