Local News

  • Goodbye To An Old Friend

    The old tree that stood proudly in front of Los Alamos High school was removed today.  During Phase 4 of the Diamond Drive project, utility trenches were dug in the root pattern of the tree, plus old age led its demise according to LAPS maintenance supervisor Jeff Sargent.  Fabian Atencio (left) and Henry Wilton of the LAPS maintenance department are in the bucket lift.

  • Council OKs CRC items

    In a long but relatively quiet meeting Tuesday night, Los Alamos County Council cast a series of votes on the Charter Review Committee’s (CRC) recommendations regarding structure of government.

    Many of the pertinent articles will remain unchanged, but several recommendations won council approval. The county attorney’s office will now draft ordinances on those to bring before voters sometime in 2013.

    CRC Chair John Hopkins prefaced the discussion by noting differences between changes to the initiative and referendum articles council previously approved and the structure of government section of the charter.

  • Today in History for June 13th
  • Doctors: Face-chewing Victim 'awake and Alert'

    A homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in a bizarre attack alongside a busy South Florida highway is in good spirits, talking and walking with the help of hospital staff, doctors said Tuesday. WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO.

  • Feds: Horse operation was a front for cartel cash

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal agents raided a sprawling ranch in Oklahoma and a prominent quarter horse track in New Mexico on Tuesday, alleging the brother of a high-ranking official in a Mexican drug cartel used a horse-breeding operation to launder money.

  • Update 06-12-12

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 6 p.m. today in council chambers. The council will convene at 5 p.m. in closed session prior to the meeting.

    School board

    The School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the LAHS Speech Theater.  Agenda items include an update on the LAMS construction project, plans for LAHS landscaping and recommendations for facility rental rates for the coming year.

    P & Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    Flag Day

  • First Ra’hjve draws large crowd

    With their forces combined, three local community—based art collectives brought the first ever Ra’hjve festival to northern New Mexico.

    Albuquerque—based Sub Culture, Los Alamos—based Form B Music and Santa Fe—based Team Everything joined forces over the weekend to transform what was before Camp May near the Pajarito ski hill into a unique, weekend—long, outdoor, live music, art and dance festival.

  • Fire near Ruidoso damages 224 homes, cabins

    RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — A second day of surveying the damage from a wildfire in the mountains of southern New Mexico confirmed Tuesday what many anxious residents had feared: the list of homes left blackened and smoldering by the fast-moving flames was growing.

    Workers with the Lincoln County assessor's office found only heaps of burned metal and other debris at sites hit hardest by the fire.

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