Local News

  • Changes begin at LAMC

    Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) is entering the final phase of its renovation project. Visitors should be aware of some upcoming temporary changes:

    • Carpet installation began Monday on the first floor and will continue throughout the week. All work is being done at night starting at 6 p.m. and finishing no later than 5 a.m. each day.

    • Elevator entrance closures on the first floor will also be scheduled during installation of ceramic tile beginning at 9 p.m. Friday and continuing through 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • CHC in jeopardy

    New Mexico Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil, announced Tuesday that the Department of Health has had to make difficult decisions about the services it provides to deal with an almost $24.4 million reduction in next year’s budget.

    Cuts include nearly $3 million for community health councils.

    “We are trying to minimize the impact of our budget cuts as we realize that some of our cuts will affect New Mexicans in almost every community,” Vigil said. “We will continue to provide technical assistance to Community Health Councils …”

  • Preserve inches closer to becoming a national park

    A public  hearing was held  during Tuesday night’s county council meeting regarding the Valles Caldera National Prerserve’s inclusion in the national park system.

  • Board OKs tuition hike effective with summer semester

    Those bumper stickers with the phrase, “my kid and my money go to (a) university” will pack even more of a punch in upcoming semesters as institutions of higher education grapple with budget shortfalls. 

    At UNM-LA, the advisory board approved a 9 percent increase in tuition during its meeting Monday. This would make the fee $53.50 per credit hour, which will go into effect with the 2010 summer semester. 

  • News Alert: Finalists for LAPS principal meet the public tonight!

    Candidates for Los Alamos High School principal,Claudia Krause-Johnson and Sandy Warnock, will present their backgrounds and mingle with the public beginning at 7 p.m. today in the LAHS Speech Theater.

    Check back later for full details of the event.

  • County Council gives nod for another go at Trinity Site redevelopment

    The Los Alamos County Council voted 7-0 to move forward with a new strategy to get redevelopment of the Trinity Site kick-started yet again. The site is comprised of 15.26 acres of prime real estate located between Trinity Drive and Los Alamos Canyon.

    Redevelopment of the Trinity Site has long been viewed as the potential impetus to spur further retail growth and redevelopment of other portions of the downtown area in Los Alamos.

  • 04-07-10 Update

    “Touched by fire”

      “Touched by Fire: Hands that Help, Hands that Create,” the newest exhibit at Mesa Public Library will have an opening reception from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs gallery.

    Social dance Friday

      Ballroom Etcetera will host a social dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Church. Music will include Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Country and Western. A $3 donation per person is requested; no partner is required.

    Dark Night Saturday

  • Celebration to recognize companies

    The New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program (NMSBA) helped 320 companies in 25 counties last year to solve technical challenges. Nine companies that participated in the program in 2009 will be honored for their outstanding achievements Thursday at the NMSBA’s Innovation Celebration.

    Journalists are invited to meet small business owners, scientists, and LANL and Sandia officials at the NMSBA program’s Innovation Celebration from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at The Bishop’s Lodge in Tesuque.

  • Talk on arms treaty

    With the announcement that President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev have agreed to sign a new nuclear arms reduction treaty, a timely talk entitled “A New START and Beyond” by arms control expert Linton Brooks has been scheduled by the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security.  

    The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m Tuesday in the meeting room at the new Holiday Inn Express located on Hwy 502 at the entrance to Los Alamos.

  • A brighter tomorrow

    A pregnant  woman needed a cesarean section for her baby to be delivered. When she went to the hospital, money was requested for the operation; money the woman did not have. In conclusion, the woman was refused care.

    This is when Americhelp, a nonprofit, non-governmental agency, stepped in. American volunteers along with the organization’s founder, Harold Salomon of Los Alamos, offered the fee for the cesarean section. At this point, Salomon said the hospital became embarrassed and ended up doing the operation for free.