Today's News

  • Spaceport starts to pay off

    The people of New Mexico made an investment for the commercial space industry, which is now paying off.
    After receiving a substantial amount of national and international media coverage of Virgin Galactic’s dedication and naming of Spaceport America’s Terminal Hangar Facility as the Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space, it’s important for taxpayers to know that the spaceport will be bringing millions of dollars into our economy, and it’s not just Virgin Galactic that’s spending money.

  • Finding joy this holiday season

    Here we are again at the most wonderful time of the year, where our thoughts turn to the celebrating the holidays and rearranging our schedule.
    For some people it may not be the most wonderful time of the year, it just might be a tiring, hectic, depressing time of the year.  I know that is how it once was for me.
    It was late one night as I sat by the glow of the Christmas tree, waiting for my husband to come home, when suddenly I realized I had it all wrong.
    The holidays were never meant to be so depressing. For Christians it is the time of the year to join in on the special lights, gatherings and giving gifts to love ones near and far and to prepare for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • VIDEO: World of Science in a Football Field Sized Lab

    The International Space Station is a huge floating lab where everything on board is a science experiment, including the crew.

  • Hospital: NM man in good health after stranding

    PHOENIX (AP) — They spent 60 years together and traveled to Africa, China, Asia, South America and other parts of the world.

    But it was a relatively short drive from the Phoenix area to their home in Albuquerque, N.M., and a fateful decision to take a forest road as a shortcut that finally separated Dana and Elizabeth Davis.

    Dana Davis, 86, was recuperating Thursday in a hospital in Globe, Ariz., two days after the couple decided to try to walk out of the mountains after spending five nights in their broken-down car.

    It wasn't long before 82-year-old Elizabeth Davis collapsed and died.

  • VIDEO: NY boy's message in bottle found in the Azores

    A 10-year-old upstate New York boy's message in a bottle dropped in the Atlantic as part of a school project has been retrieved across the ocean in the Azores.

  • Be There 12-06-11

    The Los Alamos Arts Council presents pianist Frances Meier at the December Brown Bag concert at noon at Fuller Lodge.

    The Sierra Club will have an open meeting at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of Mesa Public Library. Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott will present, “How We Spent Our Summer.” He will discuss the Las Conchas Fire, the subsequent flood, Operation Frijoles Garden and the immediate future of Bandelier.


  • Community Announcements 12-06-11

    Drivers needed

    Los Alamos Lions Club provides services to the community, including the HELP program. The program provides free transportation for medical treatment and appointments outside the county. Patients are transported to Española, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. There are 30 drivers, but more are always needed. If you would like to be a volunteer driver call Barbara Croley at 672-3618 or Lee Sullivan at 661-8037.

    Be a volunteer

  • Thank You 12-06-11

    The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos wishes to thank all those who helped to make last Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa successful.
    Our thanks go to Del Norte Credit Union, who sponsored the event. We are also appreciative of the many attendees who braved the cold, snowy weather to visit Santa and to donate food to LA Cares and money for the Foster Children program at Christmas.
    Thank you for reminding us that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Los Alamos.

    Ann Hayes
    Breakfast Chairperson

  • Small choices made now make a difference

    The asset of personal power looks at how youth feel about the amount of control they have over what happens to them.
    I believe this asset can be a bit hard for youth to envision in a long-range way. At this point, it has a lot to do with students taking classes they want to take or getting involved in programs or projects they want to be a part of, either in school or in the community.
    It also has a lot to do with their level of engagement in their current activities. Do they know they have an activity come up that week or do they get in the car and just take part in whatever you have planned for them?
    Open a dialog to see what kids are interested in at a young age. What things would they like to try and what can you make happen?

  • Police Beat 12-06-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Nov. 24

    8:34 a.m. – A 62-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on La Cueva. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.

    9:35 a.m. – A 14-year-old Los Alamos girl reportedly attempted suicide. The girl survived and is receiving psychological assistance.

    Nov. 27

    11:24 p.m. – A 23-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone damaged her property on Spruce Street. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.

    Nov. 28