Today's News

  • New teacher orientation

    New teachers at Los Alamos Public Schools had orientation on Friday. Back Row (left to right): Greg Henderson (High School/Middle School), Jonathan Neal (Barranca), Catherine Erwin-Renfro (High School), Elizabeth Bowden (High School), Jaclyn LaFon (High School), Julie Oliphant (High School), Charles Cotter (Middle School), Nathaniel Ashbaugh (Aspen).
    Middle Row (left to right): Maria Thibodeau (High School), Sarah O’Brien (Mountain), Sabina Johns (Chamisa), Katherine Anderson (High School), Shiela McCleas (nurse), Mitzi Mann (Chamisa), Amy Gilbert (Aspen).

  • Police Beat 08-09-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    July 28

    11:25 a.m. – Jerome Archuleta, 31, of was arrested on Central Avenue and 15th Street on an outstanding warrant from the State of New Mexico Corrections/Probation and Parole Department for a probation violation.

    12:47 p.m. – Marcos Romero, 31, of Chimayo was arrested on Trinity Drive and charged with driving without insurance.
    9:13 p.m. – A 43-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that a household member battered her.

  • Pressure mounts on PRC's Block

    The Public Regulation Commission Tuesday joined the governor and Democratic Party Chairman Javier Gonzales in calling for the resignation of their embattled colleague, Jerome Block Jr.
    The commissioners also scheduled a vote Thursday to remove Block from his vice chairman’s post in light of recent misconduct allegations.
    In addition to being charged with misusing campaign money, is under investigation for questionable charges on his state-issued gas card and is a suspect in a stolen vehicle case in Santa Fe.

  • State oil, gas group proposes fracking rule

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Looking to avoid the criticism that has dogged energy producers in other states, a New Mexico industry group introduced a proposal Monday that would require drilling companies to be more transparent when it comes to using hydraulic fracturing fluids to extract oil and gas.
    The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association filed its proposed rule with the state Oil Conservation Division on Monday. Under the proposal, companies would have to disclose the makeup of their fracturing fluids by posting them on an online registry.

  • Update 08-09-11

    Public meeting

    LANL will hold a public meeting to discuss the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Modification at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Fuller Lodge.

    DPU meeting

     The Board of Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17  in the Department of Utilities conference room, 170 Central Park Square.


     The Art in Public Places board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mesa Public Library.

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 5:30 tonight in the conference room at the Pajarito Cliffs Site.

    Session canceled

  • Pet supply drive

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory wrapped up its pet supply drive for local animal shelters Friday. Debbie Wersonic organizes supplies at the Del Norte Credit Union. And Nancy Ambrosiano, who works in the communications department, donated her horse trailer to take the supplies to Espanola. A pickup truck was filled with supplies and taken to Santa Fe. According to LANL, there were more than $1,500 in donations, 500 pounds of dry dog food, 100 pounds of dry cat food, 700 pounds of kitty litter, 150 rolls of paper towels, 150 bags of rawhide chews (approximately 20 in each bag), more than 200 dog/cat toys, and more than 1,500 cans of dog and cat food.

  • Education chief talks about move to grading system while in LA

    New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera had breaking news at a luncheon hosted by the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union yesterday at the Central Avenue Grill.

    The United States Education Secretary Arne Duncan had just announced a plan to grant waivers to states proposing alternate evaluation methods for No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Skandera has been formulating a plan she intends to put forward.

  • LANL honors inventors

    The 13th Annual Outstanding Innovation Technology Transfer Awards reception honored laboratory inventors of patented, licensed, and copyrighted technologies for their important role in transferring science and technology from Los Alamos National Laboratory to industry. The awards reception took place Thursday at Fuller Lodge.

    The commercialization of technologies developed at the Lab helps to strengthen U.S. economic security by creating jobs and enhancing U.S. industrial competitiveness.

    As Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said recently about technology transfer, “This is part of the reason we are being funded…now, more than ever, scientists, both in research universities and national labs will need to come to the aid of our country.

  • Zachek paces state amateur qualifier

    Darian Zachek took a solid victory Monday in the qualifying round of the New Mexico State Amateur Championship tournament.
    Zachek shot a 3-over 75 Monday to pace the qualifying tournament, winning by three strokes over Chanet Fiorina and Nancy Romero.
    Los Alamos Golf Course is hosting the women’s state tournament, which started with single-elimination match play this morning. The tournament continues through Thursday.
    The top seven finishers in Monday’s qualifier advanced to the championship flight of the match-play event. The 2010 state amateur champ, Marisa Bautista, got an automatic bid into the tournament, although she didn’t need it, finishing sixth in the stroke-play qualifier.

  • LAFC's Webb earns a C-ranking at tourney

    A pair of Los Alamos Fencing Club epeeists turned in impressive performances at the Santa Fe Roasters competition.
    The Santa Fe Roasters fencing competition was held July 30 at the New Mexico Fencing Foundation.
    Club newcomer Patrick Webb had a big showing at the tournament in the men’s open epee division.
    For his part, Webb finished in third place, losing only to eventual champion Gavin Medeley, a collegiate competitor at Ohio State University.
    For his finish in the tournament, Webb earned a ‘C’ rating — he went into the weekend unranked.