Today's News

  • Gov. discusses waste shipment process

    Gov. Susana Martinez and New Mexico Environment Department Secretary David Martin met Tuesday with senior U.S. Department of Energy officials to discuss high priority issues for the ongoing environmental clean-up efforts at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    The meeting served as an opportunity for Martinez to meet Don Cook, deputy administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s defense programs, David Huizenga, Acting Assistant Secretary for DOE’s Office of Environmental Management. Los Alamos Site Office Manager Kevin Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary Frank Marcinowski of the Office of Regulatory Compliance and Assistant Manager for Environment George Rael at LASO also participated in the meeting.

  • All Geared Up

    A raven flies over the main building at the county’s Eco Station.

  • NM Environment Department raises listeriosis cases to 10

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department’s Environmental Health Bureau, in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Health, is issuing a voluntary recall notice to all state produce retailers, requesting that any cantaloupe grown in the Rocky Ford growing area of southern Colorado be temporarily pulled from store shelves.  
    The Bureau is announcing this voluntary recall in anticipation of a nationwide recall in the near future.  Likewise, early indications from several states, including New Mexico, link the recent listeriosis outbreak to these cantaloupes.
     DOH has identified 10 cases of listeria-infection to date, with three of these cases resulting in death.

  • Stover appointed to JJAC

    Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday that she has made appointments to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, the Interstate Stream Commission, the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents, and the Board of Psychologist Examiners.
    The governor appointed Sharon Stover of Los Alamos to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee.
    Stover worked as a coordinator for the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board from 2004 to 2010. Stover is also a board member of Leadership Los Alamos, a program she developed in 2003. She also served as the program’s president.
    Currently, Stover is the chair of the Los Alamos County Council. She studied at Santa Fe Business College.

  • Update 09-14-11

    County council

    The County Council will hold a special session at 6 p.m.
    Monday at the council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m.
    Tuesday at the Chamber Conference Room.

    FAN Club

    Aspen Ridge Lodge FAN Club, 5:30-7 p.m., for Food and Networking tonight at 1010 Sombrillo Court. FAN Clubs are free and open to all Chamber members as well as prospective Chamber members.

    Court closed

  • Up, Up and Away

    A flyover drew cheers from the crowd at Sunday’s Taste the Sky event. Taste the Sky was a fundraiser hosted by the United Way Youth Team. The event raised $2,200 for United Way.

  • State Police: No Labor Day DWI fatalities

    Police reported 16 local cases during Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2 through Sept. 5.
    “We had the drug arrest in the court parking lot, one DUI, one burglary of money and a computer and three larcenies involving the theft of a bicycle, purse and patio table,” said Capt. Randy Foster.
    Local cases also included an individual arrested on an outstanding warrant, four animal related calls, the towing of an unregistered vehicle, a domestic disturbance call and three traffic crashes, he said.
    “Our officers also conducted 55 traffic stops over the weekend that resulted in 12 citations,” Foster said.

  • LAHS construction still lagging behind

    Things are beginning to take shape around the Los Alamos High School campus. Students and staff are now occupying at least part of the buildings at the school.

    During Tuesday night’s school board meeting at Pajarito Cliffs, David Wharram, Gerald Martin’s owner’s representative, talked about the project’s progress. According to a report presented to board members, the new building is on schedule and is progressing well, as part of the main work package.

  • Administrator search narrows

    The search for a new county administrator that began about 10 months ago has yielded a group of finalists with one expected to emerge from the process as the chief executive for Los Alamos County.

    Carl Thornton – the only citizen to attend one of two public input sessions on qualities and qualifications the county should look for in a county administrator – said, “They’ll need to be a real superman or superwoman.” Council seemed to agree with Thornton, and the five candidates being considered for the position have an exacting set of standards to meet.

  • GOP wins in NY House race, seen as Obama rebuke

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans have scored an upset victory in a House race that started as a contest to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner after he resigned in a sexting scandal but became a referendum on President Barack Obama's economic policies.

    Retired media executive and political novice Bob Turner defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin on Tuesday in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Weiner, a seven-term Democrat who resigned in June.

    With more than 80 percent of precincts reporting, Turner had 54 percent of the vote to Weprin's 46 percent in unofficial results.