Today's News

  • Exhibit a family affair

    One of Los Alamos’ longest resident families, the Wilsons will spread their artwork throughout the library’s upper gallery.

    It is more than just art being celebrated; the show is also honoring family. It is even in the name of the show, Coschwivancundun, which is a “tribal name,” and combines everyone’s last names.

    The exhibit kicks off with a reception from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday. The show runs through May 30.

  • Program worth discussing

    Ruby K’s should get kudos for listening to Roger Brooks who told our community that we need to make some changes.

    One of those was putting some color here – and if you happen to have gone by their restaurant (or take a look on page one)  you’d see the color they added.

    Many of the points Brooks made are on the mark. Years ago when Wal-Mart moved into another state community, another such business guru thanked all the merchants that were open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for supporting all of the unemployed people in town.

  • Police Beat through April 22, 2009

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    April 16

    6:56 p.m. – Gloria Smith, 55, of San Juan was arrested on an outstanding district court warrant on Trinity Drive.

    April 17

    2:47 p.m. – David Chacon, 46, of Los Alamos was arrested near East Gate Road and charged with driving while his license is suspended or revoked.

  • But I Digress: At Least We're Better Than Bhutan

    Back in 2003 and 2004, the United States shipped a little spending cash over to the Iraqi government to help “stimulate the economy.” Our C-130 transport planes carried over 360 tons of $100 bills.

    Yeah, you read that correctly ... hundreds of pallets containing over $10 billion thrown at a problem simply because the military said it was necessary to fight their war on terror. Billions of dollars with absolutely no accountability, no insight, no foresight, and no oversight.

  • Budget hearings near finish line

    The Los Alamos County budget hearings sailed along Thursday night, with discussion focusing on the budgets of various departments.

    During that discussion, councilors took a significant amount of time talking about the tennis courts throughout the county and their condition.

    The meeting opened with Council Vice Chair Mike Wismer making a motion to approve a 3 percent salary adjustment pool in the FY 2010 Proposed Budget. The motion passed 7-0.

  • Help PEEC honor Earth Day

    This week, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center has been busy helping us all recognize Earth  Day.

    And this weekend, the event winds up with a great show and dinner.

    From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, PEEC will host an Earth Day Festival at their location at 3540 Orange St.

    There will be entertainment, food, a farmers’ market, orienteering and displays of Earth-friendly products and practices.

    You will meet at the high school and take the free Atomic City Transit shuttle to the event. Another Earth-friendly aspect of the day.

  • Looking for answers through prayer

    In a world with a lot of complexities and conflicts, people are looking for guidance and answers to solve society’s issues.

    Aid will be given May 7, which is National Day of Prayer. Gloria Streit will lead the service. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church.

    A worship service will kick things off. From noon-1 p.m. the program will stop and go so attendees arrive and leave when they wish.

  • Captured fugitive bound over for trial

    The woman wanted on Methamphetamine trafficking charges who fled town last month and was later captured by Los Alamos police behind a Taco Bell in Albuquerque has been bound over for trial.

    In a preliminary hearing Monday, Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados ordered Leslie Kathryn Draper, 23, bound over for trial in District Court on seven counts of trafficking a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).

    Draper remains in the Los Alamos County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

  • Softball: LA sweeps Taos in 2-4A twinbill

    Things are going about as well for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team right now as first-year manager Roger Anaya could hope for.

    Los Alamos picked up a pair of impressive wins in a home District 2AAAA doubleheader Thursday against the Taos Tigers to keep pace with the district front-runner Española Valley. The Hilltoppers needed just 4-1/2 innings to top the Tigers in game 14-1, then closed out game two in just three innings, taking a 15-0 win in the nightcap at Overlook Park.

  • Baseball: Hilltoppers close out Tigers early

    It took more than three weeks since the first scheduled game between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and Taos Tigers for the two baseball teams to finally face off.

    But the results were well worth the wait for the Hilltoppers.

    Los Alamos swept an important pair of games Thursday at Bomber Field. Los Alamos took game one of Thursday’s doubleheader 14-1, then followed that up with an 11-1 victory in the nightcap.