Local News

  • Winter driving tips

    During the winter months, the county would like to remind residents of some important safety considerations for motorists to take, in order to make their travel as safe as possible.

    Motorists are encour­aged to equip their vehi­cles with chains and/or snow tires and carry a con­tainer of sand and a shovel in their vehicle.  Barrels of sand for public use are placed at locations that historically become icy and slick during storms, including:

    • San Ildefonso South at both ends of the guardrail;

    • North Mesa Road east of the roundabout;

  • 12-4 Update

    Get a copy of Bun Ryan’s book

      Bun Ryan will sign copies of his book, “My Cat-Skills,” from 1- 6 p.m. today and from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Daniel’s Café. The restaurant will serve up Bun Ryan’s Own Irish Stew and free ice cream scoops for children. In the book, Ryan’s cat, Big-A-Boy, is a large orange cat that relates to him an adult slice of life about family, friends and surroundings. Proceeds from the book sales will go to Felines & Friends for cat and dog rescue and placement.

  • Full-scale demolition begins at TA-21

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Tuesday began demolishing a Cold War-era complex of buildings in Technical Area 21, that once housed plutonium production and historic, nonweapons research.

    “We’re seeing something this morning that has not happened since the late 1940s,” LANL Deputy Director Ike Richardson said. “The Los Alamos skyline is starting to change.”

  • President nominates Cook to fill NNSA post

    President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Donald L. Cook as Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs for the National Nuclear Security Administration.

  • NM revenues continue to slip, tax hikes loom on the horizon

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) " New Mexico's revenue outlook continues to weaken, aggravating the state's budget problems.

    The Legislative Finance Committee received a new financial forecast Thursday that says revenues will be $53 million lower next year than previously expected.

    There's a potential budget gap of $600 million to $700 million next year.

  • Get state and federal solar energy tax credits

    As this year draws to a close, those who want to take advantage of federal and state tax credits for the installation of a solar energy system on their 2009 tax returns need to act soon.

  • Doctor office visits increased slightly

    Influenza-Like Illness

    Visits to healthcare providers for influenza-like illness increased slightly from 4.9 percent last week to 5.4 percent this week. The Department tracks influenza-like illness, which is defined as fever and either cough and/or sore throat, at 26 clinics throughout the state.

    Influenza-like illness is the best indicator of flu activity in the state.  H1N1 influenza is still the predominant strain of flu in New Mexico at this time. All positive flu tests are presumed to be novel H1N1 influenza.

  • 12-3 Update

    Roll out the red carpet

       The Reel Deal Movie Theater is rolling out the red carpet for the stars of the movie, “Brothers,” or at least the local stars. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the theater. Those who wear formal attire will get preferred seating and the first 50 people will be able to enter a drawing to win free movie tickets and other prizes.

  • Traffic control changes to be made

    Traffic Control within the Diamond Drive Phase 3 Project will change significantly the morning of Saturday, Dec. 5. Traffic control will include:

    Right lane closures on both northbound and southbound traffic, moving traffic to the center lanes adjacent to the medians providing one through lane in each direction;

    Opening the dedicated left turn lanes and allowing left turns throughout the project; and,

    Reverting to a STOP control for motorists turning from North Road onto Diamond Drive.

  • MVD aims to protect victims

    Domestic violence and sexual assault victims can now apply for confidential driver’s licenses, identification cards and permits at all Motor Vehicle Division offices to protect themselves from their abusers.

    Los Alamos Police Det. Shari Mills works with local victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She discussed the new program during an interview Monday.