Local News

  • Today in history July 11
  • Cone Zone 7-12-15

    For more information about the projects listed below, email lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us.
    This information is based on a schedule provided by the contractors and may change due to weather or other delays.

    Western Area Improvements Phase 3:

    • Roadway and utility work continues on 43rd Street (south) and 44th Street (north) which includes water line tie ends and concrete work. Work will begin on 44th Street (south) on Wednesday for removals and water line trenching. The rods will be closed except for local residents and emergency vehicles.

    • 41st Street on the west side (intersection loop) at Sandia will be closed for sewer line work on Monday and Tuesday. Residents are to use the east side intersection of the loop for in and out access.

    • Sidewalks from UNM to Sandia are still under construction and closed to pedestrians at this time.

  • Confederate flag is removed in S.C.

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the first time since the civil rights movement, the Confederate flag was removed entirely from the South Carolina Statehouse, in a swift ceremony Friday before thousands of people who cheered as the Civil War-era banner was lowered from a 30-foot flagpole.
    Many people believed the flag would fly indefinitely in this state, which was the first to leave Union, but the killing of nine black church members during a Bible study in Charleston last month changed that sentiment and reignited calls to bring down Confederate flags and symbols across the nation.
    Dylann Roof, a white man who was photographed with the Confederate flag, is charged in the shooting deaths, and authorities have called the killings a hate crime.
    The crowd, estimated at up to 10,000 people, chanted “USA, USA” and “hey, hey, hey, goodbye” as an honor guard of South Carolina troopers lowered the flag during a 6-minute ceremony. Gov. Nikki Haley stood on the Statehouse steps along with family members of the victims and other dignitaries. While she didn’t speak, she nodded and smiled in the direction of the crowd after someone shouted: “Thank you governor.”

  • Historical Society will be busy during ScienceFest

    This summer the Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum is offering a number of community programs, of interest to adults, children, teens and families.
    Those activities include Fourth Fridays, History Adventures and next week’s ScienceFest.
    As part of ScienceFest, the Historical Museum will offer hour-long guided walking tours of the Historic District at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. July 16-18.
    The 70th anniversary of the Trinity test will be observed on July 16 from 4:30-6:30 a.m. The test occurred at 5:29:45 a.m. on July 16, 1945.
    The public will be welcome into the Bethe House, 1350 Bathtub Row, where the flash of the test was witnessed by two people looking out the living room window.
    Also, the Atomic Film Festival will be July 17, in which the Historical Society will be screening movies all day in Fuller Lodge.
    At ScienceFest, there will morning discussions, video interviews with eyewitnesses, live tweeting historic accounts of the event and coffee and refreshments.
    Those attending are asked to park in the Senior Center North Lot and follow the sidewalk until crossing Bathtub Row to reach the Bethe House.
    In addition to the ScienceFest activities, there are plenty of other things to do around the museum.

  • Update 7-10-15

    Horse Show

    The county Horse Show is scheduled for Saturday at Brewer Arena. The Horse Show has categories for competitors ages 9-adult. It begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call 662-8173.

    Co-Op Market

    The Los Alamos Co-Op Farmers Market will be Saturday. The market runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Dark Night

    Los Alamos County will sponsor a dark night event Saturday at the Spirio Soccer Complex at Overlook Park. Several telescopes will be set up for the public to view. It starts at 8:30 p.m.


    Enchantment Chihuahua Rescue will be on-hand at Starbucks for a dog adoption Saturday. It will be from noon-3 p.m.

    School Board

    Los Alamos School Board will have a meeting and executive session Tuesday at its administration board room. Meeting time is 5:30 p.m.

    Future Energy

    The Future Energy Resources Committee will meet Tuesday at the municipal building. Meeting time is 11:30 a.m.

    Warm Water

    There will be a Warm Water Weekend Saturday and Sunday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The center’s inflatable obstacle course will be set up for the weekend. It will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

  • The Far West gallops in for a show

    Gordon’s Summer Concerts returns tonight with The Far West, which will perform at Ashley Pond. Tonight’s concert is set for 7 p.m.
    The Far West has been described as an “authentically Americana sound…as something like Waylon’s band jamming with Wilco.”
    Interestingly, The Far West origins can be traced back to a Waylon Jennings YouTube video.
    According to the band’s official website, singer Lee Briante posted a late-night Waylon Jennings video onto Craigslist with an ad asking for musicians who were “looking to do something like this.”
    Following tonight’s concert, The Far West will travel to Tucson, Arizona, and Washington state for upcoming shows.
    Last week, the 531st Air Force Band played at Ashley Pond, belting out patriotic tunes in celebration of Independence Day.
    Tonight is “Keep It Co-Op Night,” with sponsors such as the Los Alamos Co-Op Market, Bathtub Row Brewing, Little Forest Pre-School and three local credit unions taking part.

  • Man faces eight charges in stop

    While the state had a book to throw at Hector Santana in Magistrate Court Tuesday, accusing him of several charges involving moving violations and drug offenses, Santana tried to throw the same book back at them.
    He was not successful, as the hearing determined that Santana indeed violated the law and his case will be heading to district court.
    Santana, 33, of Santa Fe, is being accused of false evidence of registration (fourth degree felony), distribution of a controlled substance (fourth degree felony), possession of marijuana (less than one ounce), possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting, evading and/or obstructing a police officer, concealing identity, false evidence of title or registration (forging), driver must be licensed and display of registration plate.
    The charges were filed shortly after he was pulled over in the parking lot of the Bathtub Row Brewing June 15.
    After the charges were read to him in court, Santana leveled a few charges of his own in his opening statement. Santana did not have an attorney, as he chose to represent himself.

  • Today in history July 10
  • Evening Entertainment

    The Los Alamos Jazz Project hosted three performance groups at the Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op Tuesday night, including this group from Los Alamos High School. A big crowd was on hand to check out the performances. The Los Alamos Jazz Project is an organization which promotes jazz as an art form in the community.

  • On The Docket 7-9-15

    July 2

    Scott A. Breshears was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of following too closely. Sentence was deferred until Aug. 30. Defendant must pay $65 in court costs. The sentence was defensive driving school.

    Shelley A. Olguin was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of failing to obey a traffic signal. Sentencing was deferred until July 31. Defendant must also pay $65 in court costs.

    Danielle M. Gallegos was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11 to 15 miles per hour over the speed limit. Sentencing deferred until July 31. Defendant must also pay $65 in court costs.

    Kyle R. Smith was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court for failing to wear seat belts. Sentencing deferred until Jan. 5. Defendant must also pay $65 in court costs.

    George Weissenburger was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court for failing to yield or stop at a sign. Defendant must pay $65 in court costs.

    Tomas R. Medina was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit Sentencing deferred until Aug. 31. The sentence is defensive driving school. Defendant must also pay $65 in court costs.