Today's News

  • LAMS students help plant a future

    Earlier this month, the Los Alamos Youth Food project took the next step in creating a community garden and greenhouse with Los Alamos Middle School.
    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and The Family YMCA-coordinated initiative received the signed memorandum of agreement with Los Alamos Public Schools required to start building.
    LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt spoke about the recent presentation.
    “Sylvan Argo presented a very compelling and convincing explanation about the importance of introducing students to the world of growing their own vegetables, learning the importance of composting and utilizing space when it is available,” he said.

  • A bomb in plain sight

    Thomas C. Reed, former secretary of the Air Force under presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and co-author with Danny Reed of “The Nuclear Express,” returns to Los Alamos to sign his first novel, “The Tehran Triangle.”
    While taking a trip through New Mexico three years ago, Reed noticed the Santa Fe railroad ran past Trinity, the first nuclear test site.
    “How logical, I thought, for the Iranians to simply build another Hiroshima-type A-bomb in El Paso, ship it to Trinity by rail, then fire it by cell phone when it got to ground zero,” Reed said.

  • NMDOT begins work on N.M. 599

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) announced that construction of a new connector interchange project will begin this week in Santa Fe County.  
    Work on this project will take place at N.M. 599 and County Road (CR) 62.  The interchange work will begin on the week of April 2 and is expected to be completed in July 2013.  
    The $6.5 million project will consist of a new diamond interchange, including new on/off ramps, cross road, roundabouts, curb and gutter, roadway lighting, landscaping, and other miscellaneous construction.

  • Supreme Court to hear election filing challenges 

    SANTA FE (AP) — The state Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to resolve a dispute over whether candidates, including the Senate’s top leader, should remain on this year’s ballot despite missing information in their election paperwork.
    The court will hear arguments next Tuesday in several election challenges that seek to remove incumbent legislators and other candidates from the primary and general election ballots.
    At issue is whether Senate President Tim Jennings, a Roswell Democrat, and other candidates met the requirements for filing for office.

  • County Briefs 04-05-12

    Fuller Lodge driveway closure

    The driveway from Bathtub Row to the front parking lot of Fuller Lodge will be closed on April 12 and 13 for installation of a valley gutter.
    The work is needed to address drainage issues on the road, which creates icy conditions each winter. The road will close at 9 a.m. on April 12 and should reopen by 9 a.m. April 14.
    Lodge visitors are asked to park in the upper and lower parking lots just west of Bathtub Row during construction.

  • On The Docket 04-05-12

    March 26

    Lucas Bigham, 31, Lakewood, Colo., pleaded guilty to speeding 16-20 mph over the limit in Los Alamos Municipal Court.  Judge Alan Kirk ordered him to pay $100 fine and a $46 court fee.

    March 27

    Selly Veng, 24, Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Municipal Court for failure to obey signal. She ran a red light. Kirk ordered her to pay a $50 fine and $46 court fee.

  • Update 04-05-12

    Spring Fling

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will host a Spring Fling for all ages, from noon-
    4 p.m. through Friday. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 662-8170 or visit losalamos

    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. April 12 for Lunch with a Leader.  The luncheon will be at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will meet for a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 10 in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School.

    TV appearance

  • Four residents become newest Living Treasures

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series.

    On April 15, Edward Macmann, Rosemary O’Connor and John and Nancy Bartlit will be recognized and honored as the newest members of Living Treasures of Los Alamos.
    The ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, is at 2 p.m. in the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The public is invited to attend.
    The annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of individuals who have enhanced life on the Hill. Friends, family and co-workers are encouraged to participate in the ceremony by sharing stories and remembrances about each new Treasure.

  • Fundraiser goes to the dogs (and cats)

    A fundraising pancake breakfast was held at the Posse Shack on April 1, to benefit Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter. The event raised more than $3,000 that will go toward FOS programs. In addition to the breakfast, shelter pets were onsite for adoption. There was also a kissing booth, at which patrons could get a “kiss” from one of the dogs at the event.

  • County health ranks top in state

    Los Alamos County leads the state in positive health outcomes, according to County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a study published by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
    Results of the study were released just in time for National Public Health Week (April 2–8).
    The study – in its third year – has ranked Los Alamos number one three years in a row. Thirty-two of New Mexico’s 33 counties are included in the survey. The Rankings are based on the latest publicly available data.