Local News

  • Grappling with the revenue shortfall

    Revenues will be about $10 million less this year and $53 million less than anticipated in 2010, according to a new financial forecast outlined Thursday to the Legislative Finance Committee.

    That drop in revenues translates to a potential $500-$600 million budget gap next year. That’s how much is needed to avoid any cutbacks and to maintain a flat budget of services and programs with no growth.

  • NEWS ALERT: Major winter storm expected to hit by Monday morning


  • Ads target property owners

    The State Taxation & Revenue Department will be running advertisements in all major newspapers across New Mexico this weekend to find the rightful owners of unclaimed property worth $170 million in cash and 12,000 items of property including artifacts, jewelry and collector’s items.

    The  newspaper  advertisements list the names and the last known New Mexico address of the property owners.

  • Remembering Louis Rosen

    Well-known scientist and holder of the prestigious Los Alamos National Laboratory Medal, Louis Rosen was a Manhattan Project veteran whose notable career in nuclear physics included the founding of the LANSCE accelerator project, a major national basic research facility.  

    In the 1980’s, with the accelerator in full

    operation as “the flagship of American nuclear physics research,” Rosen was able to give some attention to a concern that he shared with many thoughtful scientists, namely the escalating nuclear arms race.

  • 12-6 Update

    Cha Cha the night away

      Come take Cha Cha dance lessons from Bob and Sally Nolen from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Christian Church. The class costs $25 per person for six weeks.  There will not be lessons between Christmas and New Years. Call 231-8952 for more information.

    Learn the Quickstep

      Beginning Quickstep lessons will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Unitarian Church.  No partner is required. The cost is $5  per lesson or $12 for all three. There will be no lesson Dec. 24 or Dec. 31. Contact robpelak@los-alamos.net.

  • Taking teaching to a higher level

    Two teachers from Los Alamos High School are among an elite group that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan referred to as “extraordinary.” English teacher Emily Baas and social studies teacher Brian Easton have become National Board Certified Teachers.

    Teachers and school counselors who have achieved National Board Certification this year have “demonstrated a commitment of taking their teaching practice to an entirely different level,” Duncan said, calling them “amazing leaders.”

  • Small donations to Cambodia’s Hope go a long way

    $2 – buys a special treat of one day’s admission into the nearby Water Park for one child from Palm Tree Orphanage & Center.

    $2 – buys one chicken for the Palm Tree Farm. The farm is part of the sustainability effort for the Palm Tree Orphanage & Center.

    $5 – supports pre-school classes and lunches for 10 children who are in the rural orphanage.

    $5 – buys two chickens for the Palm Tree Farm.

    $5 – provides a special ice cream treat for 50 children at the Palm Tree Orphanage & Center for special celebrations.

  • Gov. launches “MainStreet Shop Local” campaign

    Gov. Bill Richardson kicked off a statewide campaign that encourages New Mexicans shopping this holiday season to spend locally.

    The Los Alamos MainStreet version of the promotion encourages residents to consider spending $50 per month at three different locally owned businesses.

  • Open casting calls this weekend for ABC’s Supernanny

  • Unexpected drop in jobless rate sparks optimism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprising drop in the November unemployment rate and in job losses cheered investors Friday and raised hopes for a sustained economic recovery.

    The rate unexpectedly fell to 10 percent last month, from 10.2 percent in October, as employers cut the fewest number of jobs since the recession began. The better-than-expected figures provided a rare dose of good news for a labor market that's lost 7.2 million jobs in two years.