Local News

  • Locals complete Leadership New Mexico program

    Leadership New Mexico announced  this week that John Arrowsmith, Utilities Manager for the Incorporated County of Los Alamos; Valerie Miranda, Director, ESH&Q at SOC Los Alamos; and Kurt Steinhaus, Director of Community Programs at Los Alamos National Security are among the 39 who recently graduated from the Leadership New Mexico Core Program.   
    The graduates of the Leadership New Mexico Core Program attended six educational sessions for the 2011-2012 program. All of the graduates contribute to the state in a different way and these sessions identify the issues, needs, challenges and current trends across New Mexico that they may face.

  • Raw Video: Mugly Wins World's Ugliest Dog Title

    A Chinese crested's short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World's Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Northern California.

  • Update 06-24-12

    Parents wanted
    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for parents to try out potential new versions of their websites. Parents new to the community and parents of current elementary, middle and high schoolers are needed.  Email Colin MacArthur at c.macarthur@laschools.net or call 629-0776 to schedule a time to help.

    P & Z

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdsay in council chambers.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Building.

    WR meeting

    The White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the White Rock Town Hall.


  • Utah wildfire evacuees allowed to return to homes

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — About 2,300 Utah wildfire evacuees were allowed to return to their homes Saturday evening after officials determined the blaze no longer posed a threat to them.

    The decision came after the fire had burned Friday within a quarter mile of some homes in Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain, about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Teresa Rigby said.

  • Today in History for June 23rd
  • Judge denied Sandusky lawyers' request to resign--Video Extra

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's lawyers said Saturday they asked to resign from his child sex abuse case on the eve of trial but the judge turned them down.

  • Raw Video: SUV Collides With Train

    At least one person was seriously hurt when an SUV crashed through a barrier and slammed into a moving train in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Working to end Alzheimer's

    Rep. Jim Hall, left, speaks with Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Kevin Holsapple and Jane Gunter, chair of the Los Alamos 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee.
    “This has a very personal meaning for me,” Hall said. “My mother began having memory problems at 55, and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at 57. She lived over 20 years, and slowly went downhill. I think caring for her killed my father, and then I cared for her after he died. My kids never knew their grandmother.
    “I am personally really committed to this. Anything we can do to ease the lives of caregivers and find some way to relieve the symptoms is important.”

  • Lots of activities coming up at Bandelier

    If you’d like to learn more about the area, walk through Frijoles Canyon in the darkness, or do some volunteer trail work, there are good opportunities coming up at Bandelier National Monument.
    On Fridays and Saturdays, there will be Evening Ranger Programs at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater, and non-campers are welcome too.  Planned topics include: Today, “Connections”; Saturday, “Bandelier History From 1880-1916”; Friday June 29, “Bandelier History from 1880-1916”; and Saturday June 30, “Bandelier Enchantment.”   All begin at 8:30 p.m.

  • Luján introduces wildfire legislation

    Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Ranking Member on the Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Ranking Member of the National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee, and Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced legislation Thursday to combat catastrophic wildfires and protect rural communities.
    Recent wildfires around the country highlight the need to deal with fire risk, especially on western forests and public lands.
     The framework of this legislation builds upon the 2003 Healthy Forest Restoration Act (HFRA), which allows for expedited consideration of projects that reduce the risk of wildfire.