Local News

  • CIP proposals may yield improvements

    Whether it’s the aging golf course, cracked tennis courts or other facilities, members of the community and county staff are well underway in the process for determining which capital improvement projects are most pressing.

  • Young guns aim to make their mark

    The impression that it’s a battle to run a business in Los Alamos hasn’t deterred a growing crop of young entrepreneurs from returning to town after college to set up shop.

    Melissa Paternoster, a Los Alamos native, purchased the Blue Window Restaurant in June. Paternoster is a graduate of Los Alamos High School and attended the University of New Mexico.

  • Yemen orders New Mexico-born cleric found 'dead or alive'

    SAN'A, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni judge ordered police Saturday to find a radical U.S.-born cleric "dead or alive" after the al-Qaida-linked preacher failed to appear at his trial for his role in the killing of foreigners.

    Yemen is under heavy U.S. pressure to crack down on the country's al-Qaida offshoot after a scheme to send bombs through the mail in packages addressed to the U.S. was thwarted a week ago. The group known as l-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for the plot on Friday.

  • WH announces $10 billion in trade deals with India

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — President Barack Obama is announcing trade deals worth $10 billion with India that are expected to create 54,000 U.S. jobs.

    He's also unveiling new export rules designed to make it easier for U.S. companies to do business with the nation of 1.2 billion people.

    Obama was to make the announcements in a speech to U.S. and Indian business executives Saturday on the first day of his 10-day, four-country Asia trip.

  • Police wrap up some cases, others are pending

    Los Alamos police have wrapped up a number of cases recently and others are moving forward in the judicial process. The most recent case of note involves Katrina Vigil, 25, and the death of her infant son, Grey Vigil, who was allegedly found in a closet several days after his birth. Vigil gave birth Sept. 24 and did not report it or seek medical care for herself or the newborn, according to reports.

    “Emergency Room doctors at the Los Alamos Medical Center contacted us Tuesday to report a possible child abuse case,” Capt. Randy Foster said at the time.

  • Swim coach charged with drunk driving

    Los Alamos High School Diving Coach Keith Greene, 45, of Los Alamos, was arrested following a traffic stop on San Ildefonso Road at 11:02 p.m. Oct. 22.

    Greene was charged with aggravated DWI after refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test at the scene.
    Lt. Reggie Briggle of the Los Alamos Police Department said, “Mr. Greene is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing in magistrate court on Dec. 15.”

  • Citizens chime in on Trinity Site

    Questions and suggestions filled the air during a second public listening session regarding the Trinity Site Revitalization Project (TRSP) at White Rock Town Hall Thursday evening.

    There’s been a lot of “almosts” regarding the TRSP, said Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent and TRSP Advisory Committee Member Gene Schmidt.

    But with a new developer ready to pull the trigger on the long-awaited project, the committee is prepared to recommend North American Development Group to County Administrator Tony Mortillaro.

  • Spring forward, fall back... Daylight savings time ends this weekend

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — While you're resetting your clocks for the end of daylight savings time this weekend, you might as well check your smoke alarm batteries.

    That's the suggestion from fire departments around New Mexico.

    The Las Cruces Fire Department encourages residents to put new batteries in their smoke detectors when they adjust their clocks before bedtime Saturday. Daylight savings time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.

    The fire department also suggests homeowners test their smoke detectors to ensure they're working.

  • Costco cheese linked to E.coli illnesses in 5 states

    ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — A cheese sold recently at Costco Wholesale Corp. outlets in five states has been preliminarily linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 25 people, Costco and federal health officials warned consumers Thursday.

    The Bravo Farms Dutch Style Raw Milk Gouda Cheese was offered for sale and for in-store tasting between Oct. 5 and Nov. 1 at Costco stores in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and the San Diego, Calif., area.

  • A look at how Los Alamos voted in general election

    Candidate or Issue    Party    Votes    Percent
    BEN R. LUJAN    DEMOCRATIC    4054    47.2%
    THOMAS E. MULLINS    REPUBLICAN    4541    52.8%
    DIANE D. DENISH    DEMOCRATIC    3926    45.3%
    and BRIAN S. COLÓN