Today's News

  • Threats to CalPERS pensions never greater

    The organization fighting to protect the pension benefits of retired public employees is fighting for new members.

  • Council awards Diamond Drive Phase 3 contract

    Drivers get ready. Your trip between 39th Street  and North Road is about to get a bit bumpy.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, councilors voted to award Bid No. 2009-11 to RMCI Inc. in the amount of $4.91 million plus applicable gross receipts tax for the construction of Diamond Drive Phase 3.

    The motion passed 6-1, with Councilor Robert Gibson voting against it.

  • Expanding bike lane system

    Since Daylight Saving Time and spring are upon us, it is timely to review some principles of bicycle operation with respect to our new and growing system of bike lanes.

    Currently, much of Central Avenue and Diamond Drive, as well as N. and S. San Ildefonso have bike lanes. More of these lanes are in the works, as the remaining two phases of Diamond Drive construction resulting in the entire length of this arterial having bike lanes. 

  • Heart of lab now named for Domenici

    A ceremony Tuesday afternoon completed the process of naming three buildings at the center of Los Alamos National Laboratory in honor of one of the lab’s leading patrons, former Sen. Pete Domenici.


    Domenici was on hand Tuesday to receive the plaudits of laboratory leaders and staff in the auditorium of the National Security Science Building (NSSB).


    “You won’t have any buildings left to dedicate if you keep this up,” joked Domenici during his speech, according to the laboratory’s Newsbulletin this morning.

  • Mountain principal’s job in question

    Rumors were running rampant this morning that Mountain Elementary School Principal Mike Katko has been asked to resign or be fired. 

    The source of the rumors is not yet clear.

    The Los Alamos Board of Education met behind closed doors Tuesday in two executive sessions. Discussions of personnel matters was included on the agenda of both. The first session was held at 4 p.m. and the second at 5 p.m.

  • Baseball: LA trounces Pojoaque in 5 innings

    Despite an 8-0 loss to the Piedra Vista Panthers four days earlier, Los Alamos Hilltopper manager Mike Gill thought his team might have turned a corner.

    Los Alamos’ baseball team played Piedra Vista, the defending Class AAAA champions, to a 2-0 contest through six innings before the Panthers pushed six runs across the plate in the final inning.

  • Making his Los Alamos debut

    David Gonzales has studied with some of the guitar greats.

    Now he shares his knowledge with the next generation of guitar musicians as an intern at Albuquerque Academy.  

    Gonzales is also taking his skills as a guitarist to the stage. Thursday, he will be the next performer in the Guitar and Gateaux concert series. The show kicks off with dessert at 7 p.m. followed by music at 7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge.

    The program for the concert will include music by Mauro Giuliani, Manuel Ponces, Manuel de Falla, Francis Pouleno and Albert Ruosel.

  • Special Session planned for October

    SANTA FE – With a bang of his gavel, the Speaker of the House officially ended this year’s 60-day session at about noon Saturday.

    A special session will follow in order to tie up a number of loose ends left dangling.

    “There will be a special session,” said Gov. Richardson Saturday during his standard 1 p.m. press conference. “The issue will be when. It will be this fall, probably October.”

  • School Board meets at Mountain Thursday

  • Harvey Yates takes time to talk about the issues

    New Mexico’s new GOP chairman, Harvey E. Yates Jr., recently spent time on the phone with local GOP Chair Ron Dolin.

    “It’s a good thing I have TiVo,” joked Dolin who was watching sports on television when his phone rang. “I thought he might talk to me for maybe 15 minutes but he spent nearly an hour and I was very impressed with his knowledge and passion for the issues.”