Today's News

  • Judge clears Vigils of abuse charges in newborn's death

    State District Judge Michael Vigil has ruled that prosecutors lacked evidence to pursue abuse charges against Katrina Vigil and her parents in the September 2010 death of Grey Vigil.

    Judge Vigil said Wednesday in a Santa Fe courtroom that there is no probable cause to charge Katrina Vigil, 25, with abuse or neglect in the death of her newborn son who lived just 11 days after being born in her parents Los Alamos home.

    The judge, who is not related to the Vigils, issued the ruling based on autopsy findings that showed the baby was born with critical brain defects that likely would have resulted in the child's death regardless of medical care. Additionally, Judge Vigil said he saw no evidence presented that indicated Grey Vigil was abused.

  • VIDEO: Preparations underway for Macy's Parade
  • Plane with 3 men, 3 children crashes in Arizona--video extras

    PHOENIX (AP) — A small airplane slammed into a sheer cliff in the mile-high mountains east of Phoenix and exploded, killing the six people onboard, including the pilot and his three young children who were to spend the Thanksgiving weekend with him, authorities said.

    The body of one child was recovered and dozens of sheriff's search and rescue personnel worked Thursday to recover the remains of the other victims, said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.

  • Hooray for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.
    One of the reasons is that Americans still remember why we celebrate it.
    Thanksgiving isn’t just another holiday to which we give not one thought other than that it is a day off work.
    Nearly all of us truly remember to give thanks and truly celebrate the holiday.
    Unlike Christmas, there is no stress around giving and receiving presents.
    The purpose of celebrating Thanksgiving is very simple and very easy to observe.
    We’re told that all cultures observe some sort of day to give thanks.
    It seems to be a basic human need to back away from trouble,  stress and daily commotion and reflect on one’s blessings no matter how meager they may be.

  • Folks, we're on a roller coaster ride

    If the times we’re living through could be anymore consequential for the future of this Republic, it would be hard to imagine.
    Iran is working to get a nuclear weapon, Israel makes noises about making a pre-emptive strike against them, and America’s current ability to influence an outcome for the benefit of preserving peace is clearly impotent.
    Greece is headed toward a financial default, which will set in motion further disruption and adverse impact on international financial markets, including ours. And it doesn’t help matters that the United States government continues its reckless spending and adding to its record deficit.

  • Community Announcements 11-24-11

    Nominate a
    Living Treasure
    Living Treasures of Los Alamos welcomes nominations of new Treasures for the next ceremony April 15, 2012. Only candidates who are current Los Alamos residents and  have made outstanding contributions to the life, heart and spirit of our community are eligible to become Treasures. A written letter of nomination which Includes as much information as possible about the nominee  should be sent to LTLA, P.O. Box 1065, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544 or by email to rosalieheller88@gmail.com.
    To help in the preparation of the letter, guidelines and biographies of all current Treasures can be found at livingtreasureslosalamos.org.

  • Usher in the holidays at Fuller Lodge

    The doors of Fuller Lodge will be open on the first Saturday in December to ring in the holidays. Carolers, cookies and the community Christmas tree fill the Lodge with the colors, sounds, scents and joy of the season.
    The open house, a collaboration between the Los Alamos Arts Council and other community organizations, features children’s programs, local authors, refreshments, a posole lunch and music.
    During the day,  the Boy Scouts will sell holiday wreaths and the Los Alamos High school band will sell  poinsettias. For stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts, Empty Bowl, Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the animal shelter will sell calendars and the Historical Society Museum Shop will offer books and other items.

  • Brown Bag concert features Meier

    The Los Alamos Arts Council will present pianist Frances Meier at the December Brown Bag concert. The concert will be at noon Dec. 7 at Fuller Lodge.  
    Meier is well known around Los Alamos as a performer, composer and music teacher. She has played numerous times at Fuller Lodge and plays organ for the United Church. The Los Alamos Choral Society, the Black Mesa Brass Quintet and the Los Alamos High School choir, as well as other performing ensembles, have performed her compositions.
    She plays piano for private parties and public openings and also teaches piano, organ and music theory.

  • Be There 11-24-11

    The Los Alamos Elks Lodge, with assistance from the VFW and American Legion, will host the annual community Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge. Any and all are welcome to enjoy a free traditional Thanksgiving dinner. For more information, contact Lisa Harris or Reine Williams at the Elks Lodge, 662-5611.

    Nov. 30
    A book fair to benefit the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 30 and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1 in the main lobby area of LAMC.

    Dec. 1

  • Welcome reception

    The reception at Fuller Lodge for introducing County Administrator Harry Burgess and Fire Chief Troy Hughes was filled to capacity. Council Chair Sharon Stover said she had never seen such a turnout. “It says a lot about what people believe and hope for with these changes,” Stover said.