Today's News

  • Off the Hill 07-3-14

     Art exhibits

    Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014 runs through Oct. 12. 


    “Imprints of  Home, Works on Paper”,  is a group show featuring art prints, and poems by 12 artists. First Friday artist receptions, 3-6 p.m. July 5 and July 19 at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque. Show closes July 25. 


    A special guest exhibition, “Golden Paths,” acrylic and gold leaf paintings by Edwina Milner, will be on exhibit until July 7 at the New Concept Gallery. The reception is from 5-7 p.m. June 20 and is open to the public. 

  • Today in history July 3
  • Meeting sparks furor over immigration


    ARTESIA (AP) — Residents in southeastern New Mexico crowded a town hall meeting Tuesday to express anger at the opening of a temporary detention center for immigrants suspected of entering the country illegally.

    Around 400 people attended the meeting in Artesia to speak out against holding up to 700 Central American women and children at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Currently, less than 200 people are at the center.

    City and federal officials fielded questions from residents, including how long the facility would be used for detention.

    Residents told federal and local authorities they were afraid the immigrants might take jobs from locals and resources away from American-born children.

  • Police Beat 07/02/14



    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, server a court summons, or issued a citation.

    June 19

    2:15 p.m. — A 55-year-old los Alamos woman reported to police she was the victim of criminal damage to property at San Ildefonso Road.

  • LANL employees raise $327K for scholarship drive


    Los Alamos National Laboratory employees pledged a record $327,000 during the recently completed 2014 Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) drive. The drive encourages lab employees, retirees, and subcontract personnel to donate to a fund that awards college scholarships to Northern New Mexico students. Further, more employees donated to the fund this year than in past years.

    “Our employees know first-hand that education can unlock opportunity for these talented students who hold the promise to be future leaders in government, industry, or the non-profit sector,” said Los Alamos’ Environmental Programs Director Jeff Mousseau, this year’s LAESF scholarship drive champion. “This scholarship program provides an opportunity for employees, contractors and retirees to play a valuable role in helping our region’s high school and college academic stars attain their higher education goals.”

  • Kirk visits YMCA basketball camp


    Lobo and Los Alamos resident Alex Kirk stopped by a basketball clinic at the Los Alamos YMCA to shoot some hoops and sign some autographs Tuesday.

  • P and Z approves community garden


    Last week, the planning and zoning commission unanimously approved both a special use permit and a site plan for a Community Education Garden on North Mesa. 

    The Family YMCA proposed the new garden, which will be located on the south side of the horse stables, near Kwage trailhead and tennis courts. It will be just under an acre in size. 

    According to YMCA Senior Program Director Diana Martinez, the community garden is an outgrowth of the Los Alamos Youth Food Project (LAYFP), which was initiated in 2011 by a Los Alamos Middle School science teacher who wanted an outdoor classroom where her students could experience hands-on learning opportunities through garden-based curriculum. 

  • Diego Fire grows but little impact expected on LA area


    While it’s true that Los Alamos has frequently getting smoke from the wildfire burning near Coyote, fire officials on the scene as well as here said residents shouldn’t worry too much about it coming here.

    Be vigilant says Los Alamos Fire Department Deputy Chief Justin Grider, but don’t worry too much. 

    “There’s still a lot of unburned fuel between us and the fire,” Grider said. “It’s about 20 to 25 miles away but we do have the Las Conchas and the Thompson Ridge burn scars between us and it. So, the likelihood of it reaching us is relatively low,”

  • Be There 07-2-14



    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda. 


    Eureka! 4 p.m. at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Artistic interpretations of discovery by a variety of local artists in a variety of media. The Portal Gallery features the work of Katherine Brittin and Charryl Berger. Daily through July 26. 


    The Paintings of Ryszard Wasilewski. Opening Reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. July 11. Upstairs in the Mesa Public Library Gallery. Daily through Aug. 5.

  • PEEC program considers effects of climate change


    Chick Keller will delve into the important topic of climate change and what to expect in the future. Keller will give an overview of recent research on climate change and then open up a discussion about how to deal with some of the issues. 

    The program starts at 7 p.m. July 10 at PEEC and no advance registration is required.

    With the recent latest release of the science of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Obama administration’s accompanying assessment for the United States, this is a good time to look at what is now known about how much warming and drying the world is likely to experience in the next 50 years.