Today's News

  • Obama Administration mulls historic nuclear weapons cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing options for sharp new cuts to the U.S. nuclear force, including a reduction of up to 80 percent in the number of deployed weapons, The Associated Press has learned.

    Even the most modest option now under consideration would be an historic and politically bold disarmament step in a presidential election year, although the plan is in line with President Barack Obama's 2009 pledge to pursue the elimination of nuclear weapons.

  • Be There 02-14-12

    Los Alamos High School alumni Abran Chavez and Robert Keyser are slated to discuss their careers as machinists with Los Alamos High School students, from 11:15-11:50 a.m. in the choir room. Both are employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory and will address the students as part of the Ambassador Program, which is sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. Community members are invited to attend, but must sign in at the main office. For more information, contact Maire O’Neill, program coordinator, at 663-2527.

  • Learning from stone

    Hundreds of stone calendars around the Southwest mark the seasons, but what do the markings mean and what do they predict?
    Hear a talk by Ron Barber on “Stone Calendars of the Southwest,” sponsored by the Los Alamos Mountaineers at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.
    Barber will share some preliminary results of the Stone Calendar Project, a hobby that somehow got out of hand. Barber was born and raised in the oil fields in the wilds of South America.
    His parents hauled their kids through the mountains, deserts and jungles always in search of new adventures. Encountering indigenous cultures and ancient sites led to a long-term interest and curiosity about lost civilizations. He is an explorer by nature, an engineer by profession.

  • Athletes exhibit friendship skills

    Happy Valentine’s Day! This week, we look at asset number 33, interpersonal competence. This is when a young person demonstrates that he or she has empathy, sensitivity and friendship skills.
    I witnessed a beautiful example of this last weekend at the state district wrestling competition, but let me provide a little background.
    You know, we often recognize athletes when they succeed in their sport and are even more impressed by their ability to maintain good grades while doing it, but what about their character?

  • Police Beat 02-14-12

    Feb. 3

    12:26 p.m. — A roaming dog was captured and released to its owner at 119 Alhambra Drive in Los Alamos.

     Feb. 4

    8:40 a.m. — A roaming dog was captured and the owner was cited for having a roaming animal and not having tags at 3229 Walnut Street.
    1:35 p.m. — Matthew Ruybal was stopped for having an inoperative tail light and subsequently cited for no insurance, no registration and having an open container of alcohol. His passenger Kelley Henderson also was cited for having an open container of alcohol.

  • Federal court asked to review redistricting

    SANTA FE (AP) — Republicans asked a federal court on Monday to take over the job of drawing new districts for the state House of Representatives.
    GOP lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of several voters asking a federal court in Albuquerque to appoint a three judge panel to draw district boundaries for the 70-member House. The voters include two Albuquerque-area Republicans who intend to run for House seats once new districts are established.

  • N.M. 4 construction schedule released

    On Monday, Mountain States Constructors began milling the existing road surface at the following intersections.
    Monday and Tuesday: N.M. 4 and Grand Canyon, La Vista                        
    Tuesday and Wednesday: N.M. 4 and Sherwood
    Wednesday and Thursday: N.M. 4 and Bonnie View as well as the Hampton Inn and Metzger’s entrances/driveways
    Thursday and Friday: N.M. 4 and Rover Blvd.
    Expect lane closures and flagging operations during non-peak hours. Follow the detour signs as posted.

  • Red and Black Ball brings out benefactors

    More than 150 people turned out Saturday evening for the 12th annual Red and Black Ball, a major fundraiser for the Los Alamos Y and its Strong Kids campaign. The sold out event featured live and silent auctions and a “Motown” menu for dinner.

  • Update 02-14-12

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday at the DPU Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.

    Council meeting

    There will be a council meeting at 7 p.m. today at the White Rock Fire Station #3.

    Iwo Jima talk

    World War II Marine Corps veteran Bill Hudson will show a DVD about the battle of Iwo Jima at 7 p.m. today at the Mesa Public Library. After the viewing, Hudson will give a brief talk.

    Soil sampling

  • White Rock man arrested in Pojoaque

    Justin Stone, 25, of White Rock, was arrested by officers from Santa Fe Police and Sheriff’s Department in Pojoaque Monday morning.

    Stone allegedly ditched a car containing a “mobile meth lab” and ran away from police in Santa Fe Friday.

    According to police, Stone, who listed his address as 711 Meadows Lane, drove away after he was pulled over for running a red light near Cerrillos Road and Richards Ave. early Friday morning. Stone allegedly abandoned the car nearby and police later found meth-making materials in the vehicle. His passenger,

    Emma Keener, 20, of Los Alamos, was taken into custody on outstanding warrants.