Today's News

  • Council upholds P&Z decision

    County Council heard an appeal at Tuesday night’s meeting regarding architectural design standards.

    Before the appeal was heard however, council recognized the county’s Pavement Division for the awards they won and their participation in the First Annual New Mexico Association of Counties’ Public Works Affiliate Equipment ROADEO. Lino Salazar and Billy Vigil of the county’s Pavement Division accepted the award from Councilor Sharon Stover.

  • Senior men’s golf results from recent tournaments

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association from its tournaments July 6-8.

    Black Mesa Golf Course, July 6

    Championship flight

    First low gross

    Gil Roberts, Angel Fire, 76.

    Second low gross

    Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 78.

    First low net

    John Mikkelsen, Santa Fe, 70.

    Second low net

    Nick Brown, Clayton, 70.

    First flight

    First low gross

    Jim Haas, Española, 82.

  • The Next Level: Jordan Schoonver named track captain at Colby College

    Jordan Schoonver named track captain at Colby College

    Jordan Schoonover, a 2007 graduate of Los Alamos High School, has been named as a captain for the women’s indoor and outdoor track and field team at Colby College.

    Colby College is a Division III school located in Waterville, Maine.

    In the 2009 indoor season, Schoonover earned All-New England D-III honors by finishing seventh in the pentathlon at the New England Championship Feb. 21.

  • Thank You



    On behalf of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and the UNM-LA Small Business Development Center, we would like to extend a large thank you to the following companies, organizations and individuals for their support of the 2009 Youth Business Grant Program.  In its 24th year, the program provides an opportunity for youth in the area to learn the basics of entrepreneurship and business operation.  The program would not be possible without the contributions of time, money, and energy from a variety of sources.

  • Police Beat through 7-14-09

    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.

    July 8

    2:38 a.m. – A 20-year-old Los Alamos woman reported a shattered windows on her vehicle. The estimated loss is $800.

    10:52 a.m. – ZIA Credit Union, 1001 Central Ave. reported being the victim of fraud. The case is under investigation so no further information is available at this time. The estimated loss is more than $20,000.

  • Taking her voice right to Washington

    When speaking to the national government, it may sometimes feel as though your voice grows fainter on its way to Washington, D.C. Starting today, Los Alamos resident Kay Kerbyson is bringing her voice right to government officials’ ears.

    Kerbyson is participating in the Ovarian Cancer Research Program, which the Department of Defense sponsors every year.

    The program is handled through the Department of Defense rather than the Department Health, she said because it was believed funds would be received quicker.

  • Helping to maintain the great outdoors

    Jeff Humpton has always been fond of the outdoors. His love of recreation is evident from his surfing days in Orange County, Calif., to his current job as parks superintendent for Los Alamos County.

    Before moving to Los Alamos, Humpton owned his own landscaping business for 12 years.

    But after realizing how stressful it was to run your own business, Humpton opted to work for the Orange County school district. “I wasn’t going home stressed all the time and I liked knowing there was a steady paycheck,” he said.

  • House passes energy bill with a boost

    In a rare gesture, the House added a special gratuity to a funding bill for the Department of Energy and national science laboratories that passed with a substantial majority Friday.

    In the process, they boosted the funds available for Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) by an extra 1 percent.

    “It is wonderfully refreshing to see the house show support for LDRD, which I don’t think we have seen for some time,” said Bob Kraus, deputy director for the Los Alamos LDRD.

  • Feel at home

    This week we take a look at Asset #20, Time at Home.  According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they go out ‘with nothing special to do’ two or fewer nights per week.”

    Now I’m glad that little quote comes directly from the Search Institute because I swear I heard audible gasps coming from homes throughout the community on that one. I think I’d like to rephrase this one to ask, do your children like to be at home?

  • UNM-LA awards tenure to dean

    Dean of Instruction Kate Massengale was recently granted tenure at UNM-Los Alamos. She is the first ever tenured faculty member at UNM-LA. In addition, Massengale was promoted from assistant to associate professor.

    “We are looking to build a more substantial group of tenured faculty at UNM-LA,” Massengale said. “The UNM administration in Albuquerque has made a commitment to this endeavor, which shows their ongoing support for UNM-LA.”