Today's News

  • Bandelier is monumental to local economy

    A new report published by the National Park Service (NPS) details the economic impact of Bandelier National Monument and other parks on local economies. 

    A press release from Bandelier Park Superintendent Jason Lott notes “234,896 visitors in 2010 spent $10, 507,000 in Los Alamos, Espanola and other communities near Bandelier National Monument. That spending supported 125 jobs in the local area.”

  • D'Agostino cites LANL projects in testimony

    In testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Administrator Thomas D’Agostino outlined President Obama’s FY 2013 budget request in testimony this week.

    The NNSA chief was joined by Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, and Admiral Kirkland H. Donald, Deputy Administrator for Naval Reactors.

  • NNSA unveils revised strategy

    The NNSA apparently has come up with a revised plutonium strategy, according to a memo obtained by the Los Alamos Monitor.

    The memo reads, “NNSA has taken steps to ensure the Nation has a capabilities-based nuclear security enterprise focused on needs and solutions. We view this constrained budget environment as an additional incentive to ask ourselves how we can re-think the way we’re operating, how we can innovate, and how we can get better. 

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  • Historic, unique Manhattan Project footage from Los Alamos

    In 1943, the top scientists from the United States and other nations gathered in Los Alamos, NM for the Manhattan Project. Among them was physicist Hugh Bradner. With informal permission from the U.S. Army, he shot a collection of home movies of life in a place that officially didn't exist, and of people working on a project that ultimately changed history. His footage represents the only look at life in the Los Alamos area during that time. To read the story behind this footage, click here.

  • Dashcam Video of Ohio Wrong-way Driver Released

    On Wednesday, Ohio State Troopers released dashcam video of a trooper in pursuit of a wrong-way driver just seconds before a deadly crash that killed four people, including the driver.

  • Raw Video: 3 Shot Outside Oklahoma Courthouse

    A sheriff's deputy and two other people were wounded Wednesday afternoon during an exchange of gunfire outside a courthouse plaza in Tulsa, police said. No names were immediately released.

  • Regional Coalition wraps up high-level meetings in D.C.

     The newly formed Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (Coalition) along with representatives of the State of New Mexico, the San Ildefonso Pueblo, and Southern New Mexico communities, made the trip to Washington this week and expressed strong support for increased cleanup funding at the Los Alamos National Laboratory during a series of meetings.

  • VIDEO: Apple Unveils New IPad With Sharper Screen

    Apple has unveiled a new iPad model. New features include a sharper screen and a faster processor.(

  • DECA students place at state competition

    Last week, Los Alamos High School DECA members traveled to Albuquerque to compete at the DECA State Competition.
    Formerly known as Distributive Education Club of America, DECA is now “an Association of Marketing Students” and prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance and hospitality.
    Students are given the opportunity to gain work experience through Los Alamos High School’s DECA Store, operated out of D-wing (formerly P-wing),  as well as work experience. DECA gives students the potential for travel, recognition and awards for learning classroom content — not to mention the scholarships and cash awards for outstanding achievement.