Today's News

  • Santorum drops out of GOP race--Video Extra

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bowing to the inevitable after an improbably resilient run for the White House, Rick Santorum quit the presidential race on Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination.

    "We made a decision over the weekend, that while this presidential race for us is over, for me, and we will suspend our campaign today, we are not done fighting," he said.

    Santorum, appearing with his family, told supporters that the battle to defeat President Barack Obama would go on but pointedly made no mention or endorsement of Romney, whom he had derided as an unworthy standard-bearer for the GOP.

  • Mountain students round up cans

    Mountain Elementary School launched the Great American Can Roundup. Above, the Green Team is pictured with the mountain of cans they collected. They urge other Mountain School alumni to donate cans.

  • Assets in Action: Welcome back from spring break

    There’s only 33 days of school left, if you don’t count weekends. So what will you do?
    It isn’t too early to ponder what the summer holds for youth and after some down time, they need something to do.
    There are lots of programs and projects for youth, but usually not a budget to constantly promote them.
    The Los Alamos Youth Food Project will be running full steam ahead, so if gardening is your SPARK, then learn more from The Family YMCA.
    The Bradbury Science Museum usually has fun in store and some youth ambassadors to assist in their educational outreach.

  • Be There 04-10-12


  • Work starts on Fuller Lodge sidewalks

  • Court to hear case on candidates

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top elections official says the state Supreme Court needs to quickly resolve a dispute that threatens to knock at least 10 incumbent legislators, including the Senate’s top leader, out of this year’s elections.
    The state’s highest court is scheduled Tuesday to consider whether candidates who submitted incomplete election paperwork should be allowed to appear on the ballot. The court could issue a decision after hearing arguments from lawyers.

  • Police Beat 04-10-12

    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.

    March 29

    11:20 a.m. — Danny Salazar, 35, Española, was arrested at the 100 block of Trinity on a municipal court bench warrant.

    9:36 p.m. — An unidentified 91-year-old male reported that he had been robbed at an estimated value of $9,000.

    10:00 p.m. — A 17-year-old male was arrested for battery against a household member.

    March 30

    2:03 p.m. — An unidentified person turned in lost keys to the Los Alamos Police Department.

    March 31

  • Redistricting maps could be costly

    The legal cost of redrawing political maps in New Mexico could top $5 million this year.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Gov. Susana Martinez filed a petition with retired state District Judge James Hall Monday objecting to the awards sought by lawyers for Democratic plaintiffs and a group of Indian tribes.
    Hall has before him more than $3.9 million in requests for legal fees and costs from various parties in the lawsuits. And $1.2 million has already been spent.
    Martinez and other GOP executive defendants say the “vast sums” sought by the Democratic and tribal plaintiffs are “shocking.”

  • Update 04-10-12

    Wildfire awareness

    Residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2012” on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. in the council chambers and adjacent Training Room (inside the Community Building.

    LWV luncheon

    The League of Women Voters will have County Clerk Janet Foster and Election Manager Gloria Maestas as speakers at 11:45 a.m. Thursday for Lunch with a Leader.  The luncheon will be at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will have a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School.

    TV appearance

  • Failed suicide attempt at jail

    A woman is back behind bars after an apparent weekend suicide attempt at the Los Alamos County Jail.

    Marion Loope, 28, of Los Alamos was released Monday from Christus St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe after an apparent failed suicide attempt while incarcerated at the Los Alamos Detention Center.

    Loope was in custody of the Los Alamos Police Department and returned to the detention center Monday night, Deputy Chief Kevin Purtymun said.

    According to Purtymun, Loope was found at 12:30 a.m. Sunday and was transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center. She was then transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe where she was initially reported as being in critical condition.