Today's News

  • UPDATE - Woman released from hospital after attempting suicide, back at LA jail

    28-year-old Marion Loope of Los Alamos was released from  Christus St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe Monday after attempting suicide while incarcerated at the Los Alamos Detention Center. Deputy chief Kevin Purtymun said Monday night the woman was in custody of the Los Alamos Police Department and returned to the detention center.

    Purtymun said 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 labeled as being in critical condition.

  • VIDEO: Hanson 1 Ahead of Mickelson Through 3 Rounds

    Peter Hanson fired a 7-under-par 65 to surge to the top of the Masters leaderboard. He's one stroke ahead of Phil Mickelson, who shot on 30 on the back nine Saturday.

  • Raw Video: Vatican Holds Easter Vigil Service

    Pope Benedict XVI ushered in Christianity's most joyous celebration with an Easter vigil service on Saturday night, with a warning that mankind was groping in darkness, unable to distinguish good from evil.

  • Update 04-08-12

    Easter closures

    In observance of Easter, the Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed today.
    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. Tuesday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School.

    TV appearance

  • Four residents become newest Living Treasures

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series.
    On April 15, Edward Macmann, Rosemary O’Connor and John and Nancy Bartlit will be recognized and honored as the newest members of Living Treasures of Los Alamos. The ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, is at 2 p.m. in the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The public is invited to attend.
    The annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of individuals who have enhanced life on the Hill. Friends, family and co-workers are encouraged to participate in the ceremony by sharing stories and remembrances about each new Treasure.

  • Fire season looms

    As fire season begins, the Los Alamos Fire Department and other area agencies are hosting an informational session to keep the risk of wildfire on people’s minds.

    Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said the session will help residents learn about ongoing mitigation efforts, preparations in case of a catastrophic emergency, and potential mitigation efforts they can do around their own homes.

    “We decided that it would be good to just remind folks there’s still a lot of fuel,” Grider said. “The canyons are still primed for a wildfire.”

  • Making a pilgrimage

    The sun was high in the sky at 8:15 a.m., the morning crisp and cool. I knew what awaited me. I had been down this road before. I made the trek once before, in 2009, but this walk would be much shorter than that one. The first time I walked, it took all day to walk more than 20 miles.

    My family and I made our way down to Santa Cruz and parked at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada. We stocked up on water and set out. Our final destination would be El Santuario de Chimayó, approximately seven miles (give or take) down the long, windy road.

  • County closes in on attorney pick

    Los Alamos County will soon pass another major milestone, as it prepares to hire an attorney to fill the spot vacated by Randy Autio in December.

    The role of acting county attorney has been filled by Brian James for the better part of a year, since Autio served most of his tenure as acting county administrator. James is one of three candidates who were interviewed to take the job on a permanent basis Friday.

    The county received 15 applications from as far away as Los Angeles, Calif. The three finalists are all experienced city and/or county attorneys with a range of other experience.

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  • Animal Shelter 04-08-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Others are currently off-site in foster homes. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    Also check out the Petfinder page at petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.

    Rocky — Three-year-old neutered Pug/Boston Terrier-mix. His favorite activities include playing with other dogs and running around the dog park like he owns the place. He has often been called wiggly, which describes him perfectly. Brindle color and crate-trained.