Local News

  • NEWS ALERT: Lab begins new project to stabilize Pueblo Canyon wetland.
  • Environmental work begins in Pueblo Canyon

     Los Alamos National Laboratory is beginning to repair a degraded channel in Pueblo Canyon on the northwest side of the White Rock interchange with NM 502. While the work will have some short term impacts, the laboratory expects the job of stabilizing the wetland in the area to have positive results for the long term.

    The work is part of the comprehensive cleanup project at the laboratory, which is governed by the Consent Order with the New Mexico Environment Department.

  • Breaking News: Governor signs executive order mandating spending cuts

    SANTA FE – Gov. Bill Richardson takes steps today towards balancing the state’s budget. He signed legislation, while vetoing what he termed “irresponsible budget cuts that would have cut critical health services, closed prisons and jeopardized protection for kids.”

    After taking final action on the special-session legislation, Richardson signed an Executive Order that sets five furlough days for state employees and further cuts state agency budgets by an average of 7 percent for the budget year.

  • First Born turns one

    The local First Born Program was created to help families increase their web of support for building strong relationships. A trained pool of professionals work with parents to provide an individualized education plan, materials and resources to increase knowledge on child development.

    Kristine Coblentz heralded this effort, which is for first-time families and their newborns. Coblentz championed the program since its Grant County roots blossomed into a four county core of educational centers.

  • Atomic City Transit wins top awards

    Los Alamos’ own Atomic City Transit has risen above nearly 750 competitors to garner first place honors in the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) AdWheel Awards.

    The awards recognize excellence in public transportation marketing and communications.

    Los Alamos County Transportation Division Manager Nancy Talley and County Management Analyst Jill Carothers accepted the 2009 AdWheel Award for Atomic City Transit’s “Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round” commercial during the APTA’s annual conference Oct. 5 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Pest control tech faces felony charges

    Longtime Los Alamos Terminix serviceman, Charles Herrera, 63, of Santa Fe has been charged with criminal sexual penetration.

    The charge stems from an alleged incident that occurred inside the home of a local woman for whom he has provided pest control services for many years.

  • 11-12 Update

    Sustainable energy talk

    Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. The November speaker will be David Vosgurgh, projects director at EnvironX.

    LAFRW meeting

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  • Schools set to ask voters to approve funding measures

    Early next year, UNM-Los Alamos will ask voters to approve a two mil levy. It’s the first time in 29 years the college has asked the community for this kind of help and they need it desperately to augment reduced operational funding.

    At the same time, Los Alamos Public Schools will seek voter approval for a much needed six-year extension of an existing bond.

    Because the two entities are each feeling the economic pinch, they have agreed through their respective boards to join forces in order to save money in their election efforts.

  • No more double dipping

    Gov. Bill Richardson today proposed reforms to the state’s return to work rules for retirees that will eliminate the practice known as “double dipping.”

    Richardson calls on lawmakers to pass the reforms during the upcoming regular legislative session that begins in January.