Today's News

  • Yes, Tuesday is a special day

    How many of you know that Tuesday is a very unique day? The last such day was five years ago and the next one is seven years away.

    Well, Tuesday is  square root day, a humorous holiday celebrated on dates where the day and the month are both the square root of the last two digits in the current year.

    For example, the last square root day was Feb. 2, 2004, (2/2/04) and the next square root day is this Tuesday, 3/3/09.

    The final square root day of the century will occur on Sept. 9, 2081.

  • Honoring women

    “New Mexico Women Making a Difference,” an exhibit of 35 black-and-white photographs by aj Melnick, opens at the Los Alamos Historical Museum on March 19 with a reception from 4-6 p.m. As is characteristic of Melnick’s work, the show is inclusive – with women from various fields and representative of the multi-cultural New Mexico population.

  • School to teach how to conquer mountains

    Scale cliffs, creep up rocks and conquer mountains through the Los Alamos Mountaineers’ climbing school.

    The education in endurance begins March 23 and runs through May 2. Classes are held Saturdays in April and Monday nights from March 23 through April.

    Monday sessions are classroom lectures and demonstrations and the Saturday sessions will take students to various locations around White Rock to climb and practice various climbing skills.

  • Musical morsel to be served up Wednesday

    Get a musical morsel of “The Sound of Music” before being served the whole enchilada starting Friday.

    The Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag show will feature different selections of the musical, performed by the Los Alamos Light Opera,  at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    The songs will include “The Sound of Music,” “(How do you Solve a Problem Like) Maria,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “No Way to Stop It” and “Something Good.”

  • Local residents appear on 2009 state sex offender registry

  • Obama’s nuclear policies remain vague

    What do we know and when will we know more about the new administration’s plans and policies about nuclear weapons?


    “At this stage it’s very difficult to say how Obama’s policy will develop on nuclear issues,” a long-time Washington insider associated with Los Alamos National Laboratory said Wednesday night.


    But that difficulty will not deter a rather large complex of national and international interests from looking for clues.


  • Habitat for Humanity seeks project

    If all goes well between the county and Española’s Habitat for Humanity, one lucky family will have a house built in Los Alamos.


    At Tuesday night’s council meeting, Assistant County Administrator Anthony Mortillaro spoke briefly about the possible conveyance of a piece of property located at the intersection of 38th and Diamond Drive to HFH.


  • Renewable energy for Los Alamos

    For years the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has been producing renewable energy from county-owned hydroelectric plants at El Vado and Abiquiu. 

    “We never meant to keep it a secret,” said Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith, “but we’ve realized how few citizens are aware of these tremendous assets and the renewable power that they supply.” 

  • Bypassing Los Alamos

    Dear Editor,

    On March 2 at 7 p.m., the county council will hold a special meeting in order to discuss the West Jemez Bypass project. Whether you are for or against the Bypass, please plan to attend this meeting in order to give your two cents worth of input to council.

  • Schools are behind Trinity Project

    Dear Editor,

    The Los Alamos Public Schools desire to enter into a joint Revitalization Project on Trinity Site in order to achieve the following for the benefit of our community:

    A) to have a steady and reliable income stream from leased land that would provide funds much needed by the school for both program and plant; and