Today's News

  • Thank you 05-29-11

    Los Alamos High School National Honor Society would like to thank everyone in Los Alamos that contributed school supplies for the children of Haiti.
    The Honor Society collected school supplies at locations around town from November 2010 through February 2011. Last September one of the Honor Society parents met the Right Reverend Zache Duracin, the Episcopal Bishop of Haiti, and he stressed the need for school supplies for the children of Haiti.  
    Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake Jan. 11, 2010 in which over 250 schools run by the Episcopal church were demolished. He explained that many organizations and people have been helping with food, shelter and medical supplies, but school supplies were not being given.  

  • Overlook Park emergency access new alternative

    County staff heard citizen’s opinions about a proposed new emergency access into Overlook Park at a public meeting held on May 16. As a result, an alternative option is being considered that would minimize modifications to existing open space.
    The proposed improvements would be limited to establishing an “emergency use only” dirt pathway from east of Grand Canyon and Meadow to the Transfer Station that would accommodate ATVs with “med-beds.”

  • County briefs 05-29-11

    County begins demolition

     Residents and commuters on Diamond Drive probably have noticed contractor activity at the golf course as the demolition of the former clubhouse and adjacent swimming pool facility gets underway.
    The demolition contractor, Coronado Wrecking and Salvage, installed a fence around these building areas.
    These activities will not be visible to the public or have public impacts. Work on abatement will continue through May. Demolition activities will begin later in June.

    County looks for feedback

  • Governor to speak at two Memorial Day events

    There will be Memorial Day ceremonies honoring the men and women who lost their lives while serving their country in the United States military in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Gov. Susana Martinez will be the keynote speaker at both events.

    The event in Santa Fe will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St. The event in Albuquerque will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd.

    Memorial Day in Los Alamos will be observed at the Guaje Pines Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday with the theme of  “We Remember Those Who Fought and Died For Freedom.

    ”This year’s keynote speaker will be Kevin Smith, the manager of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Site Office.

  • Los Alamos Action Team is all about peer support

    The Los Alamos Youth Action team is part of a three-year initiative funded by the New Mexico Department of Health to increase tobacco awareness and education in the schools and encourage smoking cessation. The project was initiated by the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (LAJJAB) with the help of Davis Innovations. It is administered by the Los Alamos Family Council.

    The team’s main focus is on policy issues related to tobacco use. So ar, it has helped revise tobacco policy at the high school, and is now addressing community policy and ordinances.

  • Politicians praise McMillan's LANL appointment

    Politicians praise the appointment of Charles McMillan as the new director of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez: “Los Alamos National Laboratory is a prestigious leader in maintaining our nation's security, as well as developing important energy research. Given its critical mission and its presence as the largest employer in northern New Mexico, LANL's contributions will continue to be vital to the future of our state and country. I look forward to working with Dr. McMillan as he serves as the steward of LANL's resources and mission, and will partner however possible to ensure that New Mexico remains at the forefront of technological development and national security efforts."

  • New school board member sworn in

    Judge Alan Kirk swears in new school board member Dawn Venhaus Thursday evening. Venhaus replaced Thelma Hahn.


  • On the prowl

    The coyote pictured above, came out of a ravine on Rose Street Wednesday morning and began foraging for food and water behind the Chapel Apartments complex.

  • Update 05-27-11

    No trash collection
    No trash or recycling collection May 30. If Monday is your normal trash day, put trash out by 8 a.m. Wednesday June 1.

    Senior Appreciation
    Senior Appreciation night will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge. There will be a barbecue at 6 p.m. at Fuller Lodge and a pancake breakfast will be Sunday at the Senior Center.

    Memorial service
    The public is invited to celebrate the life of Mary Jeanne “MJ” Nilsson at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

    LAHS graduation
    Los Alamos High School will hold graduation at 9 a.m. Saturday at Griffith gym.

  • Cordova receives top award

    Longtime Los Alamos resident Gloria Cordova recently received a letter from the Office of the President of the College of Mt. Saint Joseph, her alum undergraduate college.
    “It is my great pleasure to inform you that you have been selected to receive the 2011 Loretta Richards Distinguished Alumni Award, which is the highest honor bestowed on Mount graduates – the college and the Alumni Association are extremely proud to recognize your lifetime achievements, and your commitment to your profession as well as your community,” President Tony Aretz said.
    Cordova’s graduating Class of 1961 is celebrating its Golden Anniversary and she had planned to travel to the college for the event even before learning of her award.