Today's News

  • LA recognized as outstanding community

    United Blood Services Donor Recruiter Shawn Riley, left, presented RSVP Volunteer Luke Ney with an award during the blood drive at First Baptist Church April 26. The award recognizes Los Alamos as being one of the outstanding communities in the state for blood donations.

  • Area students receive LAESF scholarships

    Sixty-five students from seven Northern New Mexico counties were 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.

  • Code changes get green light from council

    After nearly a year of evaluation, public hearings, council input and intensive work with the county attorney’s office, council adopted changes to the development code that will make it more user friendly and define the process for creating special plan (SP) districts.

    “Council directed us to dramatically simplify and improve the permitting process for staff and applicant alike. So this is the first of several planned ventures to improve the code,” Acting Community Development (CDD) Director Steven Brugger said in an interview before Tuesday night’s council meeting.

  • VIDEO: LANL unveils valveless laser processing

    Los Alamos National Laboratory staff has developed a technique for testing inside hermetically sealed devices.

  • Be There 05-02-12

    GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    The Sierra Club will present movie night, “Revenge of the Electric Car,” at 6:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Everyone is invited to watch the sequel to, “Who Killed the Electric Car.”

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center presents an illustrated talk on Australian birds by Marion Stelts at 7 p.m. See parrots, raptors, honeyeaters, flycatchers, bowerbirds and more. The talk is free.
    The Los Alamos Farmers Market opens for the season, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot next door to the Mesa Public Library.

  • Photos offer a glimpse into J. Robert Oppenheimer's life

    The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee will present an exhibit of historic photos titled, “J. Robert Oppenheimer: Photographs From His Life: 1904-1967” from today until May 30 at the Mesa Public Library. The public is encouraged to visit the exhibit.
    An opening reception will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs gallery of the library. Refreshments will be served and members of the JROMC will be on hand to answer questions.

  • 'Enigma and Light' reading and book signing Thursday

    David Mutschlecner will read from and sign his new book of poetry, “Enigma and Light,” at Ruby K’s Bagel Café at 6 p.m. Thursday. Tickets to the event are $22.50, which includes the book and refreshments, and will be available at the door the night of the event. Otowi Station Bookstore and Ruby K’s are sponsoring the event.
    He is the author of two previous collections from Ashahta Press, “Veils” and “Esse.”

  • Following the money

    SANTA FE — With the filing of first-quarter campaign fundraising results now available, it appears there will be only one major primary election battle this year. The Democratic race in the Albuquerque-area 1st Congressional District features three candidates raising big money.
    Leading the pack is Bernalillo County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham, with a campaign war chest of $345,000 to get her through the last two months of her campaign. She was the last to get into the race, so had been playing catch up until April 1.

  • How to avoid being a bad roommate

     For many people, having roommates is a natural transition between leaving their parent’s house and buying their own home. It can be a great way to trim expenses and save for the future. But if you’re not careful, cohabitating can also devolve into constant bickering over finances and dirty dishes.
    Roommate tensions are not limited to strangers. When cash-strapped young adults return to the nest, or older parents move in with grown kids for financial or caregiver assistance, long-suppressed family grievances can erupt if you’re not careful.

  • 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.