Today's News

  • Economic rebound slowed last quarter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The economic rebound last quarter turned out to be slower than first thought, one of the reasons unemployment is likely to stay high this year.

    The economy grew at a 3 percent annual rate from January to March, the Commerce Department said Thursday. That was slightly weaker than an initial estimate of 3.2 percent a month ago. The new reading, based on more complete information, also fell short of economists' forecast for 3.4 percent growth.

  • 05-27-10 Update

    Authors Speak

      Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series presents Judith Phillips at 7 p.m. today in the upstairs meeting rooms.

    Frito pie night

      The Los Alamos High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps will host a Frito pie night from 5:30–7 p.m. today at the Posse Lodge. The fee is $7.

    Guitars and Gateaux

  • Montoya joins the Topper team

    Los Alamos Public Schools has named Cindy Montoya the new assistant principal at Los Alamos High School.

    “Ms. Montoya is the real deal when it comes to administration,” LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt said. She will become an invaluable resource to the high school staff, students and parents. Her knowledge and skill set for improving instruction and raising student achievement made her a fan favorite at Chamisa, a school which will miss her leadership.”

  • Lighting North Mesa Ballfield

    Editor’s note: This is the last story in a four part series about capital improvement projects moving forward in the county.

    Safety and efficiency top the drive by Los Alamos County Parks Division toward replacing dilapidated lighting at three North Mesa ball fields.

    In 2009, the Parks Division turned in a Phase 1 application to study the long overdue lighting needs of Lou Caveglia, Bun Ryan and Seniors Field and were given the green light to proceed, Community Development Director Stephani Johnson said.


    A neighbor happened upon a door left ajar at a residence in the Mountain Village Condominiums Wednesday afternoon, which led to the discovery of the owner’s body.

    Jeanne Lang, 53, had been lying dead on the floor of her master bedroom at 43 Canyon View Dr. for approximately three weeks, according to officials at the scene.

  • 7.2 quake hits South Pacific nation of Vanuatu

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 rattled the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu early Friday, briefly triggering a tsunami watch for the region, officials said. There were no immediate reports of damage.

    The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck just after 4 a.m. local time and was centered 300 miles (485 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Port Vila, at a depth of 22 miles (36 kilometers).

  • NM Senators introduce bill to move Valles Caldera under National Park Service control

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve would be transferred to the National Park Service under legislation by New Mexico's senators.

    Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, both D-N.M., introduced the measure Thursday.

    According to a Government Accountability Office report, the northern New Mexico preserve is years behind schedule in developing a management control system, and a path to be financially self-sustained by 2015 will be a major challenge.

  • 05-28-10 Update

    Tinsley Ellis performs today

      Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presents at

    7 p.m. today, Tinsley Ellis at Ashley Pond.

    ‘Planet 51’

      Los Alamos County Movies in the Park will screen “Planet 51” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rover Park.

    Brown Bag Series

      Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag Performance Series presents soprano Ruth Wilson Francisco and accompanist Nancy Thomas at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    Master Gardeners

  • Attacks on staff reach an all time high

    WASHINGTON, DC — Attacks and threats against U.S. Forest Service employees and National Park Service rangers reached an all-time record in 2009, according to agency incident reports released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). This spike in violent incidents reflects growing danger to both staff and visitors on federal lands

    Agency incident reports, obtained by PEER through the Freedom of Information Act, document increasing lawlessness in remote public lands where people go to get away from urban ills:

  • Bingaman and Udall introduce bills

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall recently introduced legislation to transfer the management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve to the National Park Service.

    The bill follows on a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) mandated by the Valles Caldera Preservation Act of 2000 and a feasibility study from the National Park Service requested by the two senators.