Local News

  • Los Alamos salutes veterans
  • Crosswalks will ‘shock wave’ Trinity traffic

    Parsons Brinckerhoff, the first of two consultants to provide professional evaluations of various options for the NM502 Corridor Study, presented its report to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Tuesday.

    Parsons Brinckerhoff was hired for its expertise in signalized intersections.

    Council narrowed TAC’s focus to the section of NM502/Trinity Drive between Tewa Loop and Knecht Street, which is currently scheduled to receive funding from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) for construction in 2014.

  • U.S. Senate candidate Heinrich visits LA

    When asked why Los Alamos should vote for him, U.S. Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich gave an answer that the crowd gathered at Mesa Public Library seemed to understand.

    “I am an engineer and I understand the labs and I’ve spent the last three years working on committees focused on enhancing and preserving our laboratories,” he said.

    Heinrich, 40, hopes to succeed Sen. Jeff Bingaman who retires next year.
    His Thursday night “meet and greet” drew a standing-room-only audience.

  • Fishing report 11-11-11


    Animas River: The flow is 368 cfs. Flows have come up from runoff and the water is murky. The river is reported as good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.

  • Sports update 11-11-11

    Volleyball club to hold open house
    The NNM Fusion junior volleyball club will host an open house and parent information meeting Nov. 18.
    The meeting is for interested participants. It will be at Mountain Elementary School’s gymnasium starting at 6 p.m.
    The Fusion is for all interested girls ages 12-17. Information on the club and USA Volleyball will be available and nets will be set up for players to play.
    For more information, visit the club’s website, www.nnmvolleyball.org.
    Boys basketball is hosting a   three-way scrimmage Saturday
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball varsity and JV teams will scrimmage the Albuquerque Academy Chargers and the Mora Rangers Saturday.

  • Seen at the Scene: Municipal Building Work
  • Veterans' Day observances scheduled across the state

    Governor Susana Martinez and New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services Cabinet Secretary Tim Hale invite New Mexicans to honor and thank the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces veterans by attending a Veterans’ Day ceremony on November 11th.
    Governor Martinez will be the Keynote Speaker at an 11 a.m. ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans State Park in Angel Fire. Secretary Hale will be the main speaker at an 11am ceremony at the State Veterans’ Home in Truth or Consequences.
    NMDVS Deputy Secretary Alan Martinez will be a part of the 11am ceremony in Santa Fe at the Veterans’ Memorial located next to the Bataan Memorial Building.

  • UNM-LA funding supports IT upgrades

    The Los Alamos County Council approved $553,118 for the University of New Mexico - Los Alamos (UNM-LA) on Tuesday. The allocation supports programing and a new IT infrastructure that increases opportunities such as video conferencing and supercomputing that benefits the entire Los Alamos community.

    Part of the funding is a carryover from the FY2011 budget hearings, when council put a placeholder for $250,000 for program support. Staff was directed to create guidelines for releasing those funds based upon guidelines for the Los Alamos Public Schools.  

    The policy was broadened to encompass UNM-LA and instituted in March 2011.

  • Update 11-10-11

    County Council

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 15  in the White Rock Fire House No. 3.

    WR Committee

    The public is encouraged to attend the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee at 6 p.m. Monday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Fields Closed

    Spirio Field at Overlook Park is closed while parks crews refit the field with a new irrigation system, which involves extensive trenching. Work should be completed by the end of November. Bomber Field on North Mesa is closed to all activities until the refitting of lighting and repairs to the irrigation system are completed.

    Kiwanis Meeting

  • Leisure pool drowns in 'No' votes

    Despite a 25-year effort by several residents to make the leisure pool concept a reality, the Los Alamos County general obligation bond firmly failed Wednesday night.

    County Clerk Janet Foster released the unofficial results shortly after 7 p.m. in the Justice Center lobby. In the special all mail election, residents returned 6,090 ballots – defeating the pool measure 3,851 to 2,239.
    Longtime Los Alamos resident Carl Thornton and his family were at the Justice Center to learn of the results.