Local News

  • LANL cancels monthly public sale

     Because of weather conditions and forecast showers and thunderstorms today, LANL's onsite monthly public sale of surplus items is cancelled. It's usually the third Thursday of every month. Weather conditions make it unsafe to conduct the sale today. Weather permitting, the next public sale is scheduled for Oct. 21.  

  • Issuing of licenses to immigrants slowing

    SANTA FE (AP) — The flow of driver’s licenses to immigrants has slowed in New Mexico since the state tightened its application system last year, but the drop-off steepened after Republican Gov. Susana Martinez took office in January promising to end the licensing policy, according to a review of state records by The Associated Press.
    Martinez has unsuccessfully pressed the Democratic-controlled Legislature to repeal New Mexico’s immigrant license law, but fewer licenses are being issued to foreign nationals as the political debate intensifies.

  • CIP committee to meet in Council Chambers

    Los Alamos County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will conduct a business meeting at 5:15 p.m., Thursday in Council Chambers. The agenda will include a request from Parks Manager Dick McIntyre for approval of additional scope of work on the North Mesa Ballfields Lighting project.
    The repairs proposed in the original capital project approved last year are completed, but it has been discovered that another area within the ball field complex now requires lighting and electrical repairs for safety reasons.
    The original lighting project came in under budget, so the Parks request is only for expanded scope. The additional work is projected to fall within the existing budget.

  • All Geared Up

    A raven flies over the main building at the county’s Eco Station.

  • NM Environment Department raises listeriosis cases to 10

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department’s Environmental Health Bureau, in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Health, is issuing a voluntary recall notice to all state produce retailers, requesting that any cantaloupe grown in the Rocky Ford growing area of southern Colorado be temporarily pulled from store shelves.  
    The Bureau is announcing this voluntary recall in anticipation of a nationwide recall in the near future.  Likewise, early indications from several states, including New Mexico, link the recent listeriosis outbreak to these cantaloupes.
     DOH has identified 10 cases of listeria-infection to date, with three of these cases resulting in death.

  • Stover appointed to JJAC

    Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday that she has made appointments to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, the Interstate Stream Commission, the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents, and the Board of Psychologist Examiners.
    The governor appointed Sharon Stover of Los Alamos to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee.
    Stover worked as a coordinator for the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board from 2004 to 2010. Stover is also a board member of Leadership Los Alamos, a program she developed in 2003. She also served as the program’s president.
    Currently, Stover is the chair of the Los Alamos County Council. She studied at Santa Fe Business College.

  • Update 09-14-11

    County council

    The County Council will hold a special session at 6 p.m.
    Monday at the council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

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

    FAN Club

    Aspen Ridge Lodge FAN Club, 5:30-7 p.m., for Food and Networking tonight at 1010 Sombrillo Court. FAN Clubs are free and open to all Chamber members as well as prospective Chamber members.

    Court closed

  • Up, Up and Away

    A flyover drew cheers from the crowd at Sunday’s Taste the Sky event. Taste the Sky was a fundraiser hosted by the United Way Youth Team. The event raised $2,200 for United Way.

  • Administrator search narrows

    The search for a new county administrator that began about 10 months ago has yielded a group of finalists with one expected to emerge from the process as the chief executive for Los Alamos County.

    Carl Thornton – the only citizen to attend one of two public input sessions on qualities and qualifications the county should look for in a county administrator – said, “They’ll need to be a real superman or superwoman.” Council seemed to agree with Thornton, and the five candidates being considered for the position have an exacting set of standards to meet.

  • GOP wins in NY House race, seen as Obama rebuke

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans have scored an upset victory in a House race that started as a contest to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner after he resigned in a sexting scandal but became a referendum on President Barack Obama's economic policies.

    Retired media executive and political novice Bob Turner defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin on Tuesday in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Weiner, a seven-term Democrat who resigned in June.

    With more than 80 percent of precincts reporting, Turner had 54 percent of the vote to Weprin's 46 percent in unofficial results.