Local News

  • Entrada land sale amended

    By now, just about everyone knows that changes are coming to the airport basin.

    The Entrada project is well underway and at least one business has already claimed their stake in the new business development.

    Main Gate, LLC agreed to purchase county owned property, however, amendments to that agreement have been made and the terms of the sale have changed, as well.

    Assistant County Administrator Anthony Mortillaro was in council chambers last Tuesday to present a restated purchase, sale and license agreement with Main Gate LLC.

    The motion was approved 7-0.

  • It'll all be over in a week

    ALBUQUERQUE – America’s new president will be revealed a week from today and both presidential candidates held rallies Saturday in Albuquerque in what is likely to be their final sweep through New Mexico before Tuesday’s election.

    As they have on five previous visits, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., addressed the economy, Iraq, health care and education.

    They stressed the importance of claiming victory in New Mexico.

  • Homeowners alert county to unlicensed contractor

    It appears a contractor operating without a license has collectively bilked at least seven Los Alamos homeowners out of some $46,000 in cash.

    “The county got complaints and code enforcement looked into it,” said County Code Enforcement Officer Marshall Smith during an interview Friday.

    “We did the leg work and turned the information over to the New Mexico Construction Industries Division (CID) and the local police.”

    Smith explained that he originally noticed work being done on a residence this summer.

  • New cycle for startups kicks in

    A troubled economy inspires people to have a few more irons in the fire or at least to begin considering some alternatives.

    In Los Alamos, it’s time for entrepreneurs and inventors to step forward and catch one of the next available waves for start-up business development.

    “But what exactly do you want to do?” asked John “Grizz” Deal, a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Hyperion Power Generation.

    Hyperion is raising funds for mass-producing its transportable nuclear power generator, but every company is different.


    JOHN FREDERICK WEINBRECHT passed from this life on October 18, 2008 at the age of 91. He was born on May 10, 1917 in Terra Haute Indiana to Amelia and Albert Weinbrecht. After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman Polytechnic Institute, John served active duty in the Army Corps of Engineers from 1941 to 1952, including 3.5 years in the Pacific conflict during WWII. He ultimately attained the rank of Colonel, serving in the Army Reserve until 1967.


    RAMON “CHICK” PRECIADO, 78, of Santa Fe, passed away October 21, 2008.


    LINDA KAY SZALAY, daughter of J.W. Savage Sr. and Vivian Pugh Savage, passed away at her home in Santa Fe, NM on October 21, 2008. Linda was born on November 22, 1942 in Grand Island, NE.

    Linda grew up primarily in Los Alamos, NM and graduated from Los Alamos High School.

    While attending the University of Wyoming, Linda received a scholarship from the Army Nurse Corps and was commissioned Second Lieutenant. In 1964, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

    She was a member of the Tri Delta Sorority.


    WARREN SAMUEL KENNISON, M.D., son of Herbert and Stella Kennison, died October 20, 2008 in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Sam was born in Denver, Colorado July 3, 1917. Sam met Dorothy Reber in Michigan where they married 56 years ago. He and Dorothy moved from Birmingham, Michigan to Lookout Mountain in Golden Colorado in 1968 where Sam continued his private psychoanalytic practice. He retired from his practice in 1992.

  • Some county job descriptions revamped

    In an effort to meet the operational needs of the county and as a result of the countywide job description review, Human Resources Manager Sharyl Hofer, in conjunction with consulting group Valliant and various county managers and employees, have revised and drafted new job descriptions.

  • Long-awaited skate park to hold grand opening

    Los Alamos County Community Services Department invites the public to view the latest addition to a vibrant downtown Los Alamos and to join in Wednesday’s grand opening ceremony of the skateboard park.

    The park, designed with input from local young people, who are the true experts on what makes a great skate park, other community members and County staff, was professionally built by California Skateparks, Inc. and includes state of the art features.