Local News

  • County to consider downtown purchase*

    It's no secret that Los Alamos County has an ambitious load of projects that they are working on in an effort to improve the quality of life on the hill. Some of those projects are nearing completion, like the first phase of the Diamond Drive project and the skate park, while others are more long-term works in progress, like the Entrada project and the new judicial/police/jail complex.

  • Activities planned for Public Land's Day*

    The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will offer tours of the hydroelectric plant in Abiquiu tomorrow starting at noon. The DPU is offering the tours in celebration of National Public Land's Day.

    The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers and the DPU will provide conservation and clean electric power production information for Public Lands Day celebrants, following the group's work party tomorrow morning.


    James Duffy, a resident of White Rock, passed away at the age of 76 on Monday, September 22, 2008, after a lengthy battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

    James started his career in the U.S. Navy and worked many different jobs before coming to Los Alamos in 1978, where he retired from LANL in 1993.

  • Espanola trucking company awarded contract*

    The planned Los Alamos County Eco Station moved one step closer to becoming a reality on Tuesday night during the County Council meeting in White Rock, when Environmental Manager Regina Wheeler presented a motion to council suggesting approval for a contract for general services with Salazar Trucking Co., Inc. in Espaola. Councilor Berting moved to approve the motion, which was seconded by Councilor West. After a vote, the motion passed 5-0.

  • County close to reaching agreement with NNSA*

    An agreement to provide Fire Department services for Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos County may have passed a hurdle at Tuesday night's County Council meeting held at the White Rock town hall.

  • Residents express concern over missing campaign signs

    An increasing number of local residents are coming forward with concern at finding their Obama campaign signs disappearing from their front yards – several, more than once.

    Most of the missing signs appear to be in yards and lots in Barranca Mesa.

  • More jurisdiction for some LAPD officers

    Those traversing N.M. 502 and other outlying parts of Santa Fe County, as if driving on the Autobahn, should know that the Los Alamos Police Department and the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department have struck a deal that will allow Los Alamos police officers to be cross-commissioned through Santa Fe County.

    This spells bad news for speeders, as LAPD officers will now be able to cite traffic offenders who are caught in those parts of Santa Fe County, which lie closest to Los Alamos.

  • Lead data study raises water quality concern

    SANTA FE – A persistent critic of the groundwater monitoring program at Los Alamos National Laboratory said he has found traces of what he considers “an overlooked contaminant plume” under an old waste dump on the southern boundary of the nuclear weapons laboratory.

  • Skate park fight officially over

     For children and teens in the community, the grand opening of the skate park can’t come soon enough.

    This is a project that has been long coming for the youth of Los Alamos. It’s also a project that has met resistance from community members concerned about the location in front of Mesa Public Library and the problems that might arise from such a pairing.

    Two of those concerned citizens are Los Alamos residents Jack and Colleen Hanlon. In August, the Hanlons filed an appeal in an attempt to stop the skate park from being built in front of the library.

  • Forum highlights congressional candidates

    With 40 days remaining until the Nov. 4 election, the urgency to decide for whom to vote intensifies.

    In an effort to afford the community a chance to assess their congressional candidates, the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women cosponsored a forum Tuesday evening.

    Answers to 20 questions were heard by some 65 people during the two-hour event at Fuller Lodge.

    KRSN aired the forum live and PAC 8 recorded it to rebroadcast until election day.