Local News

  • LAPS, LANL on delayed starts for Tuesday

    As the winter storm departs leaving behind bone-chilling temperatures, both the schools and lab will be on a delayed start for Tuesday.

    The school district Tuesday, December 6 - Los Alamos Public Schools will be on a 2 hour delay. LAHS classes begin at 10:00 a.m. No a.m. Preschool.

    Simlarly, LANL will be on a delayed start with a staggered schedule - Los Alamos residents with children or other dependent care report at 10 a.m., carpoolers report at 10 a.m., remainder of workforce reports at 10.45 a.m.

  • State Briefs 12-04-11

    Two men trying to help woman stabbed, One dies

    POJOAQUE — Authorities in Santa Fe County say two men who tried to intervene in a domestic dispute were stabbed by a man who was later captured.
    County sheriff’s officials say 21-year-old Victoriano Gonzales of Santa Fe was stabbed in the neck and died after trying to stop the dispute on Friday night. Another man also was stabbed but is expected to survive.
    Sheriff Robert Garcia says the two men were at a trailer park in Pojoaque (poh-WAH’-kay) when they witnessed the domestic dispute. The woman told deputies she was being assaulted by 31-year-old Adrian Gonzales.

  • Charting a path to the Top 100 schools

    Los Alamos Public Schools will host a Strategic Planning Retreat from 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 10 at Fuller Lodge. The purpose of the retreat is to provide an update on the progress made in charting a path to the top 100 schools as the district builds upon these plans. Students, staff and the community are invited to participate in this conversation.
    For the past six months, members of the school staff, community, business leaders and representatives from area universities have engaged in a conversation about the path that the could be taken to improve the quality of the schools. Charting a pathway to do even better will be the focus of the Fuller Lodge retreat.
    School Board President Melanie McKinley will open the retreat with a formal welcome.

  • NCRTD honors Wismer

    North Central Regional Transit District chair Rosemary Romero makes a presentation to honor board member Mike Wismer, also a Los Alamos County Councilor, Friday at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. Wismer announced last month he was relinquishing his NCRTD board duties and he will be replaced by councilor Geoff Rodgers.

  • Update 12-04-11

    Historic meeting

    The Fuller Lodge Historic District Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m., Dec. 7 in the Curtis Room.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at council chambers in the Community Building.

    Court closed

    The Magistrate Court will close Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for computer training for the judge and staff. Anyone who has court business may come to the court before or after those closing dates.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m., Dec. 13 at the Chamber Conference Room.

    Parks and Rec

  • House redistricting scheduled for Dec. 12

    State Rep. James Hall (R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Sandoval) is looking forward to the upcoming redistricting hearings, although he said he was disheartened an agreement could not be reached during a special legislative session in September.

    Since that time, Hall has been busy, meeting with constituents, giving talks to local organizations and serving on interim legislative committees.

    A couple of months ago, Hall wrote a letter to redistricting attorneys Richard Olsen and Luis Stelzner, concerning the hearings that begin Dec. 12 in Santa Fe.

  • Autio rose to the challenges

    County Attorney Randy Autio’s year-and-a-half in Los Alamos has been anything but dull; in fact, he may have had the challenge of a lifetime.

    “When I came here as County Attorney in July of 2010, I faced a really tough investigation that involved the administrator and high-level employees,” Autio said, referring to an investigation that ended with County Administrator Tony Mortillaro’s termination in December 2010.

    Council voted unanimously to appoint Autio as Acting County Administrator, a role he served in until Harry Burgess was hired Nov. 7.

  • WinterFest Light Parade Winners

    First place: Los Alamos Medical Center

    Second place: Los Alamos National Bank

    Third place: Hollabaugh, Gall more and Mendez family

    Watch for more on the parade in next week's editions of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Cain Train comes to a halt--video extra

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Cain train has come to a stop.

    Republican candidate Herman Cain is suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination to avoid continued news coverage of allegations of sexual misconduct that is hurtful to his family.

    "I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distractions and the continued hurt caused on me and my family," Cain told several hundred supporters gathered at what was to have been the opening of his national campaign headquarters.

    Cain's announcement came five days after an Atlanta-area woman claimed she and Cain had an affair for more than a decade, a claim that followed several allegations of sexual harassment against the Georgia businessman.

  • Winds clocked at 88 mph at Sandia tram

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP)— Some of the worst winds to hit the Albuquerque metro area were at the base of the Sandia Tram. It was enough to shut the tram down Thursday after winds of 88 mph were clocked.
    The tramway manager says when the winds start swinging the cables and the cars, the tram can’t reach the mountaintop on a day like that.
    Once the cross winds go beyond 45, the tramway is shutdown. Inside their control room they monitor the wind speeds.
    It’s bad news for visitors and not so good for the tram because of lost business.
    This morning, meanwhile, state highway officials have closed Interstate 40 from Santa Rosa to Clines Corners due to black ice.