Today's News

  • Cinco de Mayo celebration

    The Los Alamos Community Winds will present “Cinco de Mayo — Celebrating a Century of the Music and Dance of Mexico and New Mexico,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Los Niños de Santa Fe will perform traditional Mexican dances, directed and choreographed by Antonina Valdez Romp, on three pieces (Danzón no. 2 by Arturo Marquez, Huapango by José Pablo Moncayo, and La Bamba de Vera Cruz by Terig Tucci). 


  • Chorale bids farewell to duo

    After eight music-making seasons, the Sangre de Cristo Chorale is saying farewell to its conductor, Dr. Doyle Preheim, as well as its piano accompanist, Mary Jo Preheim. Their final performance with the Chorale will be Johannes Brahms A German Requiem, the basis of a transformative experience in Doyle’s musical life. 

  • Trash management key to managing bears

    Bear season begins soon at a trash can or dumpster near you.

    To make this a safe spring and summer for bears and humans, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is encouraging the public to manage their trash properly.

    “Everyone needs to keep their trash in an enclosed container stored in a secure building,” said Rick Winslow, large carnivore biologist for the department. “Only put your trash out on the morning it will be collected and hauled away.”

  • Opening Day at Farmers Market
  • Historic experiences to be auctioned off

     At its annual Experience Auction, the Los Alamos Historical Society is offering opportunities to ring the bell on Fuller Lodge, to tour the historic home of Dorothy McKibbin, the “Gatekeeper to Los Alamos,” or to fly over the Pajarito Plateau, among the many offerings.

  • Learn about local wildflowers

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s  evening wildflower walks with Chick Keller are starting again. The first walk will be at 5:30 p.m. May 10. 

    Participants can meet at PEEC, 3540 Orange St., to carpool to the trailhead.  The walks are free and open to the public, with no registration required.

  • Giddyup with 'Cowboy Poet'

    Take a trip back to the Old West, when times were simpler and for some, being a cowboy was a way of life.

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents, “Cowboy Poet,” debuting at 7:30 p.m. Friday. 

  • Council approves realignment, budget

    The Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved County Administrator Harry Burgess’ recommendation for reworking some county departments and their functions Tuesday night.

    The reorganization involves:

    • Merging the Community Development Department and the Capital Projects and Facilities Department into a new single department — the Community and Economic Development Department.

    • Transferring the economic development function from the County Administrator Department to the new Community and Economic Development Department.

    • Transferring the Airport and Environmental Services function from the County Administrator Department to the Public Works Department.

  • LAPS bus loop panel chooses option seven

    After several revisions and pushback from the community, the committee charged with coming up with a new bus loop plan to submit to the Los Alamos Public School Board has made a decision.

    The committee made up of students, staff and community members recommended that the Board adopt “Option 7.” The plan was selected from nine options, including those that would unload students behind the school, to various locations along Diamond Drive and Canyon Road.

    According to a prepared statement from District Superintendent Gene Schmidt, “the revised plan separates buses from an area from parents to drop and pick up students as well as separates the student parking area from (Duane) Smith Parking Lot plan.”

  • More fallout from lab job cuts

    The fallout from lab director Charlie McMillan’s decision to cut 60 more jobs from the flexible workforce has begun.

    Two emails were sent to the Los Alamos Monitor and the author still is employed at the lab and feared retribution if his name was revealed.

    The email referred to the cuts of 60 jobs in the flexible workforce of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. And a fair amount of those involve people who are employed by COMPA Industries, Inc.

    “LANL handed golden parachutes to hundreds of *their* employees a month ago. They received regular updates and careful treatment.  But COMPA employees working right next to them received no-notice terminations. Pow. Gone. COMPA’s methods are simply cruel.”