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Today's News

  • Los Alamos Ranch School alum, Vidal dead at 86--Video Extras

    In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing — tall, handsome and composed — and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.

    Vidal also was an alum of the Los Alamos Ranch School.

    But Vidal made his living — a very good living — from challenging power, not holding it. He was wealthy and famous and committed to exposing a system often led by men he knew firsthand. During the days of Franklin Roosevelt, one of the few leaders whom Vidal admired, he might have been called a "traitor to his class." The real traitors, Vidal would respond, were the upholders of his class.

  • Phelps Takes Record 19th Olympic Medal
  • U.S. Women Take Gymnastics Gold
  • County survey underway

    During the next two weeks, residents in Los Alamos County may be receiving phone calls or “person on the street” interviews, asking for their feedback on county government.
    The county has been regularly conducting these citizen satisfaction surveys every other year since 1996. The purpose of the citizen survey is to gather public opinion on a variety of subjects, including satisfaction with county services and programs.
    Whenever possible, the county uses the information for reporting on performance measures for service improvements.

  • Tax holiday slated for Aug. 3-5

    It is that time of year again for the New Mexico Annual Tax Holiday.
    The dates are Aug. 3-5 and it is a good time to purchase school supplies and clothing without paying tax.
    The New Mexico Legislature established a deduction from gross receipts tax for retail sales of tangible personal property in 2005 and has continued it each year the first weekend in August.
    This is possible because the retailers can deduct the gross receipts tax during this period and therefore can pass the savings onto you for a weekend of tax-free shopping.
    The tax rate for Los Alamos is 7.3125 percent while Santa Fe City has a tax rate of 8.1875 percent.

  • Update 07-31-12

    Otter talk

    Veteran marine mammal rehabilitator Esta Lee Albright will give an interactive presentation from 6:30-8 p.m. today at PEEC. The presentation is designed for families and kids ages 5 and up. Free to member families, $5 for non-member families. 

    Dual seminar

    A dual-topic seminar on Identity Theft and Investment Fraud Prevention will be presented by the New Mexico Securities Division, Regulation and Licensing Department, at 6:30 p.m. today at White Rock Presbyterian  Church, 310 Rover Blvd.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in council chambers.

    Martian celebration

  • Santa Clara gets $11 million in fed funds

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall, Jeff Bingaman and Congressman Ben Ray Luján announced Friday that more than $11 million in federal assistance relief is being made available for Santa Clara Pueblo following recent flooding in the area.
    On July 13, the New Mexico officials wrote a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, FEMA Administrator William Fugate and Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo Ellen Darcy, asking that federal funding dedicated for flood mitigation and restoration efforts be swiftly released to the tribe.
    At the time, Santa Clara Pueblo had received only $379,000, a fraction of their requested $31 million. Pueblo Gov. Walter Dasheno had declared another disaster the week of July 16 following new flooding.

  • Women's Champ Watches Ball Escape Bunker

    Tami Martinson reacts as she watches her ball bounce over a bunker near the third green during Saturday’s Los Alamos City Championship. Martinson claimed her fourth straight women’s City title in impressive fashion this weekend

  • Break-in at Hill Diner nets less than $10

    To Hill Diner owner Denise Lane, it’s a pattern that’s all too frustratingly familiar.

    When employees reported for duty at the diner Sunday, they found the cash register had been busted open.  

    Total take? Less than $10 according to Lane. The cash register was worth more, she said.

    “For $10, they completely tore up my cash register,” she said. “That will cost more to replace than the amount of money they took out of it.” Lane said this was the fourth time in five to six years that this has happened to her. This time around however was even more frustrating because she recently had a motion detecting alarm system put in, but it never went off.

  • More questions on PF-4

    The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is keeping tabs on the Department of Energy, NNSA and the Los Alamos National Laboratory when it comes to the structural integrity of the Plutonium Facility (PF-4).

    In DNFSB’s latest letter, dated July 18, the board said an ongoing government analysis of the lab’s ability to withstand earthquakes may be flawed.

    The board used the term “technically inadequate” in several ways when it described the lab’s own analysis of how well PF-4 would hold up in a strong earthquake.

    The letter stated, “Timely action must be taken to fully understand if additional building modifications are required.”