Today's News

  • LAFD deemed among best in the world

    CHICAGO – The Los Alamos Fire Department was one of only five in the world when it received international accreditation 15 years ago. That accreditation stands for five years and the Commission on Fire Accreditation International Inc. (CFAI) bestowed a new accreditation on LAFD, its third, at a ceremony in downtown Chicago Thursday evening.

    Officials from Los Alamos attended the gala event including former County Administrator Max Baker. Baker serves on the Center for Public Safety Excellence Inc. (CPSE) board of directors of which the CFAI is one of its programs.

  • 08-31-10 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.

    Aug. 19

    9:47 a.m. – A 22-year-old Española woman reported that someone scratched her car with a key while it was parked in the Los Alamos Medical Center parking lot. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

  • International Taste of Los Alamos Says Thank You

    The 2010 International Taste of Los Alamos was a wonderful success, highlighting the culinary talents of local community members from 18 different countries around the globe.

    This year’s event raised money for UNM-LA Bridge Scholarships which allow qualifying students to “bridge” to their lottery scholarship. Lottery scholarships are awarded after the qualifying semester, thus some students do not have funds for their first semester tuition and books.  Bridge scholarships alleviate that problem for many students.

  • Chamisa Elementary Cancels Classes for Monday Due To Power Outage

    Chamisa staff are being asked to report at the regularly scheduled time. Check back here for any updates as they become available.

  • Rotary Club helps kids return to school

    Elementary school students from Los Alamos’ five elementary schools — Aspen, Barranca, Chamisa, Mountain and Piñon — gathered with Rotarians at Beall’s Department Store for “Clothes for Kids,” a back-to-school shopping event hosted by the Rotary Club Saturday.

  • Folk art with a twist

    Tucked away down a narrow dirt road and nestled between houses and trees, sits Cuarteles artist Diana Bryer’s home and studio.

    Small signs point the way, but if you’re not paying attention, you might miss the driveway as you travel along the curvy road that leads to Chimayó.

  • Over 6,100 students celebrate 65 years of youth leadership

    CHICAGO — More than 6,100 nationwide members, advisers, alumni and guests of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), gathered in Chicago, Ill. July 4-8 for the 2010 National Leadership Conference. Michael Salazar, a junior at Los Alamos High School and Dr. Juanita Jebbanema, a teacher at Los Alamos High School, were among them.

  • Lora Belle Cole Library dedicated

    The dedication of the Lora Belle Cole Library in the Los Alamos Detention Center was held Aug 21. Host Mary Najar, detention supervisor, welcomed about 60 people, essentially all friends or admirers of Lora Belle Cole, which included Los Alamos Police Department staff, three county councilors, Mesa Public Library staff and members of the Friends of the Library. She introduced Chief of Police Wayne Torpy and Cole’s son Tom Cole and his family.

  • 08-29-10 Births

    Aug. 17: a girl, Sophia Pakin, was born Anna Matsekh and Scott Pakin;

    Aug. 18: a boy, Landen John Eckhart, was born to Elisa Ruelas and Garrett John Eckhart;

    Aug. 20: a girl, Mia Bella Martinez, was born to Faye Duran and Ryan Martinez;

    Aug. 23: a girl, Alexyanna Mercedes Montoya, was born to Trinnie Gutierrez and Lawrence Montoya;

    Aug. 23: A boy, Logan Joseph Maes, was born to  Davina and Ian Maes

  • Volleyball: LA drops opener in 4 sets to Pojoaque

    JACONA – In its season debut Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team seemed to be off to a good start.

    After taking the first set off a very tough opponent, the Pojoaque Elks, and jumping out to a big lead late in the second set, things started to go awry.

    Despite its promising start, the Hilltoppers couldn’t keep their early momentum going and fell 3-1 at Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

    The Elks took their time getting into any kind of rhythm, but when their opportunity presented itself, they took advantage.