Local News

  • County Beat

    • Monday – Labor Management Relations Board – 12:30 p.m., Nambé Room, Fuller Lodge. On the agenda: discussion and possible action on the appointment of the third representative for the remainder of the term.

    • Tuesday – Personnel Board – 11:30 a.m., Nambé Room, Fuller Lodge. On the agenda: proposed personnel rule revisions and a discussion on attrition rates.

  • Faith in a science town

    “You can’t talk about culture without talking about faith,” the Rev. Chuck McCollough said Friday.On a weekend where the faithful take to the streets, with hundreds of local people making a pilgrimage to Chimayó, and thousands involved in church services, McCollough took the time to speak the Leadership Los Alamos class of 2008 when the class gathered Friday in Bandelier to learn about culture.

  • LANL leadership rates low in first-year evaluation

  • Hopkins to review role of atom bombs in WWII

    The argument that nuclear weapons were essential to ending WWII is the topic of a talk by physicist John C. Hopkins at 7 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Maestas seeks progressive initiatives for PRC

    Local businessman Min Park calls Public Regulation Commission (PRC) candidate Joseph Maestas a “visionary” and “one of the best leaders Northern New Mexico has.”During his tenure on the Española city council between 2000-2006 and as mayor since that time, Maestas has accumulated a growing number of accomplishments.“Mayor Maestas has been proactive in forging partnerships with the Los Alamos business, government and science communities,” Park said during the March 13 campaign kickoff he hosted for Maestas at his Central Av

  • Death Notice: Lois M. Duncan

    DUNCAN – Lois M. Duncan, a long-time resident and local artist, passed away March 12 at the home of her son, Kenneth Duncan.

    A full obituary is being prepared, but in the meantime the family announces that services for burial will be at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2008.A celebration of her life will follow at the Duncan’s home after the ceremony.

  • ATTENTION PARENTS: LAMS registration did not save data

    Los Alamos Middle School had a problem with its server Monday and PowerSchool did not save information submitted.If you have registered your student online on this date, please re-submit your registration before submitting the paperwork (even if you were given a confirmation). If you are unsure, please log on and check to see if your original selections are still in the online form. If not, please re-submit. Please note that this will NOT affect the order in which your child’s registration is received.

  • Players dispute script for mock emergency

    New Mexico Environment Secretary Ron Curry announced Wednesday his continued support for a specific emergency preparedness exercise set in Los  Alamos, despite recent complaints by Los Alamos National Laboratory that the scenario is “unrealistic.”A planning process going back to late 2006 has been developing a scenario that included a “radiological release to the atmosphere from an accidental detonation of un-surveyed underground explosives by excavating contractors at LANL’s Material Area B,” known as MDA B.The old dump, located

  • Sunshine Week spotlights the public's right to know

    The battle between the public’s right to know and the government’s demand for secrecy rages on and is highlighted during national Sunshine Week, which wraps up Saturday.The annual event was founded after the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors (FSNE) launched Sunshine Sunday in 2002 in response to efforts by some Florida legislators to create scores of exemptions to the state’s public records law.An estimated 300 exemptions to open government laws were defeated in the legislative sessions that followed three Sunshine Sundays because of increased

  • Richardson endorses Obama

     After weeks of speculation, Gov. Bill Richardson is endorsing Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president. His announcement early this morning stuns many constituents because Richardson is a longtime friend of former President Bill Clinton and wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is in a bitter battle with Obama for the White House.Clinton and Obama have actively sought Richardson’s endorsement since he dropped out of the presidential race in January. Clinton has garnered a majority of Hispanic votes in primaries and caucuses, according to exit polls.