Today's News

  • Take a jog with a dog April 16

    Next Saturday, Los Alamos-area dogs and their people will gather at Chamisa Elementary in White Rock for a bit of exercise and to raise money for canines and felines, alike.
    The Dog Jog, sponsored by the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter will kick off at 9 a.m., with registration at 8 a.m. April 16. The annual event has been held for the past 13 years, with 2011 marking its 14th year.  The Dog Jog is open to adults or children and their canine companions and is comprised of either a 5k run, or a two-mile walk.
    “You don’t have to be speedy,” said FOS past president Wendee Brunish. “Those who want to run can run, and those who want to walk can walk.”

  • Volunteering is a way of life for Chambers

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series featuring the newest additions to the Living Treasures.
    On April 17 William “Bill” Chambers, Morris “Morrie” Pongratz and Stephanie Sydoriak will be recognized and honored as the newest members of Living Treasures of Los Alamos. The ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, will begin at 2 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The public is invited to attend.

    William “Bill” H. Chambers

  • News Briefs 04-10-11

    Charter Review Committee to
    discuss mayor question Monday

    The Charter Review Committee will continue discussions on Monday about the question of “Should Los Alamos County Have a Mayor?”
    The committee is close to completing its work on this important question and added this special meeting last week. It will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Training Room of the Community Building.
    The committee will  send its recommendations to the Los Alamos County Council for further consideration at a future council meeting. For more information, visit the committee’s webpage at www.losalamosnm.us.

    Council to discuss municipal building

  • Window work

    A worker fixes up the windows Wednesday afternoon at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

  • Construction Zone 04-10-11

    Public Works Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011
    Last week, crews adjusted the traffic control signs and signal at the Diamond/Canyon intersection to clarify the allowed traffic movements.
    Southbound motorists on Diamond Drive approaching the Canyon intersection in the left lane can either turn left onto Canyon or proceed through the intersection in order to turn left onto Trinity. Also, the southbound right lane on Diamond at Canyon is designated as a through lane only.

  • End to Japan nuke crisis is years, a fortune away

    TOKYO — Once Japan’s leaky nuclear complex stops spewing radiation and its reactors cool down, making the site safe and removing the ruined equipment is going to be a messy ordeal that could take decades and cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
    Radiation has covered the area around the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant and blanketed parts of the complex, making the job of “decommissioning” the plant — rendering it safe so it doesn’t threaten public health and the environment — a bigger task than usual.

  • L.A. forges closer bonds with sister city

    The distance between two sister cities narrowed even more when five delegates from Sarov, Russia boarded a plane, and flew halfway around the world crossing at least 10 time zones along the way to arrive in Los Alamos by Friday evening.
    The purpose of their visit is not simply to sightsee but to participate in a discussion about higher education.
    “We are looking forward to meeting all the educators and learning about the system of education in America,” Facilitator Yevgeniya Cherepovskaya told the Los Alamos Monitor.  
    She added it was the first time traveling to Los Alamos for everyone in the group.

  • Wismer makes funding pitch to transit board

    The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) finance subcommittee will have five funding allocation proposals to consider when it meets next week in Santa Fe.
    County councilor Michael Wismer submitted the fifth proposal at the NCRTD monthly meeting last week in Los Alamos and here were the highlights, according to Wismer.
    • Consolidate the total GRT revenue into one pool, which is estimated to be $6,769,412 for FY12.
    • Dispense with the complex billing system and frequent exchange of checks.
    • Allocate 35% of the consolidated GRT revenues for the NCRTD, which equals $2,382,293 which is $87,120 more than the NCRTD FY11 budget ($2,295,173).

  • Man rushed to LAMC after his truck rolls over him

    A pickup popped out of gear while parked on Alabama Street as its owner was loading a car onto an attached trailer. 

    The man attempted to jump into his black truck to stop it from rolling when he fell on the ground and underneath the truck's rolling wheels.

    He had been directing his wife, who was driving an older model silver Mercedes Benz that they had purchased from a Los Alamos woman living on Alabama Street.

    The couple's son was sitting in the parked truck when the accident occured.

    "It was just one of those unfortunate accidents," said Sgt. Jeff Regenold, who responded to the scene with Cpl. Alfred Roybal and Ofc. Daniel Roberts.

  • Bandelier celebrates National Park Week

    Across the country, National Park Week is being celebrated April 16-24, with free entry to all National Parks and Monuments.
    “We are especially excited to welcome visitors to Bandelier during National Park Week. It’s a good time to appreciate and celebrate how the National Parks preserve our cultural and natural heritage for the enjoyment of the public,” said Superintendent Jason Lott.
    At Bandelier National Monument, activities are planned throughout the nine days, including special ranger-led walks and talks, Pueblo artist demonstrations and a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the recently refurbished and redesigned Juniper Campground.
    Listeners of local radio station KRSN AM 1490 can hear interviews with Bandelier staff all week.