Today's News

  • Census shows 2010 snapshot of New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has retained its place as the most Hispanic state in the union — and Hispanics are responsible for most of its growth over the past decade.

    U.S. Census Bureau figures released Tuesday show New Mexico grew by more than 240,000 people over the decade to 2 million, with 78 percent of that increase from New Mexico's Hispanics.

  • Fire erupts again at Japanese nuclear plant

    TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant says a fire has broken out again at its No. 4 reactor unit.

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. spokesman Hajimi Motujuku says the blaze erupted early Wednesday in the outer housing of the reactor's containment vessel. Fire fighters are trying to put out the flames. Japan's nuclear safety agency also confirmed the fire, whose cause was not immediately known.

  • More US relief crews exposed to radiation in Japan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More U.S. military crews were exposed to radiation Tuesday as the Pentagon ramped up relief flights over a Japan reeling from an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.

    The Defense Department said the Navy started giving anti-radiation pills to some of those exposed, and Americans on two military bases south of Tokyo were advised to stay indoors as much as possible. Meanwhile, U.S. aviation and energy officials also worked with Japanese counterparts on the nuclear developments.

  • Business barriers seen as hindering LA growth

    Eliminating pockets of blight in the downtown area, developing suitable retail spaces and creating a more business-friendly community were among the issues voiced at Monday’s roundtable event at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. 

    Business owners at the event were given an opportunity to discuss and provide input on the formulation of the county council’s proposed strategic goals.

  • Announcements 03-15-11

    Singers being sought

    Do you like to sing? Join the Choral Society, a non-auditioned chorus for all ages in Los Alamos.
    For their spring concert, they will be sing love songs, some Brahms, favorites from the Beatles and some spirituals.
    Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. Call Chuck, 662-9127, or Wendy, 231-0162, for details.

  • Playing with Legos pays off

    A team of Girl Scouts from Los Alamos has developed an interest in science and engineering while having fun creating and programming robots made of LEGOs.
    The girls, including five 4th graders, three 6th graders and two 7th graders, call their team the “Atomic Flying Pickles,” and they recently completed the 2010 season of an educational program called First Lego League.

  • Be There 03-15-11

    Raptor Visit at PEEC, 3540 Orange Street. 7 p.m. Three new educational (non-releasable) raptors from the Santa Fe Raptor Center will visit. Educators will tell about the birds — a Swainson’s Hawk, Kestrel and Great Horned Owl — and allow the audience to view them up close. Family-friendly and free.
     A St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1601 Trinity Dr. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information call 690-4620.

  • Spring is in the air

    The warmer weather sent Los Alamos residents outdoors Monday. Here, bikers and walkers enjoy the spring conditions along Central Avenue.

  • Legislature passes lobbyist, DWI, task force bills

    SANTA FE – New Mexico House and Senate passed several bills last week. The bills ranged from ensuring transparency in the government to issuing harsher penalties for repeat DWI offenders.

    Lobbyist limits measure passes House
    A  bill designed to increase government transparency and prevent elected officials from lobbying for one year after their terms end passed the House Saturday.  HB 67a, sponsored by Rep. Bill O’Neill received a vote of 44-14.

  • County reaches out to Silver City

    Los Alamos County has established a fund at Los Alamos National Bank on behalf of Silver City, a small community in southern New Mexico facing fire recovery challenges after the Quail Ridge fire destroyed 13 homes and burned more than 60 other smaller structures last week.
    Council Chairwoman Sharon Stover said she asked Acting County Administrator Randy Autio to establish the fund after she received calls from Los Alamos and White Rock residents asking how the county could help Silver City in their time of need.