Today's News

  • Party for PEEC will benefit programs

    The annual benefit party for the Pajarito Environmental Educational Center, will be from 5-8 p.m. April 22 at the Hilltop House. This is the 13th year for PEEC’s involvement in the community-wide Earth Day Festival with its fundraising effort.
    For the past three years, Felicia Orth has been the chef at the Party for PEEC.  In 2010, she prepared food of the Native American period of history. Last year she gave attendees a taste of Spanish food related to the Spanish colonial period.
    This year, in commemoration of New Mexico’s Centennial, her menu will be related to the period of settlement of this continent,  celebrating 100 years of  New Mexico history and statehood.   

  • Fiesta Primavera

  • Gamble crafts a tale of espionage in ‘Zeroscape’

    The possibility of espionage in a laboratory town is a very real threat. It’s hard not to imagine that spies are lurking and working in towns like Los Alamos.
    Former Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist and author Michael Gamble brings those fears to life in his book, “Zeroscape.”
    A modern-day espionage thriller set in Los Alamos and Santa Fe, “Zeroscape” follows Richard Adams, a disgraced professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. LANL has recruited Adams, “verifying the operability of a post-Soviet Republic’s gamma ray laser,” according to a description of “Zeroscape.”

  • VIDEO: Argentine 'Miracle' Morgue Baby Improving

    A mother in Argentina says she fell to her knees in shock after finding her baby alive in a coffin in the morgue nearly 12 hours after the girl had been declared dead.

  • VIDEO: Today in History for April 12th
  • VIDEO: Second-degree Murder Charge in Martin Case
  • Manson denied parole again

    CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A prison panel denied parole Wednesday to mass murderer Charles Manson in his 12th and probably final bid for freedom.

    Manson, now a gray-bearded, 77-year-old, did not attend the hearing where the parole board ruled he had shown no efforts to rehabilitate himself and would not be eligible for parole for another 15 years.

    "This panel can find nothing good as far as suitability factors go," said John Peck, a member of the panel that met at Corcoran State Prison in Central California.

    Also playing heavily into the board's decision was something Manson had said recently to one of his prison psychologists that Peck read aloud.

  • Planting with the Panthers

    The Piñon sixth grade leadership team planted spinach and lettuce with the Los Alamos Youth Food Project, before heading off for spring break last week. The State Farm Youth Advisory Board-funded project has a goal to plant with each elementary school in Los Alamos.

  • On The Docket 04-11-12

    April 2

    Frank Gac, 61, Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court to having an expired license plate on his vehicle while parked. Judge Alan Kirk ordered Gac to pay a $25 fine.

    April 3

    Thomas Dexter Blake, Santa Fe, pleaded guilty in Los Alamos Magistrate Court to careless driving. Blake was initially charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain traffic lane, and not having a license, but the charges were dismissed and amended as part of a plea agreement. Judge Pat Casados ordered Blake to 90 days of unsupervised probation, community service and to pay $81 in court fees.

  • Update 04-11-12

    Wildfire awareness

    Residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2012” from 1-5 p.m. Saturday in the council chambers and adjacent Training Room (inside the Community Building.

    LWV luncheon

    The League of Women Voters will have County Clerk Janet Foster and Election Manager Gloria Maestas as speakers at 11:45 a.m. Thursday for Lunch with a Leader.  The luncheon will be at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.