Today's News

  • 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.

    Sept. 10

    2:03 p.m. – Michelle Pinkerton, 31, of Los Alamos was arrested in Santa Fe on a Magistrate Court bench warrant out of Los Alamos.

    8 p.m. – A 40-year-old Los Alamos man reported his money stolen from a locker at Fire Station #5. The estimated loss is $86.

    Sept. 11

  • H1N1 flu virus shown to be different from seasonal influenza

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Autopsies on people who have died from the new pandemic H1N1 flu show this virus is different from seasonal influenza, even if it has not yet caused more deaths, experts told a meeting on Tuesday.

    Americans who died from swine flu had infections deep in their lungs, Dr. Sherif Zaki of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a meeting of flu experts, including damage to the alveoli – the structures in the lung that deliver oxygen to the blood.

  • Council set to mull personnel matters in Tuesday session

    County council will be back to business on Tuesday night. After a two-week break, councilors will have a full agenda ahead of them.


    The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in council chambers and will have a light consent agenda, as only two items are listed. Vacation of utility easement within Lot 127, North Community 1 and grant of utility easement within Lot 188 of North Community No. 1, are both on the consent agenda.


  • Bandwidth concerns prompt district to delay President's speech to students

    President Obama spoke to students throughout the U.S. this week and his message will be available to Los Alamos Public Schools students.


    The LAPS administration decided not to air the president’s speech on Tuesday because the bandwidth and streaming capacity are not available to show it live in a single day, the district Web site reports. Plus, Joan Ahlers, president of the LAPS school board, pointed out Obama’s speech welcomed students back to school, which might have been distracting to Los Alamos students, who have been back in school for a month.

  • Lore of log cabin lures family's return to Los Alamos

    It can take awhile before a newcomer to Los Alamos realizes that Ashley Pond, the scenic pool that serves as a focal point for the Los Alamos community, was a person named Pond before it became a pond named Ashley.

    Recently, a whole bunch of Ponds came to town, including an Ashley Pond IV, along with a number of Churches, to look at another Pond landmark. They visited the Pond Cabin, which was part of the original Pond homestead established by Ashley Pond, Jr. from whom the pond takes its name.

  • Explore art through the Art Center at Fuller Lodge’s fall classes

    When it comes to art, there is no age requirement. Individuals do not need to be an adult to explore their creativity. Therefore, for its fall 2009 classes and workshops, the Art Center at Fuller Lodge is opening its doors to the younger generation of artists.

    These classes for elementary through middle school students include Alternative Perceptions, Clay: Fun, Form and Function, Drawing of the Animal World, Portraits of Self and Others and Tie Dye.

  • Turn the pavement into canvas

    In one image, the sunlight glares off the side of a Coke bottle, creating a blinding oblong star over the famous red label. In another, a narrow river suddenly plummets into an avalanche of white rapids. Both objects look completely believable, solid and without-a-doubt three-dimensional.

    Never mind that the bottle is 5-feet tall, or that instead rushing down the side of the side of a mountain, the river and its attendant waterfall crash down the paved un-magnificent,  flat sidewalk.

  • Make herbs last through the winter

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  • Take the unbeaten path


  • Looking for new ideas about a next generation retail center?

    Looking for new ideas about a next generation retail center?

    Face it, most of us don’t have the foggiest notion about what’s going on in the realm of post-meltdown shopping centers.

    Much less do we know what the odds are that anything is going to work for very long.

    Having been shopping-deprived for most of its existence has been at best a mixed blessing for Los Alamos, but one of the things it has not provided is a well-developed, experienced nose for how to create a vibrant retail environment for the future.