Local News

  • Lincoln Day Dinner to feature Rep. Heather Wilson

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos is hosting a Lincoln Day Dinner at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Best Western Hilltop House. U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson is the guest speaker and the public is invited to attend.

    Wilson served as New Mexico’s Representative from District 1 following a special election after the death of Rep. Steve Schiff in March 1998.

    She went on to win the next four elections, giving up her seat at the end of 2008 after running for the office of U.S Senate.

  • Neutron star reveals split personality

    Distant explosions behaving strangely have created a buzz in the astronomical community and may resolve a cosmic case of mistaken identity.


    Two kinds of flaring stars, Anomolous X-Ray Pulsars (AXPs) and Soft Gamma Repeaters (SGRs) may actually be the same thing.


  • Energy program pays dandy dividends to schools

    Just 3.5 years into its energy conservation program, the school district has reaped hundreds of thousands of dollars in cost savings. By unplugging and turning off electric devices and setting back thermostats - teachers and staff have saved nearly $800,000 for Los Alamos Public Schools.

    LAPS Energy Manager Allen Thomas was applauded as he presented his semi-annual report at Tuesday’s school board meeting in the district boardroom.

  • Top 5 CIP applications revealed

    The Capital Improvement Review committee met one last time on Monday night in council chambers. The purpose of the meeting was to give committee members a chance to make changes to the final scores they assigned to CIP applications during last week’s Thursday night meeting. The scores could either be increased or decreased during Monday night’s meeting.

  • Flower sale

    Bethany Glasco arranges a daffodil  display at CB Fox in downtown Los Alamos Tuesday. The store donated the display space to Los Alamos Visiting Nurses which is holding its annual daffodil fund-raising sale. Pre-orders are being taken through March 6. The flowers are $5 per bunch, $10 for flowers in a vase and $15 for a ginger jar vase with daffodils. They will be delivered March 14 or they can be picked up March 13 and 14. Call 662-2525 for more information.

  • Local Starbucks to remain open

  • Heather Wilson to headline local GOP dinner

    Former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson is the keynote speaker for Saturday's Republican Party dinner at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.

  • Local police captain and veterinarian wed on tropical island

  • LabStart spins out money-making tech

    Los Alamos National Laboratory and investment partners celebrated the launch of LabStart, LLC, a revitalized program for getting lab technology out the door and into new businesses.

    A few dozen laboratory employees and managers networked with a handful of entrepreneurs Monday night at De Colores, as a signed contract was presented to the parties involved and B. Russell (Russ) Hopper was named LabStart’s entrepreneur in residence.

  • Diamond Drive project faced difficulties

    Appearances by Old Man Winter may have been sparse for Los Alamos this winter in terms of snow accumulation, but that hasn’t stopped cold weather from being a problem.

    Phase II of the Diamond Drive project was completed in December, however, Albuquerque contractor AS Horner is still working on punch list items.

    Completion of the roadwork has been delayed because of cold weather and as a result, the contractor has asked the county for an extension so that the work can be completed in warmer weather.