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Today's News

  • LA ranked fourth richest

    Forbes magazine, once again, has ranked Los Alamos near the top of a list of the wealthiest U.S. places. The magazine reports Los Alamos County as the fourth richest county in the states.

    According to the magazine, Los Alamos County is the “richest county" in the Western U.S., and is just one of two western states in the top 10.

    Los Alamos County has a median household income of $103,653 and nearly 63 percent of the residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. LA’s population is a little more than 18,000 residents.

    Most of the richest counties can be found in the Washington, D.C. suburbs.

  • Records shattered at JMTR

    A bunch of course records fell at Saturday’s Jemez Mountain Trail Runs.

    The 2012 JMTR event, in its seventh year, took place Saturday. Runners started on North Mesa, wound their way toward the Valles Caldera and back in three different distances.

    Diana Finkel of South Fork, Colo., set a new all-time best in the women’s 50-mile competition, but would need that performance to hold off a top local athlete, Erica Baron, to take this year’s women’s title.

    Finkel finished the 50-mile race in 9 hours, 26 minutes, 29 seconds. Baron posted a time of 9:29:17. Both marks bested the previous record in the women’s 50-miles, set by Darcy Africa in 2007.

  • Woman speaks up for jailed fiancé

    The mother of the child at the center of an alleged abuse case is speaking out in defense of her fiancé, who has been charged with the crime.

    Tyrell Abney, 19, of Los Alamos, was arrested last Wednesday after calling Los Alamos police stating that his 11-week-old son had fallen down, but according to an arrest warrant affidavit, doctors at the Los Alamos Medical Center and the University of New Mexico Hospital weren’t convinced the baby’s injuries were consistent with a fall.

  • US Airways: Diverted Flight Has 'Landed Safely'

    A US Airways jetliner flying from Paris to Charlotte, N.C., was diverted to a Maine airport on Tuesday because of what an airline spokesman described as a 'security issue.' The Boeing 767 with 179 passengers and nine crew members landed safely.

  • NM Consortium garners high-level support

    Senator Tom Udall was greeted by a chorus of “Happy Birthday” last Friday. Udall was one of several dignitaries attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the New Mexico Consortium's (NMC) biology research center.

    The consortium first approached the Los Alamos County Council for support in June, 2010. Council approved $1.5 million for laboratory infrastructure and equipment. That grant facilitated NMC’s recruitment of Dr. Richard Sayre, a leading researcher in algae and plant cell metabolism. Sayre joined the consortium last October.

  • Private Rocket Blasts Off

    A commercial rocket has blasted off with a load of supplies for the International Space Station. The SpaceX company's Falcon 9 rocket took flight at 3:44 a.m.

  • Private Rocket Blasts Off

    A commercial rocket has blasted off with a load of supplies for the International Space Station. The SpaceX company's Falcon 9 rocket took flight at 3:44 a.m.

  • Boy to Rescuers: 'Do You Have a Plan?'
  • Manning on Target at First Bronco Practice

    New quarterback Peyton Manning ran the offensive practice during the Denver Broncos workout Monday. After missing last season with a neck injury, it was the first time the media witnessed Manning throwing the ball since last year's training camp.

  • Miss. Prison Quiet After Riot; 1 Dead