Today's News

  • UNM-LA to offer Microsoft course

    UNM-Los Alamos announces its first courses as a member of the Microsoft IT Academy Program. UNM-LA is the only organization in northern New Mexico that offers Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses.
    “UNM-LA offers these courses at extremely competitive package pricing, along with many extras,” Program Coordinator Gary Garrett said.
    Exam vouchers for certification exams (accepted by Prometric testing centers) are included in the package. See the website for a full list of package extras.
    The courses will be offered in a unique 10-week format beginning February 1, said Garrett.

  • Construction to begin in February

    Mountain States Constructors, Inc., will begin construction of roadway and pedestrian improvements on N.M. 4 between east of Rover to west of Pajarito Road in early February.
    Planned improvements include landscaped buffers, sidewalks, a combined bike lane/turn lane, enhanced drainage, and a landscaped center median with left turn lanes.
    All work should be complete in October 2012.
    Expect to see work zones on N.M. 4 as the contractor gets started.
    According to the initial traffic control plan submittal, work will be accomplished in phases.

  • Update 01-20-12

    LAPS board

    The LAPS Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 for a work session at Chamisa Elementary.

    Golf meeting

    A public meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge to discuss the progress of the Golf Course Improvements project and two new conceptual layouts will be presented. 

    Deadline looms

    Residents interested in applying for the vacancies on the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) Board of Directors are reminded that the application process will close at 5 p.m., Tuesday.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Jan. 31 in the council chambers.

    History nuts

  • Students avoid LANL budget cutbacks

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Integrated Stewardship made some decisions regarding its student hiring process, according to the lab’s internal website this week.

    The LISC, which is trying to make financial decisions in order to achieve $200 million in savings across the lab, announced it would not be mandating specific cuts to the number of students or require a specific cost reduction to student programs.

  • Montaño talks about life in Los Alamos

    Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a three part series.

    Chuck Montaño began his LANL career June 1, 1978 working in the Special Nuclear Materials and Safeguards Division. He tracked the movement of all nuclear materials at the lab, conducting periodic audits to ensure materials were where they should be, he said.  

    Montaño raised his family in Los Alamos. Together with wife Elaine and children Carlos and Carla, both Los Alamos High School graduates, the Montaños lived in the Western Area and Barranca Mesa for 20 years. 

  • Putting on a Shine

    Firefighters at Station 3 in White Rock swab the driveway and put a shine on department vehicles Thursday.

  • Residents get peek at latest Nature Center Design

    Sixty citizens eager to view the latest design for a Los Alamos Nature Center filled Fuller Lodge Thursday night.

    Catalyst Architecture’s Jeffrey Zucker presented a review of his firm’s work for the Phase 1 CIP process, culminating in a final design that represents the public input received in the first two meetings.

    The new design is site-specific for the location that was overwhelmingly preferred by the public in the first presentation, the old skateboard park on Canyon Road. It now incorporates the desired features of the earlier designs, the Lodge (reminiscent of Fuller Lodge’s rustic look) and the Fibonacci (loosely based of the spiral found in natural objects like pine cones).

  • T-Board arrives at 502 proposal

    The Transportation Board finalized its deliberations Thursday on a recommendation for the N.M. 502 roadway project between Airport Road and the DP Road intersection.

    A staff recommendation combining features from four options presented by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) received five votes of approval, with the chair abstaining and Wayne Hardie voting no.

    County Engineer/Traffic Engineer Kyle Zimmerman presented the staff proposal, which was soon labeled “the Zimmerman option.” The option calls for one westbound lane as far as the DP Road intersection, and the two eastbound lanes to narrow just before the Canyon Road intersection, with a center median with left turn bays and pedestrian refuges.

  • Dribble-Drive

    Hilltopper Hayley Each drives through the Bernalillo defense during Tuesday night’s game at Griffith Gymnasium. Each had a team-high 15 points against Bernalillo. Tonight, the Hilltoppers (10-9 overall, 1-0 in 2-4A) travel to play the Santa Fe Demons (10-5, 1-0) who pulled off a big upset win over the Española Valley Sundevils. Tonight’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Toby Roybal Gymnasium.

  • State Notes 01-20-12

    Aggies’ Turner to enter NFL draft this year