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Today's News

  • Smart House project finds home

    Progress is pushing forward on the county’s Smart Grid and Smart House demonstration projects. John Arrowsmith, manager of the Department of Public Utilities, said the house will be located on Lavy Lane near the Los Alamos Public Schools’ administration building and east of the county’s switch gear building.
    “This particular site was chosen because we thought there would be a lot of visitors and a lot of traffic and we didn’t think it was appropriate to have it in a residential area,” Arrowsmith said.

  • Employees Survive SOC Transition

    Security employees tasked with protecting Los Alamos National Laboratory can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that the transition period for its new contract is settled.
    Despite the contract’s shorter term, scaled back scope of work and lower dollar amount, SOC has announced that it will not layoff any employees.

  • Giffords able to stand up as she readies for rehab

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was able to stand up with assistance, the latest milestone in the Arizona congresswoman’s recovery as her family prepares to move her to Houston for extensive mental and physical rehabilitation from a bullet wound to the brain.
    Her swift transition from an intensive care unit to a rehab center is based on the latest research, which shows the sooner rehab starts, the better patients recover.

  • Update 01-20-11

    Meet the candidates

    A forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters will introduce the community to the candidates for the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board. Meet the eight candidates at UNM-LA Lecture Hall from 7 - 9 p.m. today.  The election is Feb. 1.

    Controlled burn

    Bandelier will burn five acres of land along N.M. 4 and Forest Road 289, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. today.

     

  • UNM-LA Advisory Board candidates unveil their platforms

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series

    Four candidates will be running for two spots on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board. Linda Hull and Ralph Phelps are running for position four, while Stephen Boerigter and Michael Di Rosa are running for position three.
    There were going to be five candidates, but current LAPS school board member Jody Benson, who was running for position four, withdrew this week.
    Here is the explanation from Benson as to why she withdrew.

  • Community announcements 01-20-11

    Bracelets for sale
    The Los Alamos High School Student Council is selling different-colored bracelets to raise awareness for cancer. Each color represents different types of cancer. The bracelets will be on sale at LAHS in the Auxiliary Gym lobby everyday at lunch for $2 each. The proceeds will benefit cancer research. While they are hoping to raise some money, their primary focus is to make students aware of these types of cancers and their effects. The colors include; blue, teal or white, purple and pink, representing prostate, cervical, testicular and breast cancer.

  • Be There 01-20-11

    Today
    A forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters will introduce the community to the candidates for the Los Alamos Public Schools School Board and for the University of New Mexico Los Alamos Advisory Board. Meet the eight candidates at UNM-LA Lecture Hall from 7 - 9 p.m.  Early voting is happening now. The election is Feb. 1.

    The Creative Culture District’s cultural planner is coming to Los Alamos Jan. 19-21. Attend the town hall meeting to give your input on what the needs are in Los Alamos. It will be from 6-

  • Community annoucements 01-20-11

    Bracelets for sale
    The Los Alamos High School Student Council is selling different-colored bracelets to raise awareness for cancer. Each color represents different types of cancer. The bracelets will be on sale at LAHS in the Auxiliary Gym lobby everyday at lunch for $2 each. The proceeds will benefit cancer research. While they are hoping to raise some money, their primary focus is to make students aware of these types of cancers and their effects. The colors include; blue, teal or white, purple and pink, representing prostate, cervical, testicular and breast cancer.

  • There's no free lunch

    It is easy to get caught up in the minutiae when it comes to economic policy. With the state facing a $400 million deficit and budget cuts in the offing, every special interest is busy coming up with their own economic analyses explaining why subsidies or regulations that serve their own interest will really benefit the public at large.
    The fact is that more often than not, simple logic is more useful than complex economic studies that are ultimately designed to justify a predetermined policy.

  • Hu says China not a military threat to any nation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese President Hu Jintao sought to assure U.S. business leaders on Thursday that his country is an economic partner and not a military threat to America or anyone else. But he rejected foreign interference on issues such as Tibet and Taiwan.