Local News

  • Being a leader is no easy task

    Becoming a leader was never meant to be a walk in the park. To gain even an inch or two of growth seems to require elbow grease, if not getting the hands downright dirty.

    It was one of the first lessons 24 Los Alamos residents, with me included, learned during a two-day Leadership Los Alamos orientation, which was held Friday and Saturday at the Homewood Suites in Pojoaque.

    This year’s Leadership Los Alamos will hold seven monthly classes. A graduation will be held on May 7.

  • Fall colors, trail runs, family fun at Pajarito Trail Fest

    The third annual Pajarito Trail Runs Festival will take place on Oct. 10 at Pajarito Ski Area from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The events will feature 10k and 15 Mile trail races, kids’ runs and activities and an opportunity to enjoy a display of fall colors.      

    Registration for 10K and 15 Mile races is open until Oct. 10 at www.active.com.   

    Registration for 10k is $35 and for 15 Mile race is $40 and includes an active.com fee.

    There will be race day registration for an additional charge.

  • Fete for new superintendent this evening

    The public is invited to attend a Community Welcome for new LAPS superintendent, Dr. Gene Schmidt at 7 p.m. this evening at Fuller Lodge.

    Schmidt will make brief remarks about his vision and goals for the Los Alamos School District.

    There will be time to socialize and get acquainted with him and wife Wendy over refreshments.

    Come meet, greet and eat...

    For information, contact Linda Hull at 662-7950.


  • LANL and fire chief confident despite report

  • White Rock Master Plan to be discussed

    The County Public Works Department has scheduled a public involvement meeting to discuss the implementation of several strategies recommended by the White Rock Center Master Plan/Economic Development Strategy. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the White Rock Town Hall.

  • Are you prepared?

    Winter’s looming, HIN1’s here and emergency officials are urging residents to get prepared now.

    “It’s extremely important for everyone to ensure their safety and that of their family by making plans and putting an emergency kit together now, rather than waiting until something happens,” said Acting Regional Administrator Gary Jones of FEMA’s Region VI in a news release.

  • The hidden cost of high school dropouts represents billions in lost income

    New Mexico’s high school dropouts from the class of 2009 represent more than $3.4 billion in lost income, according to a report out of Washington, D.C.

     If the students who dropped out of New Mexico’s class of 2009 had graduated, the state’s economy would have benefited from more than $3.4 billion in additional income over the course of their lifetimes, a new issue brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education states.

  • County Clerk resigns

    County Clerk Mary Pat Kraemer resigned her position, making it effective as of last Monday.

    County Council Vice-Chair Mike Wismer said Wednesday that Kraemer forwarded her letter of resignation to the council Tuesday evening.

    Kraemer’s resignation was related to complicated laws governing retirement while holding public office, he said.

  • New county administrator appointed

  • Call goes out for county clerk applicants

    County Council approved a process Tuesday whereby citizens interested in being appointed to the currently vacant county clerk seat can submit a letter of interest to the council.

    Under the county charter and state law, any qualified person who is a registered voter and resident of the county may serve as county clerk.

    Applicants are asked to submit a one or two page letter indicating why they would be interested in serving as county clerk. The letter must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25.