Local News

  • Dry conditions to continue in LA

    The mid-latitude storm track stayed primarily to the north during the month of February.
    Because the storm track was to the north, Los Alamos and White Rock were drier than normal during February. Los Alamos recorded 0.53 inches of precipitation, compared to the 30-year average of 0.86 inches.  White Rock recorded 0.12 inches, in comparison to the 30-year average of 0.63 inches.  
    For the year, Los Alamos is at 50 percent of normal and White Rock is at 15 percent of normal.  February snowfall for Los Alamos was slightly below average at 9.7 inches. Daytime high temperatures were two degrees below normal in Los Alamos and .6 degree below normal in White Rock.  

  • County urges drivers to use caution

    The Public Works Department is requesting public compliance with two important safety issues on the N.M.4 Improvement Project in White Rock between Rover Blvd and Pajarito Road.
     The speed limit through the construction zone has been reduced to 30 MPH to enhance both motorist and construction worker safety; please observe the lower speed; and,
    Motorists traveling west on N.M.4 planning to turn right onto Pajarito Road must now stop at the Grand Canyon/Pajarito Road intersection if the traffic signal is red. The free right turn (green arrow) from NM4 onto Pajarito Road no longer exists with the current construction work zone.

  • 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.