.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Al-Qaida vows revenge for bin Laden's death 


    CAIRO — Al-Qaida confirmed the killing of Osama bin Laden and vowed revenge, saying Friday that Americans’ “happiness will turn to sadness.” The statement was the first by the terror network since its leader was slain in a U.S. commando raid against his Pakistani hideout.
    The statement, written in typical al-Qaida style and in the name of the organization’s General Command, seemed mostly intended to reassure followers that the terror group remains vigorous and intact.
    The statement was dated Tuesday, the day after bin Laden’s death. Its authenticity could not be independently confirmed, but it was posted on militant websites Friday by the al-Fajr Center, al-Qaida’s online media distribution network.

  • Oppenheimer scholarship winners announced

    Eleven college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee.
     The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley, Capital and Santa Fe high schools.
    The JROMC has awarded 157 scholarships and other awards totaling $319,000 since the program was begun in 1984. The philanthropic organization’s scholarship program is supported by several endowments; numerous small, individual donations; and major contributions from the Los Alamos National Bank.

  • Update 05-06-11

    Wild Day
    Los Alamos Youth Leadership will host Wild Day for K-6th grade students from 10 a.m.-
    3 p.m. Forms are available at www.laymca.org  or by calling 662-3100.

    Clean up Los Alamos
    Clean up Los Alamos Day will be Saturday. A volunteer appreciation picnic will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

    Personnel Board meeting
    The personnel board will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge.

    Hadassah
    National President of Hadassah Marcie Natan will be the guest speaker at a lunch, noon to 2 p.m., Sunday at the Hilltop House Hotel. For reservations call 992-1416 or 662-2397.

  • Lauritzen garners Governor's Award

    Anyone who is familiar with Assets in Action and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board has likely met Bernadette Lauritzen at least once. When it comes to volunteering, she lends a hand wherever help is needed.
    Because of her selfless efforts with various organizations around town, she was nominated for — and was awarded — the Governor’s Award.

  • Inmates Repay Community

    It costs taxpayers a standard rate of about $140 a day to house inmates in the Los Alamos County Detention Center.
    “We average about 15 inmates a day at the jail and there are many variables that can lower or raise the cost to house them such as medical issues, but $140 is a good average cost,” Capt. Randy Foster said.  
    Det. Paige Early and Det. Brian Schamber escorted inmate Aaron Roybal this morning to White Rock where they had him paint over graffiti sprayed on the rear exterior wall of Smith’s Food on Longview Drive.

  • Administrator search launches

    The search for a new county administrator is ramping up nearly five months after the prior council terminated Anthony Mortillaro without cause last December.

    Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved hiring Prothman Company, a Seattle-based headhunting firm that specializes in finding local government employees.  

    The decision was made during Tuesday’s council meeting. Councilors authorized a contract to retain the firm worth $26,500. Additional expenses, such as travel costs, cannot exceed $5,000.
    Assistant to the County Administrator Brian Bosshardt said there were 12 responses to the request for proposals (RFP).

  • Al-Qaida vows revenge for Osama bin Laden's death

    CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida confirmed the killing of Osama bin Laden and vowed revenge, saying Friday that Americans' "happiness will turn to sadness." The statement was the first by the terror network since its leader was slain in a U.S. commando raid against his Pakistani hideout.

    The statement, written in typical al-Qaida style and in the name of the organization's General Command, seemed mostly intended to reassure followers that the terror group remains vigorous and intact.

    The statement was dated Tuesday, the day after bin Laden's death. Its authenticity could not be independently confirmed, but it was posted on militant websites Friday by the al-Fajr Center, al-Qaida's online media distribution network.

  • Info from Osama raid shows plans to hit US trains--see videos

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Holed up in a compound in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden was scheming how to hit the United States hard again, according to newly uncovered documents that show al-Qaida plans for derailing an American train on the upcoming 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

    Details of the plan emerged Thursday as some of the first intelligence was gleaned from the trove of information found in bin Laden's residence when Navy SEALs killed the al-Qaida leader and four of his associates. They took his body and scooped up computers, DVDs and documents from the compound where U.S. officials think he had been living for as long as six years.

  • Councilors share vision for the county

    Some on the Los Alamos County Council would argue the county has a lot going for it – they point to the level of intellect, resources, services and drive at its disposal. 

    The key question remains unanswered in terms of how local officials can best tap into those assets to make a substantial impact on the quality of life in Los Alamos.

  • Bleak finances squeeze LAFC

    The cost of doing business at the Los Alamos Family Council exceeds its client’s insurance payments by some 35 percent. Over the years, the agency has sought financial assistance from grants, contracts and financing, but today’s local, state and national mental health environments have made those options increasingly difficult. 

    The 48-year-old mental health agency must restructure and downsize its operation by 50 percent in order to stay afloat.