Today's News

  • LA Triatomics host Atomic Man

    Mike Rahmer of Tijeras and Caroline Collona of Taos were the top finishers in the Fat Man divisions of the Atomic Man Duathlon Sunday.
    The Atomic Man Duathlon is an annual run-bike-run hosted by the Los Alamos Triatomics, a local multi-discipline athletic club. Athletes started in White Rock and headed down and back toward Bandlelier National Monument on N.M. 4 and back.
    Rahmer, the overall men’s Fat Man winner, finished with a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, 4 seconds, nearly 4-1/2 minutes better than James Webster of Albuquerque. Colonna was more than five minutes ahead of her closest competitor, Los Alamos’ Amy Regan, to take the women’s Fat Man division title.

  • Topper girls take 2nd in season finale

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team had a big showing in its final regular season meet of 2012.
    The Hilltoppers picked up second place at the Cleveland Invitational Friday. They grabbed 81 points to take the runner-up spot in team standings.
    Meanwhile, the Hilltopper boys finished with 44 points, taking fourth place in the event. Host Cleveland picked up solid victories in both the boys and girls team competition.
    Both teams will take part in the District 2-4A championship meet Friday and Saturday. Santa Fe will host the 2012 district meet.
    For the Los Alamos girls, Amanda Mercer won the first race of her prep career, taking top honors in the 3200 meters.

  • Highlights of county code changes

    "Special plan (SP) district"

    ▪ Allows site development regulations in an underlying base zone to be modified up to a maximum of 25% using a special plan (SP) district; these include minimum lot area, setbacks, structural separation, structure height, lot coverage, street frontage and width of lots, and parking;

    ▪  Removes potential conflict over what residential site development regulations would be applied in the case of a special plan (SP) district in a downtown district zone;

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  • LAHS Student Earns Platinum Scholarship, 64 Also Gain Awards

    Sixty-five students from seven Northern New Mexico counties are recipients of Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund scholarships, funded through more than $500,000 in donations from Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and the company that manages the Laboratory.

    Los Alamos High School senior Scott Carlsten received the top award, the platinum scholarship, which provides $7,500 in financial assistance annually for four years.

  • Update 05-01-12


    The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Eggs, sausage and pancakes will be served.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.


    Kiwanis meets from noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon.

    Farmers market

  • Lott tells park leaders to focus on longevity

    Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott’s presentation inspired at least two participants at the Manhattan Project Communities Conference, who singled it out as one of the most thought provoking.

    “My area of expertise is not in Washington where these decisions are made, not in the regional office where a lot of this is planned out for follow through. My expertise is on the ground, as a superintendent of national parks,” Lott said, who then proceeded to lay out the groundwork for the project. “There’s going to be a big agreement signed with a lot of high ranking people, but when it comes to the ground it’s going to take us to make it happen.”

  • Toppers, Patriots meet in opener

    As expected, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team earned its way into the top half of the Class 4A playoffs this season.

    The Hilltoppers grabbed the No. 7 seed for the state playoffs and will be at home for the opening round of the Class 4A tournament. They will host the Miyamura Patriots in the first round.

    The first round of the tournament is a best-of-three format. Los Alamos and Miyamura will play game one at 4 p.m. Friday. Game two is set for 11 a.m. Saturday and, if the third game is necessary, will be played approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game two.

  • Burgess names Public Works head

    Another key department in the county’s organization is on the verge of having a permanent director. County Administrator Harry Burgess will name Philo Shelton III as his choice for director of public works at tonight’s council meeting.

    Filling the position is critical to advancing Burgess’ plan to merge the Community Development Department and the Capital Projects and Facilities Department with Anne Laurent as director. Laurent is currently serving as acting director of Public Works.