Today's News

  • 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.

  • LAPS bus loop panel chooses option seven

    After several revisions and pushback from the community, the committee charged with coming up with a new bus loop plan to submit to the Los Alamos Public School Board has made a decision.

    The committee made up of students, staff and community members recommended that the Board adopt “Option 7.” The plan was selected from nine options, including those that would unload students behind the school, to various locations along Diamond Drive and Canyon Road.

    According to a prepared statement from District Superintendent Gene Schmidt, “the revised plan separates buses from an area from parents to drop and pick up students as well as separates the student parking area from (Duane) Smith Parking Lot plan.”

  • More fallout from lab job cuts

    The fallout from lab director Charlie McMillan’s decision to cut 60 more jobs from the flexible workforce has begun.

    Two emails were sent to the Los Alamos Monitor and the author still is employed at the lab and feared retribution if his name was revealed.

    The email referred to the cuts of 60 jobs in the flexible workforce of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. And a fair amount of those involve people who are employed by COMPA Industries, Inc.

    “LANL handed golden parachutes to hundreds of *their* employees a month ago. They received regular updates and careful treatment.  But COMPA employees working right next to them received no-notice terminations. Pow. Gone. COMPA’s methods are simply cruel.”

  • Sports Update 05-03-12

    Bower Run is May 12
    The local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host the Jerry Bower Memorial 5K May 12.
    The run will start behind the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. Race time is 9 a.m.
    Registration forms are available at several different sites around Los Alamos County. For more information, visit the website or call 672-1639.
    Fuego to be in LA Sunday
    The Santa Fe Fuego professional baseball team will be at Bomber Field Sunday.
    The Fuego, which plays in the Pecos League, will visit Bomber Field from 1-4 p.m.
    The first game of the regular season for the Fuego is May 8 at Trinidad, Colo. The first home game is set for May 9 at Fort Marcy Park.

  • LA doubles teams advance at state

    Both of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls doubles teams survived the first round of the state Class 4A draw Wednesday.
    Los Alamos’ Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff/Madeline Margevicius topped Goddard’s Cassels/DuCharme to advance into this morning’s quarterfinal round at the Jerry Cline Tennis Center.
    While Hsieh-Ratliff/Margevicius is the No. 3 seed in the girls doubles competition, fourth-seeded Colleen Fitzsimmons/Susanna Lucido topped a team from Silver to move on to the quarterfinals. Fitzsimmons/Lucido was scheduled to meet up with fifth-seeded Bridget Flemming/Taylor Roach of St. Pius X this morning.
    Results from today’s matches were unavailable as of press time.

  • LA's Mang named player of the year

    Jared Mang of Los Alamos was named the District 2-4A Player of the Year for the 2012 baseball season.
    Mang, a sophomore, was selected as the top player in 2-4A this season by the district’s managers. Mang was also the most dominant player in district last year, but was probably passed over for the Player of the Year honor because he was only an eighth grader.
    The Hilltoppers placed five players on the All-District first team this season and put three more on the second team. Additionally, the Hilltoppers’ Mike Gill was named Manager of the Year.
    Los Alamos went 11-1 in 2-4A this season, winning the 2012 district championship.