Local News

  • Schools grapple with challenge and change

    2011 was a year of change for the Los Alamos Public Schools. It was faced with budget cuts and construction projects that ran behind schedule. 

    In addition, the high school was revamped and a new school board member was added, replacing longtime officeholder, Thelma Hahn.

  • Local Distillery Expands To Pojoaque




    Even by the standards of Northern New Mexico’s boutique wineries, White Rock’s Don Quixote Distillery & Winery is small and quaint. Ron and Olha Dolin built the distillery behind their home three years ago and opened a small tasting room in front. The intimate setting boasts no vineyards or embellishments that normally announce a winery.  

  • Bandelier boss eyes bigger picture

    Fifth of a series

    “He seems to be the type of person who brings us together as a community,” said  Nancy Talley, transportation division manager for the county. 

    When people speak about Bandelier National Park Superintendent Jason Lott’s contributions, his skill as a community builder rises to the top of the list. 

  • Major changes impact LAFD in 2011

    Internal strife seemed to settle down at the Los Alamos Fire Department during 2011. Gone were the principal players in several misdeeds that plagued the department the previous year. 

    Gone also are top officials who retired following decades of service to the town. Most notable is Chief Doug Tucker who postponed his departure date until the “right person” was found to lead the internationally accredited department.

  • Church listings 12-30-11




    Baha’i Faith

    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • Restaurant inspections 12-27-11

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department. 




  • More accurate view of Washington's crossing emerges

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of America’s most famous images, a painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River, got much of the story wrong: The American commander wouldn’t have stood triumphantly on a rowboat in daylight, but on a ferry bracing himself against a fierce snowstorm on Christmas night.

  • Lady Gaga named AP entertainer of the year

     NEW YORK (AP) — You might say that Lady Gaga’s year really began in an egg.

    That’s how she arrived at the Grammys in February, encased in a large, translucent pod carried by scantily clad dancers. When she “hatched” onstage, she effectively gave birth to “Born This Way,” performing the eponymous lead single of her second studio album and anthem to self-acceptance. In 2011, the album would carry her around the world, where she rarely went unnoticed.

  • 2 dead, 61 hurt in 40-vehicle New Orleans pileup--VIDEO EXTRA

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two men have been killed and 61 other people injured in a pre-dawn pileup involving about 40 cars, vans and other vehicles on a busy interstate that crosses New Orleans, closing the route for hours both ways, police said.

    Authorities said they were investigating motorists' accounts that they drove into thick smoke or fog that abruptly limited visibility on westbound lanes of Interstate 10 heading across eastern New Orleans. Those who came upon the scene said they heard injured motorists pleading for assistance.

  • Ryan brings musical expertise to Fuller Lodge

    It’s not often when a pianist admits that her first favorite sound was made by marbles rolling in an aluminum dishpan.

    One might say composer and pianist Kathleen Ryan has had a varied musical past; and at noon on Jan. 4, she will share her musical ability with Los Alamos residents during the Brown Bag Series at Fuller Lodge.