Today's News

  • Never too old for Halloween

    The magic of Halloween is something anyone at any age can experience. It’s not just kids who get excited about it. Adults get in on the fun, too. For instance, the RE/MAX staff starts planning their Halloween decorations in July and Aspen Copies closes the store at noon on the day of Trick of Treat on MainStreet to transform into a haunted house.

    James Cline, who co-owns Aspen Copies with his wife, said the whole staff and even volunteers prepare the business to spook youngsters beginning at 5 p.m.

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  • Soccer: LA girls are 2-seed in 4A bracket, boys are 5th

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team thought it had made a strong case for a No. 1 seed, but didn’t know if the state seeding committee would see it that way.

    The Hilltopper boys soccer team suspected if it beat Capital decisively Saturday night it could crack the top four in the state tournament seeding, but might still finish as a five-seed.

    The more pessimistic view turned out to be the right one on both counts.

  • Judge vacancy nets three applicants

    The window of opportunity closed at 5 p.m. Friday to submit letters of interest to fill the probate judge vacancy in Los Alamos County.

    Three residents with varying degrees of experience applied to replace Janet Foster who resigned following her Sept. 27 appointment by county council to serve as county clerk.

    Foster fills the vacancy left by longtime County Clerk Mary Pat Kraemer who resigned Aug. 31 due to retirement pension issues.

  • A gentle touch

    For those who think dentistry is a mundane career that is rutted in routine, take a look at Dr. Daniel Borrero for a fresh perspective.

    Being a dentist has taken Borrero to many different locations — his home country of Puerto Rico, Santa Fe, Native American reservations in Arizona and now, Los Alamos.

    Borrero will work Fridays at the Los Alamos Orthodontics office as a pediatric dentist. The office is located at 3250 Trinity Drive, Site A.

  • County offices to be temporarily relocated

    The Los Alamos County Sheriff’s office and police administration will relocate to temporary office space this week.

    Bruce Takala, the sheriff and his staff, along with Police Chief Wayne Torpy and his support staff, will be co-located in a modular unit on the west end of the former municipal building parking lot where the new Judicial/Police/Jail Complex is being constructed.

  • Kicking the kickback habit

    New Mexico has a long history of battling political corruption, dating back to well before statehood.  

  • Health care reform begins at birth

    “I don’t need maternity care.” Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz. lobbed this comment against Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s, D-Mich., efforts to guarantee maternity coverage as a basic benefit in healthcare reform. “Your mom probably did,” Stabenow famously shot back. That exchange and the wave of support that followed for Stabenow’s proposals illustrates how out of step Kyl is with a huge majority of Americans, including those in his own party.

  • Options for site of new muni building down to two

    Two sites along Central Avenue have emerged as frontrunners from among more than two dozen that were considered by the Municipal Site Selection Committee.

    Fifteen residents served four months on a committee tasked with locating, evaluating and recommending the best overall site in the entire county on which to construct a new Municipal Building.

    With their work now complete, the Municipal Site Selection Committee will present their final two choices to County Council Tuesday evening.

  • Call to fill local probate judge vacancy nets three takers