Today's News

  • Police Beat through 3-30-09

    March 26

    7:13 a.m. – Los Alamos Lodge reported a laptop computer stolen along with some cash from its facility at 2201 Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is $918.

    2:14 p.m. – Florence Hsu, 72, of Los Alamos was charged with shoplifting sushi from Smiths and issued a citation. The estimated loss is $8.47.

    8:40 p.m. – Eric Noveroske, 20, of Los Alamos was arrested on State Road 4 and charged with aggravated DUI and careless driving.

  • Diamond Drive Phase 3 to be discussed at meeting

    Warm weather is right around the corner and construction of Phase 3 on the Diamond Drive project will soon be in full swing.

    Residents will get the chance to have the project explained to them in a meeting at the golf course on Monday at 6 p.m. The Public Works Department will host the question and answer session, which will walk residents through the project and give them a chance to voice their concerns and ask questions about what the project will entail.

  • Business items top council agenda

    County councilors will have their work cut out for them during Tuesday night’s meeting. Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the Community Building, where they will handle a full agenda.

    State Representative Jeannette Wallace and Lobbyist Scott Scanland will give a legislative update at the beginning of the meeting.

  • Civility lacking

    Longtime bicyclist Steven Booth had a concern and while local officials were willing to listen, there was little they could do.

    Booth told county officials that it is very dangerous to ride a bike here. Drivers cut cyclists off or just can’t see those folks on the human-powered vehicles.

    He said it is so bad that he is going to stop riding to work here.

    While education may be a part of the problem, it may go deeper than that. There seems to be a lack of courtesy that goes beyond just a bicyclist.

  • Fire department strives for continual improvement

    In July, the Center for Public Safety Excellence presented a Self Assessment Facilitation proposal to the Los Alamos Fire Department. The self assessment process is a method in which to promote excellence within the fire service through continuous quality improvement.

    The Center provides participating fire departments with a variety of mediums including two distinct programs offering agency accreditation and chief fire officer designation and other projects that enhance training, quality and information available to fire and emergency service agencies and their personnel.

  • Celebrating art, community support and dessert Saturday

    The Art Center at Fuller Lodge has expanded its reach to include every resident in the county of Los Alamos.

    With the inauguration of its first Biennial Membership Drive, Raffle and Donor Recognition, the Art Center Board of Directors wants to inform everyone in the county that the Art Center is more than a place for practicing visual artists or those who appreciate the visual arts but is a cultural and educational center for all.

  • It’s more than just the words

    A book is a mysterious thing. You never quite know what you are in for until the book cover is flipped opened.

    To celebrate the mystery and artistic quality of books, Mesa Public Library is hosting an exhibit that features the work of the LIBROS: New Mexico Book Arts Guild Saturday through April 18.

  • Police Beat through 3-25-09

    March 19

    2:43 p.m. – Los Alamos County reported damage to its rodeo arena fence at 850 North Mesa Road. The estimated damage is $200.

    5:38 p.m. – A 9-year-old Los Alamos boy was reported shot by a soft air gun by unknown children on Canyon Road.

    8:28 p.m. – A 62-year-old Los Alamos woman reported damage to her car by someone scratching it with a key while parked at 600 San Ildefonso Road. The estimated damage is $999.99.

    March 20

  • Hilltoppers’ win streak snapped

    Friday’s baseball game between Los Alamos and Albuquerque Academy didn’t want for big innings.

    An 8-run fifth inning posted by the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was countered by a 10-run sixth inning from the Academy Chargers.

    The two teams combined for 35 runs Friday, but the Hilltoppers came up on the short end of an 18-17 extra-inning decision played at Bomber Field.

  • Los Alamos tops competition in Santa Fe

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team grabbed a big victory at the Española Valley Invitational Saturday.

    Los Alamos picked up 39 points in the invitational, which included 10 teams and was played at Capital High School in Santa Fe. Taos finished with 17 points to earn second place, while Farmington and Bosque School tied for third, picking up 15 points each.