Today's News

  • Schools grapple with challenge and change

    2011 was a year of change for the Los Alamos Public Schools. It was faced with budget cuts and construction projects that ran behind schedule. 

    In addition, the high school was revamped and a new school board member was added, replacing longtime officeholder, Thelma Hahn.

  • Local Distillery Expands To Pojoaque




    Even by the standards of Northern New Mexico’s boutique wineries, White Rock’s Don Quixote Distillery & Winery is small and quaint. Ron and Olha Dolin built the distillery behind their home three years ago and opened a small tasting room in front. The intimate setting boasts no vineyards or embellishments that normally announce a winery.  

  • Bandelier boss eyes bigger picture

    Fifth of a series

    “He seems to be the type of person who brings us together as a community,” said  Nancy Talley, transportation division manager for the county. 

    When people speak about Bandelier National Park Superintendent Jason Lott’s contributions, his skill as a community builder rises to the top of the list. 

  • Major changes impact LAFD in 2011

    Internal strife seemed to settle down at the Los Alamos Fire Department during 2011. Gone were the principal players in several misdeeds that plagued the department the previous year. 

    Gone also are top officials who retired following decades of service to the town. Most notable is Chief Doug Tucker who postponed his departure date until the “right person” was found to lead the internationally accredited department.

  • Church listings 12-30-11




    Baha’i Faith

    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • Nordic ski trails reopen

    Nordic skiers can celebrate New Year’s Eve and Day on the trails. Closure exemptions were signed on Friday, opening the Nordic Ski Trails, the trail through Canada Bonita to the rim of Guaje Canyon, the full length of Pipeline Road and the Nail Trail from the Camp May Road to Highway 501. 

    “Few people will realize just how much effort was put into getting the trails reasonably safe and useable for the winter season by volunteers with the Southwest Nordic Ski Club and various contractors with the Forest Service. Conditions are great now with hope for more snow in 2012,” said Española Ranger District Recreation Team Leader Lynn Bjorklund.

  • New Mexico governor pushes for tougher DWI laws

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With New Year's Eve fast approaching, Gov. Susana Martinez has a simple message: Don't get behind the wheel if you've been drinking. It's a matter of life and death.

    The message has been repeated year after year by New Mexico's elected leaders, police officers, advocacy groups and families that have been ripped apart by the consequences of drunk driving. Some of those family members flanked the governor as she issued her plea along a busy Albuquerque street on Thursday night.

    "There's no better example to illustrate how dire the consequences of drinking and driving than to remember the lives of those that have been lost," she said.

  • Court approves NM congressional redistricting plan

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge has adopted a redistricting plan that will establish slightly different boundaries for New Mexico's three congressional districts.

    Judge James Hall issued his ruling Thursday afternoon.

    Hall is adopting a plan that makes the fewest changes to the existing districts. It has the support of Gov. Susana Martinez, other Republicans and a group of Democrats that include Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe.

    Hall contends the plan respects existing boundaries and places the fewest number of voters in new districts.

    He says it also strikes an appropriate balance between various interests and political parties.

  • Out and about 12-29-11

    Art openings


    Act I Gallery presents “Seasons of the Rio Grande,” a solo exhibition by Ken Daggett. There will be an opening reception from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. The show will continue through Feb. 17.

  • Restaurant inspections 12-27-11

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.