Today's News

  • Geese on the Golf Course

    A flock of Canada Geese touched down on the Los Alamos Golf Course on Wednesday.

  • MOWW speaker to talk about boyhood in Germany

    The Military Order of the World Wars announces the January meeting. The guest speaker this month will be Hansjorg Jansen.
    Jansen was a young boy growing up in Germany during World War ll. He will be talking about his life at that time and how the war affected his young life.
    He will speak at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of The Military Order of the World Wars at the Hot Rocks Java Cafe.
    The meeting begins with a social period at 6 p.m. with a dinner at 6:25 p.m. in the Los Alamos Research Park the second floor conference room. The Los Alamos Research Park building is located west of the South Mesa Fire Station. Parking is available east to the fire station (accessible from southbound land of the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge) or east of the Research Park building (access is through the Los Alamos National Laboratory control stations to West Jemez road.)
    Entrance to the Research Park main conference room is from the ground level by use of the ground level elevator on the east side of the building to the second level.

  • On The Docket 1-15-15

    Jan 7
    Bruce J. Layman was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court for failing to display current valid registration plates while parked. Defendant was fined $50.
    Jan. 8
    Anna L Zerkle was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court for failing to yield or stop at a sign. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    Marvin Valeta was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court for failing to display a current, valid, registration plate. Defendant was fined $65 and ordered to pay $60 in court costs.

    MD A Azad was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.
    Jan. 9
    Trevor Orr was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court for failing to display current valid registration plates while parked. Defendant was fined $50.

  • Update 1-16-15

    Pile burns

    Santa Fe National Forest and Los Alamos Fire Department will being prescribed pile burns in Bayo Canyon at 9 a.m. Saturday. The burns are scheduled to continue through Monday.


    Jane Voss and Hoyle Osborne will present “All In, Down and Out: The Great Depression in Song and Story,” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mesa Public Library.

    Ken Burns film

    Mesa Public Library will screen the Ken Burns film “The Dust Bowl” Jan. 24 starting at 10:30 a.m. The first half of the 4-hour film will be shown until 12:30 p.m., and the second half will be shown from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

    School Board

    The Los Alamos School Board will hold a work session Jan. 22 at Mountain Elementary School. Session time is 5:30 p.m.


    The North Central Regional Transit District’s Blue Buses will not be in service Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. Regularly scheduled bus service will resume Tuesday.

    County Council

    Los Alamos County Council will hold a work session in White Rock Tuesday. The session will be at Fire Station No. 3. It will begin at 7 p.m.

  • UNM-LA Advisory Board candidates weigh in

    This may get a little confusing.
    There are four candidates running for two positions on the Los Alamos Advisory Board, the board that advises and guides the CEO of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos campus.
    Three candidates are running for Position 3. They are Michael Dirosa, Troy Hughes and James Robinson. Anyone from anywhere in Los Alamos can vote for one of them, since the board has no districts.
    After that, voters can also go ahead and vote for Steven Boerigter, the incumbent and chairman of the UNM-LA Board, even though he is running unopposed.
    At Wednesday night’s League of Women Voters, Los Alamos voters forum, the three candidates for Position 3 got their chance to interact with the public to explain why they would be the best candidate for the job as well as answer questions concerning certain issues surrounding UNM-LA.
    Due to the rules of the forum however, Boerigter could not answer questions from the audience, since he had no challengers. However, he could give an opening and introductory statement, explain his viewpoints and perspective on certain issues, but nothing else.
    As a result, most of the UNM-LA Advisory Board section of the forum was dedicated to the candidates running for Position 3.

  • Burgess updates Chamber on State of the County

    The tone of County Manager Harry Burgess’ annual State of the County address was decidedly more upbeat than a year ago, when cutbacks at Los Alamos National Laboratory forced a 20-percent reduction in the county’s budget.
    Burgess led off Thursday’s address to the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce with the opening of the Smith’s Marketplace in July.
    “This is a project which I think is going to have significant impact as we move forward. It already has had significant impact on our economy,” Burgess said. “It’s already reaping benefits for the schools. The county is getting some of that lease payment. They’re also not done. The requirements of the lease include another 60,000 square feet available for retail over the next five years. They’ve built about 10,000 now.”
    Smith’s was the most significant investment in the county last year, but not the only one.
    “The neat thing as we look back over this past year, we have had about $110 million of investment in new projects,” Burgess continued. “About half of that is private and the other half is public expenditure. And I think that bodes well for the last year’s activity, as we’re seeing some other entities invest in our community.”

  • Church Listings 1-16-15

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.

    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.

  • Water blessing Sunday at Ashley Pond


    At noon on Sunday, the people of Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church will assemble at Ashley Pond for the Great Blessing of Water. New priest Theophan Mackey will lead the group.
    The Orthodox Church celebrates Theophany on Jan. 19 according to the Julian Calendar. Theophany celebrates Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River by Saint John the Forerunner and Baptist.
    Western Christians may be familiar with the feast of Epiphany, which coincides with the Eastern Orthodox celebration of Theophany, as they commemorate the same event in Christ’s life. Whereas “epiphany” means a revelation of truth, “theophany” denotes a revelation of the nature of God.

  • Pope addresses Paris attacks

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pope Francis began his visit to Asia’s largest Catholic nation Thursday with a provocative statement about one of Europe’s largest Catholic nations: Referring to the Paris attacks, Francis said there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith.
    Francis made the comments to reporters en route to the Philippines, where hundreds of thousands of people lined Manila’s streets to cheer him as he arrived from Sri Lanka for the second and final leg of his Asian tour. Francis said his visit here would focus on the plight of the poor, the exploited and victims of injustice — themes sure to resonate in a nation where poverty afflicts nearly a quarter of its 100 million people.
    Before touching down though, Francis weighed in on the debate raging in much of the world following the massacre by Islamic extremists against the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, and subsequent attack on a kosher supermarket, that left 17 people and the three gunmen dead.
    Francis defended freedom of speech as a fundamental right, and even a duty to speak out for the common good. But he said there were limits to free speech, especially when confronting another equally fundamental human right: the freedom of religion.

  • Pet Talk: How to properly catch a feral feline

    Feral cats, unlike strays, have been born and raised in the wild, or have been abandoned and must revert back to their primitive ways in order to survive.
    Most of these cats, fearful of humans and too skittish to be handled, often live in groups and take refuge wherever there is available food and shelter.
    Because of this, they are unfortunately subject to harsh weather conditions, starvation, or diseases and sometimes even eradicated by humans in attempts to deplete the feral cat population.
    Here is a few ideas on what you can do to help these undomesticated cats:
    You will be able to tell if you have come in contact with a feral cat rather than a stray by their standoffish and notably quiet demeanor. They will most likely keep their distance from you and scamper off when approached.
    However, this shouldn’t deter you from trying to help.
    Feral cats have a great chance of survival if they live in a group, or colony, maintained by a dedicated caretaker. This means providing regular feeding and proper shelter, as well as spay/neuter services. A popular and effective way to do this is the Trap-Neuter-Return method, or TNR.