Today's News

  • Energy Secretary sees future for security labs

    ALBUQUERQUE – The primary role of Los Alamos and the other nuclear weapons labs remains as stewards of the nuclear stockpile, “as long as other countries continue to have nuclear weapons.”

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu had answers for some of the uncertainties about the future of the nuclear weapons complex. But those issues weren’t topmost on his mind, and he probably didn’t lay them to rest.

    During his trip to New Mexico this week, Chu reaffirmed the nuclear security mission as the main job of the weapons laboratories.

  • Council Corner: County should offset property tax hike

  • Council meeting venue changed

    Tuesday’s county council meeting is a must-attend event for anyone interested in the standards for Trinity Drive, property taxes, the municipal building or the Judicial/Police/Jail complex, as all of these items will be discussed.

    The meting was originally scheduled to be held in White Rock, however, a change of venue has been made and instead, the meeting will be held at the community building at 7 p.m.

    The evening will begin with public comment, followed by the consent agenda, on which there are four items of business.

  • Sustainability main focus of luncheon

    The first Los Alamos County Sustainability Leadership Luncheon was held Thursday at Fuller Lodge.

    More than 50 leaders from government, institutions and private companies convened to discuss a shared vision of a sustainable future. 

    Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities hosted the event with sponsorship from Los Alamos National Bank, North Wind, Inc. and Energy Controls, Inc.

  • Fire safer cigarette bill signed into law

    Any entity that manufactures cigarettes to be sold in New Mexico must now make them self-extinguishable.

    In nearly his final bill action from the 2009 Legislative session, Gov. Bill Richardson signed House Bill 70, the “Fire Safer Cigarette and Firefighter Protection Act,” into law Wednesday imposing stiff penalties on manufacturers who fail to comply.

  • Viewing Easter’s rich history

    A major controversy in early Christianity, in which an Eastern and a Western position can be distinguished, occurred in fixing the date on which the Resurrection of Jesus was to be observed and celebrated, according to research by Hans J. Hillerbrand for the Encyclopedia Britannica.

    The dispute was not definitively resolved, he said, until the 8th century.

  • Celebrate Los Alamos Treasures

    The 60th birthday party for Los Alamos  County will take place June 10. As the community marks this milestone with a year-long calendar of events to honor the occasion, Living Treasures of Los Alamos celebrates its 10th anniversary by honoring Laurence Martin “Marty” Holland; Lawry and Alice Mann; and Dale Holm at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

  • Hear the history of LA’s roads

    Before the Manhattan Project and previous to the Ranch School, there were homesteaders.

    In 1862, the U.S. Congress passed the Homesteaders Act, Los Alamos author Dorothy Hoard said. Under this act, people applied for entry to live on a piece of land.

  • PUTTING ASSETS INTO ACTION: Local youth, a local resource

    This week we look at Asset #7 Community Values Youth. According to the Search Institute, youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they perceive that adults in the community value youth.

    When I started my interest in working with Assets, our community rated 15 percent, according to our youth, on how the community valued them. While the current data results aren’t due back for a few months, I’m certain the tide is changing.

  • Baseball: LA grabs two 2-4A victories

    ESPAÑOLA — It takes two. Los Alamos’ baseball team, that is.

    Under cloudy, rainy skies Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers swept the Española Valley Sundevils in a critical District 2AAAA doubleheader. Los Alamos held on for a 6-5 victory in Saturday’s game one, then drubbed Española Valley 13-0 in five innings to take the nightcap.

    It was a pair of games the Hilltoppers needed after a disappointing loss Wednesday at Bernalillo to start 2AAAA play.