Today's News

  • Science satellites scour skies for Santa

    A time-honored Christmas tradition is underway again, according to a Los Alamos National Laboratory announcement.

    International audiences of all ages will be closely eyeing the Santa-tracking satellite technology of the laboratory in the coming week.  Starting at 6 a.m. this morning, Los Alamos scientists began using two advanced science satellites to mark the path of the elfin traveler, noting his travels at http://SANTA.LANL.GOV online.

  • Vaccine clinic a success

    Local Public Health Nurse, Megan Pfeffer, was a ray of sunshine during a recent flu shot clinic that showcased her and many volunteers who also shined bright.

    The White Rock clinic, offered by the New Mexico Department of Health, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Public Schools, Pfeffer and with the help of 23 volunteers, was hopping throughout the morning.

  • Local leaders express holiday wishes

    Each year at this time, local leaders take a moment to send their holiday wishes to the community.

    Rep. Jeannette Wallace is gathering in town with family this year.

    “During this season we’re delighted to be all together. I wish it could be a little warmer but at the same time it really looks and feels like Christmas,” she said.

  • Yes, Antonia, Santa Claus is unbelievable

    Not every kid is worried about how Kris Kringle can go to so many houses in the world, all in one night.

    Unlike you, Antonia, my curious young friend, those kids will probably not be reading this column.

    But since you asked, I have looked into the question for the most current and credible peer-reviewed description and here’s what I found.

    The best explanation of Santa’s technological powers came this year from Larry Silverberg, a real-life professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at North Carolina State University.

  • It’s time to party

    Welcoming in the New Year calls for a little fiery sparkle, feel-good music and decadent food. Los Alamos is indulging in the festive atmosphere by hosting several New Year’s Eve events.

    From 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31, the Valles Caldera National Preserve will host its first annual “Fire and Ice New Year’s Eve Celebration.”

  • 12-15-09 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.

    Dec. 3

    8:41 p.m. — A 54-year-old Los Alamos woman reported her vehicle damaged by a hit and run driver while it was parked on 47th Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

    8:58 p.m. — A 17-year-old Los Alamos girl was charged with battery against a household member at 945 San Ildefonso Road and referred to the juvenile probation officer.

  • The Valles gears up for winter

    There may be a wintry chill in the air, but things are heating up at the Valles Caldera National Preserve as its winter activities begin.

    Winter activities on the National Preserve start on Saturday, weather permitting, and if the snow stays, will end on March 21.  

    The Preserve will be open daily during the holiday season from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday  through Jan. 3. After Jan. 3, the Preserve will only be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Council clears land transfer hurdle

    Los Alamos County Council took what councilors considered an important step in a complex process of settling land claims among several parties including the federal government and neighboring pueblos.

    At the request of the Pueblo de San Ildefonso, county council held a special meeting at noon Monday to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) related to an historic land transfer process.

    The MOA was approved unanimously after discussion.

  • WEATHER UPDATE: Expect more snow today

    Here's the latest update from the National Weather Service issued Wednesday morning:



  • Storm plods through West, Midwest making travel hazardous

    DENVER (AP) " A major winter storm is promising to bring a white Christmas to parts of the West and Midwest, but not without threatening to cause long delays and tough driving conditions for countless holiday travelers.

    The storm is expected to dump more than a foot of snow on parts of Colorado and Southern Utah by midday Wednesday, and blow east into the Plains states through Christmas Day. Blizzard warnings were likely on Christmas Eve in Kansas.