Today's News

  • The Pope, climate change and VW

    Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great, Inc.

  • Letter to the editor 10-2-15

    Historical Museum receives outpouring of community support after theft

    By now many of your readers may know that a theft occurred at the Los Alamos Historical Museum on Sept. 25. The good news is no one was hurt and no objects were taken from the museum. However, we did have a beautifully crafted, wooden donation box – made by one of our volunteers – which was torn apart, and the cash donations inside were stolen.
    The theft received a significant amount of attention on social media over the weekend, and the response from the community, both far and near, has been tremendous. We have received donations through our website from as far away as Texas and Montana, and a number of people came into the museum on Saturday to give special donations.
    The Los Alamos Historical Museum belongs to the community. Admission is free, and we rely on donations to support our operations. The outpouring of support has been encouraging and inspiring. It reminds us, once again, why this is the best little community on the planet. We love being your museum!

    Sincerely and with gratitude,
    Heather McClenahan
    Executive Director
    Los Alamos Historical Society

  • Nominations sought for new living treasures

    Do you know someone you think should be a Living Treasure of Los Alamos? Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 30.
    A nine-member board will chose three new Treasures who will be honored at a ceremony in April. Nominees must be current residents of Los Alamos County.
    Selection of the new Treasures will be based on letters of nomination from the public.Letters should include the following information:
    When did the nominee come to Los Alamos?
    In which areas did the nominee make volunteer contributions to life in Los Alamos?
    How many years has the nominee been involved in community activities?
    How did their contributions affect people in the community?
    In what ways is Los Alamos a better place as a result of the efforts of this person?
    Additional information about the nominee is welcome. In fact, supplemental letters supporting the nomination packet are extremely helpful to the selection process. Biographies of past Treasures since 1999 can be viewed at the website listed below. Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 30 to Living Treasures of Los Alamos, P.O. Box 1065, Los Alamos, NM  87544, or by emailing the information to rosalieheller88@gmail.com.
    The complete list of Treasures can be found at livingtreasureslosalamos.org.

  • Community Calendar 10-2-15

    Teen Center opening. The public is invited to attend the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. The Teen Center is located inside the community building at 475 20th Street. Following brief remarks from the county Council, Teen Center and guests, the building will be open for tours and refreshments will be served.

    Fundraiser. The public is invited to come out to support the Hilltoppers J.V. and Varsity girls soccer teams as they take on the Highland Hornets and help raise money for Kick for the Cure. Game times are 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

    Night Sky Show. Explore the universe and enjoy its beauty from the planetarium. Afterward, see the night sky through telescopes, weather permitting. Suitable for ages 3 and up. $6 for adults, $4 for children. 7 p.m. More information at peecnature.org.
    The Los Alamos Light Opera presents “Young Frankenstein.” 7:30 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium, 1300 Diamond Dr. Tickets are available at CB Fox, or at Brown Paper Tickets $12 seniors & students/$15 adults. For more information, visit losalamoslightopera.org.

  • Sign up now for D.C. trip

    Attention current Los Alamos Middle School eigth-graders and Los Alamos home school eighth-graders: It is not too late to sign up for the spring break Washington, DC trip. Sign up to lock in the current price of the trip. It is a trip of a lifetime!
    Trip will be March 26-29. Trip includes round-trip transportation, all meals, five-star hotel accommodations, sight seeing transportation, night chaperones at the hotel, the Newseum, a “Shear Madness” play at the Kennedy Center, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonian Complex, the International Spy Museum, night tours of the Presidential Monuments, the Capitol Building, the White House and much more. For more information call Roberta Geoffrion Cocking at 670-0679. To register, call 1-800-468-5899 or on-line atworldstridesdiscovernow.org using trip ID 116072.
    For more information, see “LAMS Washington, DC Trip” on Facebook.

  • October night sky planetarium shows start today

    Do you want to learn more about the planets, stars, and other visible objects in the night sky? Pajarito Environmental Education Center is holding star shows in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium this month at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 9 and Oct. 16.
    Each show will introduce celestial objects easily viewed through binoculars that night including planets, the lunar eclipse, star patterns, star clusters, nebulae, double star and other celestial objects. After the planetarium show, PEEC’s telescopes will be available, so viewers can have a better view of the celestial objects in the night sky, weather permitting.
    The October Night Sky planetarium shows are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets are available by calling or stopping by the nature center. Seating is limited.  
    Planetarium shows are suitable for ages three and up. Viewers should arrive at least 10 minutes early for the planetarium show. To help acclimate to the planetarium’s night sky, no one will be admitted after the show begins.
    For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 662-0460.

  • LA volleyball wins second straight

    The Los Alamos volleyball team won its second game in as many nights Thursday. The 'Toppers beat Albuquerque Academy, 25-20, 25-21 and 25-14.

    "The girls came to compete today," Los Alamos head coach Sharleen Espinoza said. "I could tell they were fired up and ready to play hard."

    Los Alamos jumped all over Albuquerque Academy to start the contest and took a 20-7 lead in the first set.

    "Last year we lost in three (games against Academy), so we knew had to come out and send the message that we're not the same team," Ashlynn Trujillo said.

    Academy made a run late in the first set, but Los Alamos was able to close it out. Academy carried some of that momentum into the second set and made it competitive early. The 'Toppers, however, pulled away at the end second set and then dominated the final set.

    Los Alamos's defense did a nice job throughout the evening to contain Academy's big hitters. "A big credit goes to the defense for this win," Espinoza said. "All of the defenders really stepped up."

    Trujillo, in particular, had a good game for Los Alamos — flying around and making several diving digs.

    "Ashlynn did phenomenal back there," Espinoza said. "She was working her butt off."

  • 20th Street is open

    Public Works Director Philo Shelton announced at Thursday’s Transportation Board meeting that construction on 20th Street was completed that afternoon and the road is now open.

  • Today in history Oct. 1
  • Dial-a-Ride accident is injury free

    An Atomic City Transit "Dial a Ride" bus was involved in an accident on NM 4 near White Rock Thursday morning.

    The ACT bus driver took evasive action to avoid a near head on collision. The shoulder was soft and the bus rolled onto its side. The bus was carrying two passengers. There were no injuries. The road was closed for a short time to clear the accident but has re-opened now.