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Today's News

  • NM firefighters battle blaze straddling Rio Grande

    CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — More than 100 firefighters are battling blaze in wooded area along the Rio Grande on the northern edge of New Mexico's largest city.

  • Lab to eliminate 80 contractor positions

    The workforce cuts are not finished at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    In a memo sent to all employees, lab director Charlie McMillan said that 80 contractor positions would be eliminated.

    In March, 557 employees left the lab as part of a voluntary separation program and the next month, another 60 people were terminated from the flexible workforce.

    McMillan has scheduled a meeting for all employees for 2:30 p.m., June 27 to discuss the workforce update.

    Here is the memo sent to employees today.

  • Trucks collide on N.M. 4; Main Hill open

    A small cargo truck and an auto transport truck heading in opposite directions on Main Hill Road side swiped each other just after Anderson Lookout Point.

    A call to dispatch was received at approximately 2:40 p.m., Los Alamos Police Lt. Jeff Regenold said. There was just a slight delay for traffic heading eastbound as the transport truck attempted to pull over on the side of the road.

    And while the all-steel transport truck received only minor scrapes, the cargo truck garnered crushed corners, piercing scrapes and a flat tire.

    Both drivers are stating it was the other's fault for the accident, but Regenold said he's working to determine who actually caused the accident.

    No injuries were reported.

  • There's more to LAYL than meets the eye

    Getting leadership training is easy for adults in Los Alamos. All they have to do is sign up for a Leadership Los Alamos course.
    Training youth leaders is just as simple. Each year, Los Alamos Youth Leadership has helped high school students in ninth through 12th grade gain confidence and leadership skills that they may use later in life. County Councilor Sharon Stover founded the group in 2005.
    Approximately 25-45 students join LAYL each summer and work with adult leaders from the community that have gone through the Leadership Los Alamos program.
    In fact, several community groups support LAYL and without the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Los Alamos National Bank, the Family YMCA and Los Alamos High School, LAYL would not be possible.

  • Be There 06-20-12

    Today
    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday
    Students working on the Los Alamos Youth Food Project will be guest speakers during lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    Wildflower Walk with PEEC. Join Chick Keller, curator of PEEC’s Jemez Mountains Herbarium for an easy walk along a local trail to learn the names of wildflowers. A plant list will be provided. Meet at PEEC at 5:30 p.m. to carpool or caravan to the trailhead. Free, no registration required. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Lee, Willie awarded scholarships

    Before passing away from a brain tumor in December 2009, Julie Meadows and her family got help from friends, the community and fellow church members, organized as “Julie’s Helpers.”   
    Launched in May 2011, the Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship Fund seeks to provide, annually, the kind of help that Meadows would have been proud of. Wife, mother of two young sons, Los Alamos National Laboratory staffer, active member of Alpha Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and member of White Rock Presbyterian Church, Meadows had been tireless in volunteering.

  • Clarification 06-20-12


    Briane Carroll, 30, of Los Alamos was inadvertently omitted from Police Beat Tuesday although her photo did appear. Carroll was arrested on charges of child abuse at East Jemez Road.

  • Making Progress

    The Municipal Building on Central Avenue takes form as workers continue construction.

  • Fund boosts three businesses

    Three small companies in the diverse fields of medicine, cosmetics and crop irrigation are the latest recipients of Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF) awards from the Los Alamos National Security, LLC. Integrative Enzymatics, Vapour Organic Beauty and HydroBio will receive startup funding from the Laboratory to help them gain traction in their respective markets.

  • Local Courts: On the Docket 06-20-12

    June 11

    Kenneth Vigil was found guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11 to 15 mph over the speed limit after a trial. Judge Alan Kirk ordered him to pay $121 in court fees and fines.

    June 12

    Brian Halladay was found guilty in Municipal Court of having an expired license plate while parked. Kirk ordered him to pay $25 court fees and fines.

    June 13

    Marcos Ervies-Bojorquez was found guilty in Municipal Court of failure to use a seatbelt and speeding six to 10 mph over the speed limit. He was ordered to pay $192 in court fees and fines.

    June 14