Local News

  • News Advisory: Probate judge to seek full term

  • Probate judge to seek full term

    Three months into the job and Y. Ellen Hong said she thoroughly enjoys the work and definitely wants to be elected to a full term as Los Alamos County probate judge.

    “It is what I expected and I find it interesting and a good fit with my background and abilities,” Hong said. “I also feel this is an opportunity to do public service. I’m semi-retired and had been looking for a way to serve the community when this position became available.”

  • News Alert: Local home fills with carbon monoxide, four children and mom survive

    Anyone living without carbon monoxide detectors in their home may rethink that decision after reading what happened this weekend to Los Alamos County employee Leslie Bucklin and her four daughters.

    Normally the entire family is deep asleep by 11 p.m., but Sunday night Bucklin and her 17-year-old daughter were rearranging furniture on the main floor of their four-story condo as the other children slept upstairs.

    They didn't notice their home filling with carbon monoxide. There was no odor. There were no fumes.

  • Jemez gov speaks out

    Jemez Pueblo – Speaking at a meeting of the Valles Caldera Board of Trustees at the Jemez Pueblo Community Resource Center Wednesday, Joshua Madalena, tribal governor, stated his opposition to converting the Valles Caldera National Preserve to a National Park Service Preserve.  

  • Fans come early for Friday’s basketball game

    Once again, the Española Valley Sundevils rolled into Los Alamos and brought out basketball fans from both sides of the aisle Friday.

    The Sundevils, the No. 2-ranked team in Class AAAA boys basketball, visited Griffith Gymnasium Friday night. With the Sundevils came a sizeable crowd from the valley to watch them take on the No.6-ranked Hilltoppers.

  • Breaking News! County Council selects new home for Municipal Building

    In a 5-2 vote, Los Alamos County Councilors selected the Los Alamos Apartment property between Central Avenue and Iris Street for construction of the new Municipal Building.

    Council Chair Mike Wismer and Councilor Robert Gibson supported the original site adjacent to Ashley Pond.

    Read the full story in Friday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • 01-29-10 Update

    Big MAC ice skating party tonight

      Big MAC, the Middle School Activities Committee, with the Recreation Division are hosting its annual Ice Skating Party for middle school youth only. It will be held from 7 – 10 p.m. tonight. The fee is $6.50, which includes skates. No skate passes, please. Big MAC is sponsored by the Youth Activity Center, a program of the Los Alamos Family Council.

    “Twelve Angry Men” tonight

  • House panel OKs tax increase

    SANTA FE — A proposal to temporarily increase New Mexico’s gross receipts tax to help balance the state budget cleared its first hurdle in the Legislature on Thursday.

    The measure would provide about $238 million next year by raising the tax by one-half cent to 5.5 percent. The tax rate would then decline annually until it returned to 5 percent starting in July 2014.

  • Washington honors local problem solver

    A few months ago, fire protection issues stuck out as persistent sore point at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    This month, an emergency program manager at Los Alamos was recognized as a co-winner of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Federal Safety Professional of the Year award for 2009, partly for his work in improving fire protection capabilities at the lab.

  • You can't go home again

    County Council voted Thursday evening to approve a site selection committee’s top choice of where to build the new Municipal Building.

    In a 5-2 vote, council selected the Los Alamos Apartments property located east of the Bradbury Science Museum, downtown along Central Avenue.

    The committee, chaired by local builder Stan Primak, was praised repeatedly Thursday evening by councilors, county staff and community leaders for its work in evaluating 25 possible sites.