Today's News

  • United Church earns national award

    As 2008 came to an end, the United Church of Los Alamos held not only a special place in the community, but a special place in the millennium as well. The church was recently selected to receive one of 15 awards presented nationwide from Church World Service.

    The award comes in conjunction with taking part in national and world projects, like disaster relief as well as local activities like the Crop Walk. Church World Service Regional Director Art Ziemann made the recognition.

  • Come to school, bond forum

    Dear Editor,

    When you’ve dug out of the latest snowstorm, mark this Thursday at 7 p.m. on your calendar to start the new year right.

    Two important community institutions are having elections:  first the School Bond election, followed closely by the School Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board election.

    Thursday evening at the UNM-LA Lecture Hall (in Building 1 on the left at the top of the steps) is your chance to hear a discussion of the pros and cons of the bond issue and to meet the candidates.

  • There is no hurry for bond

    Dear Editor,

    I think we should wait on the school bond for a bit.  Not like the high school or Aspen are going to cave in this year.

  • Support our children

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing in support of the upcoming school bond.  I taught in the Los Alamos Schools for 20 years and am now a Realtor.  As a Realtor I often meet new people in town who are interested in knowing about the quality of our schools and I am always proud to discuss how good they are. 

  • New Council votes on filling vacancy

    The county council saw a changing of the guard Tuesday night as councilors elect Vincent Chiravalle, Sharon Stover and Mike Wismer took the reins from Frances Berting, Jim Hall and Ken Milder.


    A new chairman and vice chairman were also elected.


    Councilor Michael Wheeler was elected as chairman, while Mike Wismer was elected as vice chair. Wheeler and Wismer were both voted in unanimously.


    They were also the only nominees for the seats.


  • Preserve invites comments on grazing plans

    Officials of the Valles Caldera National Preserve released their planning document for continued livestock grazing, a subject that has absorbed a great deal of attention during the first seven years of the organization’s existence.


    More precisely, the proposed environmental assessment for “Multiple Use and Sustained Yield of Forage,” identifies key issues and weighs the pluses and minuses for various intensities of livestock grazing.


  • December deluge moistens 2008

    How much snowfall does Los Alamos collect each year? Three feet? Four feet?

    It may surprise you to learn that we get five feet – 58.7 inches to be exact – on average.

    Five feet per year, on average, measured from 1971 through 2000, for the year.

    This December brought 29 inches of snowfall to Los Alamos, which is half the average for the entire season already!

    Expect the other half to be spread out over the remainder of the winter, given the return of mild La Niña conditions which bodes for warmer and dryer months ahead.

  • Baseball: Isotopes unveil 2009 schedule

    The Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, have announced their 2009 schedule, featuring  a 72-game home slate that includes 11 weekends and eight fireworks shows at Isotopes Park.  

    For the first time since 2007, the ’Topes will kick off the Pacific Coast League season at home with the first of four games against the Omaha Royals, Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, taking place April 9.

  • Embrace the seasons at the Art Center

    Whether you love the snow or you’ve got the winter doldrums, Friday you can jump into a different season at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge. From 5-7 p.m. Friday everyone is invited to attend an opening reception for the exhibit “Four Seasons,” a tribute to the glorious ever-changing cycle of the natural world.

    Artists capture the delight of summer, autumn, winter and the spring in paintings, photographs, fiber and ceramics.

  • LALT gets melodramatic

    It was not just a hail of applause that showered the cast of the melodrama, “Ten Nights in a Barroom,” there were also peanuts.

    The story and the cast gave the audience a lot of enthusiasm to make the theatre rain nuts.