Local News

  • A real tool: Local inventor receives Motor Magazine award


  • School bond election ballots go out Jan. 6

    Based on recommendations from the 20-Year Facilities Renewal Plan developed by the Facilities Planning Committee, a bond election is planned for January to address the pressing facility renewal needs of Los Alamos Public Schools.


    The majority of the facilities are at least 45-years-old, with the age of the high school nearing 60. Outdated and ill-equipped, many of the buildings do not provide a learning environment that meets the needs of today’s students, explained School Board President Steve Girrens.


  • Eco Station ribbon cutting to be held Wednesday

    Los Alamos County is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Eco Station that replaces the solid waste facility at the old County Landfill.


    The ceremony is 11 a.m. Wednesday and will be held adjacent to the landfill at 3701 East Jemez Road. The public is invited to attend.


  • Wallace discusses LANL's growing mission

    Finding solutions to the nation's energy dilemmas, including the means to store energy, is at the fore front of research underway at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): Research critical to both the nation and the world.


    The increasing role LANL scientists are playing in this field now, and will play well into the future, was a topic discussed by Terry Wallace, principal associate director for Science, Technology, & Engineering, during an interview Thursday.


  • Arts in Public Places Board spruces up the town

    The Arts in Public Places Board has been hard at work making plans to spread art throughout Los Alamos County.


    At their meeting on Wednesday night, the Board discussed various projects that are in the works and presented updates on these projects.


    The Arts in Public Places Board is working on a plan that would spruce up the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex once its construction is completed.


  • Chromium plume updated

    Los Alamos National Laboratory reported “the highest observed” levels of the contaminant chromium VI in the regional aquifer under Mortandad Canyon.


    In an interview this morning Danny Katzman of the lab’s environmental stewardship project said this morning, “We could be looking at a plume that’s stationary.”


  • Council meeting back on regular schedule

    This week’s county council meeting goes back to the regularly scheduled meeting day of Tuesday. The meeting on Nov. 3 was held on a Monday because Election Day fell on Nov. 4. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Community Building and will be televised on PAC-8.

  • Teddy Roosevelt comes to town

    In addition to being a U.S. president, “Teddy” Theodore Roosevelt was a conservationist, a traveler and an outdoor enthusiast who lived during an incredible time in America’s history.

    During the Los Alamos Historical Society’s lecture series, the community will be able to meet this key historical figure one-on-one. Randy Milligan will do a Chautauqua performance of Roosevelt at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge.

  • Dust revisited: Hot particle study unresolved

    PICURIS PUEBLO – The principal investigator of a community monitoring study looking for radioactive particles of dust around Los Alamos, spent part of an hour in this high mountain pueblo Wednesday, following up on some of the issues he has raised.


    Marco Kaltofen, president of Boston Chemical Data, who authored a July 2007 study, made some brief remarks and answered a number of questions from local residents during a Community Radiation Monitoring Group meeting, an ongoing public forum on off-site radiation concerns in the community.


  • 2007 Maximum airborne exposure located on DP Road

    In an Environmental Surveillance report for 2007 that was issued in early October, Los Alamos National Laboratory identified the location of the maximally exposed individual (MEI) — exposed by the airborne pathway – as an air monitoring station across from the Fire Station on DP Road, a few hundred yards west of the Los Alamos Monitor.