Today's News

  • Golden get-together

    Last Wednesday, State Farm agent Lou Santoro, along with the Good Neigh-bear, LAPS School Board President Kevin Honnell and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s Morrie Pongratz, broke out the gold shovels to break ground on the future site of the Los Alamos Youth Food Project. Los Alamos Middle School Principal Rex Kilburn, with the help of LAPS Business Manager John Wolfe, have helped the Los Alamos Middle School Project come to fruition thanks to a State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant.Volunteers willing to assist with the project can call The Family YMCA’s Sylvan Argo at 662-3100.

  • Lewis and Rozum bring their sound to Los Alamos Friday

    Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum both grew up in the 60s. Rozum was more of a rocker and said that he started listening to more Folk and American-roots music after driving home to Connecticut after the infamous Woodstock Festival in August 1969.
    Lewis started listening to the same in high school and college. It was rumored that she really loved the music of the Dillards, the Greenbriar Boys, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe and Doc Watson. Watson, a musician and artist died Tuesday.
    Every folk music fan of the 60s and 70s and those of today, seem to love him. He will likely be remembered as a legendary guitarist for at least the next 100 years.

  • Early voting concludes Saturday

    Early voting concludes Friday and Saturday for Tuesday’s June 5 primary. Early voting takes place at the County Clerk’s Office, 2451 Central Avenue, Suite D, through 5 p.m. Friday, the Los Alamos County Community Building, 475 20th Street and the White Rock Fire Station No. 3, 129 N.M. 4, until Saturday.

  • Municipal Building update

    The Municipal Building on Central Avenue is starting to take shape as construction crews continue their work.

  • County Briefs 05-31-12

    Free Bandelier Shuttle Service starts Friday

    Atomic City Transit is partnering with Bandelier National Monument to provide free shuttle service for all Bandelier visitors starting Friday and continuing through Nov.  30.
    During this timeframe, Bandelier will be operating as a “car-free park” with the exception of tour buses, school buses, those with back-country camping permits, and those with handicapped parking permits.
    Visitors should park in the lot at the corner of Rover Boulevard and N.M.4 in White Rock.

  • Community, officials at odds over free-roaming dog 

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Blue the dog doesn’t have a home. And he apparently doesn’t want one. But the blue-eyed Australian cattle dog has $1,800 in savings, a Facebook page and an air-conditioned dog house.
    He also has a lawyer, who is working to get him an exemption from local leash laws so he can continue his free-wheeling lifestyle in southern New Mexico’s lakeside community of Elephant Butte, where he was abandoned as a puppy a decade ago.
    The city council has scheduled a June 13 meeting, where supporters of Blue, who is also known as Bluedog, hope to end an impasse over his fate.

  • Update 05-31-12


    Hertz Car Rental will sponsor a carwash for the Los Alamos Nuke Rugby team from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.


     ChamberFest is an annual event that showcases chamber members and this year’s event will be June 9. Located in the downtown area, businesses display their products and services to the public. There is also a Car Show and Kids Activity Area with a sand pile.

    Phone line work

    Work that is scheduled through today in White Rock will transfer telephone cable from temporary poles to more permanent power poles.  Windstorms recently damaged the permanent poles that held telephone cables.

    Summerfest shuttle

  • LANL raises bar with May shipments

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Transuranic Waste Program is looking at another record-setting month for the amount of TRU waste leaving Area G, and headed off the hill to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for permanent disposal.

    LANL exceeded its planned removal of TRU waste from Area G in April, shipping more than 91 cubic meters of waste to WIPP — more than the lab has ever shipped there in a single month.

    The lab is headed for an even more successful May, with 99 cubic meters shipped to WIPP as of May 22.

  • GOP U.S. House Primary Race

    As New Mexico’s primary election draws near, two Republican political neophytes will battle it out during Tuesday’s primary to determine who will be the GOP pick to run against incumbent Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) in the November general election for the District 3 House seat.

    Rancher and small business owner Jeff Byrd and electrical engineer and Booze Allen Hamilton project scientist Rick Newton will seek the Republican nomination.

    New Mexico native and Tucumcari resident Byrd said he decided to run after receiving a calling from God and talking with the pastor of his church in October.

  • Fisher upbeat after trip

    Los Alamos County launched a coordinated attack at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon Las Vegas convention last week in an effort to attract the attention of large retailers.

    Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher and Marketing Specialist Kelly Stewart attended the convention as representatives of the county. Kevin Holsapple, Executive Director of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, augmented the efforts of representatives from Grubb & Ellis to recruit for the Trinity Site.

    RECon Las Vegas is the largest shopping center industry convention in the world, with 1,000 exhibitors and more than 30,000 attendees.