Today's News

  • Boys track and field: LA takes fourth at Harper

    In its last biggest test of the regular season before the state Class AAAA meet, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team took fourth place.

    Los Alamos finished with 55 points in the team standings at this weekend’s Richard Harper Memorial Invitational, hosted by Albuquerque Academy.

    With neither Los Alamos nor Academy tipping its hand much to the other this weekend — both teams pulled some of their top contenders in their top events — Academy’s Chargers finished in third place, scoring 62 team points.

  • New Superintendent coming to Bandelier May 10

    Jason Lott has been named superintendent of Bandelier National Monument.

    Lott, 39, is currently the superintendent at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Arizona where he has worked for three years.

    Intermountain Regional Director Mike Snyder said in a news release that Lott is set to begin his new assignment here on May 10.

  • A new superintendent is chosen

    Dr. Eugene Schmidt received the call Thursday evening from School Board President Joan Ahlers informing him that he’d been chosen as the new superintendent of Los Alamos Public Schools.

    When asked if he accepted, Schmidt said, “Wendy and I are anxious to accept and very excited to come to Los Alamos.”

    Schmidt is currently the superintendent of the Bridgeport School District in Washington.

    He also asked if he could wear his Los Alamos T-shirt to school in the morning that his students had given him after he applied for the job here.

  • School Board schedules two special meetings this week

    Los Alamos School Board will hold a special meeting at noon Tuesday in the district boardroom to discuss the district’s leased facilities.

    The board also has scheduled a special meeting for noon Thursday in the boardroom to discuss approval of the 20009-2010 budget.

    Both meetings are open to the public.


  • Fried Light - Can the leopard change its spots?

    After a visit from the new apostle of environmentalism, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Los Alamos is coming to the end of an interlude of environmental celebrations and events. Now may be as good a time as any to think seriously about how the laboratory is positioned for the country’s revived love affair with the planet earth.

    Oddly enough, the case could be made that decades from now Los Alamos National Laboratory will be as well known as a bastion of environmental knowledge and practice as it is both famous and notorious as the birthplace of the atomic bomb.

  • TVC announces start-up slate

    The horses are in the paddock, getting ready for race day.

    Two start-up companies with Los Alamos connections will be at the gate when Technology Ventures Corporation’s 16th annual investor forum gets underway May 6-7 in Albuquerque.

    Surya Suncare and Vital Alert Technologies are among 15 companies selected to present business plans to the national and international investment community this year.

  • Councilor questions use of funds

    Los Alamos County budget hearings will continue Tuesday at 7 p.m. in council chambers as councilors did not get through all the agenda items during their Thursday meeting.

    Though the majority of the county departments’ budgets were tentatively approved, council is yet to discuss and approve budgets for Public Works and Administrative Services.

  • Exhibit a family affair

    One of Los Alamos’ longest resident families, the Wilsons will spread their artwork throughout the library’s upper gallery.

    It is more than just art being celebrated; the show is also honoring family. It is even in the name of the show, Coschwivancundun, which is a “tribal name,” and combines everyone’s last names.

    The exhibit kicks off with a reception from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday. The show runs through May 30.

  • Program worth discussing

    Ruby K’s should get kudos for listening to Roger Brooks who told our community that we need to make some changes.

    One of those was putting some color here – and if you happen to have gone by their restaurant (or take a look on page one)  you’d see the color they added.

    Many of the points Brooks made are on the mark. Years ago when Wal-Mart moved into another state community, another such business guru thanked all the merchants that were open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for supporting all of the unemployed people in town.

  • Police Beat through April 22, 2009

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    April 16

    6:56 p.m. – Gloria Smith, 55, of San Juan was arrested on an outstanding district court warrant on Trinity Drive.

    April 17

    2:47 p.m. – David Chacon, 46, of Los Alamos was arrested near East Gate Road and charged with driving while his license is suspended or revoked.