Local News

  • Teddy Roosevelt comes to town

    In addition to being a U.S. president, “Teddy” Theodore Roosevelt was a conservationist, a traveler and an outdoor enthusiast who lived during an incredible time in America’s history.

    During the Los Alamos Historical Society’s lecture series, the community will be able to meet this key historical figure one-on-one. Randy Milligan will do a Chautauqua performance of Roosevelt at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge.

  • Dust revisited: Hot particle study unresolved

    PICURIS PUEBLO – The principal investigator of a community monitoring study looking for radioactive particles of dust around Los Alamos, spent part of an hour in this high mountain pueblo Wednesday, following up on some of the issues he has raised.


    Marco Kaltofen, president of Boston Chemical Data, who authored a July 2007 study, made some brief remarks and answered a number of questions from local residents during a Community Radiation Monitoring Group meeting, an ongoing public forum on off-site radiation concerns in the community.


  • 2007 Maximum airborne exposure located on DP Road

    In an Environmental Surveillance report for 2007 that was issued in early October, Los Alamos National Laboratory identified the location of the maximally exposed individual (MEI) — exposed by the airborne pathway – as an air monitoring station across from the Fire Station on DP Road, a few hundred yards west of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Council outlines legislative priorities

    Every year County Council adopts a State Legislative Priority Position Statement, which is used as a guide to council’s intergovernmental efforts. This year, the council’s State Legislative Committee developed the State Legislative Priority Position Statement. The committee meets in an effort to develop the statement and makes recommendations on the County’s priority topics.

  • Season sparks holiday traditions at CB Fox

    As sure as winter brings snow, the holiday season brings a host of yuletide events at CB Fox.


    This year the store is offering community members a chance to win a fully decorated Christmas tree – free of charge and with delivery at no cost.


    The decked out tree will be on display at CB Fox’s front door Nov. 28 and 29, said store co-owner Dave Fox, adding that tickets are just $2 each or three for $5.


  • A tree is growing rapidly inside library

    Three distinguished artists are in the process of examining the nature of growth by creating a one-of-a-kind sculptural tree that’s growing daily in the upstairs art gallery in Mesa Public Library throughout the month of November.


    The evolution of this unique project, titled “Growth,” can be seen by the public each day within regular library hours.


  • 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.