Today's News

  • Schools asked to vote on referenda items

    Schools around the state have just the remainder of this week to make their thoughts known to the New Mexico Activities Association about several referenda items.
    The NMAA, which governs most interscholastic high school and middle school athletic programs around the state, is asking schools for its opinions on eight separate issues.
    Among the items that would have the most immediate impact to schools is one in which the NMAA would change its bylaws to add a heat illness prevention protocol.
    Teams would not be allowed to practice if the heat index for an area is above 104.

  • Letter urges Senate to kill CMRR

    The Los Alamos Study Group, Nuclear Watch New Mexico, and the Project on Government Oversight sent a letter to the ranking members of the Senate Armed Forces Committee and other organizations, urging them to cancel the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility at Los Alamos.

    The letter was sent to ranking Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman and ranking member respectively of the Senate committee that granted funding for fiscal year 2013.  

  • Raw Video: Mugly Wins World's Ugliest Dog Title

    A Chinese crested's short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World's Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Northern California.

  • Update 06-24-12

    Parents wanted
    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for parents to try out potential new versions of their websites. Parents new to the community and parents of current elementary, middle and high schoolers are needed.  Email Colin MacArthur at c.macarthur@laschools.net or call 629-0776 to schedule a time to help.

    P & Z

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdsay in council chambers.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Building.

    WR meeting

    The White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the White Rock Town Hall.


  • Utah wildfire evacuees allowed to return to homes

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — About 2,300 Utah wildfire evacuees were allowed to return to their homes Saturday evening after officials determined the blaze no longer posed a threat to them.

    The decision came after the fire had burned Friday within a quarter mile of some homes in Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain, about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Teresa Rigby said.

  • Today in History for June 23rd
  • Judge denied Sandusky lawyers' request to resign--Video Extra

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's lawyers said Saturday they asked to resign from his child sex abuse case on the eve of trial but the judge turned them down.

  • Raw Video: SUV Collides With Train

    At least one person was seriously hurt when an SUV crashed through a barrier and slammed into a moving train in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Gas Prices Tumble Ahead of Summer Driving Season
  • Working to end Alzheimer's

    Rep. Jim Hall, left, speaks with Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Kevin Holsapple and Jane Gunter, chair of the Los Alamos 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee.
    “This has a very personal meaning for me,” Hall said. “My mother began having memory problems at 55, and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at 57. She lived over 20 years, and slowly went downhill. I think caring for her killed my father, and then I cared for her after he died. My kids never knew their grandmother.
    “I am personally really committed to this. Anything we can do to ease the lives of caregivers and find some way to relieve the symptoms is important.”