Local News

  • Tornado Kills 1, Injures 10 in Poland

    A freak wave of summer tornadoes has struck northern and western Poland, killing at least one person and injuring another 10 people.

  • Search for Missing Iowa Girls, 8 and 10, Resumes

    Authorities say they've uncovered no significant evidence in the search for two missing girls, three days after their bicycles and a purse were found near a lake in northeast Iowa.

  • Today in History for July 16th
  • Police: Indiana Boy, 3, Fatally Shoots Father
  • Raw Video: Fireworks as France Celebrates Bastille Day
  • Today in History for July 15th
  • Pueblo Declares State of Emergency

    Too little, too late is the way some tribal officials describe the federal government’s failure to release $39 million promised to Santa Clara Pueblo to mitigate flooding in the aftermath of the Las Conchas wildfire.

    Governor Walter Dasheno and the Santa Clara Tribal Council declared a state of emergency Thursday after flood waters raced down Santa Clara Creek Wednesday, the second time in a week.  The flood waters — estimated at 2,200 to 2,300 cubic feet per second (CFS) — gouged six feet out of Santa Clara Creek, exposing gas lines buried at least four feet below the surface.

  • Wilson talks GOP convention, labs

    Heather Wilson is not going to the Republican Convention in Tampa at the end of August.

    Numerous media outlets have reported that Wilson will spend her time campaigning.
    But there is another reason.

    Wilson said last week that she was not going to the convention so she could give her spot to Gov. Susana Martinez’s husband Chuck Franco.

  • Coyote encounters on the rise

    Due to a rash of recent coyote sightings in the area, Los Alamos officials are again reminding residents they share the trails, canyons and even the streets with them.

    “They become habituated to suburban and urban environments, so it’s not uncommon for you to see them walking down the street of your neighborhood; it’s not unusual at all” said Phil Taylor, emergency management coordinator for Los Alamos.

    With that in mind, Taylor said residents should keep their pets close, especially when hiking the trails around town.

    “Once pets enter the canyons, they join the food chain, and the coyote is one of the top predators in that food chain,” said Taylor.

  • Update 07-15-12

    Court closed

    The Los Alamos Municipal Court will be closed Wednesday-Friday for staff to attend training.  Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr, Ste C, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544 or some payments may be paid online at citepayusa.com.  The court will re-open at 8 a.m., July 23.

    Chamber FAN Club

    The July FAN Club will be hosted by Tasty Creations by Jarda for chamber members.
    Private Chef/Caterer Jarda Belmonte will host the event from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Chamber of Commerce, 109 Central Park Square.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 24 in council chambers.