Today's News

  • State Notes 11-17-11

    Sundevils are in prime-time game of Tip-Off Classic

  • Toppers hit the ice for doubleheader

    Despite limited ice time and a new-look roster, the Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will need to be ready for Saturday’s season opener.
    The Hilltoppers were scheduled to open their season at home Friday, but the Los Alamos County Ice Rink is still in a state of major disrepair. Instead of hosting their home opener — that and all subsequent games until the rink is ready to go will be pushed back — they will travel for a doubleheader Saturday in the Albuquerque area.
    Los Alamos will take on the Eldorado Eagles at 10 a.m. at Outpost Ice Arena, then meet the Cibola Cougars at Blades Ice Arena at 4:30 p.m.

  • October Fire Calls

    Los Alamos firefighters share safety tips with children at Little Forest recently. During October, local firefighters responded to 119 calls including four fires, 84 emergency medical calls, eight vehicle accidents, and 23 other calls for help.

  • Researchers unravel mystery of quantum-dot blinking

    Research by Los Alamos scientists published in the journal Nature documents significant progress in understanding the phenomenon of quantum-dot blinking. Their findings should enhance the ability of biologists to track single particles, enable technologists to create novel light-emitting diodes and single-photon sources, and boost efforts of energy researchers to develop new types of highly efficient solar cells.

  • Stronger factories, lower prices lift the economy

    WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing is recovering from a slump, and inflation may be peaking.
    Data issued Wednesday point to an economy growing slowly but steadily. Still, surging oil prices and a possible European recession threaten to drain the economy’s momentum.
    “The continued resilience of manufacturing is encouraging, since this should be the sector most exposed to the global economic slowdown,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist with Capital Economics.
    Industrial production rose in October at the fastest pace in three months. Output at the nation’s factories, utilities and mines rose 0.7 percent last month, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

  • Legislative report faults state school funding system

    SANTA FE— New Mexico needs to revamp how it distributes more than $2 billion a year in taxpayer money to public schools because the current system is too complicated, difficult to administer and shortchanges needy students, according to a report released Wednesday.
    Two legislative committees issued the report critical of the state’s school funding formula, which was established in the 1970s and is supposed to treat districts equitably. Nearly half of the state’s annual budget goes to pay for operations of New Mexico’s more than 170 school districts and charter schools.

  • Update 11-16-11

    Public Forum

    The Environmental Services division will host a public forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at UNM LA Bldg 5, Room 505, to begin discussions about a “pay as you throw” (PAYT) change in rate structure for trash pick up.


    The Los Alamos County Council will host a reception to welcome the new County Administrator Harry Burgess, along with the new Fire Chief, Troy Hughes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. The public is invited to attend.

    Court Closed

  • The Hive soon to be buzzing

    David Jones is steward of The Hive – White Rock’s newest business at which inventors, crafters, sales reps, lab researchers and local clubs find useful services. The Hive, at 134 N.M. 4 between Metzgers and Del Norte Credit Union, combines co-work space, meeting rooms, community project space and equipped user facilities with Wi-Fi available by day, week or month.   The Hive opens for business Monday with hours of operation of noon to 7 p.m.

  • Report says LA, WR the smartest places in NM

    This should not come as a big surprise but Los Alamos is No. 1 in New Mexico, according to On Numbers’ rankings of the smartest places with populations between 10,000 and 49,999.

    And White Rock is No. 1 for communities with less than 10,000 residents.

    The home to Los Alamos National Laboratory came in at No. 48 among 3,012 communities in the category. Almost 38 percent of its residents have earned a graduate and/or professional degree.

    Nationally, Stanford, Calif., is No. 1. Stanford -- the community, not the university -- is a census designated place with 13,700 residents. CDPs are unincorporated communities that have the characteristics of cities, as determined by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • Lights come out on Central

    Workers put in some long hours Monday night in front of the Community Bank building on Central as construction on utilities for the new municipal building continues.