Local News

  • Get to know Eco Station procedures and policies

    With the recent ribbon cutting of the new Eco Station, Los Alamos residents know it’ll be just a few more weeks before the old county landfill is a distant memory.

    The Eco Station is one of the many steps that the Environmental Sustainability Board is taking to make Los Alamos a green community.

    With the opening of the Eco Station right around the corner, it’s important for residents to know what sort of policies and procedures the Eco Station employees will be following.

  • NM wants perchlorate regulation

    New Mexico’s Environment secretary criticized a preliminary determination by the federal environmental agency that would remove the chemical perchlorate from a list of contaminants to consider for national regulation.

    Perchlorate is used in plutonium processing and is a component of jet fuel. According to a Government Accountability Office report in 2005, the chemical has been found in the Los Alamos environment, as well as at Kirtland and Holloman Air Force bases, and White Sands Missile Range, among other military-related locations in the state.

  • League ‘Lunch with a Leader’ Tuesday


    Roger Snodgrass, editor of the Los Alamos Monitor, will be the featured guest at the League of Women Voters' Lunch with a Leader program on Tuesday, Dec. 2.


    League members and others are welcome to attend the 11:45 a.m. event, held in the Chama Room of the La Vista Restaurant at the Hilltop Best Western Hotel.

  • Artistic Nails by Eva is open for business

    For the well-groomed partygoer this holiday season, relaxing while your feet are bathed, massaged and beautified, is nothing short of heaven.

    Providing quality service to her clients is why Eva Fitzgibbons has opened Artistic Nails by Eva.

    “My service is to pamper  - I’m not here for speed – I do it right and take special care with each and every client,” she said. “To me, working with nails is an art. When I sculpt nails, I try to make them as natural looking as possible.”

  • Celebrate the holidays

    The radio stations may already be playing holiday music and the big chain stores may already be covered with seasonal decorations, but in Los Alamos the season officially begins with MainStreet’s Winterfest.

    The weekend, which is packed with holiday activities, will be held Dec. 5-6.

    It begins with the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church’s nativity show, “Creches from around the World,” from 1-7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the church in Los Alamos. The show, which is free and open to everyone, will continue from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6.

  • Mortar shells found in Ancho Canyon

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is asking residents to refrain from outdoor activities in the Ancho Canyon area until further notice.


    Sunday morning a hiker in Ancho Canyon came across two old mortar shells, picked them up and began carrying them out of the canyon before calling police about 4 p.m. Saturday, Los Alamos Police Lt. Scott Mills said during an interview Tuesday.


    Mills is on the county’s bomb squad and  investigated the report.


  • NMED offers safe holiday cooking tips

    In an effort to help the public avoid food poisoning this holiday season, the New Mexico Environment Department’s Food Safety Bureau is providing safe  turkey cooking tips.


    “We want to ensure residents understand proper food preparation and cooking standards so they can have a safe and happy Thanksgiving and holiday season,” said Environmental Health Division Director Carlos Romero in a news release. “Don’t be a turkey – follow these instructions and gobble safely.”


  • School hotline for reporting possible threats

    A new school safety effort, SPEAK UP New Mexico, has been created by the state to offer students an anonymous tip line to report threats of weapon-related violence and other crimes at their schools and in their communities.

  • Committee outlines federal agenda

    Every year, the Los Alamos County Council adopts a federal agenda, which is used as a guide for the council’s federal-level intergovernmental efforts.


    A council committee meets to develop the agenda and produce recommended county priority topics. This year’s committee members were Council Chairman Jim Hall and Councilors Michael Wheeler and Jim West.


  • Lab names new deputy director

    Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that Isaac “Ike” Richardson would replace Jan Van Prooyen as deputy director, as of Feb. 1, 2009.


    Van Prooyen, who has served as deputy director for three years, will retire in early 2009.