Today's News

  • Stroke neurologist to talk about risks

    According to the American Stroke Association, on average every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke and every four minutes someone dies from a stroke.

    Now is the time to learn more about the connection of heart disease and stroke.  

    The Los Alamos Heart Council is sponsoring a free seminar titled, “A Stroke Neurologist Talks about Stroke,” Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.  The program begins with a light supper at 5:15 p.m.   

  • High winds create fire danger

    Despite recent wintry weather across parts of the New Mexico, wildfire danger is at high levels, especially in southern and eastern areas of the state, according to the New Mexico State Forestry Division.
    A recent increase in the incidence of wildfire has Division staff urging all New Mexicans and visitors to the state to be cautious with their use of fire, even on days when high winds aren’t present.

  • Construction Zone 02-27-11

    With minimal snowfall and higher than normal temperatures being experienced this winter in Los Alamos, road construction projects will be getting underway earlier than in previous years. To keep motorists informed of any possible traffic delays, the County issues a weekly “Construction Update” every Friday morning. The update is featured on the KRSN 1490 AM noon news on Fridays, and appears in the Los Alamos Monitor on Sundays. It is also posted to the County’s webpage at www.losalamosnm.us.

    Public Works Projects:

  • Update 02-27-11

    Music Marathon
    The Marathon will be from 2-
    9 p.m. today in the UNM-LA Student Center. The event is free and will kick off with a one-hour Student Musicale, showcasing local music students.

    Town hall meeting
    A sustainability town hall will from 8 a.m.-noon March 5 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.   


  • Safety board addresses aging nuclear facilities

    The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board issued its annual report to Congress earlier this month, addressing the aging defense nuclear installations including the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Facility in Los Alamos.

    Design plans have been in place for a replacement structure, but estimates have soared up to $5.8 billion after being just $800 million in 2007.

  • LANL settles whistleblower court case

    Editor’s note: this is the first in a multi-part series.

    Former Los Alamos National Laboratory auditor Charles (Chuck) Montaño and the regents of the University of California and several individual defendants settled litigation that Montaño brought against the group alleging that he was subjected to retaliation for his whistleblower protected disclosures. As part of the settlement reached late last year, Montaño agreed to resign his post at the laboratory and effectively did so Dec. 31.  

  • News for Retirees 02-27-11

    Feb. 27-March 5, 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    8:30 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    Spanish lesson
    10:45 a.m.    Toenail clipping

  • New Gone with the Wind writer revealed

    Breaking news: David O. Selznick has announced that the long-delayed “Gone with the Wind” film production has a new screenwriter, “the Shakespeare of Hollywood,” Ben Hecht. Hecht is best known for other successful screenplays, including “Underworld (1927),” “Scarface (1932),” and “Nothing Sacred (1937).”

  • Animal Shelter 02-27-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Don’t forget our two-for-one, $35 Cat-a-Palooza adoption event is still going on for a limited time.

  • LAPS presents Great Conversations

    It won’t take long for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner to become a favorite in town. The public can join a group of tablemates and a speaker on April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative conversation. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m.   
    For the next few weeks, a series of features on the event’s speakers will run.  For more information, a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com.