Local News

  • County clears up Trinity miscoceptions

    No project ever goes off without a hitch.

    This is especially true for projects in Los Alamos. The complete streets project on Trinity Drive hasn’t even begun yet and already there is public outcry about what may or may not be developed on that stretch of road.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, Los Alamos resident Howard Cady spoke to council regarding the plans for a complete street on Trinity Drive.

    He said he wanted to alert council to the fact that there’s trouble coming.

  • LANB receives millions to spur local economic growth

    The communities serviced by Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) are in for some exciting news. The bank has just been chosen to receive $35.5 million to increase lending to businesses and consumers and stimulate job growth in the area.

    The money arrived this morning.

    The U.S. Treasury Department offered Trinity Capitol Corporation (TCC), LANB’s one-bank holding company, the opportunity to participate in its Capital Purchase Program (CPP), established under TARP legislation.

    Only fiscally healthy financial institutions are being offered these funds.

  • Superintendent finalists to visit Los Alamos

    Los Alamos Public Schools, noted as one of the highest-performing districts in New Mexico, is searching for just the right superintendent to take charge this July.

    LAPS is seeking a superintendent who is committed to academic excellence for all students, according to material furnished from the district’s search consultant.

  • Public hearings to be rescheduled

    Two public hearings that were scheduled for Tuesday night’s county council meeting were deferred until some future council meeting. Based on that decision, the agenda was a bit lighter than expected.

    Before any business was handled, the public was allowed to comment on items not listed on the agenda. Los Alamos resident Howard Cady seized the opportunity to address council regarding his concerns with the Complete Streets project on Trinity Drive.

  • Chapman elected to lead local Democrats

    New officers were elected to the Los Alamos County Democratic Party board Wednesday evening during a special meeting at Fuller Lodge.

    Outgoing Chairman Stephen Fettig passed the torch to his longtime Vice Chair Cathy Chapman at the combined ward, precinct and county meeting.

    “Cathy has been involved in the party a lot longer than I have and she’s come to my rescue a number of times,” Fettig said. “She will lead the party in a good direction.”

  • LANL outlines stimulus plan

    SANTA FE – Hazardous cleanup projects on DP Road are the main focus of the laboratory’s economic stimulus plans.

    Officials of the Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory outlined current proposals for using stimulus funds to catch up on and accelerate hazardous cleanup work on DP Mesa.

  • College of Santa Fe gets reprieve

    SANTA FE – Gov. Richardson was greeted as a superhero at the College of Santa Fe Tuesday morning, where he promised to keep fighting to save the school.

    Students and staff cheered state and city officials who promised to try again to save the college from impending bankruptcy. An emotional crowd spilled out of a standing-room only performance space to hear the announcements.

    A bill that would have enabled the state to take control of the college died when the legislature ended Saturday without taking final action.

  • Threats to CalPERS pensions never greater

    The organization fighting to protect the pension benefits of retired public employees is fighting for new members.

  • Council awards Diamond Drive Phase 3 contract

    Drivers get ready. Your trip between 39th Street  and North Road is about to get a bit bumpy.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, councilors voted to award Bid No. 2009-11 to RMCI Inc. in the amount of $4.91 million plus applicable gross receipts tax for the construction of Diamond Drive Phase 3.

    The motion passed 6-1, with Councilor Robert Gibson voting against it.

  • Heart of lab now named for Domenici

    A ceremony Tuesday afternoon completed the process of naming three buildings at the center of Los Alamos National Laboratory in honor of one of the lab’s leading patrons, former Sen. Pete Domenici.


    Domenici was on hand Tuesday to receive the plaudits of laboratory leaders and staff in the auditorium of the National Security Science Building (NSSB).


    “You won’t have any buildings left to dedicate if you keep this up,” joked Domenici during his speech, according to the laboratory’s Newsbulletin this morning.