Today's News

  • People in the News 02-26-12

    Adam Nekimken, a resident of Los Alamos has earned placement on the Gonzaga University president’s list for fall semester 2011. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.


    Cody Stewart of Los Alamos has been honored at Lipscomb University for academic achievement during the fall 2011 semester. Stewart, a Ravenwood High School graduate and pre-nursing major, has been placed on the provost’s list. Lipscomb University is located in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Mothers have another place to turn to for help

    A mom may call and say,  “I don’t think my baby is nursing quite right. Can you help me figure out what’s going on?” or “My health care provider said to contact you.”  
    Sometimes a dad will call and say, “My wife is having difficulties breastfeeding and would like to speak with you.”  
    It can be challenging at times to find lactation help.  La Leche League, a local non-profit, is one available resource and Pajarito Lactation, a recently formed for-profit service, is now another.  
    “Pajarito Lactation was born out of a need for additional lactation support in the Los Alamos area,” said owner Kelley Baer.

  • Pamela Christie brings history to life

    Imagine a Ute man and his ladylove in a world of mystery, murder and lawlessness. Place the leading man in Spanish Colonial Santa Fe and you’ve stepped into the world of Pamela Christie, author of “The King’s Lizard” and “The Dead Lizard’s Dance.”

    Christie spoke Thursday night before a crowd at the Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak series. Those who attended, received a treat, as Christie shared several excerpts from her books, along with unique insight on creating a fictional story in an historical context.

  • Board OKs upgrades to LAPS HQ

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education has approved moving ahead with a $400,000 round of improvements to the district’s administrative headquarters.

    Jim Graf of Van H. Gilbert Architect PC shared renderings with improvements of the administrative office at 2075 Trinity Dr.

    Plans include handicapped-accessible spaces and modifications to the parking lot grade.

    In addition, the building will be made more user-friendly, with a clearly marked entrance and a break room for employees. The project will carry an estimated cost of $400,000.

    Following a timeline discussion, board members decided that the project should be tackled quickly. It will come back for a formal vote at a future meeting.

  • Engagement: Rodriguez-Jones

    Mr. and Mrs. Terry and Diana Burge of Arroyo Seco announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannan Nicole Rodriguez to Michael Adam Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Joyce Brenner-Jones of Willow Springs, N.C.
    The future bride graduated from the Los Alamos High School class of 1999. She was nurtured in life  by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Salvador and Bertha Rodriguez of White Rock and Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Maureen Roybal of Rio Rancho; La Vista Church of the Nazarene, White Rock; and Truth Ministries Calvary Chapel, Arroyo Seco/ Espanola.
    The future groom was a graduate of the class of 1998 from William Tennent High School in Warminster, Pa. The two met and became friends at Calvary Chapel of Cary, N.C.

  • Update 02-26-12

    WR Civic Center

     A public meeting will be held to discuss the White Rock Civic Center at 6 p.m. Monday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Little League

        White Rock Little League will hold registration at Time Out Pizza from 6-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Interested participants can find registration information and paperwork online at eteamz.com/WRLL2.

    Film series

    The March Foreign Film Series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. March 1 at Mesa Public Library. The free event features an Oscar nominated film by acclaimed director Deepa Mehta, rated PG 13, examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi.

    Leap Into Opera

  • Pushing renewable energy alternatives

    The state’s use of renewable energy is growing - that was the message from state Public Regulation Commissioner Doug Howe to a group of Los Alamos residents last week.
    New Mexico is one of 30 states that have a Renewable Portfolio Standard – or requirements setting standard of how much electricity should come from renewable energy, the commissioner said. New Mexico defines Renewable energy as that which is generated from solar, biomass, wind, fuel cell and hydropower.
    The state’s current portfolio requires 20 percent of electricity to be generated from wind; 20 percent from solar; 10 percent from biomass; and 1.5 percent of a combination of sources by 2015.

  • Political parties select delegates

    The Democrats and the Republicans went toe to toe Thursday night as both groups met for their pre-primary county conventions at the same time at two different locations.

    The Democrats met at the Best Western Hilltop Hotel while the Republicans met at the VFW on Deacon Street.

    The Democrats elected 20 delegates and are sending 25, including five alternates, to the state convention March 10 in Albuquerque.

    “It was a little chaotic but we are all done,” said Mike Wheeler, the county head of the Democratic Party. “We had a good turnout of local Democrats. Many of the candidates were off at other conventions scheduled for that night but there were representatives for all the candidates.”

  • Finding the ‘Beauty in the Beast’

    Community members gathered at the Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday evening for the opening of “Beauty in the Best.” Residents got a chance to talk to the artists and view their work. The exhibit will be on display through March 31.

  • Senator questions DOE commitment

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities met with Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) and other representatives of the New Mexico Congressional delegation Friday in Santa Fe to discuss budget cuts at the lab.

    After the meeting, Bingaman released a letter that he sent to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, requesting a meeting to discuss the deferment of the CMRR project and the news that LANL was instituting a workforce reduction program that would eliminate 400 to 800 jobs.