Today's News

  • Council approves B and C recommendations

    In August, Councilor Mike Wismer requested a study on how to improve communication and linkages between council and boards and commissions (B and C). Libby Carlsten, staff liaison to B and C, returned to council with recommendations Tuesday night.
    “I’m very glad that Councilor Wismer asked us to do this, because it’s been a number of years, and I think we periodically need to check in and see what sort of adjustments they think need to be made,” Carlsten said. “So I’m hoping the recommendations made tonight will make it a little bit easier and more rewarding to serve on our boards and commissions.”

  • Restaurant inspections 5-3-12

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department. 


    Los Alamos

  • Cinco de Mayo celebration

    The Los Alamos Community Winds will present “Cinco de Mayo — Celebrating a Century of the Music and Dance of Mexico and New Mexico,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Los Niños de Santa Fe will perform traditional Mexican dances, directed and choreographed by Antonina Valdez Romp, on three pieces (Danzón no. 2 by Arturo Marquez, Huapango by José Pablo Moncayo, and La Bamba de Vera Cruz by Terig Tucci). 


  • Chorale bids farewell to duo

    After eight music-making seasons, the Sangre de Cristo Chorale is saying farewell to its conductor, Dr. Doyle Preheim, as well as its piano accompanist, Mary Jo Preheim. Their final performance with the Chorale will be Johannes Brahms A German Requiem, the basis of a transformative experience in Doyle’s musical life. 

  • Trash management key to managing bears

    Bear season begins soon at a trash can or dumpster near you.

    To make this a safe spring and summer for bears and humans, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is encouraging the public to manage their trash properly.

    “Everyone needs to keep their trash in an enclosed container stored in a secure building,” said Rick Winslow, large carnivore biologist for the department. “Only put your trash out on the morning it will be collected and hauled away.”

  • Opening Day at Farmers Market
  • Historic experiences to be auctioned off

     At its annual Experience Auction, the Los Alamos Historical Society is offering opportunities to ring the bell on Fuller Lodge, to tour the historic home of Dorothy McKibbin, the “Gatekeeper to Los Alamos,” or to fly over the Pajarito Plateau, among the many offerings.

  • Learn about local wildflowers

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s  evening wildflower walks with Chick Keller are starting again. The first walk will be at 5:30 p.m. May 10. 

    Participants can meet at PEEC, 3540 Orange St., to carpool to the trailhead.  The walks are free and open to the public, with no registration required.

  • Giddyup with 'Cowboy Poet'

    Take a trip back to the Old West, when times were simpler and for some, being a cowboy was a way of life.

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents, “Cowboy Poet,” debuting at 7:30 p.m. Friday. 

  • Council approves realignment, budget

    The Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved County Administrator Harry Burgess’ recommendation for reworking some county departments and their functions Tuesday night.

    The reorganization involves:

    • Merging the Community Development Department and the Capital Projects and Facilities Department into a new single department — the Community and Economic Development Department.

    • Transferring the economic development function from the County Administrator Department to the new Community and Economic Development Department.

    • Transferring the Airport and Environmental Services function from the County Administrator Department to the Public Works Department.