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Today's News

  • MBSC selects weighting criteria

    Work for the Municipal Building Siting Committee is well underway.

    The group of 16 has three meetings under their belts and seem to be on their way to figuring out the best-suited spot for a new municipal building.

    Assistant County Administrator Anthony Mortillaro sent out letters to Los Alamos County landowners, asking them to submit applications if they’d like to have their land considered by the committee as a possible site for a new municipal building.

  • Friends of the Shelter helps reduce pet overpopulation on Navajo tribal lands

    Friends of the Shelter (FOS) is a small but dedicated animal rescue group that has saved the lives of homeless pets for more than 10 years.

    Besides working to find loving homes for lost and abandoned cats and dogs, FOS provides funds to pay for neutering rescued animals and pets of low-income owners.  Annually, it provides a grant to the Española Valley Humane Society for their special spay/neuter weeks, when they perform dozens of surgeries at no cost to the owner.  

  • Building a bridge to success

    The faculty and staff of UNM-Los Alamos are reaching out to the community to help students get started in college.

    The Bridge to Success Scholarship bridges the gap between high school or GED acquisition and the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship.

    The Lottery Scholarship begins at the start of a student’s second semester in college.

    The first semester is the qualifying semester. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours, with a 2.5 or higher GPA.

  • Interesting and disturbing issues

    Dear Editor,

    As described in a June 27 Los Alamos Monitor news article by Roger Snodgrass the Los Alamos Historical Document Retrieval Assessment (LAHDRA) final report, was presented by staff of the United States Centers for Disease Control (US CDC) at a public meeting in the Hilton Hotel at Buffalo Thunder Resort on June 25.

    Much interesting information was conveyed during the approximately two hours alloted to summarizing the report.

  • What makes a town special?

    Dear Editor,

    What makes a town “special?”  Oddly enough it is not the people.  We speak of “the town and its people,” or the “townsfolk,” both of which entail the concept that each, the town and the people of the town, are separate entities. 

    Populations cycle, every 20 years in Los Alamos. People are people everywhere, subject to the various good and questionable aspects of the condition of being a people.

  • San Miguel fire continues to burn

    The lightning-ignited San Miguel Wildland Fire is currently at 1,422 acres; 1,294 acres on Bandelier National Monument and 128 acres on Santa Fe National Forest.  

    “We are using a variety of strategies to manage this fire safely, effectively, and cost efficiently,” said Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott.  “Firefighter and public health remains our top priority,” he added.

  • Baseball: LA thumps Santa Fe 18-0 in Senior League opening game

    The Los Alamos Senior All-Stars had little trouble dispatching Santa Fe in game one on the two teams’ three-game set Saturday.

    Zeke Zumbro threw five innings of 1-hit ball and got plenty of offensive support as Los Alamos rolled to a 18-0 win at Bomber Field.

    Game two of the series is scheduled for 10 a.m. today, also at Bomber Field. Should Los Alamos win, it would take the District 1 title. Should Santa Fe prevail, the two teams would meet Monday for the right to move on to the state tournament.

  • Bicyclist hit by motorist on West Jemez Road

    A 58-year-old Los Alamos man riding his bicycle along West Jemez Road between the Emergency Operations Center and Fire Station 5 was hit from behind by an older model Chrysler Mini Van Monday.

    The accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m.

    The bicyclist sustained severe injuries and was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center where he was immediately air lifted out.

    He remains in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Albuquerque.

    The man driving the Mini Van was uninjured, according to police.

  • Accident case to go to DA

    The case of the 58-year-old Los Alamos man injured while riding his bicycle along West Jemez Road near TA-16 Monday afternoon will ultimately be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

    Capt. Randy Foster of the Los Alamos Police Department said in an interview Thursday that the collision involving an older model Chrysler Mini Van that hit the bicyclist from behind is not a simple case in which an officer just writes a traffic ticket.

  • Hecker sees hope in North Korea

    A large crowed turned out to hear renowned plutonium expert Siegfried Hecker recount his six visits to North Korea since 2004, including his most recent trip in April.

    Hecker is an emeritus director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and the diverse audience gathered in the Mormon Church’s meeting hall included former colleagues, current LANL scientists, Hecker’s grandchildren, local students and County Administrator Max Baker.