Local News

  • N.M. students eye early college

    Santa Fe  — New Mexico is one of eight states that will participate in the Board Examination Systems Program that will allow high school sophomores to voluntarily test out of their last two years of high school, to prepare students for college coursework, and to get a degree, Education Secretary Veronica García said in a news release.

  • 02-19-10 Update

    Look for your brochure

      Local residents will find an informational brochure featuring the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Historical Museum enclosed in their utility bills with locations, opening and closing times, contact information and ongoing events. There’s  lots of things to do, see and learn.

    Don’t miss “Firebird Suite”

      Los Alamos Community Winds will perform the “Firebird Suite” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the White Rock Baptist Church.

    Celebrate senior night

  • NM lawmakers lack budget deal as session nears end

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature neared adjournment without an agreement on a state budget or taxes to pay for government operations in the coming year.

    The Legislature's 30-day session ends at noon Thursday.

    Unless a last-minute budget deal is reached, it will be necessary for lawmakers to return to work later in a special session to approve a plan for financing public schools and government services in the fiscal year starting in July.

  • NEWS ALERT: Scholar finds future for disarmament

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  • Lawmakers debate N.M. Hispanic Education Act

    SANTA FE — The Senate, for the second time, debated legislation aimed at closing an achievement gap for New Mexico Hispanic students, improving their high school graduation rates and getting more of them to college.

    The Senate passed the House bill 25-13 on Wednesday after amending it to add language that would encourage state education officials to both develop and implement a plan for helping Hispanic students. The House would have to agree to the change before the bill could go to the governor.

  • 02-18-10 Update

    American Legion meeting

      The American Legion Riders will have a membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at American Legion Post 90. For more information, call Dave at 505-500-5356.

    LASE Network meeting

      Energy tops the list of topics to be discussed when Representative Ben Ray Luján addresses a meeting of the Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network from 5:30–6:30 p.m. tonight at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 3540 Orange St.  

    “The Sleeping Beauty”

  • Peering into nuclear futures

    Under American leadership, the arms control pendulum has swung back in the direction of abolishing nuclear weapons, after a period in which such a sweeping aspiration has been outside the mainstream of political thought.

  • First wave of offices start to move

    Los Alamos County’s 311 Customer Care Center and the administrative offices of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities are relocating to three office suites in Central Park Square.

    The move is concurrent with the vacation of the entire County Annex Building located on the Trinity site at 901 Trinity Dr.

    Janet Bettinger, the deputy utility manager for administration and finance at the Department of Public Utilities (DPU),  is heading up the relocation project.

  • Tackling town’s business woes

    Last summer the MainStreet Futures Committee held a retreat where they tried to figure out what prevents Los Alamos from achieving its vision of becoming a vibrant community.

    “To be blunt, at our retreat we were asking, ‘Why is this town dying on the vine?’ ” said Denise Lane. “Why do [residents] voice what they want time after time in surveys and then not get it?”

    The committee’s solution was to develop a formal process for the public and private sectors to work together to enable development projects to be successful.

  • Governor threatens special session on budget

    SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson said Tuesday he will call a special session of the Legislature next week if lawmakers fail to agree on a state budget before adjourning on Thursday but there's still time to reach a compromise on spending and tax increases.

    The Democratic governor said lawmakers should consider a small increase in New Mexico's gross receipts tax — perhaps one-eighth or one-quarter of a cent — along with a tax on junk food and cigarettes to help raise revenues to balance the budget.