Today's News

  • Experiencing some transitions

    Michael Chapdelaine underwent  some major transformations since he first started performing in Los Alamos.

    “I’ve been making some serious transitions in my personal life and they’ve brought out some sorrow, anger, relief and bliss … it’s pretty heavy stuff,” he said.

    These changes have given a whole new meaning to his music. Now, Chapdelaine said, when he writes a song about leaving, it really means something; and now songs about emancipation and optimism really mean something.

  • Putting Assets into Action: Positive communication

    This week we look at Asset #2, Positive Family Communication. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they and their parents communicate positively and they are willing to seek parent’s advice and counsel.”

  • County should focus on greater good

    It was disheartening to hear that the school district feels that Los Alamos County is playing hard ball with our schools. Instead of reaching an agreement on the Trinity Site Project that will serve the schools, and thus the entire community, the county appears to have chosen to serve itself.


  • Millions to state

    Like or dislike the federal sttimulas plan, it is reality.

    So here are some facts from Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall and you can be the judge which programs will create jobs.

    Here is list of the categories and levels of funding New Mexico stands to receive under the Senate’s version of the recovery package.      

    Infrastructure, Science

     • $19.7 million through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to address the backlog of drinking water infrastructure needs

  • Mummified Egyptian head gets local 3-D scanning

    Small front teeth and swirled, matted hair are visible on the mummified head former Los Alamos resident Anita Petty escorted to Alpine Laser Dental on Trinity Drive Tuesday.

    To obtain some digital images of the small, gold-flecked head, Petty placed it through an Iluma 3-D scanner owned by Dr. Curtis Brookover, DDS.

    This X-ray computed tomography machine, built by IMTEC Corporation, a 3M Company with offices located in Los Alamos, is used to obtain x-ray images for dental purposes.

  • Public hearings delayed

    Los Alamos NM – Two ordinances slated for public hearings later this month regarding the County/School District lease agreements for the Airport Basin Site are expected to be postponed. Hearings on Ordinances 540 and 541 were on the Council’s agenda for the Feb. 24 council meeting. However, the documents are still in the process of being finalized by the County and School District, and will then need a final legal review by the County Attorney’s office.

  • Pacheco introduced as new D.A.

    Police officers, attorneys and others who have cases pending in First Judicial District Court are seeing sweeping changes in how business is handled.


    During the November election, Angela “Spence” Pacheco won the seat for District Attorney that was vacated by Henry Valdez.


    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting in White Rock, Police Chief Wayne Torpy introduced Pacheco to councilors and members of the public.


  • Philanthropies count fewer blessings

    New Mexico foundations, like individuals and businesses in the state, have been hit hard by the economic downturn. That in turn means trouble for the non-profits that fill some of the gaps in the social fabric.


    “Among our members, portfolios have fallen between 20 percent and more than 50 percent,” said Terry Odendahl, president of the New Mexico Association of Grant Makers, this morning. “Most are planning to diminish their funding by an equivalent amount.”


  • Digging into the past to find family roots

    John and Jean Lyman recently returned from a trip with more than just fond memories of sight-seeing and recreating, they have a clearer understanding of their identity.

    During a three-month trip to Great Britain, the Lymans participated in Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church services in the London temple and researched their family history throughout England.

  • Baha'is to host prayer gathering Saturday

    Baha'is of Los Alamos will hold a prayer gathering at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Church, to express concern and support for the seven Baha’i members who have been in prison in Iran for nearly a year and who are now to stand trial on charges of spying for Israel and insulting Islam. The public is invited to attend.

    The Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) announced on Feb. 11 that charges had been brought against the seven imprisoned members of the national-level committee that coordinates the activities for the Iranian Baha’i community.