Local News

  • Skiesta Weekend

    There was plenty going on up on Pajarito Mountain for Skiesta this weekend. In addtion to a ski jump competition there was also a costume competition and live music.

  • Pi Day at the Bradbury

    Condensed Matter Physicist Chuck Mielke shows onlookers how magnetic fields work during Pi Day demonstrations at Bradbury Science Museum Saturday. Pi Day is March 14 each year. There were also demonstrations about sea ice behavior and a robotics demonstration by the FIRST Lego League.

  • NCRTD earns award as top system of '14

    Earlier this month, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) announced that it has named the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) the 2014 Section 5311 Rural Transit System of the Year.
    NCRTD provides free weekday bus service to four counties and six pueblos in Northern New Mexico.
    “Over the last 10 years, the NCRTD has progressed exponentially and proved to be exemplary in its compliance of state and federal transit requirements, as well as for having an ongoing record of safe, efficient and growing public transit service,” commented David C. Harris, Transit Bureau Chief at NMDOT.
    This is NCRTD’s second major award in the past six months.
    In October, FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan presented NCRTD Executive Director Anthony Mortillaro with the Federal Transit Administration Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Public Service in Rural Public Transportation during the 21st National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation conference in Monterey, California.
    McMillan was also on hand for the presentation of the state award.

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  • Update 3-15-15

    "Mister Roberts"

    The play “Mister Roberts” will be performed at 2 p.m. today at Los Alamos Little Theater. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors/students.


    Los Alamos Concert Association presents Cuarteto Latinoamericano. 4 p.m. today at Duane W. Smith Auditorium. Tickets are at losalamosconcert.

    LTAB meeting

    A regular meeting of the Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board is scheduled for Tuesday. It will be at 1 p.m. at the county’s Municipal Building.


    A meeting to update residents on the construction at 20th Street is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will be held in Room 110 of the Municipal Building.


    A meeting of the Board of Public Utilities will be Wednesday. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers.

  • Gardening class is Tuesday

    A Master Gardner class is scheduled for Tuesday at the Community Building on 20th Street.
    The class is designed for anyone interested in learning how to garden in Los Alamos and the high desert climate. it is being hosted by the Los Alamos Community Extension Service.
    The class will cover plant selection, xeriscaping, turf, pest management, home vegetable and fruit production, pruning and other topics.
    Price of the class is $160. It will start at 6 p.m.
    For more information, call 662-2656.

  • Facilities plan approved by board

    The Los Alamos School Board recently approved a new 20-Year Facilities plan, paving the way for the board to take a major step toward choosing another school for renovation.
    For approximately 15 years, Los Alamos Public Schools has embarked on a major rebuild and redesign of all nine of its aging schools.
    It has accomplished that through a combination of voter-approved general obligation bonds and matching funds from the state. Schools that have been rebuilt so far include Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos Middle School and Aspen Elementary School.
    Behind the new 20-Year Facilities Plan was the committee set up to deal with the details of the plan.
    The committee spent the last six months touring school facilities in an effort to identify and prioritize the remaining schools that are the most in need of a redesign or major renovation.
    During a discussion with the board about the report, Barranca Mesa Elementary School and Piñon Elementary School were identified as the most likely candidates for an overhaul, even though the report’s only purpose was to update board on infrastructure.

  • Rasmussen tells his story

    Roger Rasmussen had no problem holding the attention of a packed house at UnQuarked - The Wine Room Thursday night as he recounted stories of his early years in Los Alamos as part of the U.S. Army’s Special Engineering Detachment for the Manhattan Project.
    The lecture was part of the Los Alamos Creative District’s On Tap series. History on Tap is hosted by the Los Alamos Historical Society.
    Rasmussen witnessed the first atomic weapons test at Trinity Site on July 16, 1945, as part of an evacuation team charged with clearing residents from the area and keeping the test site clear.
    Rasmussen’s eight-man team was stationed on the first rise of Oscuro Mountain. They spent two nights and one long, hot day on the hillside waiting for something to happen.
    “Early in the morning — it was still dark — we heard the drone of an aircraft, which, later on when we understood a little, and we were instructed at that time to go lie down on the road and put our heads down and duck, put your heads down until we tell you to get up,” Rasmussen said.