Local News

  • Hits and misses

    Using the recent contract cancellation case of Hytec/Imtec as an example, Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Kevin Holsapple said that the county comes out ahead in its loan program.

    “Los Alamos County loaned the company roughly $2 million a year ago and instead of gaining 1.5 percent interest or $30,000, it is getting more than 6 percent interest or $120,000,” he said.

    The county council terminated its 2006 contract with Hytec LLC, Imtec Real Estate LLC and 3M Imtec Corporation Tuesday.

  • Lab facility sparks interest

    The new training facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory could have a significant economic impact on the area.

    The $8.8 million facility, which will be completed by August of 2011, already has its first event set for September of 2011, officials say.

    Law enforcement and businesses contacted by the Monitor say they are looking forward to the facility’s completion, both for the impact to economy and for the advanced training.

  • News Alert: Bandelier to close Frijoles Canyon Wednesday

    Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument will be closed to vehicles for one day on Wednesday for a paving project in the visitor center parking area. The paving project is part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Visitor Center.

    Visitors will not be able to drive into Frijoles Canyon and all visitor services also will be closed.

    Trails at the Monument will be open to those wishing to day hike; however, overnight hiking permits will not be issued that day.

  • Police Beat: Car window smash and grabs leave victims with only shattered remains

    It's been a busy week over at the cop shop... Check out this week's Police Beat here.

  • News Update: Obama to send 1,200 troops to US-Mexico border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will send 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said Tuesday, pre-empting Republican plans to try to force votes on such a deployment.

  • News Update: Governor to deliver keynote address at summit

    SANTA FE – Gov. Bill Richardson will deliver the keynote address at the National Climate Adaptation Summit in Washington D.C. Wednesday morning.  

    The summit, hosted by the Obama administration, will address climate adaptation planning and the impacts of climate change.

    Richardson intends to travel to Washington D.C. Tuesday and return to New Mexico Thursday morning.


  • Witness says BP took 'shortcuts'

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Senior managers complained oil giant BP was "taking shortcuts" by replacing heavy drilling fluid with saltwater in the well that blew out, triggering the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to witness statements obtained by The Associated Press.

  • 05-26-10 Update

    Stam, Shlachter recital

      Los Alamos Arts Council presents Henry Stam and Dov Shlachter’s senior recital at 7 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge.

    Reactor demo

  • Panel looking at damage lawsuits

    SANTA FE — The State Investment Council plans to hire an outside law firm to pursue the possible recovery of losses from failed investments and questionable fees paid to third-party marketing agents.

    State Investment Officer Steve Moise said Tuesday the law firm should be hired by late September and will be done through a competitive bidding process.

    The council oversees the management of New Mexico’s endowment funds valued at about $13 billion.

  • Don’t toss it, post it

    Doing some spring cleaning around the house and have some items that you no longer have a use for but are still in good shape? Instead of throwing them away, why not see if there are other members in the community who would be happy to take them off your hands.  

    No, I am not saying you have to have a garage sale. Instead, use the wonderful online resource freecycle.org. Freecycle is free to all and allows community members to swap items in a cost and hassle free manner.