Today's News

  • Revisiting streets standards

    “It’s amazing what you can do to create vibrancy with your street design,” said Marsha Kaiser, the Director of the PlaceMaking Group of Parsons Brinkerhoff. The presentation about the “Complete Street” concept sparked a full discussion at the county council meeting in White Rock Tuesday.

  • Center gets homegrown attention

    What does an accomplished young student of architecture who is a native of Los Alamos do when he’s not out winning awards?

    Antonio Vigil, who graduated from the UNM School of Architecture and Planning in May, is bringing at least some of his skills back home.

    Among current projects, he is now involved in the White Rock Visitors Center, working with Mullen Heller Architects in Albuquerque as an intern.

    The firm has the contract for the visitors center and also designed the new Animal Shelter on East Road, which will open next week.

  • Americans flock to SNAP food program

       There are more people hungry in New Mexico, and all over the U.S., than since the Great Depression.

    “I always thought people on public assistance were lazy, but it helps me know I can feed my kids,” said Tyrone Mangold, a laid-off jackhammer operator in Ohio quoted in a recent The New York Times investigative report on hunger.

  • Denish’s spending reforms prompt questions

         SANTA FE – Lt. Gov. Diane Denish has unveiled fiscal reform proposals designed to save New Mexico millions of dollars. It is a three-part proposal. She advocates an end to double-dipping, in which retirees return to work and collect a paycheck in addition to their state retirement check.

  • Scam Alert!

    A Los Alamos woman reported this morning she received a telephone call at her home from a man asking for money who gave his name as Mark Gibson.

    He told her she had won a large amount of money that would be delivered to her home in “Los Alamos, New Jersey” if only she sent him a much smaller amount of money through Western Union or Money Gram, for shipping and handling and IRS fees.

    The man had a heavy accent and a static-filled phone line.

    He told her to send the money to:

    Buddy Lowder

    304 E 10th St.

    Oakboro, NC 28129

  • ‘The Nutcracker’ brings magic to the stage

    Dance Arts Los Alamos’ 2009 production of “The Nutcracker” gives many dancers an opportunity to shine. A cherished local tradition, this is DALA’s 14th production of the ballet in its 19 years of providing dance training to the community. This year’s presentation is sure to be a sweet treat to audience members. The exquisite sets, splendid costumes and skillful choreography provide a beautiful showcase for both regional and visiting talent.

  • ALERT: Winter Storm Packs Punch

    Tuesday is shaping up to be a punishing day for residents of the Los Alamos area. About seven to 10 inches of snow fell last night, followed by howling winds this morning--some gusts reaching 50 miles per hour.

    Power outages have been reported in various neighborhoods and travel remains treacherous. The winter storm warning expires this afternoon at 4 p.m.

  • Furlough day shifted

    Gov. Bill Richardson, responding to concerns from many state employees, agreed to shift one of the upcoming furlough days in order to avoid impacting three consecutive paychecks.

    “I understand these furlough days are difficult on our employees and their families,” Richardson said. “I agree with the many employees who suggested spreading out the impact of the furloughs.”

  • District Court gets new judge

    Longtime Santa Fe attorney Sarah Singleton will replace 1st Judicial District Judge James Hall who retires Dec. 31. Hall most recently presided over the Vives v. Hull civil case in Los Alamos.

    Singleton, 60, commended her predecessor during a telephone interview from her office late Monday, expressing her desire to follow his professional example.

  • Winter storm packs powerful punch

    A massive snowstorm hit town overnight forcing today’s closure of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos public Schools.

    The start time for Los Alamos County employees was delayed by two hours.

    County road crews spent this morning digging the community out from under nearly a foot of snow that began accumulating Monday afternoon.