Today's News

  • Committee recommends 'Satch' Cowan trail -- proposed map attached

    Los Alamos County held a public hearing on Tuesday night regarding a recent citizen petition to name or rename a trail in the Quemazon trail complex in the Western Area after deceased local resident and hiking enthusiast Helen "Satch" Cowan.

    After hearing public comments, the Committee discussed the request and asked several questions of the petitioners, along with the County's Open Space Specialist Craig Martin, before they unanimously voted 6-0 in favor of naming a new trail the "Satch Cowan Trail.”

  • Bush, Obama on Stage Together Share Laughs

    President Barack Obama shared a stage with former President George W. Bush, the predecessor he often inveighs against, in a friendly White House welcome for the unveiling of the 43rd president's official portrait.

  • Edwards: Responsible for Own 'Sins'

    Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards thanked jurors and his family after a mistrial was declared in his campaign corruption trial and says he is responsible for his sins.

  • Make your vacation security checklist

    With summer vacation right around the corner, you’re probably busy planning itineraries, shopping for new bathing suits and finishing up work projects. But before you completely check out, take a few minutes to review a few financial safeguards that could save you a ton of grief and money – and protect your identity.
    Credit and debit cards. If you’re planning to travel – especially overseas – follow these precautions:

  • A woman of mystery

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez still is mostly a mystery to the state and national media. She doesn’t do many interviews and she doesn’t make many public appearances. The public appearances she does make usually are not publicized because she does not issue a schedule of her coming events as most other governors have done.
    Former Gov. Bill Richardson had some pretty mysterious cronies but he was not mysterious himself. Not long after he was elected to Congress, he pulled me aside at one of the frequent media gatherings he hosted and told me he was concerned about someone on his staff feeding me inside information about his thoughts and plans.

  • Be There 05-31-12

    The June Master Gardener meeting will be at 4 p.m. The meeting will be a private tour of an historic home and grounds.

    Call for artists. Lead us through your blue period. Revel in the color, feel and voice of the blues. Explore the many names and associations of blue, from the melancholy to the rhythm of the South to the exaltation of the first bluebird. All media welcome. Entries due to the Fuller Lodge Art Center by today. For more information, call 662-1635.

  • 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.