Today's News

  • Got food?

    Two young mountain lions have been frequenting the yard of Los Alamos residents Paige and Bill Purtymun. They recently encountered this curious cub on the back deck of their North Mesa Home.


  • Airport runway project takes off

    Drivers who frequent N.M. 502 probably have probably encountered huge dump trucks lumbering up the Main Hill Road and turning off onto a side dirt road near Los Alamos Airport. The activity is part of the work that’s being done to the airport’s runway.

    The project involves two phases, said Mike Harris, field representative for Delta Airport Consultants, Inc. The runway is being extended and then rehabilitated.

    The total cost of the project is $6.5 million. To pay for the project, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and State Aviation Department are contributing $6,337,500 and the county is paying $162,000.

    Kiewit is the contractor hired to do the work.

  • Update 05-01-11

    Candidates sought
    Republicans interested in applying for the vacant District 43 House seat in New Mexico Legislature should contact Ron Dolin at rdolin@hotmail.com or call 695-0864.

    Council meeting
    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Building.

    Advisory Board meeting
    Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Curtis Room at Fuller Lodge.

    Library board meeting
    The Los Alamos County Library board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mesa Public Library.

    Charter Review
    The Charter Review Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the training room at the Community Building.

  • Local initiative aims for lasting connection

    The Los Alamos-based Afghan Sister Village Project (ASVP) is collaborating with the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Foundation to bring together students at Los Alamos High School with those in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The Los Alamos-Jalalabad program is designed to help the students of both nations better understand each other’s customs and traditions.

    “We believe this understanding is critical for developing the mutual trust and respect needed for lasting peace,” said Bob Fuselier, a veterinarian in Los Alamos who founded the ASVP and serves as its board president.

  • Teens get a raw taste of the law

    The recent trial in Santa Fe during which alleged drunk driver Scott Owens was acquitted of all charges stemming from a fatal accident in 2009 struck a chord with some Los Alamos students who had the opportunity to observe some of the testimony in the case.

    The situation looked like an open and shut case: Owens was driving drunk, he hit a car full of teens that were on their way to a party on the outskirts of Santa Fe and four of the five passengers in that car died.
    But as New Mexicans would soon find out, prosecuting the case would be a lot more difficult than it appeared.

  • Let’s play ball!

    Keanna Cohen, who was recently honored as a Domenici Scholar at Los Alamos High School, throws the first pitch to catcher Taylor Jaramillo, a seventh grader, to commemorate the Los Alamos Little League opening day ceremony Saturday at North Mesa Baseball Fields (Majors Field). Gary Cooper sang the national anthem. Following the opening ceremony, two games were played as the Rockies took on the Dodgers and the Padres took on the Giants.


  • Public slams nuke dump plans

    POJOAQUE — It was evident about halfway through the public comment session Thursday night that not too many people were in favor of the Department of Energy wanting to build a nuclear disposal facility in Los Alamos or anywhere in New Mexico.

    In fact, one New Mexico resident had another alternative.

    “Build an above grade vault on the Mall at Washington, D.C. and mandate that all waste be sent there,” said Stuart Barger, who said he lives downwind from Los Alamos. “Make sure to use trucks and ship it there during a Congressional session.”

    The remarks drew laughs and applause from the majority of the crowd at the Cities of Gold conference room, but this was still serious business for all those in attendance.

  • Football: Lockout ends NFL’s wild week

    NEW YORK (AP) — From lockout to injunction to limbo and back to lockout — with a draft thrown in. Not even Super Bowl week gets that wild.
    Backed by an appeals court ruling, owners shut their doors once more, with players across the league trying to figure out where they stand — again.
    That includes veterans with contracts and free agents. It includes rookies drafted in the first round who took advantage of a small window Friday to meet with coaching staffs and get playbooks.
    And it includes players being drafted Saturday in the fourth through seventh rounds, plus any collegians not selected at all. They can have no such communication with their teams.

  • Basketball: James, Miami will battle Boston

    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James planned to spend a large part of Saturday studying film, looking for any edge that the Miami Heat may use against the Boston Celtics.
    Film from this season, that is.
    No need to watch the Celtics inflicting past playoff wounds on him. Those remain fresh — and time has not yet healed them.
    The inability to beat Boston is one of the biggest reasons why James is now wearing a Miami Heat uniform. He’ll get a third attempt to top the Celtics in a postseason series starting Sunday when the teams collide in Game 1 of what may easily become an epic Eastern Conference semifinal.

  • Schedule for May 2-7

    Golf: District 2-4A championship, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Softball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Tennis: Class 4A individual tournament, boys and girls, 9 a.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Tennis: Class 4A individual tournament, boys and girls, 9 a.m.

    Softball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Track and field: District 2-4A championship at Bernalillo, 3 p.m.

    Tennis: Class 4A team tournament, boys and girls, 9 a.m.

    Baseball: Class 4A tournament first round, TBA.