Today's News

  • Baseball: LA returns home to face Pojoaque

    After three straight weekends at tournaments, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team will be back at home this afternoon.

    Los Alamos will host Pojoaque in a nondistrict game today at Bomber Field. That game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

    The Hilltoppers (3-8) have finished seventh in all three of their season tournaments, including last weekend’s Aztec Invitational.

    Los Alamos lost its first two games of the tournament to Farmington 12-2, and Piedra Vista 8-0, before coming back to beat Aztec’s Tigers 20-9.

  • Sports update

    Today’s softball game canceled

    Today’s softball game between Santa Fe and Los Alamos, which was scheduled for 4 p.m. at Santa Fe High, has been canceled.

    Santa Fe scheduled two games to be played today and will keep its game against Capital.

    Los Alamos’ next scheduled game is its District 2AAAA opener April 1 against Taos.

    Atomic City Roadrunners start pace race season April 7

    The Atomic City Roadrunners will open the 2009 pace race season April 7.

  • ANALYSIS Opening round: Nuclear Facility enters the gauntlet

    As a key Congressional committee met to discuss next year’s budget for the nuclear weapons complex, a high priority project for Los Alamos National Laboratory was one of several big ticket items that shared the spotlight.


    LANL has a demonstrable need to get out of its obsolete, circa 1952, Chemistry and Metallurgy Research (CMR) facility and wants to relocate its capabilities to a brand new Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR).


  • 2009 Legislature ends, special session looms

    SANTA FE – Some loose ends remain following this year’s legislative session, which officially drew to an end at noon Saturday.

    Lawmakers passed more than 140 bills in 60 days. The governor signed 22 bills into law. He vetoed one – SB 167 Pre-Kindergarten Program Distribution – and has until April 10 to sign dozens more sitting on his desk.

    Rep. Jeannette Wallace, R-Los Alamos, sponsored HB 70 Safer Cigarette & Firefighter Protection Act, which successfully passed the Senate Friday evening.

  • UNM-LA’s One-Stop Career Center re-opens for business

    The One-Stop Career Center at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos is open again and ready to serve job seekers and employers in the Los Alamos Area.

    Career Development Specialist Delmeria Martinez is on duty in the office, located downstairs in Building Two (Student Services), from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:30-1:30 p.m.) on Wednesdays and Fridays.

    Job seekers and employers may call 662-5919 ext. 607 to make an appointment, for information or to post a job.

    Walk-in clients are also welcome and services are free.

  • County cautious about accepting stimulus money

    While U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is urging New Mexico police departments to apply for Department of Justice grants to help hire new officers, Los Alamos County is weighing all sides of the government’s various stimulus offers.

    County Administrator Max Baker said Thursday county staff continues to monitor a growing list of potential infrastructure improvements and programs that span a wide variety of needs throughout the county.

  • Portion of Trinity Drive to be closed

    Los Alamos NM – Beginning Monday the outside westbound lane of Trinity Drive will be closed on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in front of the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex construction site for the purpose of making utility tie-ins. This lane closure is expected to last approximately three weeks; however, mechanical or weather delays may occur. Motorists are asked to slow down and plan for extra travel time or seek an alternate route; especially if traveling westbound during the heavier noon traffic.

  • Council's agenda full for Tuesday

    Public hearings and utility easements top the agenda for Tuesday night’s county council meeting. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in council chambers.

    The evening will begin with two proclamations. The first will declare April 18 as Clean Up Los Alamos Day. The second will designate April 22 as Earth Day in Los Alamos County.

  • A 20-year-old success story

    Annette Weyrauch started a private physical therapy practice in

    February 1988 in the Small Business Center behind the post office. In

    1994, she opened Physical Therapy Plus Inc; four years ago, she moved her business to its current location at 1350 Central Ave. and she celebrated 20 years in business about four weeks ago.

    Tables were heaped with food, balloons decorated the walls and the business was crowded with people helping Weyrauch celebrate her anniversary on Feb. 24.

    “It seems great,” she said about her anniversary, “I came from

  • Diamond Drive Phase 3 could soon be underway

    Los Alamos residents get ready. Construction for Diamond Drive Phase 3 could be right around the corner.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, a motion will be presented to council asking that a bid in the amount of $4,909,516, plus applicable gross receipts tax, be awarded to RMCI Inc. for the construction of Diamond Drive Phase 3.