Today's News

  • House probes cyber security

    A House investigations subcommittee resumed scrutiny of security issues at the national weapons labs Thursday in Washington, D.C., with more than one suggestion that Los Alamos National Laboratory may have turned a corner.

    The meeting was a follow-up on security at LANL, but new concerns about a physical security failure at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory drew sharp attention.

    LANL Director Michael Anastasio joined directors of the other two national labs and Department of Energy security officials at the hearing.

  • Resolution recognizes school-county partnership

    President Steven Girrens of the Los Alamos Board of Education presented a resolution Thursday evening recognizing a partnership between the schools and Los Alamos County.

    Girrens made the presentation during a special school board meeting, open to the public and attended by one person, inside the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

  • Rosh Hashanah: A time for reflection

    The year was somewhere around 1400 B.C. A large number of Jews and Egyptians had just left Egypt in an extraordinary departure that was preceded by a mind-numbing display of God’s miraculous power.

  • New music director at Unitarian Church

    There have been some major changes at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos this fall, including hiring Alicia Solomon as the new music director.

    Solomon, a veteran soloist of the Santa Fe Opera, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and others, is the first professional musician to be hired by the church in its 53-year history.

    In addition to directing the Adult Choir, overseeing the Children’s Choir volunteers, and organizing other volunteer musicians, she supplies piano and guitar accompaniment, as well as vocal solos, for worship services.

  • County to consider downtown purchase*

    It's no secret that Los Alamos County has an ambitious load of projects that they are working on in an effort to improve the quality of life on the hill. Some of those projects are nearing completion, like the first phase of the Diamond Drive project and the skate park, while others are more long-term works in progress, like the Entrada project and the new judicial/police/jail complex.

  • Activities planned for Public Land's Day*

    The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will offer tours of the hydroelectric plant in Abiquiu tomorrow starting at noon. The DPU is offering the tours in celebration of National Public Land's Day.

    The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers and the DPU will provide conservation and clean electric power production information for Public Lands Day celebrants, following the group's work party tomorrow morning.

  • FRIED LIGHT: No alternative is no alternative

    FRIED LIGHT: No alternative is no alternative

    Every time I buy an airplane ticket these days I steel myself for the bad news to come:


    James Duffy, a resident of White Rock, passed away at the age of 76 on Monday, September 22, 2008, after a lengthy battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

    James started his career in the U.S. Navy and worked many different jobs before coming to Los Alamos in 1978, where he retired from LANL in 1993.

  • Espanola trucking company awarded contract*

    The planned Los Alamos County Eco Station moved one step closer to becoming a reality on Tuesday night during the County Council meeting in White Rock, when Environmental Manager Regina Wheeler presented a motion to council suggesting approval for a contract for general services with Salazar Trucking Co., Inc. in Espaola. Councilor Berting moved to approve the motion, which was seconded by Councilor West. After a vote, the motion passed 5-0.

  • County close to reaching agreement with NNSA*

    An agreement to provide Fire Department services for Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos County may have passed a hurdle at Tuesday night's County Council meeting held at the White Rock town hall.