Today's News

  • De La Torre works to keep the lights on

      Keeping the lights on in Los Alamos County has proven to be quite the undertaking. Numerous power outages have plagued the county over the past several months and despite the Department of Public Utilities’ efforts to fix the problem, the outages have continued.

  • Security science complex named after Domenici

    Environment Secretary Samuel Bodman saved one of his last official gestures for former Sen. Pete Domenici, who retired Dec. 31 after 36 years in office.


    Bodman, whose tenure will end with the advent of a new administration in Washington on Tuesday, announced a virtual memorial in Domenici’s name.


    A group of buildings in the main administrative area of Los Alamos National Laboratory will be known as the “Pete V. Domenici National Security Complex.”


  • FBI Providing Security Support for Presidential Inauguration
  • Los Alamos celebrates moment of change

    Stepping into history, Barack Hussein Obama assumed the reins of power as America’s first black president today, declaring the nation must choose “hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord” to overcome the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.


    In frigid temperatures, an exuberant crowd packed the National Mall and parade route to celebrate Obama’s inauguration in a high-noon ceremony, according to first Associated press reports after his speech.


  • Girls basketball: ’Toppers earn big win in district opener Tuesday

    TAOS — A lot of things went right and not too many went wrong for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team in its District 2AAAA opener Tuesday.

    Los Alamos broke open its district debut contest by outscoring the Taos Tigers 16-5 in the third quarter and rolled to a 50-33 victory at Taos. More importantly, the Hilltoppers got their 2AAAA season kick-started with Tuesday’s win.

    It was a lopsided victory for Los Alamos and one of its best total team performances of the season.

  • Long-time Scout earns Eagle rank

    Boy Scout Troop 129 conducted an Eagle Court of Honor for Dylan Stupka of Los Alamos on     Jan. 6 at White Rock United Methodist Church.  

    Stupka was born in Colorado on Aug. 11, 1991.  He joined Cub Scouts at age 6 and finished by earning all Webelos pins and the Arrow of Light in 2001.

  • Committee looks at ways to improve streets

    Los Alamos County residents may see long-needed changes along Trinity Drive if the Downtown Street Standards Committee has its say.


    The committee will meet for its first open house this coming week, in hopes that the public will attend and get in on the ground floor of this planning process.


  • Police Beat 1-18-09

    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. If you don't want it printed - don't let it happen.

    Jan. 1

    2:44 a.m. - Steven Romero, 18, of Santa Fe was arrested on Trinity Drive on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.

    Jan. 2

    12:23 a.m. – Justin Stibbard, 22, of Los Alamos was arrested on Diamond Drive on an outstanding felony warrant from another jurisdiction.

  • Few questions about bond

    Dear Editor,

    1)  Isn’t the school board that’s wants the bond money the same school board that recently “wrote off” six million dollars of missing money?

    2) If there is overwhelming urgency right now to fix the school’s 60 year old  buildings, why wasn’t there this much urgency 10 years ago when the buildings  were 50 years old?  It seems that the urgency is more the fear that REAL economic bad times are ahead and maybe people really won’t have the money (even all the Los Alamos millionaires!). 

  • Please support school bond

    Dear Editor,

     I was elated last summer when I was hired to work as a teacher at Los Alamos Middle School. The prior summer I visited Los Alamos and was very impressed by the town’s infrastructure and by its palpable sense of community pride.