Local News

  • Raw Video: 3 Shot Outside Oklahoma Courthouse

    A sheriff's deputy and two other people were wounded Wednesday afternoon during an exchange of gunfire outside a courthouse plaza in Tulsa, police said. No names were immediately released.

  • Regional Coalition wraps up high-level meetings in D.C.

     The newly formed Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (Coalition) along with representatives of the State of New Mexico, the San Ildefonso Pueblo, and Southern New Mexico communities, made the trip to Washington this week and expressed strong support for increased cleanup funding at the Los Alamos National Laboratory during a series of meetings.

  • Token of appreciation

    Jason Lott, superintendent of the Bandelier National Monument presented the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Board of Directors with a token of appreciation during the group’s regular monthly meeting Monday afternoon. Lott gave the board the retro-style Bandelier promotional poster as a thank you for the chamber’s support as the national monument worked to re-open following the Las Conchas wildfire last summer.

  • Valles Caldera board to meet in Albuquerque

    The Valles Caldera Trust Board of Trustees will conduct a meeting in public on Thursday, March 15, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque.
     The meeting agenda will include an update of the operational budget for Fiscal Year 2012, a status report on the livestock program, a progress report on the fishery restoration and other stewardship actions.
    Additional reports will include a discussion of the 2011 visitor count and overviews of winter and summer programs. Public comments will be heard after the last report with adjournment scheduled at 1 p.m.

  • Dry conditions to continue in LA

    The mid-latitude storm track stayed primarily to the north during the month of February.
    Because the storm track was to the north, Los Alamos and White Rock were drier than normal during February. Los Alamos recorded 0.53 inches of precipitation, compared to the 30-year average of 0.86 inches.  White Rock recorded 0.12 inches, in comparison to the 30-year average of 0.63 inches.  
    For the year, Los Alamos is at 50 percent of normal and White Rock is at 15 percent of normal.  February snowfall for Los Alamos was slightly below average at 9.7 inches. Daytime high temperatures were two degrees below normal in Los Alamos and .6 degree below normal in White Rock.  

  • County urges drivers to use caution

    The Public Works Department is requesting public compliance with two important safety issues on the N.M.4 Improvement Project in White Rock between Rover Blvd and Pajarito Road.
     The speed limit through the construction zone has been reduced to 30 MPH to enhance both motorist and construction worker safety; please observe the lower speed; and,
    Motorists traveling west on N.M.4 planning to turn right onto Pajarito Road must now stop at the Grand Canyon/Pajarito Road intersection if the traffic signal is red. The free right turn (green arrow) from NM4 onto Pajarito Road no longer exists with the current construction work zone.

  • Update 03-07-12

    Little League

    White Rock Little League will hold registration at Time Out Pizza from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Intereted participants can find registration information and paperwork online at eteamz.com/WRLL2.

    Council meeting

    County Council will hold a regular session at 6 p.m. March 20 in Council Chambers.

    CIP meeting

    CIP Committee reviews Phase 2 Applications for Ashley Pond improvements and the White Rock Civic Center at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers.

    Public meeting

  • Wrecker service gets heat from PRC

    One of tow companies on the Los Alamos Police Department’s rotation schedule has recently come under fire from the state Public Regulation Commission and could face a $16,000 fine.
    Last fall, Pojoaque-based Ace’s Towing and Recovery agreed to pay a $2,000 fine as part of a deal between commission staff and the towing company’s attorneys for alleged violations of the state’s Motor Carrier Act and Commission rules.
    But commissioners decided Tuesday that that amount didn’t go far enough.
    According to a commission petition, agency staff alleges that Ace’s Towing violated state law and commission rules on three occasions:

  • CIP approves alternative 2 for golf course

    The Capital Improvement Project Evaluation and Oversight Committee met Tuesday night in council chambers to consider the Phase 2 Design/Construction application for the proposed golf course improvements and unanimously approved the project after nearly three hours of discussion and public comment.

    The committee’s vote moves the project forward on to County Administrator Harry Burgess for consideration as a CIP project during the next budget cycle. Budget hearings begin in April.

    Project consultant Andy Staples of Andy Staples Golf gave an overview of the Master Plan that had been prepared during the Phase 1 study, emphasizing that the course had not been improved in 65 years.

  • Canyon Rim Trail may get a new stretch

    Kevin Holsapple could not have asked for much more.

    On Tuesday night in White Rock, the Los Alamos County Council passed a resolution 5-1 that would support a biennial memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Los Alamos MainStreet, a community economic development downtown revitalization program.

    The resolution, in essence, supports MainStreet efforts to secure $200,000 in capital outlay funding that would be used to extend the Canyon Rim Trail along the southern edge of downtown on land that has already been designated within the Trinity Place Development.