Today's News

  • Video: Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow

    Pennsylvania's famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil has emerged from his lair and saw his shadow, in the process predicting six more weeks of winter.

  • Council, Board Votes to OK Trinity Site Lease--Video Extra

    In separate votes that will likely result in the largest single expansion of retail square footage in Los Alamos’ history, the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education and the county council have approved entering into a lease agreement with a developer for Trinity Site.

    Council Chambers were filled to overflowing as the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) board and county council decided the fate of a lease agreement for the Trinity Site Development.

  • Pfizer Recalls 1M Birth Control Packs

    Pfizer is recalling 1 million packets of birth control pills due to a packaging error that could raise the risk of an accidental pregnancy by leaving women with an inadequate dose.

  • Be There 02-01-12

    The Brown Bag Performance Series at noon at Fuller Lodge has been canceled for the month of February.

     Wild Wednesday workshops begin at Pajarito Environmental Education Center with Primitive Snowshoe Construction for kids in first through sixth grade. Class meets from 1-3 p.m. and is $20 or $18 for members. Register in advance at PajartioEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    The Family Strengths Network presents, Girls Circle, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1-March 21. The program for girls 14-19 is free. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit lafsn.org.


  • Learn about Oppenheimer and his colleagues

    The Los Alamos Historical Society invites the community to its 2011-2012 lecture series.  
    This year, the Centennial Lecture Series celebrates 100 years of Los Alamos History and New Mexico Statehood. Lectures are the second Tuesday of the month in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. Lectures start at 7:30 p.m.
    The lectures are free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of the Los Alamos National Bank and the donations of members of the Historical Society.
    On Feb. 14, Dr. James Hopkins presents, “Oppenheimer and his Colleagues at Los Alamos.”
    Those who gathered at Los Alamos to design and create an atomic bomb have been called the greatest assembly of scientific ability gathered for one purpose in human history.

  • 'The Lives of Others' proves to be complex

    After several hours of non-stop interrogation — the same questions over and over and the understanding that the police could keep you indefinitely — what would you do? You might get angry. Yell. Rage. Kick your chair. Or, would you cry? Would you grow very quiet and give up?
    It depends less on your personality than on your guilt, according to Capt. Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe), an agent of the Stasi, the East German Secret Police, in “The Lives of Others” (“Das Leben der Anderen”). Wiesler is the perfect, perilous, professorial patriot. He’s both smart and he believes in what he does, which, unfortunately for playwright George Dreyman (Sebastian Koch), is to root out any potential threats to the state.

  • Ashley Pond meeting set for Feb. 9

    A public meeting seeking input on the three conceptual designs/options to improve pond water quality, ADA accessibility, concert venue, and general landscape and park improvements for Ashley Pond will be Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Building Council Chambers at 475 20th street.  

  • Budget bill gets finalized

    This week in the New Mexico House of Representatives was busy but much less eventful than the first week.  
    The House Finance and Appropriations Committee (HAFC) continued its work on HB2, the “budget bill.”  The Education Committee completed the public school funding bill and sent it to the HAFC for integration into HB2, and the Transportation Committee completed the transportation funding bill and sent it to the HAFC for inclusion in HB2.  

  • NNSA meeting scheduled for Thursday

    The U.S. Department of Energy intends to modify the scope of the Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SPD SEIS) and to conduct additional public scoping in Northern New Mexico. A scoping meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Cities of Gold Casino in Pojoaque.
     DOE intends to further revise the scope of the SPD SEIS, originally scoped in 2007 and amended in 2010, to add additional alternatives for the disassembly of plutonium pits and the conversion of plutonium metal originating from pits to feed material for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF), which DOE is constructing on at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina.

  • Dems slate delegate election for Feb. 23

    The Los Alamos County Democratic Party delegate elections will be at the Los Alamos Best Western Hilltop House at 7 p.m., Feb. 23.
    Delegates elected at the ward and precinct level are certified at the County Convention, and will attend the State Pre-Primary Convention March 10 in Albuquerque.
    Counties across the state are holding ward and precinct elections and a County Convention to choose delegates. Delegates will choose ballot positions for constitutional and federal offices.