Today's News

  • Plenty of potential

    With just the right tweaking Los Alamos is poised to become a vibrant, thriving mecca for science and innovation. This is the conclusion of a team of state experts who spent three days in town last week dissecting it from top to bottom.

    The Arts and Cultural District Resource Team told business and community leaders that during conversations with people all over town it heard the “disconnect” and understands the recent history behind the real or perceived lack of stronger collaboration between Los Alamos National Laboratory, UNM-LA and the downtown community.

  • Responding to a call for help

    Global warming is not really up for debate, at least in most scientific circles. It’s here and it is real, according to Chick Keller, executive director of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Keller showed slide after slide of charts and graphs that revealed an increase in temperatures around the world to a Leadership Los Alamos session Friday.

    Therefore, the question isn’t so much whether climate change exists but rather, how a society responds to it, Keller said.

  • News Alert: Bank phone scam in progress!

    Residents of Los Alamos and surrounding areas are receiving automated calls to their cell phones claiming to be from their financial institution. These automated phone calls are a scam.

    The automated call indicates that your account has been suspended or compromised and then asks for the customer's ATM or debit card number and PIN. The phone calls are NOT from a financial institution.

    You should never provide personal information or account numbers over the phone unless you originate the call and know to who you are speaking.

  • 04-13-10 Police Beat

    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 1

    12:22 a.m. – Three Los Alamos girls ages 14, 15 and 16 were charged with Minor In Possession (MIP) of alcohol at 1399 Diamond Dr. following an investigation into suspicious activity around the convenience store near Sandia. The girls were referred to the juvenile probation officer and released to their parents.

  • Babí commemoration of the Twelve Days of Ridvan will be held at noon Tuesday in the Rose Garden at Fuller Lodge. The public is invited to participate in this obervance of Babí/Baha'i Holy Days of Ridvan.


  • News Alert: Mini van driver won’t be charged
  • News Alert: Schools facing $1.8 million shortfall - superintendent recommending list of cuts

    The Los Alamos Board of Education met in open session Friday to discuss critical issues involving the district’s $1.8 million 2010-2011 school year operating budget shortfall - leading to a potentially long list of cuts.

    “Two factors drive this reduction in revenues,” LAPS Business Manager John Wolfe said. “First, the state is receiving less revenue than anticipated and despite working during the recent legislative session to raise taxes and implement other measures, revenues will fall short. That’s affecting us by $800,000.”

  • UPDATE: Boys golf wins, girls golf takes third at home invite

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  • 04-20-10 Update

    Police beat

      Property thefts at Los Alamos National Laboratory and an Alcalde boy arrested on an outstanding warrant and suspected of driving a stolen vehicle top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    LAGS meeting

      The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at

    7:30 p.m. today at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. Kay Birdsell of Los Alamos National Laboratory will present a talk titled, “Chromium Contamination in the Regional Aquifer beneath Los Alamos National Laboratory.”

  • Utilities Board to hold open house Wednesday

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold an open house Wednesday to welcome citizens to its new meeting room located at 170 Central Park Square.  

    Beginning at 5 p.m., visitors will have an opportunity to meet board members, tour the new Department of Public Utilities’ administrative offices, and enjoy light refreshments prior to the board’s regular  5:30 p.m. monthly meeting. 

    Visitors are also encouraged to stay for the board meeting.

    Agenda items for Wednesday’s meeting include: