Today's News

  • ISO: A bridge to modern self regulation

     Rainfall is like regulation. Too little or too much of either is bad news for the economy.
    The flood of bad news these days begs for new paths to take.
    One prospect is self-regulation with a modern twist. The task is for an industry to regulate itself and self-enforce effective rules on all of its members. Experience says the task fights against human nature.
    More human nature says that camps fight against anything from outside their camp that restricts how things are done.
    Human nature will never change, so how can regulation be made effective and efficient?
    One way is by changes that make different use of human nature. How might industry really self-enforce its own regulations and why might it work for a large problem?

  • LANL wins cyber security award

    The SANS Institute announced Monday that Los Alamos National Laboratory has won the 2011 U.S. National Cybersecurity Innovation Award for their innovative use of vShield and other defense tools that represent a breakthrough model for securing virtual computing and private cloud deployments. As federal agencies and commercial organizations move quickly to take advantage of cloud computing, they are also concerned about the increasing risk of cyber-attacks.

  • Police Beat 11-01-11

    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.
    Oct. 20

    5:10 p.m. – A 19-year-old Los Alamos man reported being the victim of fraud on Central Avenue. The estimated loss is more than $250.

    9:45 p.m. – A 75-year-old White Rock man reported that someone damaged his property on Longview Drive. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

    10:39 p.m. – Dexter Thomas, 23, of Santa Fe was arrested near Camino Entrada and East Road and charged with DWI.
    Oct. 21

  • Seen at the Scene: Halloween

    Los Alamos residents old and young came out to celebrate Halloween. Photos by Arin McKenna, Carol A. Clark, Skip Wecksung and Marlene Hamilton.

  • Update 11-01-11

    County Council

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Nov. 8 at the council chambers.

    15th Street to close

    Complete closure of 15th street between Deacon Street and the south Metzger’s driveway began yesterday to allow the installation of the utility vault for the new Municipal Complex.

    ESB meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will hold a special meeting at 5:30 tonight at the Mesa Public Library meeting room No. 3.

    Talking broadband

    A community broadband public meeting will be at 5 tonight at Mesa Public Library.

  • Accident shuts down Truck Route Monday

    A three-car accident closed the truck route to traffic for nearly three hours Monday afternoon.

    “We shut down the truck route for the safety of all the emergency personnel working at the accident scene as well as the safety of commuters because so many vehicles were involved,” said Capt. Randy Foster of the Los Alamos Police Department, adding that two people were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

    “At about 3:30 p.m., a Toyota Camry, a pick up and a Mercury Mountaineer SUV were involved in the accident,” Foster said. “The SUV actually rolled over.”

  • KRSN meets FCC compliance standard

    Following an 11-year stretch of non-compliance with FCC rules, KRSN AM 1490’s new antenna is installed on the hill and operating at required strength.

    “We came into compliance, operating at a full 1,000 watts at 1:30 p.m. last Wednesday … miracles do happen if you wait long enough and work hard enough,” said KRSN AM 1490 General Manager Gillian Sutton who co-owns the station with her husband David.

    The Suttons purchased the radio station out of bankruptcy in 2005.

  • Businessman to challenge Lujan for seat

    A Taos businessman who says he’s “committed to fundamental change from the path we are on” is set to formally announce his candidacy for Congress.
    Rick Newton is set to announce his candidacy for the 3rd Congressional District of Northern New Mexico.
    Rick Newton will officially enter the race for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District Tuesday. The Republican will be going up against two-term Democrat Ben Ray Lujan.
    On his campaign website, Newton says that he has lived the American dream and now wants to focus on service.
    “Now, my focus is on service — to ensure that my fellow New Mexicans are freed from this bloated and intrusive government and afforded the opportunities to succeed,” Newton said.

  • Monitor earns state recognition

    The Los Alamos Monitor has been recognized as being among the top newspapers in the state. The multimedia news and information organization’s efforts were affirmed by a number of accolades as part of the 2011 Better Newspaper Contest conducted jointly by the New Mexico Press Association and the Associated Press Managing Editors.

    Chief among the awards, the Los Alamos Monitor earned the E.H. Shaffer Award for 1st Place General Excellence in the Daily Class III Division, which includes daily newspapers with 6,000 or less in circulation.

  • CRC keeps status quo on elections

    After hearing arguments on both sides of the issue, the Charter Review Committee (CRC) voted to maintain current charter policies on elections and boards and commissions appointments.

    The most significant issue was whether to continue partisan elections or move to a nonpartisan system.

    Committee member Richard Dunn charted the benefits of each system. A nonpartisan system would encourage people to vote for the person rather than the party, empower both minority party voters and those not affiliated with a party and the majority party is less likely to win all the seats.