Local News

  • An event you can’t forget

    The Los Alamos County Council invites the public to a Cerro Grande Fire 10 Year Anniversary Observance at 6 p.m. May 10  6 p.m. at the “Touch the Sky” statue at the northwest corner of Ashley Pond Park in Los Alamos. The Cerro Grande fire was the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history.

    May 10 was the day the fire entered Los Alamos, leading to the entire evacuation of the town site. White Rock was evacuated several hours later.

  • Permit process pummeled

    The overwhelming message taken away from Thursday’s economic issues forum is that Los Alamos County is tough on business.

    “From everyone I’ve talked to, the process is broken … if Los Alamos County were a business in itself, it would be out of business,” Democratic council candidate Nathan Hjelm said.

    The perception is that getting a permit in this town to build or expand is a cumbersome endeavor at best.

    “It can take years to get a permit for remodeling ...” Republican Ralph Damiani said.

  • News Alert: Former Defense Secretary Endorses New START Nuclear Reductions Treaty

  • 05-02-10 Update

    Master Gardeners

      The Los Alamos Master Gardeners will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the White Rock Community Building. There will be a potluck dinner in honor of the graduates of the 2010 Master Gardener class.

    Pasta dinner

  • Fewer New Mexicans turn in census

    ALBUQUERQUE — Census workers faced a big job when they began going door to door Saturday to interview people who didn’t mail in their questionaires because New Mexico residents returned their forms at a lower rate than almost any other state.

    The Census Bureau’s preliminary state-by-state figures show 63 percent of New Mexicans mailed back their 2010 forms, falling below the 65 percent rate for the last census in 2000. The national rate was 72 percent that year, the same as this year’s mail-in rate.

  • Not your typical rodeo

    There’s more to being a transit operator than just driving. As three of the Atomic City Transit drivers will tell you, daily experiences on Los Alamos County’s roads serve as valuable teaching tools.

  • Ex-manager of New Mexico studio sued

    ALBUQUERQUE — A lawsuit alleges three former managers of Albuquerque Studios, which has seen filming of such movies as “Terminator Salvation” and “Book of Eli,” were funneling business to a competitor, costing the studio more than $50,000, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday in a copyright story.

    The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles by Pacifica Mesa Studios LLC, alleges Nick Smerigan and brothers Jeremy and Jason Hariton caused the losses but does not describe when and what business was routed to other studios.

  • Honored to serve the people

    Gov. Bill Richardson appointed David Thomson to the First Judicial District Court Division 7 in late February to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Daniel A. Sanchez.

    “Dave Thomson has been serving the people of New Mexico through his work at the Attorney General’s Office for more than 10 years and I am certain that his experience will be valuable to the court,” Richardson said at the time.

  • News Alert: Governor appearing on “Meet the Press” Sunday to discuss immigration

    Gov. Bill Richardson will appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this weekend to discuss immigration, financial reform and other issues on the show’s Sunday roundtable.

    On Monday, Richardson will attend in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Governors Summit during which the Chamber will release its Enterprising States study.

  • News Alert: Police launch DWI checkpoints across county

    The Los Alamos Police Department has begun conducting DWI checkpoints around the county, which will continue throughout the summer.

    The public can help reduce the threat drunk drivers pose to motorists by calling the Drunk Busters hotline anytime they spot a suspected drunk driver, Los Alamos Police Sgt. Andrew Goldie said.

    The number to call from a cell phone is simple: Pound-D-W-I, or Pound-3-9-4.