Local News

  • Moon Over the Mountain

    The full moon was particularly large and bright looking west from Los Alamos Tuesday morning. The first full moon of the year will be around for one more day.

  • Council reviews final charter report

    Los Alamos County Council selected a Charter Review Committee (CRC) in November of 2009 to review the county charter. The committee completed its recommendations in December. Council meets with the CRC this week to discuss final recommendations.

    The committee’s main directive was to review the charter for clarity and consistency. Council instructed the CRC not to recommend substantive changes unless there were compelling reasons. Several substantive changes were put forth, but rejected by the committee. These include:

    • Electing a mayor. The CRC recommendation establishes the council chair as the head of local government and changes the title of county administrator to county manager to better reflect the responsibilities of the position.

  • Rivals looking to chip away at Romney in NH

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — With Mitt Romney the overwhelming favorite, his five Republican opponents hoped to chip away at his dominance in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary and finish well enough to challenge him again in South Carolina and Florida.

    A narrower than expected win for Romney in the nation's first presidential primary — or a surprisingly strong finish from one of his rivals — could weaken the front-runner. Either would play as more evidence that Republicans still have doubts about Romney, who barely squeezed out a win in the Iowa caucuses.

  • 4 dead in apparent murder-suicide in SE Ohio

    LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — A family dispute ended when a man caring for his terminally ill wife apparently shot and killed her two sisters and his son before fatally shooting himself, authorities said.

    A cousin said the man was upset that the relatives were keeping him from spending time alone with his cancer-stricken wife, who was not shot.

    Deputies who stormed the home around 9 p.m. Monday found the man dead on the front porch and the three other bodies on the living room floor, Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North said.

  • VIDEO: Toddler Unfazed By Lion Encounter

    Nerves of steel and safety glass are what you need when face to face with a lion and three year old Sophia Walker benefited from both during a close encounter with one of the Wellington Zoo's lions.

  • Obama's Chief of Staff Resigns
  • VIDEO: Obama's Chief of Staff Resigns

    William Daley is resigning as President Barack Obama's chief of staff just one year into the one of the most pivotal jobs in U.S. Politics. Daley is to be replaced by Jacob Lew, now the White House budget director.

  • Raw Video: Bungee Cord Snaps, Woman Survives

    An Australian tourist had a miraculous escape when her bungee cord snapped during a jump in Zimbabwe.

  • Mortensen Wins Spirit of the West Award

    A community gathering Saturday night recognized people of all ages and backgrounds for good deeds done for others in a myriad of areas.

    The third annual Community Assets Awards, sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce recognized 45 individuals, couples and businesses at a soiree hosted by the Best Western Hilltop Hotel.

    The top honor of the night went to Gene Mortensen who has donated thousands of hours over a 30— year period to a variety of organizations throughout the community.

  • N.M. centennial celebrations kicked off Friday

    True New Mexicans share a great love and pride in their land. Talk with any resident long enough and they will undoubtedly share a story with you — whether it’s one of families settling in the valleys hundreds of years ago or a tourist who recently found themselves on permanent vacation.

    As New Mexico celebrated the anniversary of its statehood Friday, a great sense of pride resonated throughout the Capital as speakers and locals described their own New Mexico experience at a celebration sponsored by Keep New Mexico Beautiful, Inc.

    Director Richelle Ponder hosted the event, eventually sharing the podium with a variety of enthusiastic speakers and guests including Steve Stucker of KOB Channel 4 and Governor Susana Martinez.