Today's News

  • It’s time to party

    Welcoming in the New Year calls for a little fiery sparkle, feel-good music and decadent food. Los Alamos is indulging in the festive atmosphere by hosting several New Year’s Eve events.

    From 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31, the Valles Caldera National Preserve will host its first annual “Fire and Ice New Year’s Eve Celebration.”

  • 12-15-09 Police Beat

    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.

    Dec. 3

    8:41 p.m. — A 54-year-old Los Alamos woman reported her vehicle damaged by a hit and run driver while it was parked on 47th Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

    8:58 p.m. — A 17-year-old Los Alamos girl was charged with battery against a household member at 945 San Ildefonso Road and referred to the juvenile probation officer.

  • 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.

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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.