Local News

  • UNM-LA board debates election

    The local Republican Party chair was also elected chair of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board at Monday’s meeting.

    Ron Dolin was elected by acclimation as board chair, while Stephen Boerigter was elected as secretary, also by acclimation.

    The board then focused on a wide-ranging discussion touching on topics from grants, to a possible mil election sometime next year.

    UNM-LA Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page mentioned that he met with Gov. Susana Martinez at New Mexico Tech in Socorro about a week ago, where she announced a moratorium on building projects. Page said the presidents from the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and New Mexico Tech also attended the event.

  • US hits more foreign firms with Iran sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday hit seven foreign companies, including Venezuela's state-owned oil company and an Israeli shipping firm, with sanctions for doing business with Iran that helps fund its nuclear program. At the same time, the administration imposed separate sanctions on more than 15 people and companies in China, Iran, North Korea, Syria and elsewhere for illicit trading in missile technology and weapons of mass destruction.

  • Netanyahu: Israel ready for painful compromises

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Tuesday to make "painful compromises" for peace with the Palestinians, for the first time explicitly saying that some West Bank settlements would find themselves outside Israel's final borders.

    But he tacked on a list of oft-stated conditions that have been unacceptable to the Palestinians in the past, making his peace blueprint unlikely to entice them back to the negotiating table.

  • New Mexico GOP Lt. Gov. Sanchez runs for US Senate

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lt. Gov. John Sanchez is running for the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Jeff Bingaman.

    Sanchez announced his candidacy on Tuesday in a video to supporters.

    His entrance into the race sets up a potentially bruising primary race in 2012.

    Former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson announced a Senate bid in March. Las Cruces businessman Greg Sowards and Bill English of Alamogordo also are running.

    Sanchez was elected lieutenant governor in November, running on a ticket with Susana Martinez. He was the GOP gubernatorial nominee in 2002, losing to Democrat Bill Richardson. He served one term in the state House of Representatives.

  • Suspicious package prompts evacuation--video extra

    A suspicious looking package that was discovered in a waiting area at the Central Square Office Building on 15th Street just before noon today prompted the evacuation of the office building.

    The building houses several Los Alamos National Laboratory divisions, Portage,  and Los Alamos County offices.

    Los Alamos police, fire and LANL Hazardous Device teams responded. The LAPD and LANL worked the incident jointly since the LAPD bomb squad was in Albuquerque for the day participating in the "Robot Rodeo."

    Once LANL's robot x-rayed the package, it was determined the contents were ink or toner cartridges.

  • 9 days after tornado, rebuilding begins in Joplin--video extras

    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Home Depot employees in orange vests were busy helping customers Tuesday in the parking lot of the Joplin store flattened just nine days ago by a tornado.

  • Construction Zone 05-22-11

    Public Works Projects
    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive Phase Four
    The traffic has been switched to the west side of Diamond Drive. Expect the following:

    Northbound from the Bridge – No left turns onto West or Trinity; use Sandia. No left onto Canyon Road, use University.  The right turn slip lane onto eastbound Trinity is closed; motorists in the right lane must turn right onto eastbound Trinity at the signalized intersection. The left lane continues through the work zone.

  • Sullivan sod sale frenzy

    Los Alamos residents turned out in droves to buy a piece of Sullivan Field Friday during the sod sale. Sullivan Field is being renovated and an artificial surface will be installed to replace the grass field. Renovation is scheduled to start Thursday. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Los Alamos Public School Athletic Department. Sod was sold for $.30 per square foot.

  • Update 05-24-11

    Authors Speak
    The Authors Speak Series featuring Demetria Martinez, scheduled for Thursday at the Mesa Library, has been canceled.

    CMRR meeting
    The Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement project public meeting for Los Alamos will be 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express.

    DPU meeting
    The Board of Public Utilities will meet 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the DPU Conference Room at 170 Central Park Square.

    Council meeting
    The county council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Community Buidling.

  • Petitions to take center stage

    Chances are it could be standing room only at Tuesday’s County Council meeting at the Community Building.
    Near the end of the agenda, there is a topic that has polarized the Los Alamos community.

    It’s all about the NM 502 Corridor Study, Trinity Drive and the controversy concerning roundabouts.

    There have been three petitions circulating in the community. There are two that want no change to Trinity and the other is in support of the county council in its vote to further study Plan A and its variants, all of which call for roundabouts.