Today's News

  • LASSCI seeking applications

    The Los Alamos - Sarov Sister Cities Initiative (LASSCI) is seeking applications from high school students interested in a life-changing, summer 2012 visit to its Sister City.
    Los Alamos and Sarov have been Sister Cities since the 1990s.
    Students from Los Alamos most recently went to Sarov in 2010, and high school students from Sarov were in Los Alamos in August 2011. These exchanges have been going on for a number of years.

  • Bring your pets inside

    Winter chills are creeping into New Mexico, and no one feels those more than animals who are left outside.  Dogs in particular are social creatures who enjoy companionship with their human pack. Citizens should assure animals are warm this season by keeping them indoors as much as possible. When it is not possible to keep companion animals inside, Animal Protection of New Mexico strongly encourages people to consider the following:
    It’s a common misconception that dogs and cats won’t get cold because of their fur.  If you are cold, your companion animal is cold. Most domestic animals are not well equipped for cold weather and can easily be susceptible to frost bite and hypothermia.

  • Missing Persons Alert

    Los Alamos resident Pat Turner has been missing since Friday. New Mexico and Los Alamos Search and Rescue are looking for him in the Mitchell Trail area. Anyone with information about Turner is urged to call the Los Alamos Police Department at 662-8222

  • Update 11-08-11

    County Council

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 tonight in the council chambers.

    Trash collection

    There will be no residential or commercial trash or recycling collection on Friday due to the Veterans Day Holiday.  Those whose normal collection day is Friday should have trash and recycling out by 8 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 9. In addition, all County offices will be closed Friday.

    Fields closed

  • Board looks at performance indicators

    Community colleges are having a positive impact in New Mexico based on a number of performance indicators that were reviewed during The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board meeting Monday night on the UNM-LA campus.

    UNM-LA Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page spoke about personnel matters and the college’s annual performance report. He presented a report about New Mexico community colleges that showed the results of community college performance-based indicators.

  • Muni Building utility construction

    Workers put in  utility lines for the new municipal building, under construction on Central Avenue near the Bradbury Science Museum. 15th Street will remain closed until the utility lines are in and road work is complete.

  • LA native part of (Un)occupy protest

    Barbara Grothus had joined the (Un) occupy Albuquerque protests, but she was not one of  those camping out at Yale Park on the University of New Mexico (UNM) campus. Then she heard some news at a general meeting that started the wheels turning in her mind.

    “When I found out they were going to kick us off our space, I decided to get arrested,” Grothus said.
    Grothus was one of 28 people sitting in peaceful resistance arrested at the park Oct. 25. The (Un) occupation had been going on since Oct. 1 when UNM President David Schmidly made the decision to close the park to protesters.

  • LAMC head hits ground running

    “Exciting” is how new CEO Feliciano Jiron describes his first week on the job at Los Alamos Medical Center.

    “We have a phenomenal organization,” Jiron said. “We definitely have the strength of our medical staff and all of our employees … I have been many places and I have never seen the open friendliness that I have experienced here at LAMC.”

    There is opportunity to grow as a medical community and to work with the physicians at the hospital to expand both services and outreach into the community, he said.

  • PAYT is harmful and inequitable

    In the Nov. 3 Los Alamos Monitor, there is a View Point discussing claimed environmental benefits for the “Pay-As-You-Throw” (PAYT) rate structure for trash pickup.
    Contrary to the conclusion of that writer, the PAYT system is an environmentally harmful system and is also inequitable for the following reasons:

  • Calling loudly for change

    It’s no coincidence that the big banks backed away from new debit card fees.
    The Occupy Wall Street protesters are just one manifestation of broad discontent.
    The Occupy phenomenon is fascinating on several levels.
    Journalists write every day about wrongs and injustice, hoping that somebody will care enough (or be embarrassed enough by the glare of publicity) to do something.
    We’ve seen the poor catalogued in increasing numbers, and we know food banks and nonprofits are scrambling to care for them.
    We also know – and Warren Buffett confirms – that the wealthy get a pretty good shake, taxwise.