Today's News

  • Help wanted: Probate Judge

    Janet Foster tended her resignation as Probate Judge after being appointed to the position of Los Alamos County Clerk. She will replace Mary Pat Kraemer, who resigned.


    Four members of the County Council voted for Foster and three voted for Lynne Johnson, a retired technical writer for Los Alamos National Lab. Ann Cooke, also applied, but didn’t receive any votes and was not present at the Council meeting.


  • Otowi to celebrate local literary talent

    To celebrate the authors of Los Alamos, Otowi Station Bookstore and Science Museum Shop announces the inaugural Los Alamos AuthorFest from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday at Otowi Station. Local authors will sign their books and discuss their work with readers.

    Authors of children’s books will sign books after school from 4-5:30 p.m., and authors of books for young adults and adults will sign them from 5:30-7 p.m.

    Nancy Bartlit

    With a history degree from Smith College, Nancy Bartlit taught young Japanese women and scientists in Japan.

  • Bresking news: Council pulls plug on Boyer Co.

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  • Pizza Hut ends 30-year tradition

    Pizza Hut has vacated the 2,500 square foot space in Central Park Square it has leased for more than 30 years.

    Building owner Elmo CdeBaca of the Shannon Corporation spoke about the situation in an interview Monday afternoon saying the store wasn’t doing very well anymore.

  • A dream come true

    When Gabby Gonazles was just a baby, she was nominated by Beverly Henrietta, a former employee of ARK Child Developmen Center, to have Kids Wish Network grant one of her wishes.

    It might seem like a stretch of the imagination to believe a small child’s wishes would be honored years later by a large organization.

    But like a fairy godmother from a classic tale who waves her magic wand, Kids Wish Network recently fulfilled Gabby’s biggest desire.

  • Succession planning includes new post

    In its effort to create a plan of succession for the ranks of the Los Alamos Police Department, County Administrator Max Baker has appointed Capt. Kevin Purtymun deputy police chief during a special ceremony Sept. 21 at Fuller Lodge.

    Baker was among a number of officials, colleagues and family who turned out for the promotion ceremony.

  • Council pulls the plug on Boyer Co.

    Los Alamos County split the blanket with its reluctant developer, the Boyer Company. More than three years after a sole-source contract was signed and a year after an agreement was due, the governing body voted 6-1 to discontinue exclusive negotiations with the company for redeveloping the Trinity Site.

    Only Councilor Vincent Chiravalle tried to hold the relationship together, arguing that the vote to sever the special ties would kill any hope of bringing a big-box store to the hill “for many years to come.”

  • LANL to demolish old buildings

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is beginning a demolition project that will help close its largest active disposal area.

    The lab on Wednesday plans to begin demolishing the first of several containment domes at Technical Area 54, a milestone toward closing the disposal area known as Area G.

    The 22,500-square-foot dome to be destroyed, Dome 226, once stored drums of radioactive waste.

    Los Alamos lab’s multiyear cleanup and closure plan for the technical area includes removing structures and shipping remaining drums of radioactive waste.

  • Police Beat 09-29-09

    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. 23

    6:10 p.m. – Jamie Crayne, 23, of Santa Fe was arrested at North Mesa and San Ildefonso Road and charged with driving with an open container of alcohol following a one-car rollover on North Mesa Road just east of the roundabout. No injuries were reported.

  • Breaking News: Pizza Hut in Central Park Square ends 30-year lease

    Pizza Hut has vacated the 2,500 square foot space in Central Park Square it has leased for more than 30 years.

    Building owner Elmo CeDeBaca spoke about the situation in an interview this afternoon saying the store wasn't doing very well anymore.