Today's News

  • Council gets business development update

    Economic development has been in the spotlight the past few years. Not only is the county interested in bringing businesses to the Atomic City, but so is the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corp.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, LACDC Director Kevin Holsapple and Business Development Director Patrick Sullivan, gave council a presentation on the LACDC Business Development contract.

    Los Alamos National Bank Chairman and CEO Bill Enloe was also present and spoke to council as well.

  • Golf: Senior men’s results from Cochiti, Links tourneys

    John Sutton had a pair of solid recent outings playing in the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments.

    Sutton, from Los Alamos, took top honors in the second flight of the NNMSMGA’s June 2 tournament, held at Pueblo de Cochiti Golf Course. To follow up, Sutton finished as the runner-up in gross score in the June 3 contest at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe.

  • Baseball: Little League Minors tourney continues today

    The Los Alamos County Little League Minors baseball tournament continues with a pair of games tonight, while the Majors tournament is off until Thursday.

    The White Rock Phillies advanced to play the White Rock Mets tonight at Byers Field in Overlook Park, while the Los Alamos D-Backs will take on the White Rock Marlins at Lou Caveglia Field. Both games will start at 6:15 p.m.

    The D-Backs defeated the Los Alamos A’s in Monday’s first round, while the Phillies knocked off the Los Alamos Orioles.

  • Good buys at bazaar

    The sale tables for the Sombrillo Summer Bazaar are loaded with treasures of every kind. The bazaar takes place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the nursing and rehabilitation center, located at 1011 Sombrillo Court. Shoppers will find appliances, home and office furniture, toys, exercise and sport equipment, clothing and decorations. There will also be a bake sale.

    Additionally, Patti Cake the Clown will entertain children with face painting and games and the Scottish Dancers will perform. This is a gala family event that can be enjoyed by all ages.

  • From old moms to plastic bottles

    Science is full of unexpected discoveries, some coming at decidedly awkward times.

    Just as there can be a breakthrough in negotiating the end to a war that comes to everyone’s surprise on a major holiday, or intense spurts in which a writer completes a book in a week, there are times a scientist may feel awash in troubles but then see the world afresh as the facts fall into place in a new way.

  • Mining needs constant vigilance

    Mining underpins our way of life. Nature may be the champion excavator, if one considers sculpted peaks and canyons. But with man-made mines like the Berkeley pit in Butte, Mont., man gets an “A” for effort. And then too, mines linger on, because they are frequently not adequately cleaned up afterward, even in violation of regulations and statutes.

  • Hospital board gets new leadership

    Steve Wells, president of Los Alamos National Bank, has assumed the chairmanship of Los Alamos Medical Center’s Board of Trustees, effective June 4.

    He succeeds Dr. A. Carolyn Linnebur whose second 3-year term expired in May.

    LAMC Chief Executive Officer Sandra C. Podley announced the transition following the June board meeting.

  • Happy not to be in last place (again)

    New Mexico is so often near the bottom of any national ranking on child well-being, that we find ourselves in the sad position of saying “thank goodness for Mississippi,” or “thank goodness for Louisiana,” because without two impoverished states, we’d more often than not end up in last place.

  • Pueblo, County share economic development interests

    Partnerships work best when all the parties involved share common interests. This holds true for neighbors, such as Los Alamos County and San Ildefonso Pueblo, especially when economic development is involved.

    Late last week, the county council met with San Ildefonso Pueblo leaders in a joint council meeting at Fuller Lodge to discuss common interests.


    Sunday was Flag Day and a ceremony was held at Ashley Pond in celebration of the event. Rep. Jeannette Wallace read the governor’s proclamation and Council Vice Chair Mike Wismer read the county’s. There was a parade of flags from our past (such as the Grand Union flag to the upper left) and lessons on flag history. The event was sponsored by the Order of Elks 2083, the Military Order of the World Wars, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary and the Los Alamos Republican Women.