Today's News

  • Council to discuss municipal building Tuesday night

      County Council will meet Tuesday night in council chambers for their regularly scheduled weekly meeting. This week, in addition to a few business items, a public hearing and an ordinance introduction are also on the agenda.

  • Black Friday only the beginning

    Today is Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that is the beginning of the traditional holiday shopping season.

    As we all run off to do our shopping, it would be wise to remember all the options that we have right here at home.

    While Black Friday is not an official holiday, many employers give folks the day off, which increases the number of shoppers. And while retailers decorate for the holiday season weeks beforehand, many of them open early to draw people to their stores.

  • Get to know Eco Station procedures and policies

    With the recent ribbon cutting of the new Eco Station, Los Alamos residents know it’ll be just a few more weeks before the old county landfill is a distant memory.

    The Eco Station is one of the many steps that the Environmental Sustainability Board is taking to make Los Alamos a green community.

    With the opening of the Eco Station right around the corner, it’s important for residents to know what sort of policies and procedures the Eco Station employees will be following.

  • FRIED LIGHT: Fast Forward

    For more than a year we have watched the economic crisis wink into existence, signal its approach and finally melt all over us in painfully slow motion.

    Because the technical definition of recession is six or more straight months of declining gross domestic product, the advance of the illness could be seen coming from a long way off and its likelihood has been left to grow wildly in the mind without definite confirmation or determined response.

    And then the statistical lag time dulls the impact a little more.

  • NM wants perchlorate regulation

    New Mexico’s Environment secretary criticized a preliminary determination by the federal environmental agency that would remove the chemical perchlorate from a list of contaminants to consider for national regulation.

    Perchlorate is used in plutonium processing and is a component of jet fuel. According to a Government Accountability Office report in 2005, the chemical has been found in the Los Alamos environment, as well as at Kirtland and Holloman Air Force bases, and White Sands Missile Range, among other military-related locations in the state.

  • League ‘Lunch with a Leader’ Tuesday


    Roger Snodgrass, editor of the Los Alamos Monitor, will be the featured guest at the League of Women Voters' Lunch with a Leader program on Tuesday, Dec. 2.


    League members and others are welcome to attend the 11:45 a.m. event, held in the Chama Room of the La Vista Restaurant at the Hilltop Best Western Hotel.

  • Artistic Nails by Eva is open for business

    For the well-groomed partygoer this holiday season, relaxing while your feet are bathed, massaged and beautified, is nothing short of heaven.

    Providing quality service to her clients is why Eva Fitzgibbons has opened Artistic Nails by Eva.

    “My service is to pamper  - I’m not here for speed – I do it right and take special care with each and every client,” she said. “To me, working with nails is an art. When I sculpt nails, I try to make them as natural looking as possible.”

  • County council should wait

    The council is scheduled Tuesday night to discuss the Municipal Building matter. We urge them to take no action.

    In fact, we think that this council should take action on only matters of extreme emergency to the county.

    We feel this would be in the public’s interest as it was clear by the results of the election that people want a change. And if this council continues to ignore this and proceeds with projects, it would be a grave disservice to the community.

  • Celebrate the holidays

    The radio stations may already be playing holiday music and the big chain stores may already be covered with seasonal decorations, but in Los Alamos the season officially begins with MainStreet’s Winterfest.

    The weekend, which is packed with holiday activities, will be held Dec. 5-6.

    It begins with the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church’s nativity show, “Creches from around the World,” from 1-7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the church in Los Alamos. The show, which is free and open to everyone, will continue from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 6.

  • Mortar shells found in Ancho Canyon

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is asking residents to refrain from outdoor activities in the Ancho Canyon area until further notice.


    Sunday morning a hiker in Ancho Canyon came across two old mortar shells, picked them up and began carrying them out of the canyon before calling police about 4 p.m. Saturday, Los Alamos Police Lt. Scott Mills said during an interview Tuesday.


    Mills is on the county’s bomb squad and  investigated the report.