Today's News

  • LAMS cafeteria in need of funds

    School cafeterias always seem to invoke images of mashed potatoes being dished up with ice cream scoopers and kitchen staff wearing hair nets but during the regular Los Alamos Public School board meeting Tuesday night, the Los Alamos Middle School cafeteria was creating a far different vision.  

    The image of a cash-strapped department was what board members received.

    Having previously asked for $10,000 to cover expenses for the cafeteria, which has the only functional kitchen in the district, Business Manager John Wolfe said an additional $25,000 was needed.

  • Light on the landfill

    There is an art to saving metal from old buildings and there are unexpected benefits from recycling that can be felt at a distance.

    In a $212 million project, Los Alamos National Laboratory has pulled 136 tons of recyclable metal out of the wreckage.

    It comes from copper piping and the wiring in bus work for electrical substations. It comes from the metal in rebar.

  • LAFD ramps up EMS capabilities

    Eight recent graduates bring the total pool of certified paramedics at Los Alamos Fire Department to 23 – the largest in its history. The department anticipates another four firefighters will complete the intensive six-month program providing the community with 27 paramedics by year’s end.

    Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Mike Thompson explained that the time commitment and sacrifices to make this happen are significant for both the department and the firefighters.

  • Johnson looks good except for the downside

    SANTA FE -   Former Gov. Gary Johnson has been a busy guy. His website  “Johnson for America “ lists speeches and interviews for almost every day since the beginning of January. And the action will continue  —    for a number of reasons.

  • Budgets share the same pain

    Few New Mexico lawmakers walked away from the Roundhouse enamored with the state budget they were leaving behind to Gov. Bill Richardson’s tender mercies after adjournment of last week’s special legislative session.

    It had been a textbook case of the state Legislature at work on a budget grievously out of balance: bickering and complaining while the difficult decisions were being made, followed by the obligatory post-session congratulatory platitudes when it was over.

  • Academy tops LA in quarterfinals

    ALBUQUERQUE – A rough second quarter did in the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team Wednesday morning at The Pit.

    The Hilltoppers turned the ball over 7 times during the second quarter of Wednesday’s game against Albuquerque Academy, leading directly to 8 Academy points as they were outscored 18-6 in the quarter.

    While the Hilltoppers made several comeback pushes in the second half, they would never trim the lead down further than 8 points as the Academy Chargers went on to win Wednesday 56-47.

  • 03-02-10 Police Beat

    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.

    Feb. 18

    6:23 a.m. — A 52-year-old Rio Rancho man reported someone threw a large piece of concrete through the rear window of his vehicle parked overnight at Fuller Lodge. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.

    7:47 a.m. — A 37-year-old Los Alamos man reported a rock was thrown through the rear window of his vehicle. The estimated damage is $200.

  • Empty Bowls to offer hope and lunch

    You can have some hot and steamy fun with the staff of Self Help on Saturday as they host the 17th annual Empty Bowl event.

    Self Help Inc., has helped fill many empty bowls, heat homes and light the fire of inspiration for Northern New Mexico’s needy since 1969.

    Through the generous donations of time, talent and funds, the staff of Self Help has provided consultation service, advocacy, emergency financial assistance and seed money grants to residents of Los Alamos, northern Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Taos counties.

  • DOE seeks volunteers to serve on waste cleanup panel

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking volunteers to help advise it on radioactive waste cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The agency says it needs people to serve on the Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board, which makes recommendations to the DOE over such things as waste management, stabilizing waste dump sites and future land use.

    Its members serve two-year terms.

    The board's vice chairman, Robert Gallegos, estimates working on the board takes up 10 to 20 hours a month.

  • WEATHER ALERT Chance of a winter storm Tuesday night

    The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Albuquerque reports a winter storm potential for Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.