Today's News

  • Autio's short term made long-term impact

    Second of a series
    After only a year and a half as Los Alamos County Attorney and Acting County Administrator, Randy Autio has taken a position as Bernalillo County Attorney.

    “Although his tenure with the County was short, the personal sacrifices and professional contributions he made, especially during the Las Conchas fire, will long be remembered and appreciated,” said Acting Assistant County Administrator Anne Laurent. “Randy Autio stepped in to provide stability and leadership for a community and organization that was new to him with the confidence and commitment of a longtime resident.”

    One of Autio’s first challenges was investigating charges against County Administrator Tony Mortillaro.

  • Spreading Christmas cheer
  • Mountain lion kills pet dog in backyard

    The white and brown foxhound named Gwennie didn’t stand a chance against a 110-pound mountain lion on the prowl early Christmas Eve morning. The 60-pound canine was easy prey for the bigger cat that invaded the dog's territory.

    “At about 6:46 a.m., I arrived (1800 Camino Redondo) and made contact with Mr. Hari S. Viswanathan regarding a mountain lion killing his dog,” Los Alamos Police Ofc. Jaime Gonzales said in his police report.

    “He ran up to my vehicle and stated to me that the mountain lion was still in the backyard and that he had struck the lion with a shovel over the head but it still refused to leave or let go of the dog.”

  • Fellers' legacy lives on in LA

    David Fellers was a longtime resident of Los Alamos who refused to allow his cerebral palsy to diminish his love of life. Born with cytomegalovirus Feb. 7, 1978, he was a constant reminder to his parents and seven siblings to be grateful for what they had, his mother Sally Fellers said.

    In David Fellers’ case, cytomegalovirus caused extreme brain damage including complete deafness and partial blindness.

    His mother recalled how as a toddler, Fellers worked hard to gain use of his body.

  • Police: Babysitter Beat, Dismembered Ind. Girl

    A babysitter and trusted neighbor has confessed that he bludgeoned 9-year-old Aliahna Lemmon of Fort Wayne, Indiana to death with a brick then dismembered her, hiding her head, hands and feet at his home.

  • Brees breaks passing record

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After Drew Brees broke an NFL passing record that stood for nearly three decades, his teammates called on him to make a speech in the Saints’ locker room.

    “This record isn’t about one person. There might be just one name that goes in ledger under the record, but it’s really about the team,” Brees told his teammates. 

  • Vikes expect Peterson back for 2012

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP)—The athletic abilities of star running back Adrian Peterson led the Minnesota Vikings to give him a seven-year, $100 million contract extension before the season started.

    Now, they hope his recuperative abilities are just as good and he is able to live up to being the highest-paid running back in the NFL.

  • Sports update 12-27-11



    Registration for volleyball league open at YMCA

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is currently accepting registrations for its adult coed volleyball league.

  • Ski Report 12-30-11

    Angel Fire

    35-inch base of powder. no new snow reported. 67 trails and 7lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    36-inch base of powder. no new snow reported. 35 trails open.


    58-inch base of powder. no new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River

    40-inch base of powder. no new snow reported. 57 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    59-inch base of powder. no new snow reported. 35 trails and 4 lifts open.


    29-inch base of packed powder. no new snow reported. 31 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • County preps to close 15th and Central Wednesday

    Wednesday, Dec. 28, the Central Avenue and 15th Street intersection will be closed to through traffic in all directions. This will be a full day closure to allow the Municipal Building Complex contractor to repair and patch previous utility trenching on Central and 15th Street.

    Detour signs for both 15th Street and Central Avenue will be posted. Watch for construction equipment entering and leaving the work zone.

    The following detours apply to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians: