Local News

  • Top 5 CIP applications revealed

    The Capital Improvement Review committee met one last time on Monday night in council chambers. The purpose of the meeting was to give committee members a chance to make changes to the final scores they assigned to CIP applications during last week’s Thursday night meeting. The scores could either be increased or decreased during Monday night’s meeting.

  • Flower sale

    Bethany Glasco arranges a daffodil  display at CB Fox in downtown Los Alamos Tuesday. The store donated the display space to Los Alamos Visiting Nurses which is holding its annual daffodil fund-raising sale. Pre-orders are being taken through March 6. The flowers are $5 per bunch, $10 for flowers in a vase and $15 for a ginger jar vase with daffodils. They will be delivered March 14 or they can be picked up March 13 and 14. Call 662-2525 for more information.

  • Local Starbucks to remain open

  • Heather Wilson to headline local GOP dinner

    Former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson is the keynote speaker for Saturday's Republican Party dinner at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.

  • Local police captain and veterinarian wed on tropical island

  • LabStart spins out money-making tech

    Los Alamos National Laboratory and investment partners celebrated the launch of LabStart, LLC, a revitalized program for getting lab technology out the door and into new businesses.

    A few dozen laboratory employees and managers networked with a handful of entrepreneurs Monday night at De Colores, as a signed contract was presented to the parties involved and B. Russell (Russ) Hopper was named LabStart’s entrepreneur in residence.

  • Diamond Drive project faced difficulties

    Appearances by Old Man Winter may have been sparse for Los Alamos this winter in terms of snow accumulation, but that hasn’t stopped cold weather from being a problem.

    Phase II of the Diamond Drive project was completed in December, however, Albuquerque contractor AS Horner is still working on punch list items.

    Completion of the roadwork has been delayed because of cold weather and as a result, the contractor has asked the county for an extension so that the work can be completed in warmer weather.

  • Locals wed on tropical island

    Warm ocean breezes added another pleasant layer to the marvelous memories two local adventurers brought back from their exotic wedding in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

    “It really was perfect,” Veterinarian Shayna Whitaker said. “In fact, the entire week we spent in Jamaica was perfect.”

  • Getting to the bottom of a fishy question

    Where do good ideas for science fair projects come from?

    Everybody is different, but for freshman Nathan Clements at Los Alamos High School, the idea crept up on him. Not only that, but like scientists since Galileo, he also had to adapt his idea to reality as he went along.

    Clements has participated in the county science fair for the last two years. Each time he's gone on to regional and state competitions and placed at state both times.

    He’s been doing quite a bit of fishing around the area lately with his father and one of his older brothers.

  • Preliminary CIP scores available

    Los Alamos residents who submitted applications for Capital Improvement Projects can now find out exactly how their applications rated.


    The Capital Improvement Projects Committee met Thursday during a public meeting in council chambers in order to score all 23 of the applications that were submitted.


    Community Development Director Rick Bohn said that there was some debate amongst the committee members on how exactly they would handle the scoring process.