Today's News

  • NMED begins talks with LANL on clean-up

    The New Mexico Environment Department met with representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory on Monday to establish a framework for moving forward on Governor Martinez’s clean-up priorities for Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    “Governor Martinez has emphasized that continued acceleration of above ground transuranic (TRU) waste disposal is a major priority, and protection of ground water and drinking water systems must continue to be priorities notwithstanding potential federal budget decreases,” New Mexico Environment Secretary David Martin said.  

  • Fire calls

    Firefighters go through training at the Los Alamos Fire Department Training Facility on DP Road Friday. The department’s August Fire Calls include 105 emergency medical service calls, five vehicle accidents, two fires and 44 miscellaneous calls.

  • Update 09-21-11

    CIP meeting

    A CIP Project public meeting on Golf Course Improvements, Phase I. will be held at 5:30 tonight in Council Chambers.


    A panel of community leaders from various organizations and businesses will be interviewing the County Administrator candidates from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 5 p.m . Friday in Council Chambers. Public is welcome to observe.


    A panel of community leaders from various organizations and businesses will be interviewing the County Administrator candidates from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 5 p.m . Friday in Council Chambers. Public is welcome to observe.


  • Council reviews CIP processes

    Los Alamos County Council’s monthly work session was dedicated to reviewing changes to Capital Improvements Project (CIP) and Community Development Department (CDD) procedures. The CIP Committee and CDD staff has been making efforts to improve their respective areas.

    Acting Assistant County Administrator Steven Lynne, who sits on the CIP Committee, presented two recommendations.

  • Seismic issues take center stage in CMRR plans

    For six years, they have been holding semi-annual Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Project (CMRR) public meetings.

    The twice-a-year sessions are required as part of a 2005 consent order between the Department of Energy/Los Alamos National Laboratory and a host of community groups.

    In the past, they have gotten somewhat contentious. On Tuesday night, though, at the Crossroads Bible Church, the meeting was quite civil and perhaps it was because some new information was introduced.

    Surging to the forefront in the CMRR controversy is the issue of earthquakes.

    LANL brought out its expert Larry Goen, who said there have been 222 earthquakes between 1973 and 2007 and 91 of them occurred within a 20-kilometer radius of the lab.

  • LA Contingent Calls On Governor

    A contingent from the Los Alamos community paid a visit to Gov. Susana Martinez Tuesday.

    The mission was to reinforce the county’s position on redistricting. In essence, keep Los Alamos intact on the House side.

    “The governor was attentive and engaged,” said school board member Kevin Honnell. “She definitely heard us.”

    “It went extremely well,” said council chair Sharon Stover. “She is very engaged and she understands our issues. It was a good thing she was there during the fire and has an understanding of our community.”

  • Retiring fire officials honored

    Colleagues, county and laboratory officials and local residents packed Fuller Lodge Tuesday in a send-off for Fire Chief Doug Tucker and Fire Marshal Michael Thompson to honor their years of service to the community.

    Thompson officially retired July 29 and Tucker is set to leave his post Oct. 6.

    “Something I’d like everyone to remember – one fire doesn’t make a hero, one event doesn’t make a hero – both of these guys are career heroes,” said Police Chief Wayne Torpy, who served as master of ceremonies for the two-hour farewell event.

    Integrity, character and leadership were predominating themes used to describe Tucker and Thompson by each person who took to the podium during the celebration.

  • Analysis grossly misportrayed

    A recent letter by Steven Gray grossly misportrayed the Los Alamos Transportation Board’s analysis of the 502 design options.  
    This letter will address some of Mr. Gray’s comments as well as represent what the board actually did in carrying out its mission to advise the Los Alamos County Council on transportation matters.
    Although Mr. Gray wrote “...(the) Transportation Board announced that they had a perfect solution to traffic on Trinity Drive — traffic circles.”

  • House Majority Whip defends sluggish redistricting pace

    From recent articles it appears that there is a concern about how legislation is moving through the House of Representatives and the Senate.  
    The comments I have heard criticize the pace at which the legislators are hearing bills and the priority on redistricting versus non-redistricting issues.  
    Let me clarify the intent of this special session and how this process unfolds.  
    First, redistricting is complicated. Not only are we considering over 20 redistricting plans with considerable discussion, legislators from areas throughout the state are meeting in smaller groups to further discuss districts within their regions.   

  • Sports Update 09-21-11


    KRSN to air boys soccer game Thursday


    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast Thursday's Los Alamos Hilltopper-Eldorado Eagle boys soccer game.

    Thursday's game will start at 4 p.m. at Sullivan Field. Gene Mortensen, the "Voice of the Hilltoppers," will announce the game live.

    The game can also be streamed on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.


    LAGC hosts Oktoberfest


    Los Alamos Golf Course will host its Oktoberfest event Oct. 1.

    The event will include a blind draw, best-ball tournament, food and German-style draft beer. Golf begins at 9 a.m.

    For information or to sign up, call the LAGC pro shop at 662-8173.