Local News

  • N.M. ahead in meeting new nutrition standards

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s school food standards already meet new recommendations made to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act introduced in the United States Senate last week. 

    U. S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Tom Harkin introduced four key elements that would be added to the Act for national school nutrition standards inserted into the federal Child Nutrition Act.  These elements include:

    •       Improving the nutritional quality of school meals to help children meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

  • Meeting to be held Monday

    Under the County Charter, the County’s proposed budget must be published by March 31 each year. The Los Alamos Monitor has a newspaper insert about the proposed budget for FY 11 and FY 12 that is being distributed to all households today and additional copies of the insert will be available at the 311 Customer Care Center and at Budget Hearings when they begin April 19.

    The budget will also be posted on the County’s Web page at www.losalamosnm.us no later than Thursday. Copies of the budget will also be available at the 311 CCC and both public libraries.

  • 03-31-10 Update

    There’s still time for skiing

      Skiers, remember those years when there was hardly any snow? Well, that is not the case this year. As a result, the management at Pajarito Mountain ski area decided to keep the mountain open until April 4. However, the area is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday.


    L.A. Master Gardeners

  • Efforts launched to secure state

    Gov. Bill Richardson announced an increased law enforcement presence along the state border with Mexico, while police in Arizona investigate the shooting death of an Arizona rancher near the Mexico-Arizona border.

    Richardson directed New Mexico Homeland Security and Emergency Management Secretary John Wheeler to coordinate the state’s law enforcement response to the shooting.

  • Classes on for Montessori

    Students displaced from Quemazon Montessori School after a minivan crashed into the building and burst into flames Thursday have a place to go Monday.

    The state granted approval to owner Tammy Tucker to transfer her students to First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive beginning Monday.

    The timing is fortunate because classes were suspended this week for spring break.

  • Cone Zone Alert! 15th and Central construction work underway

  • Geneva atom smasher sets collision record

     GENEVA (AP) — The world's largest atom smasher conducted its first experiments at conditions nearing those after the Big Bang, breaking its own record for high-energy collisions with proton beams crashing into each other Tuesday at three times more force than ever before.

  • 03-30-10 Update

    Police beat

      Thieves entering unlocked homes in White Rock and Los Alamos, a man yelling at grocery store employees and a boy charged with DWI while driving around at 1:40 in the morning top this week’s Police Beat. Read page 2 for the full report.

    There’s still time for skiing

  • More traffic delays on N.M. 4

    While repairs to a water leak on N.M. 4 were being conducted last week, crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities discovered a second leak slightly farther south.

    Crews have planned emergency repairs for this leak while the Los Alamos Public Schools are on spring break.

    A small section of the northbound lane on N.M. 4 south of East Jemez Road or the “truck route” will be closed at

    7:30 a.m.

  • Thursday marks Tax Freedom Day

    WASHINGTON, DC — Tax Freedom Day — the date on which Americans will have worked long enough to have earned enough money to pay this year’s tax obligations at the federal, state and local levels — will fall on Thursday for residents of New Mexico.

    That’s 91 days into 2010. The date for all Americans is April 9, the 99th day of the year.

    This year’s national Tax Freedom Day is one day later than in 2009, but more than two weeks earlier than in 2007.