Local News

  • Be safe when viewing farolitos

      The Los Alamos County Transportation Division will turn off the power to various streetlights to enhance the viewing of holiday farolitos. The streetlights will be turned off December 24 and 25 and will be restored on December 26.

  • Ceremony celebrates Central Avenue Streetscapes and Pedestrian Crossings

    Employees from Los Alamos County’s Public Works Department, members of the LA Walks group, Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) and the public celebrated the completion of the Phase 2 Central Avenue Streetscapes and Pedestrian Crossings project during a special ceremony at the Community Building Thursday.

  • DOE, hospital detail records agreement

    DOE, hospital detail records agreement

    A set of historic medical records stored in a Quonset hut leased by the Los Alamos Medical Center will be retrieved, decontaminated and sorted for permanent disposition under a million dollar agreement that has been signed by LAMC and the Department of Energy.

  • Life after working for Pete Domenici

    Veronica Rodriguez spent more than a decade working for New Mexico’s beloved Sen. Pete Domenici. He retires Dec. 31 and as with the rest of his longtime staff, she had to seek new employment. Rodriguez began working at Los Alamos National Bank in October.

    During an interview in her new office, Rodriguez reminisced about her years with Domenici and her life today.

  • United Way president talks about giving

    Charitable giving and its importance to the community were highlighted during an interview Friday with Jerry Ethridge, staff manager for the associate director for weapons physics at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    In March, Ethridge was elected president of the Board of Trustees for the United Way of Northern New Mexico serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.

  • Fire department gains new cadets

    Some 400 family, friends and fellow firefighters honored 29  new fire cadets to the Los Alamos Fire Department during a  special ceremony at Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday. The 19th recruitment class is comprised of two women and 27 men.

    "The biggest challenge for me, being a smaller size, was the physical portion of our training - but I did it," Fire Cadet Emmy Sweers said. "It's amazing how much they are able to train us during the 20-week academy. My favorite part was going down to Socorro and working with live fires."

  • Animal shelter details hammered out

      The roof and kennels of the proposed animal shelter were revisited again at last Tuesday night’s County Council meeting. Capital Projects Manager and Facilities Director Anne Laurent made her pitch to council in an effort to increase the budget for the animal shelter to $1,357,380, which would incorporate a metal roof, outside kennel drainage and would increase the number of kennels from 14 to 18.

  • Officials share Christmas plans, New Year's wishes

    Most community leaders are staying in town for Christmas this year and they all send best wishes to the residents of Los Alamos and White Rock this holiday season and throughout 2009.


    Rep. Jeannette Wallace, R-Los Alamos, Sandoval and Santa Fe, is planning on some much needed down time. “My plan is to find a few relaxing days at home because it’s been a very, very busy interim at the legislature and I’ve had no time off at all,” she said.


  • Photographer highlights cathedral's beauty
  • Outgoing councilors recognized

    Outgoing councilors were honored during the Dec. 16 County Council meeting held at the Community Building.


    Council Vice  Chairman Robert Gibson gave the presentation, thanking Council Chair Jim Hall and Councilors Frances Berting and Ken Milder for their service on the council.


    “This is often called a thankless job, but it’s not really true,” Gibson said.