Local News

  • White Rock hit with an outage

    Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities linemen responded to a power outage report Wednesday evening that affected some areas of White Rock.
    At about 5 p.m., power went out to approximately 150 customers. Those customers were without power for 45 minutes.
    According to the county, a primary fuse on an overhead pole failed, causing the outage. Affected parts of White Rock included Rover Boulevard between Aragon Avenue and Paul Place and customers on Koleen and Kris Courts.
    For more information on the outage, call DPU at 662-8002.

  • Voters can register at concert

    The Los Alamos County clerk’s office and the Los Alamos Association of Realtors are hosting a voter registration drive Friday evening.
    The drive will be at Ashley Pond Park during the Gordon’s Summer Concert. Those wanting to register will be able to do so from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    “We were delighted to participate when LAAOR President Cindy Hollabaugh approached us, as voter registration is a year-round activity,” County Clerk Sharon Stover said. “We welcome any group who would like to follow LAAOR’s efforts to enhance community outreach.”
    A booth will be set up to register residents vote or to make changes to their existing voter registration.
    The Gordon’s Summer Concert Series is a weekly free concert held at various spots around the county.
    “LAAOR believes that everyone should exercise their right to vote,” Hollabaugh said. “Sometimes when you move to a new community, or just within your community, it is easy to forget to register to vote. LAAOR in conjunction with the (county) clerk, want to make this process available to you well before the next election.”
    For more information on voter registration, contact the clerk’s office at 662-8010, email the office at clerks@lacnm.us or visit the county clerk webpage, losalamosnm.us/clerk.

  • Bandelier to have free camping

    Bandelier National Monument will host a free camping night Saturday to celebrate the Great American Campout.
    Campers are invited to stay in Bandelier’s Juniper Campground Saturday.
    “We’re close enough to Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and even Albuquerque to be an easy drive, but far enough into the woods to feel like a real campout,” said Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott in a press release announcing the event. “Bandelier has so much to offer, with cliff dwellings, trails, wildlife, great open vistas, dark, starry skies and all, that it’s a great place to spend a weekend.”
    Visitors will still need to pay the standard entry fee to the park, $12 for private vehicle. Payment may be made at the visitor center, which is open from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Reservations aren’t needed at Juniper Campground. However, Bandelier officials said visitors should drive to the campground, rather than take the shuttle.
    For further information, check the park website, nps.gov/band, or call the visitor center at 672-3861.
    Bandelier also has a Facebook page, BandelierNPS, and a Twitter feed.

  • Market Activity

    There was plenty going on at the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday.

  • Today in history June 25
  • Evening Performances

    The audience at Ashley Pond was entertained by the Olions, the acting club at Los Alamos High School, and by a group of performers that did tricks on unicycle and acrobatics.

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    Splash n Dash

    The first Splash n Dash event of the season will be today at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The Splash ‘n’ Dash is a non-competitive training event primarily for those planning on taking part in the August Los Alamos Triathlon. Registration will be at 6:30 p.m. Only a limited number of participants are allowed.

    Planning council

    The Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council will meet Thursday morning in room 110 of the municipal building. Meeting time is 8:30 a.m.

    Farmers Market

    Los Alamos County Councilors will have a booth at the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday. The booth will be open from 9-11 a.m. The market is located in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. The market is open from 7-12:30 p.m.


    Los Alamos County will host a Movie in the Park Wednesday evening. The movie will be “Mal-eficent” and it will be screened at Urban Park. Movies in the Park are free and begin at sunset.


    A pair of apprentice singers from the 2015 Santa Fe Opera will perform in the United Church Sunday. The performance will be at 3 p.m. Tickets are free for Opera Guild members, $10 for non-guild members.

    Summer concert

  • Jindal says he's running

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana said Wednesday he was entering the 2016 presidential race and he began trying to distinguish himself in a field packed with better known rivals.
    It’s a long shot effort for an accomplished but overshadowed governor, and his prospects will depend in large measure on his continued courtship of evangelical voters. But several other contenders also are determined to win over that group.
    “My name is Bobby Jindal, and I am running for president of the United States of America,” he posted on his website. Short video clips showed Jindal and his wife, Supriya, talking to their three children about the campaign to come.
    “Mommy and daddy have been thinking and talking a lot about this, and we have decided we are going to be running for president,” he tells them.
    The 44-year-old two-term governor planned a kickoff rally later Wednesday.
    Aides discussed Jindal’s plans to focus on social conservatives, as he has done for months in extensive travels, and highlight his reputation as a policy-seasoned leader.

  • Johnson gets nod to join BPU

    On Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Council appointed Jeff Johnson to the Board of Public Utilities, following a new process for interviewing the candidates.
    In the past, council made their appointment decisions based on the candidates’ applications and a recommendation from the interviewing committee, as they do for other board appointments. The revised process was formulated by a newly formed subcommittee comprised of council and BPU members.
    The goal is to allow council to make a more informed decision about appointees to the board, which oversees a large portion if the county revenues and all aspects of the county’s utilities.
    Four citizens applied for the chance to replace Timothy Neal, whose term expires the end of this month.
    The other candidates were Kerry Harms, James Nealy Robinson and David Schiferl.
    Each candidate was allowed to make an opening statement about their qualifications and why they wished to serve.
    Johnson — who also had the recommendation of the BPU selection committee — is an engineer and project manager for Los Alamos National Laboratory who manages the development of equipment and facilities to be used in nuclear applications. He has resided in Los Alamos for 25 years.

  • Today in history June 24