Today's News

  • Incoming majority speaks out

    Four members of the current Los Alamos County Council leave office Dec. 31. Nona Bowman and Michael Wheeler are term limiting out. Robert Gibson opted not to seek reelection and appointed Councilor Ralph Phelps lost his election bid in the primary.
    While their replacements will make up a majority on the seven-member council in just two weeks, the current council’s decision to terminate County Administrator Tony Mortillaro last Tuesday evening has raised questions.

  • LANL has a record cleanup this year

    Los Alamos National Laboratory finished 12 months worth of environmental cleanup by breaking LANL records in several areas as fiscal year 2010 ended.  
    Los Alamos personnel conducted more field investigations and cleanup campaigns than ever and completed a record number of lab shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

  • County poised to move on muni building

    In its last official meeting before new councilors step in come January, the Los Alamos County Council is poised to award a $19.5 million design-build contract for a new municipal building on Central Avenue.

    The council received an amended agenda last week that includes the proposed contract award for Jaynes Corporation in the amount of $19,536,868, along with the establishment of a municipal building project budget of $25,800,873.

  • Nonpotable water packs a punch

    Nonpotable water doesn’t impact a large number of people so some might just shrug at the recommended 15-cent rate increase for water that is only used for irrigation.
    However, with the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area working to provide machine-made snow next year, nonpotable water may pack more of punch than originally thought.

  • Update 12-19-10

    Communications Team seeking nominations

    Citizens interested in applying for the new Communications Team that will help Los Alamos County government implement its Communications Plan still have time to submit a letter of interest to the county administrator.
    The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday.
    The county is seeking at least four citizens who will join four county staff members.

    No trash pick-up on Christmas Eve

    Los Alamos County announced it will not have trash pick-up on Dec. 24.

  • Gimme Five

    Former Los Alamos Hilltopper and current University of New Mexico Lobo basketball player Alex Kirk is greeted by fans as he emerges from The Pit’s tunnel before Friday night’s game against Longwood University. Kirk’s first semester with the Lobos has been a successful one.

  • Community gears up for 2010 Assets Awards

    The time of year has come again to identify those people in the Los Alamos community that make a difference, every day.
    The second annual Community Asset Awards, coordinated by Assets In Action with the help of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, have plans underway to celebrate the community heroes for 2010.
    The project seeks to recognize community contributions through the efforts of youth, adults, senior citizens, businesses, clubs and organizations.

  • Be There 12-19-10


    Skate with Santa and his elves from 3-5 p.m. at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink and pose for photos with Santa later. Call 662-8173 for more information.
    Dec. 24

    Skate to holiday music on the outdoor ice rink lit with the reflection of holiday lights under the starry night sky from 6-8 p.m. at the Christmas Eve Luminaria Skate at the Ice Rink. The Los Alamos County Ice Rink is located at 4475 West Road. Call 662-4500 for more information or e-mail larec@lacnm.us.
    Dec. 27

  • Animal Shelter 12-19-10

    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.  
    Every cat is only $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • Kirk learning the ins and outs of college hoops quickly

    ALBUQUERQUE — Even compared to the typically busy life of a college student, Alex Kirk stays hopping.
    Kirk, the former Los Alamos High School boys basketball standout, made a big impression on the coaching staff of the University of New Mexico and found himself in the starting five for the Lobos to start the season as a true freshman.