Local News

  • Centennial arts crawl

    As part of the state’s centennial celebration, the Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos Historical Museum and Fuller Lodge Art Center hosted an arts crawl Friday evening.

  • Dispute looms over Governor’s tax cut proposals

    SANTA FE (AP) — When the Legislature convenes Tuesday, lawmakers and Gov. Susana Martinez will consider doing what was unthinkable in the past three years because of New Mexico’s sour economy: Cutting taxes.

    With the economy on the mend, the governor is proposing $55 million in tax cuts to boost businesses and encourage them to create jobs. But those tax reductions likely will turn into one of the biggest disputes between the Republican governor and the Democratic-controlled Legislature, which has been forced to slash state spending since 2009 to balance the budget. Many Democrats hoped this year’s session would allow them to restore recent cutbacks in programs and services.

  • Pile Burns Continue

    Burn Boss Bill Armstrong ignites a pile of Ponderosa pine slash during Friday’s burn operation by the Santa Fe National Forest and the Los Alamos County Parks Division. Pile burns will continue through Monday in Walnut, Pueblo and Bayo canyons.

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  • Death Toll Up, Captain Blasted in Ship Disaster

    Criticism has mounted against the captain of a cruise ship that ran aground off the Italian coast. As the death toll climbed to six, he was accused of steering it too close to shore, and abandoning it during the evacuation.

  • Pile burning near North Mesa

    The recent mild weather on the Pajarito Plateau provides a good opportunity for local wildfire mitigation officials to conduct pile burning operations.  Craig Martin, Los Alamos County’s Open Space Specialist will coordinate the activities of local fire crews as they work to address burn units located below San Ildefonso Road and Camino Redondo, below Walnut Street, south of Camino Encantado, west of El Gancho, and along the south edge of the golf course.

    Burning began Friday. Burning will continue through the day from Friday through Monday. Lingering smoke may be visible throughout and beyond this period as fire crews monitor the piles and consolidate the material to reduce the volume of smoke.

  • Business Breakfast

    County Administrator Harry Burgess and Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt reviewed the proposed timeline for the Trinity Site Revitalization Project with a group of more than 40 Los Alamos business people during the Los Alamos Chamber Business Breakfast at UNM-LA Thursday morning.

  • TAC Meeting

    County employee Leah Sullivan takes notes as facilitator Carl Moore shares TAC member comments with the Transportation Board including from left, Chair Eugene Dougherty and member Khal Spencer Thursday at the Pajarito Cliffs Site.

  • CIP meeting scheduled

    The county’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its regular business meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday in Council Chambers.
    They will continue discussions about the CIP criteria and overall CIP process.
    All committee business meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Public comment is accepted at the beginning and close of each meeting.


  • Council seeks RDC representative

    The Los Alamos County Council is seeking letters of interest from a citizen interested in serving on the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) Board of Directors.

    The council is required under the RDC bylaws to appoint three Los Alamos County individuals to the Board to represent the community. There is currently one vacancy on the Board.