Today's News

  • The Valles gears up for winter

    There may be a wintry chill in the air, but things are heating up at the Valles Caldera National Preserve as its winter activities begin.

    Winter activities on the National Preserve start on Saturday, weather permitting, and if the snow stays, will end on March 21.  

    The Preserve will be open daily during the holiday season from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday  through Jan. 3. After Jan. 3, the Preserve will only be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Council clears land transfer hurdle

    Los Alamos County Council took what councilors considered an important step in a complex process of settling land claims among several parties including the federal government and neighboring pueblos.

    At the request of the Pueblo de San Ildefonso, county council held a special meeting at noon Monday to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) related to an historic land transfer process.

    The MOA was approved unanimously after discussion.

  • WEATHER UPDATE: Expect more snow today

    Here's the latest update from the National Weather Service issued Wednesday morning:



  • Storm plods through West, Midwest making travel hazardous

    DENVER (AP) " A major winter storm is promising to bring a white Christmas to parts of the West and Midwest, but not without threatening to cause long delays and tough driving conditions for countless holiday travelers.

    The storm is expected to dump more than a foot of snow on parts of Colorado and Southern Utah by midday Wednesday, and blow east into the Plains states through Christmas Day. Blizzard warnings were likely on Christmas Eve in Kansas.

  • See this week's local Police Beat

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  • Boys basketball: LA advances to Ben Lujan finale with win

    JACONA – A late fourth quarter by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team propelled it to tonight’s final of the Ben Lujan Invitational.

    After being all knotted up after three quarters and trailing by three with just over three minutes remaining in regulation, Los Alamos went on an impressive 11-0 run to close out Tuesday night’s semifinal tournament game against a very dangerous opponent, the Grants Pirates.

  • The spirit of Christmas shines through

    Mike Salmon said he got the idea for a “Christmas Jar,” listening to a Christian radio show.

    “The idea was that a family puts their loose change in a jar all year long and then at the end of the year they decide who to give the money to,” Salmon said.

    The family lives in Los Alamos, where Mike Salmon works at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    He and his sons, Matthew and Ryan are trying out their own version of the idea.

    Salmon said his brother’s family, who has two sets of twins, had wanted to visit Los Alamos to go skiing.

  • Leases approved under deadline pressure

    The Los Alamos School Board had a tough decision to make Tuesday and not much time in which to make it.

    An urgent issue had to do with the leases of school property to Los Alamos National Security (LANS), LLC, the partnership that manages Los Alamos National Laboratory. The income is an important source of revenue for the county’s educational system and particularly for the school board, because it serves as a kind of rainy-day account for emergencies and special projects.

  • All wrapped up and nowhere to go

    Despite photographs taken this week inside the White Rock Postal Annex and Los Alamos Post Office showing piles of parcels and letters, some reportedly stored since Dec.10, District Post Office spokesperson Barbara Wood said everything would be delivered by Thursday.

  • 12-23-09 Update

    Luminaria skate Thursday

      The Christmas Eve Luminaria Skate will take place from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ice Rink. Admission is $6.50 at the door and $2.50 for skaters age 5 and younger.

    Big Band dance

      The Los Alamos Big Band Christmas Dance will host a dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m.  Dec. 28 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Proceeds help the young people who will attend World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain in 2011 and the WYD solidarity fund.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.