Today's News

  • Scam Alert!

    A Los Alamos woman reported this morning she received a telephone call at her home from a man asking for money who gave his name as Mark Gibson.

    He told her she had won a large amount of money that would be delivered to her home in “Los Alamos, New Jersey” if only she sent him a much smaller amount of money through Western Union or Money Gram, for shipping and handling and IRS fees.

    The man had a heavy accent and a static-filled phone line.

    He told her to send the money to:

    Buddy Lowder

    304 E 10th St.

    Oakboro, NC 28129

  • ‘The Nutcracker’ brings magic to the stage

    Dance Arts Los Alamos’ 2009 production of “The Nutcracker” gives many dancers an opportunity to shine. A cherished local tradition, this is DALA’s 14th production of the ballet in its 19 years of providing dance training to the community. This year’s presentation is sure to be a sweet treat to audience members. The exquisite sets, splendid costumes and skillful choreography provide a beautiful showcase for both regional and visiting talent.

  • ALERT: Winter Storm Packs Punch

    Tuesday is shaping up to be a punishing day for residents of the Los Alamos area. About seven to 10 inches of snow fell last night, followed by howling winds this morning--some gusts reaching 50 miles per hour.

    Power outages have been reported in various neighborhoods and travel remains treacherous. The winter storm warning expires this afternoon at 4 p.m.

  • Furlough day shifted

    Gov. Bill Richardson, responding to concerns from many state employees, agreed to shift one of the upcoming furlough days in order to avoid impacting three consecutive paychecks.

    “I understand these furlough days are difficult on our employees and their families,” Richardson said. “I agree with the many employees who suggested spreading out the impact of the furloughs.”

  • District Court gets new judge

    Longtime Santa Fe attorney Sarah Singleton will replace 1st Judicial District Judge James Hall who retires Dec. 31. Hall most recently presided over the Vives v. Hull civil case in Los Alamos.

    Singleton, 60, commended her predecessor during a telephone interview from her office late Monday, expressing her desire to follow his professional example.

  • Winter storm packs powerful punch

    A massive snowstorm hit town overnight forcing today’s closure of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos public Schools.

    The start time for Los Alamos County employees was delayed by two hours.

    County road crews spent this morning digging the community out from under nearly a foot of snow that began accumulating Monday afternoon.

  • 12-8 Update

    LAHS Winter Dance Show

       Los Alamos High School dance program will present a Winter Dance Show at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Griffith Gym. A variety of performances by LAHS Ballroom Dance students, LAHS cheerleaders and high school students representing New Mexico Dance Theater, Dance Arts Los Alamos and elementary students from Los Alamos Swing Dancing Club will be in the show. Admission is free.

    Remembering Louis Rosen

  • Do we need government involved in health care?

    Our legislators are currently debating the future of healthcare in the United States, but behind the healthcare bills is the deeper question if we really need the government’s involvement in every area of our lives. When addressing that issue today, we must first remember how it has been answered in the past. Universal healthcare is a recent phenomenon, but the US is one of the few remaining developed nations without it. This is probably due to our founders, and the distrust they had of government.

  • 12 ideas for greening the holidays

    Wondering how to deck the halls with GREEN gift ideas this holiday season? At PEEC we brainstormed our favorite green gifts and came up with a list to share.

  • Pittman is 26th in Portland

    Los Alamos High School standout runner Kyle Pittman just missed the top 25 at the 2009 Nike Cross Nationals this weekend.

    The Nike Cross Nationals, which is hosted by the Nike corporation every year, was run Saturday in Portland, Ore. Nearly 200 of the top cross country runners from all across the country took part in the event.

    Pittman, a senior, finished 26th overall at Saturday’s race. He finished the course in 15 minutes, 42.9 seconds, coming in just .3 seconds behind No. 25 runner Lane Werley, a junior from California.