Local News

  • Welcome wagon: Couple finds their ark in White Rock

    Rudy and Sue Wilson of White Rock have some advice for the stressed-out, energy-starved, semi-alienated folks in the U.S.: Move to Los Alamos and telecommute.


    They’ve been here since March 2007, and just about everything about the place seems to agree with them.


    Rudy Wilson works for the financial services division of Acxiom Corp., a global interactive marketing services company headquartered in Little Rock, Ark.


  • First Born Program lends a helping hand

    Families in Los Alamos who are welcoming their first child will soon have help transitioning to life with a new baby in the house thanks to an appropriation of state funds and a partnership between three organizations.


    Los Alamos Medical Center, the LAMC Auxiliary and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation of Northern New Mexico have teamed up to form First Born, a program aimed at women who are pregnant for the first time.


    The program, which began on Nov. 1, provides home visits for parents who have had their first child.

  • October Fire

    YVETTE VIGIL/LAFD >>> Los Alamos Firefighter recruits practice what will be real life fire situations during an Oct. 22 training session at the New Mexico Fire Academy in Socorro.

    The October Fire Calls summation is received through information obtained in Los Alamos County Fire Department records:




    Vehicle Accidents—7

    High Angle—0

    False Alarms—16


  • Veterans Virtual Job Fair

    The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions' Veterans Employment and Training Section, the New Mexico Workforce Connection, in partnership with the United States Department of Labor National Hire Vets First program are hosting the New Mexico Veterans Virtual Job Fair Nov. 11-13, 2008.

  • Commander predicts nuclear weapons tests



    The commander of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center says the United States doesn't need to test nuclear weapons at this point, but will in the future.

  • Still standing on the rock

    In a letter to the editor published Dec. 10, 1992 in the Los Alamos Monitor, military veteran and local resident Fred Farnsworth wrote the following about war, faith and family:

    “A little after midnight in the early morning darkness of the third day of the new year of 1929, dad left the little campground shack in Klamath, Calif. Mom was going into labor and it looked like the Klamath Indian midwife was going to need help in delivering the first white baby to be born in this town so a doctor was summoned from Crescent City, 40 miles away.

  • George Otto Bjarke: An American hero

    Veterans Day is a time to commemorate men and women who died while serving America in times of war. Those who gave their lives and those fortunate enough to come home deserve respect and gratitude for their sacrifices.  


     The stories of these brave men and women vary and each is a treasure to their families and friends.


    One of these stories has a place in Los Alamos history. George Otto Bjarke was one of five children who grew up in Tacoma, Wash.


  • Armed convoy climbs the hill

    An unusual road show was spotted approaching Los Alamos Oct. 31.


    Along with a big rig, the convoy included an assortment of support vehicles with darkened windows.


    Lacking the cargo of cylindrical Trupak casks, the truck was clearly not deadheading back to Los Alamos National Laboratory after a nuclear waste delivery to the Waste Isolation Pilot Project in Carlsbad, a familiar sight in these parts.


  • Laurent finds herself at home in Los Alamos

      Moving to a new town and settling in can be rough sometimes, but for Anne Laurent moving to Los Alamos from Michigan and settling in was a piece of cake.


    Laurent came to the Atomic City nearly two months ago when she was hired as the new capital projects and facilities director for the county. Since then, she’s been working on new ways to streamline the capital projects process and find ways to cut down on costs without compromising quality, she said.


  • College feels economic crunch

    UNM-Los Alamos is feeling the pinch affecting so many institutions and businesses these days. Department heads expressed the challenges they are facing during an Advisory Board meeting Monday evening in the Student Center.


    “The news going into 2010 is that we’ve been buffered…so we’re going to have to tighten our belts to the tune of $65,000,” Campus Resources Director Lisa Clough said, adding that $65,000 is less than 1 percent of the school’s budget and something that is doable.