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    The National Weather Service issued the following Flash Flood Watch for much of the state early Sunday morning:FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...


  • Putting around town

    Los Alamos’s Miniature Golf Course is open for play.

    Located at the recently upgraded East Park, the course is open for anyone at no charge who has their own putter and ball.

    Scorecards are available at the park in a wooden box near the start of the course, as well as at the Aquatic Center front desk.

    Those who don’t have a putter or ball can rent them at the Aquatic Center for $2.

    The idea for building a mini golf course came about from Parks Manager Dick McIntyre when the East Park Master Plan was being updated several years ago.

  • Construction zone

    Stay informed, subscribe for electronic project updates at www.losalamosnm.us/news


    An e-mail validation notice will be sent to the e-mail address you provide. You must complete the validation process to receive the newsletters. You may also call the Public Works Department at 662-8150, or send an e-mail to lacpw@lacnm.us.

    Diamond Drive Phase 4:

    There will be different day and night traffic control set-ups to accommodate day and night work starting on Wednesday. Please read the following information carefully.

  • Take a journey to self discovery

    An adventure awaits Los Alamos youth as Missoula Children’s Theater presents “King Arthur’s Quest,” but this isn’t just a journey into the fantasy world of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. It’s an opportunity for young people to develop self-esteem and confidence onstage.

    The adventure begins with auditions at 9 a.m. Monday at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The production is open to anyone in 1st through 12th grade. There is no fee to audition.

  • Take a trip to the past: Celebrate history in Jemez Springs

    Perhaps one of the biggest privileges of living in Los Alamos is that there is a multitude of attractions that are only steps away from your front door.

    My parents and I recently took advantage of Los Alamos’ geographic location and headed to Jemez Springs.

    Jemez Springs may only be a stone’s throw away from Los Alamos, but it felt hidden and secluded once we arrived in its town limits. The towering mountains that surround Jemez, along with a dense curtain of pine trees, made us feel as though we were miles away from surrounding communities.

  • Wedding: Manning-Potter


    Jennifer Louise Manning and Rudolf H. Potter exchanged marriage vows in front of friends and family on June 12th, 2010 at the Rock Creek Resort in Red Lodge, Montana.  The brother of the groom, Rev. Dr. Jaiya John performed the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Morgan and Donna Manning of Billings, Montana. The groom is the son of Jim and Darlene Potter of Los Alamos.

  • Assets in Action: Take some time off this summer

    This week, let’s talk about boundaries and expectations in the schools, in local business and in the life of the student.

    As the topic relates to schools, I want to caution school staff not to spend the next 2-3 weeks in the classroom prior to the official start of school. If you aren’t required to be back in the building yet, try to stay away as much as possible.

  • Shelter Report

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets. Others are in foster care with loving temporary homes. If you haven’t visited the facility, you will be impressed with our four-footed friends’ new digs. Roaming animals are given names upon entering the facility, since it’s often difficult to get them to tell us. Additionally, they are trained in stealing your heart when you come to visit.

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!Injured Cyclist Identified

    The senior cyclist seriously injured after crashing into a guard area on West Jemez Road early Thursday afternoon has been identified as Herb Schon of Eldorado.

    Schon, 79, rode his bicycle into a guard arm and hit a gate on LANL property near the bottom of Pajarito Ski Hill.

    His helmet split when he hit the ground and he sustained a severe gash to his forehead. 

    Los Alamos Fire Department personnel transported Schon by ambulance to the heliport at Los Alamos Medical Center.

  • NM unemployment rate dips slightly in June

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson's administration reports that New Mexico's unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent in June, from 8.4 percent in the previous month.

    Nearly 78,300 New Mexicans were without jobs in June.

    Unemployment statewide remains well above the 7.1 percent jobless rate in June 2009.

    The state Department of Workforce Solutions said New Mexico has lost 14,200 jobs during the past year.

    Unemployment last month ranged from 3.6 percent in Los Alamos County to 19 percent in Luna County in southern New Mexico.