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Today's News

  • Making her debut Wednesday at Fuller Lodge

    Pianist Patti Merrill will make her public performance debut in Los Alamos during the upcoming Brown Bag concert at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    The program will feature music by Bach, Chopin, Debussy and Grieg. Also on the program will be some of Merrill’s own compositions. At the conclusion of the concert, there will be a piece titled,“Freedom,” which she wrote.

  • Taking their cause to the streets

    The rate of Americans becoming diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease is reaching epidemic proportions.

    Agnes Vallejos, executive director of New Mexico’s chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, said there are 5.2 million Americans with the disease. New Mexico is not immune to the disease; more than 38,000 citizens in the state have been diagnosed, in fact the disease is found right in town. Pauline Schneider, executive director of Los Alamos Retired Senior Organization, said 500 people in Los Alamos have been diagnosed with the disease.

  • Utility rates keep going up

    Utility rates keep going up

    It’s not like we didn’t tell you so, but we did tell you so.

    In response to increased costs, PNM is asking for new rates — and this is after they just received a rate hike.

    And it is not just PNM. Los Alamos recently approved a rate hike — in both electric and water rates.

    Meanwhile, New Mexico’s largest utility company announced it has proposed new electric rates to help the state prepare for future demand and the need for cleaner energy sources.

  • 99 bottles of beer and you

    Too many people break the speed limit on the highways. The obvious solution? Raise the speed limits!

    Obesity is a growing problem (no pun intended) in our elementary and middle schools. The obvious solution? Lower the price of candy bars!

    The song, “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall,” used to be a joke. I mean, seriously, who would drink 99 bottles of beer? Even the best of beers lose their flavor after your 18th bottle.

    And yet, this has become the theme song for many college presidents.

  • Espaola truck company gets county contract

    The planned Los Alamos County Eco Station moved one step closer to becoming a reality Tuesday night during the County Council meeting in White Rock.

    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 Fran Berting moved to approve the motion, which was seconded by Councilor Jim West.

    After a vote, the motion passed 5-0.

  • 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.

  • Council, NNSA close to deal on fire services

    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.

  • 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.