Today's News

  • Spend time with butterflies this week

    On Wednesday, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center will offer a butterfly identification class taught by butterfly expert Steve Cary.  

    Attendees at the PEEC Annual Dinner in 2007 will remember Cary’s talk and slides of butterflies of New Mexico.  In the class, participants will learn to identify local butterflies.

  • There is enough involvement

    Dear Editor,

    An article Sunday highlighted a group that wishes to amend the county charter to require a referendum for every capital project exceeding $1 million, and to simplify the petition process. This group feels that there is not enough citizen involvement in county government, which I find astonishing.

  • ACI Update: Sanchez, Jones to meet in men's final

    NOTE: Due to early deadlines owing to the July 4 holiday, coverage of the Atomic City Invitational will be delayed in the print edition. Continue to check our website for tournament updates.

    Lee Sanchez is in position to defend his Atomic City Invitational title with a big win.

    In Sunday's final of the Atomic City Invitational match-play tournament, reigning champion Sanchez will go up against another former ACI winner, Cale Jones. Tee-off in the 27-hole final event is slated for 7:30 a.m.

  • Lab completes round of hot waste deliveries

    It wasn’t easy getting started, but after the first canisters of remote-handled waste made it out of Los Alamos National Laboratory, they have been rolling down the road on a regular basis.

    On Thursday afternoon, almost exactly a month after the first shipment departed, the laboratory announced that the 16th and final load took off for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southern New Mexico.

    In the month that followed, the campaign averaged four deliveries a week.

  • We are land of opportunity

    Some folks like to spend a lot of their time going over-time to find anything – and everything – that is wrong with America. And while it is true, there are issues and concerns that we as a people and nation have and must deal with, a very solid case can be made that this is truly the best place there is to live.

    When we have troubles – be it with the government, our leaders or our laws – we deal with them. We don’t bury our heads and pretend those problems don’t exist.

  • Oh Manny, say it ain’t so

    Gov. Richardson described last Tuesday’s Isotopes game featuring Manny Ramirez as one of the most important events in New Mexico history.

    Really? So much for the Manhattan Project and Roswell in 1947.

    But in a way it was hard to argue with him. There was a record crowd of more than 15,000 people there at Isotopes Park. And before the three days were up, more than 45,000 people showed up at the park.

  • Residents seek to change the charter

    Residents concerned about the decisions and accountability of the county government gathered last Sunday at Urban Park for a community information session.

    Ellen Walton of the L.A. Governmental Review Initiative said the group was formed last August in response to what she called a lack of checks and balances in the council.

    “We don’t see the county changing the way it does things,” Walton said. “And we want to see more citizen participation.”

  • Tucker Tapped For Fire Chief

    County Administrator Max Baker has appointed Deputy Fire Chief Doug Tucker to fire chief of the Los Alamos Fire Department.

    “Doug is very qualified and prepared to be the Fire Chief for Los Alamos County,” Baker said. “His many years of experience both with the County as deputy fire chief and from his time with the Phoenix Fire Department have demonstrated an admirable career of that complete preparation.

  • Running: Klimczuk is top predictor this week

    Tomasz Klimczuk had the top prediction at Tuesday night’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    Tuesday’s pace race was the annual Lollipop Run. Each competitor at the Lollipop Run, is awarded with a hard candy after finishing.

    The race took place in Bayo Canyon on a figure 8 course.

    Klimczuk, running on the 3-mile course, finished with a prediction error of just 2 seconds, beating out Aaron Goldman who had a good prediction error of just 14 seconds.

  • Road race, kickball set for Saturday

    The annual Firecracker 5K Fun Run is set to go off again Saturday, while kickballs will be in the air in White Rock.

    The Firecracker 5K, which is sponsored by the Family YMCA of Los Alamos, will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, while the Los Alamos County-sponsored Red, White and Blue Kickball tournament is slated for a 9 a.m. start at Overlook Park.

    Day-of race registration for the Firecracker 5K is scheduled for 7-7:45 a.m. in the YMCA’s parking lot (1450 Iris St.).