Today's News

  • NRA visits LA to speak out against gun bills

    A lobbyist from the National Rifle Association spoke to members of Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club Thursday night to galvanize support against two gun background check bills in play the state Legislature.
    NRA State Liaison Tara Mica urged members of the club to attend a Saturday hearing to speak out against HB 50 and SB 48.
    The bills will be heard beginning at 10 a.m. in the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee on the House Floor.
    “It’s really close. It’s on a weekend, If you can make it, we really need good strong attendance there,” Mica said. “Most of the advocates for this bill live right there in Santa Fe. It’s not a long trip for them.”
    HB 50 is sponsored by State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-43) and State Rep. Miguel Garcia (D-14), and SB 48 is sponsored by Sen. Richard Martinez (D-5) and State Sen. Pete Wirth (D-5).
    Mica described the bills as ones similar to written by “Everytown For Gun Safety,” a nonprofit organization formed in 2014 to reform gun laws in the U.S. She said the bills in the New Mexico Legislature are similar to the ones Everytown has written and passed in other states, including Nevada.

  • On the Docket 2-5-17

    Jan. 25
    Anthony Martinez paid a $50 fine for failing to display a current, valid registration plate while parked.
    Jan. 26
    Darren Sandoval pled no contest in Los Alamos Municipal Court to speeding 26 to 30 miles an hour over the speed limit and failing to appear in court. Defendant fined $200 and must also pay a $130 in court costs.

    Antonio Gonzalez pled no contest in Los Alamos Municipal Court to failing to display a current, valid registration plate and failing to appear in court. Defendant was fined $50 and must also pay $130 in court costs.

    Mitchell John Carson was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court to speeding 16 to 20 miles an hour over the speed limit and failing to appear. Sentenced deferred until March 26. Defendant was fined $25 and must also pay $130 in court costs.

    Joann Temple pled no contest in Los Alamos Municipal Court to failing to appear in court (non-traffic) and two counts of failing to remove animal excrement. Defendant must pay $120 in court costs.

    Sara Gallegos-Garcia pled no contest in Los Alamos Municipal Court to shoplifting. Defendant must pay $100 and must also pay $60 in court costs.

  • Police Beat 2-5-17

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, server a court summons, or issued a citation.
    Jan. 25
    3:17 p.m. — Paul Vincent, 44, was arrested for driving while under the influence at the intersection of Deer Trail and North Mesa Road.
    Jan. 26
    6:18 a.m. — Police reported that a 61-year-old Los Alamos man was the victim of identity theft at Central Park Square.

    10:59 a.m. — Russell Trujillo, 42, of Española, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant from another jurisdiction at the intersection of 20th Street and Central Avenue.

    11:05 a.m. — Tillie Trujillo, 38, of Española, was arrested for unlawful use of a licence at 20th Street.

    12:01 p.m. — Louisa Archuleta-Trujillo, 35, of Medanales, was arrested through a magistrate court warrant at the Los Alamos police station. The original charge was possession of a controlled substance at Trinity Drive on Dec. 24, 2015.

  • Keeping nuclear materials secure in an uncertain world

    Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Water main break at golf course

    Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities are reporting a water line break at the Los Alamos Golf Course.  

    As of 3:30 p.m. Friday, county crews were deployed and taking immediate action, according to county officials.  The DPU warned the public that North and Barranca Mesas may lose water or experience a decrease in water pressure while repairs were underway.  

    Crews estimated that repairs would be completed by 8 p.m. and water to North and Barranca Mesas would return to normal. 

  • 'Toppers make commitments

    Three Los Alamos High School student-athletes have signed Letters of Intent to extend their playing careers at the next level.
    Sienna Ahlers, Jacob Mairson and Tristen Roach partook in signing day festivities Wednesday at LAHS.
    Ahlers signed to play soccer at Wingate University, Mairson signed a proffered walk-on commitment to be apart of the University of New Mexico football program and Roach inked his name to Adam State University’s men’s soccer 2017 recruiting class.
    In three seasons with the Los Alamos girls soccer program, Ahlers became one of the most prolific attacking players in Hilltopper history. She tallied 58 goals and 39 assists during her Los Alamos career.
    In 2016, Ahlers led the Hilltoppers with 24 goals and a state-leading 21 assists, which led her to winning District 2-5A’s offensive player of the year and a Class 5A all-state first team selection. She helped Los Alamos to a 16-6 record and state semifinals appearance.
    During her junior season, Ahlers led Los Alamos with 23 goals and 12 assists, while helping the Hilltoppers reach the Class 5A state championship game. In 2014, she amassed 11 goals and finished the season with six assists.
    Ahlers has also been a member of the Los Alamos girls basketball and track and field teams.   

  • County seizes roosters in cockfighting investigation

    BERINO (AP) — Dona Ana County authorities seized more than 200 roosters while investigating investigate what officials believe was illegal cockfighting.

    The Sheriff's Department says the birds were seized after being found at a home in Berino, a small community just north of Anthony.

    According to the department, deputies went to the home Saturday after they were given information that an event was taking place. They found more than 100 people and dozens of vehicles at the property.

    The department says deputies were given consent to search the home and then found numerous roosters and cockfighting paraphernalia.

    Animal control officers took over the investigation and it is ongoing. The birds were impounded for evidence.

  • Trump, Mexico and the art of the deal

    Coffee on a Cold Morning

  • 2017 State Legislature: Governor OK’s bill for session

    The New Mexican

  • Mesa Library book fair Saturday

    Los Alamos authors will showcase their wares at the Local Authors Book Fair from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.
    A wide range of genres and styles will be shared, from books for children, middle grades and young adults to biographies, social sciences and science fiction. The authors will have books available for purchase.
    The fair will include:
    Laura Kelly’s book “Splintered Reflections” tells the story of a young woman who feels she is losing herself after a traumatic loss. The story is one that will resonate with young and old alike, as the main character Cathy, finds a new way to be in the world. Laura Kelly works full-time at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and part-time as a fitness instructor at the Family YMCA, in addition to her new writing career.
    Bridget Thomas, of White Rock, has taken a true story and expanded on it, in which a little girl in Santa Fe creates Christmas joy by mixing the little she has with the natural bounty provided all around her. Her book “The Tumbleweed Christmas Tree” is illustrated by Jessie Baca.
    It is evident that Mary Maurice loves a good pun, and loves a good mystery. Her book “Fruit Loops the Serial Killer” starts off with a bang and never slows down until all is revealed.