Today's News

  • New Mexico economic development secretary moves on

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela is leaving his Cabinet post to take a job with a nonprofit group that promotes business expansion along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Gov. Susana Martinez announced the departure Monday in a news release and credited Barela with helping New Mexico diversify its economy and reduce reliance on federal government.

    Barela has been named CEO of Borderplex Alliance. He was appointed as secretary at the outset of the Martinez administration nearly six years ago. He served in government previously an assistant attorney general and an aide to former U.S. Rep. Joe Skeen.

    The Economic Development Department this year has announced a string of business expansions tied to training and infrastructure subsidies, though employment in New Mexico lags behind most of the country.

  • Community Calendar 8-28-16

    Feature Film: “We are Stars” at 2 p.m. at the Nature Center. This exciting, family-friendly film connects us to the evolution of the Universe and explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children.
    Nature Playtimes at 10 a.m. at the Nature Center. Join local families for fun in nature. Free.
    Coffee and Connections at 10 a.m. at Ruby K’s Bagel Café. This  monthly meeting is for swapping leads and exchanging ideas about resolving your business challenges with fellow Chamber members. Chamber representatives are on hand to answer questions about Chamber member benefits and upcoming events. Coffee and food are no-host. Reserve a seat online http://losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/coffee-and-conn....

    Half-price sale on everything in the store at The Thrift Store at the United Church, 2545 Canyon Road, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Keystones of Water Quality: Macroinvertebrates at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Dr. Rossana Sallenave reveals how to protect our aquatic resources by using living organisms as a measure of environmental health. Free.

  • News for Retirees Aug. 28-Sept. 3

    Aug. 28-Sept. 3
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 672-2034 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations: by 10 a.m. for lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Mild Sausage, Rice Pilaf
    12:15 p.m.        Smart Driver Class
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    8:45 a.m.         Variety Training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Meatloaf     
    1 p.m.        Party Bridge (Classroom)
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table Tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA Quilters
    8:45 a.m.         Cardio Plus Exercise    
    10:30 a.m.        Music with Ruth    

  • Garden club to hold plant sale

    Summit Garden Club will hold a plant sale at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 10.
    Over 300 landscape garden and indoor plants will be available for sale, in 2-inch to 1-gallon containers, and some even in 5-gallon containers.
    Spectacular, mature house plants will also be for sale. Members will demonstrate how to divide, store, care and plant iris. Iris rhizomes will also be for sale.  Club members also will be available to assist with plant identification and planting instructions.  
    A few examples of plants to be offered are coneflower, Mexican hat, coreopsis, oregano, chives, Rocky Mountain penstemon, phlox blue mist spirea, blue avena grass, yarrow, columbine and lavender. Some  houseplants for sale are amaryllis, Boston fern calla lily, ficus tree and jasmine.  
    Money collected from the plant sale will go to supporting Summit Garden Club projects. Among the activities of the club is the care of the White Rock Community Garden and gardens at Bandelier National Monument. The club also gives an annual scholarship to a graduating Los Alamos High School senior. Educational programs for members and the public are provided on different gardening subjects throughout the year.  

  • SHelter Report 8-28-16

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
    Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out Petfinder website for pictures of adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    Juan—A big tomcat who was trapped a few weeks ago. He’s still adjusting to life at the shelter, but two very dedicated Friends of the Shelter volunteers have been working with Juan to help him relax. He’s finally learning that people can be nice and gentle, particularly when they have treats! Check back in a few weeks for more information about Juan!

  • Thank you for your support in the past

    Los Alamos County Councilor, Guest Columnist

  • LAHS cross country looks to continue dominance

    Kathy Hipwood and Rob Hipwood have been in charge of one the best cross country programs in the state for the last 23 years.
    The Los Alamos cross country coaching duo plan to use the same recipe for success in 2016 that they’ve been using the past two decades.
    However, the Hilltoppers will likely experience two challenges that could impede their progress as a dynasty. The first challenge will be replacing key runners from last year’s team. And the second will be the inclusion of Albuquerque Academy into District 2-5A, a district Los Alamos has dominated the past two decades.
    “It remains to be seen, but we definitely graduated a lot from last year and probably the second most talented group of girls we’ve ever had,” Kathy Hipwood said. “We’re just going to build what’s here. They’re going to get better throughout the season and we’re going to see how much we can improve.”     
    Los Alamos is accustomed to cruising through their district meets. But this year, its biggest challenger of the last two decades, Academy, will look to knock-off the Hilltoppers before the two teams meet in the state meet.     

  • Entrepreneurs work together to get help from Lab-affiliated program


  • On the Docket 8-28-16

    Adrian Barbero  was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11 to 15 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $75 and must also pay $65 in court costs.

    Santiago Martinez pled no contest in Los Alamos Municipal Court to speeding 16 to 20 miles an hour over the speed limit. Sentencing deferred until Sept. 28. Defendant must also pay $65 in court costs.

    Amanda R. Martinez pled no contest in Los Alamos Municipal Court to speeding 11 to 15 miles an hour over the speed limit. Sentence deferred until Sept. 13. Other sentence was defensive driving school. Defendant must also pay $65 in court costs.

    Alfredo Aguilar 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 must also pay $65 in court costs.

    Zandra M. Hall-Chong pled guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court to having animals at large and failing to have rabies tags for them. Sentencing deferred until Sept. 14. Defendant must also pay $120 in court costs.

    Constance L. Gartz was found guilty at the time of traffic stop of failing to stop or yield at a sign. Defendant was fined $50 and must also pay $65 in court costs.

  • Police Beat 8-28-16

    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, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    Aug. 17
    12:41 p.m  — Brenden Brown, 26, of Los Alamos was arrested on a district court warrant. The original charge was trafficking in controlled substances at Trinity Drive on Dec. 12, 2014.

    2:54 p.m.  — Police reported that a 34-year-old Los Alamos man was the victim of a burglary from a vehicle or another structure at La Paloma Drive.

    6:49 p.m. — Police reported that a 28-year-old Santa Fe woman was the victim of the fraudulent taking of a credit card at West Road.

    6:57 p.m.  — Police reported that a 20-year-old Los Alamos woman was the victim of an accident with no injuries at the intersection of Barranca Road and San Ildefonso Road.
    Aug. 18
    7 a.m.  — Elias Lovato, 45, of Los Alamos was arrested on a magistrate court bench warrant at the 1600 block of 37th Street.