Today's News

  • UNM-LA funding supports IT upgrades

    The Los Alamos County Council approved $553,118 for the University of New Mexico - Los Alamos (UNM-LA) on Tuesday. The allocation supports programing and a new IT infrastructure that increases opportunities such as video conferencing and supercomputing that benefits the entire Los Alamos community.

    Part of the funding is a carryover from the FY2011 budget hearings, when council put a placeholder for $250,000 for program support. Staff was directed to create guidelines for releasing those funds based upon guidelines for the Los Alamos Public Schools.  

    The policy was broadened to encompass UNM-LA and instituted in March 2011.

  • Update 11-10-11

    County Council

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 15  in the White Rock Fire House No. 3.

    WR Committee

    The public is encouraged to attend the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee at 6 p.m. Monday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Fields Closed

    Spirio Field at Overlook Park is closed while parks crews refit the field with a new irrigation system, which involves extensive trenching. Work should be completed by the end of November. Bomber Field on North Mesa is closed to all activities until the refitting of lighting and repairs to the irrigation system are completed.

    Kiwanis Meeting

  • Missing LA man found dead

    Los Alamos Police located the body of missing Los Alamos resident Pat Turner at 10 a.m. today along Mitchell Trail.

    Turner, 55, had been the subject of an intensive search by local police and New Mexico and Los Alamos Search and Rescue personnel for several days.

    Turner went missing about noon Friday, according to friends and family, who on Monday asked for police assistance in finding Turner.

    On Wednesday, New Mexico State Police joined the search by helicopter, but were unable to locate the father of three who is a longtime Los Alamos resident and an employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Hilltoppers Defy The Odds

    In the locker room following practice, members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program are staring at the only light in the room: a projected image on the back wall.

    Before the projection, a clip of game film, even gets fully rolling; several of the Hilltoppers call out, “counter, counter!”

    They’re right. The Valencia Jaguars are executing a counter-tray against the Hilltoppers’ upcoming opponents, the Los Lunas Tigers.

    “You see that?” head coach Garett Williams asks no one in particular. “The defensive end stays there, he stays right there and he gets kicked out.”

  • Leisure pool drowns in 'No' votes

    Despite a 25-year effort by several residents to make the leisure pool concept a reality, the Los Alamos County general obligation bond firmly failed Wednesday night.

    County Clerk Janet Foster released the unofficial results shortly after 7 p.m. in the Justice Center lobby. In the special all mail election, residents returned 6,090 ballots – defeating the pool measure 3,851 to 2,239.
    Longtime Los Alamos resident Carl Thornton and his family were at the Justice Center to learn of the results.

  • Thank you 11-10-11

    Sage Cottage Montessori preschool gives our sincere thanks and appreciation to Daniels Fund and the Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group for their financial support allowing us to send teachers to the National Early Childhood Conference.
    Daniels Fund was set up by Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need.  Daniels Fund provides grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
    Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group is a joint initiative of Con Alma Health Foundation and the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary.  In May 2002, the Los Alamos Medical Center was sold by Banner Health Systems, a non-profit corporation, to Province HealthCare, a for-profit corporation.

  • Dinner raises funds for ski program

    Recently, the Pajarito Mountain Lodge was aglow with fall colors and full of generosity and cheer, as attendees of the Kids Ski Pajarito Benefit Dinner enjoyed an evening of food, music and fun.  
    The benefit dinner raised more than $9,000, which will go toward equipment rental, lift tickets and lessons for underprivileged youth.  
    Members of the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2010 organized  the dinner to raise money for a new program being offered at Pajarito Mountain.
    The program will offer financial assistance with ski lessons as well as equipment to children ages six to 18. Working with regional organizations, the Ski Club will spread the word of this new opportunity.

  • Betty Ehart Senior Center offers a sneak peek

    Here’s a sneak peek at some of the trees at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The Festival of Chocolate is Saturday and kicks off the Festival of Trees. The fundraiser is the formal unveiling of the trees for the following weekend. Tickets for the Festival of Chocolate are available now at the senior center or can be reserved by calling 662-8920.

  • Be There 11-10-11

    Katy Korkos and Don Taylor will speak at the League of Women Voters’ Lunch with a Leader about improving business in the community. Meet at Central Avenue Grill at 11:45 a.m.  RSVP to Becky Shankland, rebecca.shankland@gmail.com or 662-0460, or come at the last minute. $15 covers entree, drink, tax and gratuity.
    Mesa Public Library’s Poetry Gathering will be at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of the Mesa Public Library.
    Kent Parsons will present a DVD featuring  Jay Verkler, CEO of Family Search. The subject will be  “The Technological Future of Genealogy.”

  • LA Happenings 11-10-11


    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is currently recruiting singers for the 2011—2012 concert season. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.