Local News

  • Diamond Drive project faced difficulties

    Appearances by Old Man Winter may have been sparse for Los Alamos this winter in terms of snow accumulation, but that hasn’t stopped cold weather from being a problem. Phase two of the Diamond Drive project was completed in December; however, Albuquerque contractor AS Horner is still working on punch list items.

    Completion of the roadwork has been delayed because of cold weather and as a result, the contractor has asked the county for an extension so that the work can be completed in warmer weather.

  • Hilltop House Hotel welcomes new manager

    Best Western Hilltop House Hotel owners Ron and Kim Selvage say they are thrilled with the newest addition to their hotel family – new Food and Beverage Manager Angelee Novak who joined the hotel in early December.

    “Angelee is approaching this job as the consummate professional,” Kim Selvage said. “Her level of customer service is an example to us all. Ron and I are so pleased that she is part of our team.”

  • Back to the beginning: Authors appear together at the home station of the ‘Nuclear Express’

    There are both fascinating and disturbing stories in the new book about nuclear proliferation by Danny Stillman, a retired Los Alamos National Laboratory intelligence director and Tom Reed, a weapons designer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who became Secretary of the Air Force.


  • Decision to purchase sculpture questioned

    The tranquility of water flowing from a stone fountain will soon meet the harsh sound of wheels hitting concrete as worlds collide in front of Mesa Public Library.


    During Tuesday night’s County Council meeting, councilors approved the purchase of a stone fountain to be placed near the skate park. A motion was presented to council and passed with a 6-1 vote. Councilor Vincent Chiravalle opposed the proposal.


    Parks Division Manager Dick McIntyre conceived the idea for the fountain.


  • NNSA chief takes heat for Lab’s handling of beryllium disclosure

  • Blood drive serves dual purpose

    Gurneys and blood-pumping machines filled half the hall of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Wednesday afternoon. People sat patiently on the metal chairs waiting for their turn to donate blood for the quarterly United Blood Services blood drive.


    For some donors, giving blood was just another routine act of good will. But for others, this blood drive was a little bit different. This time around, donors could give blood for a fellow Los Alamos resident.


  • White House weighs moving labs under Pentagon

    New Mexico’s congressional delegation reacted strongly to hints that the Obama administration might be considering transferring pieces of the nuclear weapons laboratories to the Pentagon.


  • League lobbies legislature

    The New Mexico League of Women Voters Tuesday pressed state legislators for commitments, pro and con, on bills the league has decided to favor or oppose this year.


    Kicking off League Day at the Legislature with an early morning informational meeting in Morgan Hall at the State Land Office, state President Kathy Campbell of Los Alamos introduced the plans for a day of lobbying in the Capitol, including committee visits and gallery views of the separate House and Senate general sessions.


  • REDI celebration held at Capitol

    The rotunda in the State Capitol was abuzz with activity Tuesday morning as representatives from a handful of northern New Mexico counties gathered to accept awards for their partnership in the Regional Economic Development Initiative.


  • There on the new day – Carl Newton reflects on the inaugural

    Carl Newton figures he overcame enough obstacles to qualify for the little bit of viewing space he struggled to occupy at the inauguration of President Barack Obama two weeks ago.


    He wanted to be there he said to celebrate the victory and show his support for all the people who worked so hard to bring about that moment of change. What he got out of it was a rededication to a set of values that he thought had gone missing for a long time in the American landscape.