Local News

  • Leadership Los Alamos looks at economic snapshot

    The impact on the local economy from the nation’s financial crisis was highlighted during the February session of Leadership Los Alamos.


    Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation presented the economic snapshot and discussed key issues during a segment of the day-long program held at the Los Alamos Research Park Friday.


  • Not just another 9 to 5 job

    Some people go to offices and work in cubicles. They punch the clock at 9 a.m. and then punch out at 5 p.m. Their efforts reward them with plaques or certificates of appreciation.


    New Mexico National Guardsman Master Sgt. Jason Riley has done things a little differently.


    Riley, a 1988 graduate of Los Alamos High School, has spent his entire career in the military. He served the first four years in the U.S. Army and for the last 15 years, he has been active in the New Mexico National Guard.


  • Residents get a glimpse of bypass route

    A group of about 42 gathered in the parking lot of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Research Park on Sunday, eagerly awaiting the beginning of their walking tour of the proposed West Jemez Bypass route.


    There was a mix of attendees that turned out for the tour, coordinated by county staff, which included residents in favor of, and opposed to the bypass, county councilors, Los Alamos county residents and members from the Chamber of Commerce.


  • New Mexico labs hold steady for rest of FY09

    First glimpses of an appropriation bill for the remainder of the fiscal year suggest a large measure of continuity for the nation’s nuclear weapons programs, including Los Alamos National Laboratory.


    The laboratory’s high priority Chemistry and Metallurgy Replacement Facility is in for another installment at $97.2 million.


    Funds are also included for rebuilding the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center accelerator ($19.3 million) and upgrading the Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility ($19.7 million).


  • Our man in Yongbyang

    Once again the volatile nuclear negotiations with North Korea have hit a snag. As might be expected Los Alamos’ own nuclear diplomat emeritus is on his way to the scene.


    Amid reports of a possible new missile test, rumors of a hidden fuel processing capacity and a spike in rhetoric on the peninsula, Sig Hecker returns to North Korea next week for an annual ritual that seems always revealing and evolving.


  • Making memories: Don Taylor’s Photography celebrates 25 years

    Positive contributions during the past 25 years have earned Don and Heidi Taylor a special place in the community.

    “The Taylor’s are the kind of business people who make being chamber director pleasurable for me,” Kevin Holsapple said of the couple who own Don Taylor’s Photography. “They’re eternally positive and involved in the community. Don’s been on our Chamber Board. He and Heidi make my job rewarding because they are so positive and they want to see positive things for this community.”

  • Report: Labs to remain under DOE

  • Heather Wilson highlights Lincoln Day Dinner

    The question on the minds of many local Republicans who attended Thursday’s Lincoln Day Dinner is whether former Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., will run for governor of New Mexico in 2010.

    “I’ve known Heather for a long time,” said Rep. Jeannette Wallace, R-Los Alamos. “We appreciate her being here and hope we have her back as an elected official … or in an important position.”

    Many others in the room agreed, including local Republican leader Sharon Stover.

  • State of the County

  • Firefighters save home and rescue pets in White Rock

    Three dogs trapped inside a burning home were saved during a daring rescue by Los Alamos firefighters Friday afternoon in White Rock.

    According to those at the scene, the near disaster was averted because of the swift and well-orchestrated actions of a firefighting team comprised of experienced veterans mixed with newly graduated cadets who just came out of a cutting-edge training academy.