Local News

  • Storm moves into N.M.

    A moist upper-level storm system gathering strength over the Lower Colorado River Valley of Arizona/southeast California and points south Tuesday evening will slowly progress eastward overnight into early Wednesday, eventually crossing New Mexico Wednesday Night into early Thursday.  

    Valley rain and mountain snow will develop across much of south-central and southwest New Mexico between midnight and daybreak Wednesday,  before spreading northward into Central and Northern New Mexico during the afternoon Wednesday.

  • Public comment: Make us a national park

    Los Alamos residents embraced the idea of a Manhattan Project National Historical Park during a day that that included a series of public meetings related the National Park Service.

    Although Los Alamos was recognized in a study by the federal agency as the one place that could provide a central location for telling the story of the making of the first atomic weapons, residents and elected officials urged the Park Service to include Hanford, Washington and Oak Ridge, Tenn., two other locations under consideration in the historical unit.

  • College mil levy bid loses big

    Without foreseeing the nation’s economic downturn and the 36 percent tax hike local property owners would be hit with in November, the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos agreed to wait a year and let Los Alamos Public Schools hold its bond election last year.

    “It’s true, no one had a crystal ball then. But we know in due time, in a year or two, the economy will come around and we’ll come back to the voters,” UNM-LA Executive Director Cedric Page said this morning.

  • News Alert: Tonight's Charter Review Public Forum Canceled

    Los Alamos County announced that the Charter Review Public Forum scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge is canceled due to the winter storm.

    The meeting has been rescheduled for 5 p.m., Feb. 17 at Fuller Lodge.

  • NEWS ALERT: Severe weather may cause some newspapers to be delivered late today
  • 01-21-10 Update

    Karaoke for a Cure Friday

      Brooks & Dunn drummer, Trey Grey, will be in Los Alamos co-hosting “Karaoke for a Cure” at

  • Groundhog day: Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The groundhog has spoken. And it's bad news.

    Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW'-nee) Phil has emerged to see his shadow before chilly revelers in Pennsylvania, meaning winter will last another six weeks.

    German tradition holds that if a hibernating animal sees its shadow on Feb. 2 — the Christian holiday of Candlemas — winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will come early.

  • LANL budget: Up for a raise
  • 02-02-10 Update

    Police Beat

    Shoplifting and property damage top the Police Beat this week. See Page 2 for the full report.

    GOP pre-primary convention

      Los Alamos Republicans will hold their pre-primary convention Feb. 18 at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel at 400 Trinity Drive. The purpose of the convention is to elect delegates to the Republican Party of New Mexico (RPNM) Pre-Primary Nominating Convention March 13 in Albuquerque.

  • Slate of public meetings this week


    • The National Park Service will host a public meeting to discuss a draft study on the creation of a Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Los Alamos. The meeting will be held from 5-

    7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Avenue.