Today's News

  • Secretary of transportation confirmed

    SANTA FE — The Senate has confirmed Alvin Dominguez as secretary of the Department of Transportation.
    Dominguez was named to the post by Gov. Susana Martinez.
    He has worked for the state transportation agency since 1995, and before that worked as field engineer for the city of Roswell. Dominguez was manager of the department’s south region design center in Las Cruces before being appointed as cabinet secretary.

  • Construction Zone 03-06-11

    Public Works Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive
    Phase 4, 2011:

  • Supporting the summer concerts

    Members of the community turned out at the Best Western Hilltop House Friday night to support this years’ Los Alamos Summer Concert Series. Participants sampled hors d’oeuvres, bidded on items in a silent auction and listened to the Red Elvises perform.

  • New slice out of the apple

    I often eat without thinking, either while listening to the news or writing. It’s a poor habit for several reasons, one of which is my ever-growing waistline. 

  • Government labor problems: Not just Wisconsin’s anymore

    While we’ve been wrapped up in a 60-day legislative session that has included a variety of important policy issues, most notably on education reform, New Mexico policymakers, media and the public have watched in detachment the ongoing government labor standoff now happening in Wisconsin. 

  • Bulb crusher used throughout LANL

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory this month expanded the use of a fluorescent bulb-crushing machine to handle waste bulbs Labwide. Itís a move that could save tens of thousands of dollars in waste disposal fees and will prevent mercury from escaping into the environment.

  • Update 3-6-11

    PEEC offers new class

    “Exploring the World - Travel journals, artist journals and nature journals” workshop is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.


    UNM-LA Board

    The UNM-LA Advisory Board will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall. The new Advisory Board members will be sworn in.   

    School Board meeting

  • LA physician aims to change business model

    Fleeing Hungary with their 4-month-old daughter and 18-month-old son in their arms, Los Alamos pediatrician Tom Csanadi’s parents escaped the 1956 historic uprising and made their way to the United States.

    An estimated 30,000 people died in that spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People’s Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies.

  • Obama appeals for budget deal

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he’s willing to make deeper spending cuts if Congress can compromise on a budget deal that would end the threat of a government shutdown.

  • Then and now: 50 years of the Peace Corps

    Maddy Tiee and her husband Paul Levy of Los Alamos don’t have what many would consider a typical job. 

    He doesn’t wear neckties, and she doesn’t sit in a cubicle hands poised on a keyboard.