Today's News

  • Governor disappointed in lawmakers' spending habits

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez spared the Legislature the sting of a veto, but she chided lawmakers on Thursday for their spending habits.
    The governor signed a bill providing nearly $25 million for operations of the Legislature, but said she was disappointed with increases in the measure.
    “I would have liked to have seen some additional fiscal restraint on the part of the Legislature,” Martinez said in an “executive message” delivered to lawmakers.

  • LAFD fire calls

    During the month of December, the Los Alamos Fire Department, seen here responding to a medical call, also responded to four fires, 84 emergency medical calls, four vehicle crashes, one high-angle rescue and 51 other calls for assistance.

  • LAPS mulls closing of Chamisa

    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for a way to tighten its belt without reducing the quality of education or reducing teaching positions, but as the school board has found, that this is no easy task.

  • High altitude workers

    Workers reach high to change a light bulb above the Los Alamos Police Department parking lot recently.

  • Collective input enhances LAFD strategic plan

    Nearly 120 square miles of homes, businesses, nuclear facilities and forest land fall under the jurisdiction of the Los Alamos Fire Department.
    The 150-person department is charged with protecting the townsite and White Rock, which measure about 16 square miles, about 43 square miles that comprise Los Alamos National Laboratory as well as the initial response to 59 square miles of adjacent federal lands.

  • YMCA to offer diabetes prevention class to the public

    With diabetes escalating to nearly epic proportions, it’s time to fight back. The Family YMCA is offering a weekly class about the disease beginning Monday.
    Diabetes 101-Education and Prevention is free of charge to community members.  
    “Diabetes is becoming more and more prevalent in our society so we’ve decided this would allow us to serve our mission by educating the community so that maybe they won’t become one of the statistics,” said Wellness Director Melanie Chapman of the Family YMCA.

  • Economy gains, but not enough to ease jobs crisis 

    WASHINGTON — The economy gained strength at the end of last year as Americans spent at the fastest pace in four years and U.S. companies sold more overseas.
    The growth is boosting hopes for a stronger 2011. But it remains too weak to ease high unemployment.
    The Commerce Department reported Friday that growth rose by an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the October-December quarter. That’s better than the 2.6 percent growth in the previous quarter. And it was the best quarterly showing since the start of last year.

  • NASA marks 25th anniversary

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— Hundreds gathered at NASA’s launch site Friday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, receiving words of hope from the widow of the space shuttle’s commander.
    The outdoor ceremony drew space agency managers, former astronauts, past and present launch directors, family and friends of the fallen crew — and schoolchildren who weren’t yet born when the space shuttle carrying a high school teacher from Concord, N.H.., erupted in the sky.

  • Update 01-28-11

    Photo exhibit

    The Los Alamos Photographers’ Annual Exhibition will be held from 10 a.m. Jan. 31 to Feb. 26 in the upstairs art gallery of the Mesa Public Library. The annual exhibition features more than 100 photos by local residents. For more information, phone 662-8240 or 662-8253.

  • Religion listings 01-28-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com.  Bruce Kuenzel, Pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.