Today's News

  • Winter storm hits area with a vengeance

    Old Man Winter seems to be making up for lost time.

    The relatively mild conditions in the Los Alamos area so far this season yielded to a powerful winter storm last night that dumped about 8 to 10 inches of snow on the area based on unofficial estimates.

    The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning Thursday that expired Friday morning. While skies were beginning to show some breaks in the overcast, snow was still falling at 10 a.m.

  • Improvements ordered for county’s CIP process

    County staff has been directed to prepare changes to the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) process by county council members.
    During a special meeting Wednesday night, council agreed that the current CIP method could be improved through ensuring projects representing maintenance or safety are planned and prioritized in accordance with an integrated evaluation process.
    Council approved that the CIP process changes ensure policy decisions precede the scoping of any capital project where required.

  • Newly elected officials sworn in at ceremony

    The Justice Center buzzed with excitement this morning as nine people took the oath of office.

    Incumbent Democrat Magistrate Judge Pat Casados administered the oath of office to incumbent Republican Municipal Judge Alan Kirk before he officiated over the remainder of the ceremony.

  • New councilors' talk priorities

    The elections have wrapped up and the swearing-in ceremony is complete, so now it’s time to get down to business.

  • Update 12-17-10

    Communications Team seeking nominations

    Citizens interested in applying for the new Communications Team that will help Los Alamos County government implement its Communications Plan still have time to submit a letter of interest to the county administrator.
    The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday.
    The county is seeking at least four citizens who will join four county staff members.

    GOP convention

  • Religion listings 12-17-10

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • Bible Answers 12-17-10

    “Why is Jesus referred to as the ‘Alpha and Omega?’ These are Greek letters and He spoke Aramaic.” — Jack

    First, remember that Greek was the most widely spoken language of Jesus’ day in His part of the world. Because the writers of the New Testament wrote in Greek, they would have used the Greek letters regardless of how Jesus might have said the phrase in His native tongue.

  • House Roll Call: Bill to extend tax cuts

    The 277-148 roll call Friday by which the House passed a bill to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes, renew jobless benefits and cut Social Security taxes.

    A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the measure.

    Voting yes were 139 Democrats and 138 Republicans.

    Voting no were 112 Democrats and 36 Republicans.

    X denotes those not voting.

    There is 1 vacancy in the 435-member House.


  • Stocks drift down a day after hitting 2-year highs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stock trading opened quietly Friday, a day after major indexes hit two-year highs.

    In a sign the economy is improving, the Conference Board said its index leading economic indicators rose 1.1 percent in November. The index — which tracks data such as orders for new goods and materials — rose 0.5 percent in October.

  • Mullen: Taliban hideouts can be shut down

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Friday that he thinks it is possible that the Pakistani military can shut down Taliban hideouts on its soil to prevent insurgents from moving back and forth across the long, porous border with Afghanistan.