Today's News

  • Hall: ‘No excuse for bad behavior’

    County Council Chair James Hall said he felt ashamed of the behavior exhibited by various community members caught up in the skate park project set for construction in downtown Los Alamos.

  • School renewal takes shape

    Nine months away from a likely school bond referendum that has not been formally set, Los Alamos Board of Education President Steve Girrens and retiring Superintendent Jim Anderson sounded like the election plan was all but a go.

    Speaking at a Kiwanis Club luncheon Tuesday, Girrens laid out the 20-year program that many civic and community groups will probably see over the next several months.




    We want to thank all those friends who came to George’s retirement celebration at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church.

    It was a wonderful turn out and it gave us an incomparable memory to treasure. You have been most generous in your outpouring of cards, gifts and comments to George, and we are most grateful.

    This is a community we love and the people here are indeed a blessing in our lives.

    Thank you, each one.


    Joann and George Anderson

    Celebrating 20 years

  • Thinking Makes It So: A little magnificent

    Of all my memories of Shanghai, I most clearly recall sitting on the bus. Specifically, I remember looking out at miles of e hi-rises, hundreds of them, bland, uniform, claustrophobic as gravel, but overwhelmingly big, filling up both ground and sky.

  • KSL absorbed; IMTEC bought

    Two recent announcements played on the sensitive nerve of employment uncertainty in the Los Alamos community. One was about the acquisition of IMTEC a rapidly growing manufacturing company that got its start in Los Alamos as HYTEC and employs a few dozen people locally.

    The other was about a decision to end a primary support services subcontract involving 876 employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    HYTEC to IMTEC to 3M

  • Three teachers help shape young minds

    They may live in different communities, have different backgrounds, but Diane Jenkins, Barbara Cruz and Jennifer Moss are united in one purpose; teaching the newest generation of students.

    In recognition of these three teachers’ work to accomplish this mission, Little Forest Playschool staff honored its employees during the annual corporation meeting May 15. They each received a plaque and a flower.

    “(I’m) just proud to receive that plaque,” Jenkins said. She added she is happy to work with the children, and their parents.

  • Aspen Elementary donates 2,300 books to clinics

    The third grade GATE program at Aspen Elementary School collected 2,300 books for the Checkerboard Area Health System waiting rooms.

    Used children’s books in good condition were needed to make the waiting rooms more patient friendly, and the Checkerboard Area Health System worked to comply with the CAHS Community Guidance Council’s request for books.

    Several other donors contributed to the book drive. Jemez Valley Medical Clinic and the Cuba Health Center received multiple donations of children’s books.

  • Patrols to begin Friday

    In an effort to make Los Alamos County roads safer, officers from the Los Alamos County Police Department are cracking down on drunk drivers.

    The agency will conduct saturation patrols starting Friday and continuing throughout the weekend.

    The DWI saturation patrols are aimed at helping police detect and arrest motorists who choose to drive after drinking, said Sgt. Andrew Goldie, adding that during this period, officers will be out in force.

  • Kirk says JJAB took no stand on skate park locale

    In the discussion of a new skate park in front of Mesa Public Library during Wednesday’s Planning & Zoning meeting, Commissioner Ann Wadstrom described the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board as “the organization pushing for this location...”

    JJAB Chairman Alan Kirk takes exception to that characterization saying Wadstrom’s remarks are either “misinformed or the result of a misunderstanding.”

  • HIPAA limits patient disclosures

    The Los Alamos County Fire Department responds to daily calls ranging from house, car, building and brush fires to emergency medical calls, canyon rescues, automobile accidents and false alarms.

    Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshall Michael Thompson explained that because the vast majority of calls received pertain to medical issues, the fire department is limited in what they can disclose to the public by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1999 (HIPAA Act).