Today's News

  • Be There 09-20-11

    The September Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

    The Authors Speak Series presents “Inspiration and perspiration: An Authors Symposium,” with playwright Robert Benjamin; children’s author Shirley Raye Redmond; poet Jane Lin; and sci-fi author Steven Gould, who will discuss the creative process in different genres. Moderated by Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan. 7 p.m., upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.


  • NBI had something for everyone

    The Next Big Idea overflowed with invention and inspiration last weekend as innovators demonstrated their projects for the community to enjoy.
    From SMART (Science, Math Art) displays to classroom curriculum, there were things to inspire the mind and delight the senses.
    “The festival has just gotten better and more fun each year. There’s more to see and do, and the quality of the presentations is awesome,” said Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Member Services Director Katy Korkos. “I’m looking forward to next year and I’m sure we’ll begin planning for next year this week.”
    After a year of planning, Los Alamos MainStreet Director Suzette Fox has grown the event yet again.

  • Officials stumped in theft of stumps

    Mountain Elementary School’s new field science program suffered a setback over the weekend when special outdoor materials donated to the school mysteriously disappeared.

    This summer, PEEC (Pajarito Environmental Education Center) received funding from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation to write a field science curriculum for Los Alamos students in grades K-6.

    Rather than just learning about science, students participating in this curriculum would go outside and do real science for themselves.

    PEEC has just begun implementing this curriculum at Mountain School, with support from the principal, teachers, parents, and students.  

  • Update 09-20-11

    CMRR meeting

    The public is invited to attend a CMRR update at 6:30 tonight at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road, Los Alamos.


      There will be a reception to meet the County Administrator candidates. 5–7 p.m. Thursday in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

    CRC meeting

    Charter Review Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Community Building Training Room for discussion and a vote on voting methods.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday at the DPU Conference Room.

  • Legislative panel OKs Senate redistricting plan

    SANTA FE — A Senate committee approved a Democratic-backed plan for revamping state Senate districts that will pit two Republican incumbents against each other in the southeastern corner of the state.
    The Rules Committee endorsed the plan on a party-line vote Monday night, with Democrats backing it and Republicans opposed.
    The measure goes to another committee for consideration, but Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, said he hoped the full Senate will be able to debate the proposal Tuesday.
    Under this bill, Los Alamos County would be divided into two districts. Los Alamos County precincts 1-7 would be in Senate District 6 and precincts 8 through 17 would be in Senate District 5.

  • Bandelier to open Frijoles Canyon Monday

    Officials at Bandelier National Monument have some good news following a summer in which a wildfire charred a large portion of the park and resulted in flooding in Frijoles Canyon.
    Superintendent Jason Lott and other park officials say people will be able to visit the canyon starting next Monday, Sept. 26.
    Visitors can take a shuttle bus to the main archaeological site on the canyon floor.
    Frijoles Canyon has been closed for three months since the Las Conchas fire raced through the Jemez Mountains.
    The largest wildfire in the state’s recorded history, the blaze burned more than 244 square miles and 63 homes.
    The fire started June 26.

  • Council grants liquor license

    When it comes to liquor licenses, all is well when business operators, despite vagaries in the code, conduct themselves responsibly. County councilors found this to be the case with Ron and Olha Dolin of Don Quixote Distillery & Winery in White Rock and approved their request for a new liquor license.

    Despite this approval, the council, county staff and counsel wrestled during Monday night’s special council session with what to do about the code as written because it leaves too much to interpretation.

    The Dolins have operated within the spirit of the code without any problems since opening their business nine years ago. The trouble begins when an “unscrupulous” business operator comes into play.

  • Fall's in the air

    With temperatures dipping into the 40s at night, leaves on the trees on Central Ave. already are starting to turn color.

  • Questions linger in wake of MIG study

    When a peer review by Ourston Roundabout Engineering concluded that “single lane roundabouts could not handle current or future traffic flow,” county council rejected that component of MIG’s NM502/Trinity Drive Corridor Study.

    Few people seem to be asking what, if anything, can be done about the $380,000 the county invested in the plans, which led down a proposed road to nowhere.

    Wayne Hardy raised the issue at the Sept. 6 county council meeting. “So far, the County has paid MIG $380,000 to come up with a flawed concept for Trinity Drive. Luckily, it only cost $5,000 for Ourston to show that single lane roundabouts aren’t feasible.”

  • Police Beat 09-20-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Sept. 8

    2:06 a.m. – A 26-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of harassment on Sherwood Boulevard.