Local News

  • Update 09-23-10

    Fall quarterly
    pick up

    Quarterly pick up begins Monday, Oct. 4 in Los Alamos townsite.  Have furniture, appliances  and yard debris at the curb by 8 a.m. on Monday.  More information is  available at www.losalamosnm.us/gogreen.

    National take-
    back initiative
    for expired drugs

      On Saturday, DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from the nation’s medicine cabinets.

  • LANL, Bradbury Science Museum takes science on the road

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum Science on Wheels educational program is offering new, renewable energy-related workshops during the 2010-11 school year.
    The classes are designed to generate interest in science and renewable energy by students at schools throughout Northern New Mexico.
    Beginning in October, the museum’s science educators will offer four Science on Wheels workshops on Energy Explorations, Solar Energy, Wind Energy and Fuel Cells.

  • The light bulb burns bright in Los Alamos

    A great idea is often symbolized with a light bulb. In Los Alamos, that light bulb radiates a whole new light; in fact, it seems to have a green tint.
    The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities was awarded the 2010 Energy Leadership Award from the New Mexico Association of Energy Engineers (NMAEE) Tuesday in Albuquerque. The award was in recognition of DPU Manager John Arrowsmith’s efforts in the Los Alamos Smart Grid demonstration project.

  • Russians side with firefighters union

    Who would have thought that a local battle between the firefighters’ union and county government would have international reach?
    Certainly not the Los Alamos County Council.
    In an unexpected move in front of the council Tuesday night, a visiting group of firefighters and policemen from Russia issued a statement supporting the local firefighters’ efforts to get higher pay and benefits.
    The visitors are from Sarov, Los Alamos’ Sister City in Russia. They were introduced to the county council as part of their visit.

  • Obama calls for Mideast peace in UN address

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Exhorting world leaders to push past years of cynicism and pessimism, President Barack Obama challenged the countries of the United Nations on Thursday to unite around peace efforts that he said could achieve agreement within a year to create an independent Palestine and a secure Israel.

  • Stocks take initial tumble on Wall Street

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks started lower Thursday on new signs of trouble in Europe's economy but trimmed their losses after slightly better news came out on home sales and leading indicators.

  • GOP 'Pledge' makes closing argument to voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are putting their leading midterm congressional campaign arguments into a new manifesto designed to show they're listening to an angry public and are focused on creating jobs.

    GOP lawmakers later Thursday will roll out their "Pledge to America" — a 21-page document filled with familiar proposals to slash taxes and spending and cut down on government regulation, as well as repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and end his stimulus program.

  • Calif. city officials face judge in corruption case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor, the ex-city manager and six current and former officials of Bell were headed from jail to court Wednesday as residents of the modest, working-class suburb celebrated their arrest on charges of bilking taxpayers out of $5.5 million.
    As former City Manager Robert Rizzo, Mayor Oscar Hernandez and the others were rounded up during Tuesday morning raids on their homes, residents across the city honked their car horns, burst into cheers and staged impromptu celebrations.

  • Flyover opposition grows in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A resolution opposing low-altitude Air Force flights over northern New Mexico and southern Colorado is being drafted by city officials in Las Vegas, N.M.
    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz says he expects the resolution will pass.
    Organized opposition to the proposal also has formed in Taos, where city spokeswoman Cathy Connelly says the area attracts tourist who want peace and quiet. Las Vegas plans a special council meeting to consider the resolution before Cannon Air Force Base’s Oct. 4 deadline for public comment.

  • Alcohol, drug abuse require attention

    Santa Fe – Governor Bill Richardson is encouraging the citizens of New Mexico to observe the month of September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.  
    Drug and alcohol addiction is a subject that appears to require more and more attention not only on a national and state level, but also in Los Alamos.