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Today's News

  • Thank you 03-10-11

    Thanks for supporting Rotary’s Crab Fest

    On behalf of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, I would like to thank the community for its outstanding support of our second annual Crab Fest held recently at Central Avenue Grill.  
    With the money raised, we will once again be able to award scholarships to deserving high school students, as well as create and develop a new Memorial Garden at Los Alamos High School to replace the original, which was demolished during construction.

  • LAMS band is full of PEP

  • Update 03-10-11

    CMRR update
    A CMRR meeting will be at
    6:30 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge. The meeting is open to the public.

    CRC to meet
    The Charter Review Committee will meet Monday to explore the option of having a mayor/council form of government. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. in the Community Bldg. training room.

     PEEC offers new class

  • Lab gets six pollution prevention awards

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has captured six 2010 National Nuclear Security Administration Pollution Prevention awards for projects ranging from energy savings to creating fuels from algae.
    One Lab team earned a “Best in Class” award for changing the way it heats electroplating baths, saving enough energy to heat more than 14 homes for a year. Additional improvements will allow the team to recycle and reuse about 250,000 gallons of water annually, saving $1.2 million in treatment costs.

  • Board to seek $5.4M for historic building repairs

    The Capital Improvement Projects Committee will hear a proposal to provide design and construction funds to renovate the Los Alamos Historical Museum and Fuller Lodge during the committee’s March 17 meeting.
    Members of the Fuller Lodge Historic Advisory Board agreed to pursue a capital improvement project (CIP) proposal totaling $5.4 million after looking at a 2010 assessment report conducted by Kells and Craig Architects in Albuquerque.

  • Signals of construction

    County workers install temporary traffic signals along Diamond Drive near Los Alamos Medical Center this morning. The installation is part of the Diamond Drive project. Temporary signals also will be installed at the intersection of Diamond/West Road and Diamond/Canyon.

  • Gauging conflict of interest issues

    Small municipal governments face conflict of interest challenges because the pool of people willing to participate in public service is often relatively shallow. And, on occasion, the people in that pool will have connections to issues that come before them for a decision.

    In small town government, gray area far outweighs the black and white. Perceptions vary regarding when a person’s position, a vote, or decision crosses the line into the conflict of interest arena.

  • Santa Fe detective found guilty of DWI

    A jury in Santa Fe has found a police officer guilty of drunken driving.
    James Vigil, 31, was working as a detective in the Santa Fe Police Department when he was arrested May 29.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Vigil faces up to 90 days in jail, nearly a year of probation and must use an ignition-interlock device on any car that he drives.
    Vigil’s attorney said Wednesday they plan to appeal.

  • Tire dump stirs up discussion

    ALBUQUERQUE — Officials at the State Land Office have been busy reviewing records and charting a legal strategy as they consider what to do about a massive tire dump that stretches through a remote arroyo in northeastern New Mexico.
    Land Commissioner Ray Powell said his office expects to have a plan in place soon for dealing with the thousands of tires that are filling the dry wash. Powell was alerted to the tire dump last week by Albuquerque television station KRQE.

  • Mountaineers help climbers reach new heights

    The students have now become the teachers. Rick Light, a 2007 graduate of the Los Alamos Mountaineers’ Climbing School, and David Fellenz, a 2008 graduate, will step into the director shoes for this year’s class.

    Besides graduating the rock climbing school in 2007, Light has been leading adventure trips of various kinds in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona for about 20 years.