Today's News

  • College mil levy bid loses big

    Without foreseeing the nation’s economic downturn and the 36 percent tax hike local property owners would be hit with in November, the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos agreed to wait a year and let Los Alamos Public Schools hold its bond election last year.

    “It’s true, no one had a crystal ball then. But we know in due time, in a year or two, the economy will come around and we’ll come back to the voters,” UNM-LA Executive Director Cedric Page said this morning.

  • Domenici adds a spice to the race

    SANTA FE — And the gubernatorial race is in full swing. With the somewhat surprising entry of Pete Domenici, Jr., candidates for governor moved into full campaign mode.

    The four Republican candidates already in the race were reported to be none too pleased with the development, and even presumed Democratic nominee, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, took a shot saying we can’t afford a governor who has a name but no ideas.

  • How getting it wrong helps get it right

    I wasn’t expecting a brochure with a definition of science in the waiting room of my doctor’s office. But there it was.

    “The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error,” the leaflet stated in a bold quotation.

  • News Alert: Tonight's Charter Review Public Forum Canceled

    Los Alamos County announced that the Charter Review Public Forum scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge is canceled due to the winter storm.

    The meeting has been rescheduled for 5 p.m., Feb. 17 at Fuller Lodge.

  • NEWS ALERT: Severe weather may cause some newspapers to be delivered late today
  • 01-21-10 Update

    Karaoke for a Cure Friday

      Brooks & Dunn drummer, Trey Grey, will be in Los Alamos co-hosting “Karaoke for a Cure” at

  • 01-26-10 Police Beat

    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.

    Jan. 15

    4:06 p.m. — North Wind, a construction company at 1350 Central Ave. reported the theft of a trailer and its contents from a work site on DP Road sometime in the last six weeks or so. The estimated loss is $20,000.

    Jan. 17

  • Brown Bag to feature music among friends

    The Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag recitals are noted for their relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The next recital in the series, which will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge, will be one of the most close-knit yet.

    It’s a musical featuring friends. In fact, the title of the program is “Music with Friends.”

    Donna Smith, piano; Alice Mutschlecner, violin; Marke-Talley, viola; Heather Vincent, cello; along with the members of the Black Mesa Quintet will perform at the noontime concert.

  • Groundhog day: Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The groundhog has spoken. And it's bad news.

    Punxsutawney (puhnk-suh-TAW'-nee) Phil has emerged to see his shadow before chilly revelers in Pennsylvania, meaning winter will last another six weeks.

    German tradition holds that if a hibernating animal sees its shadow on Feb. 2 — the Christian holiday of Candlemas — winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will come early.

  • LANL budget: Up for a raise