Today's News

  • FRIED LIGHT: No alternative is no alternative

    FRIED LIGHT: No alternative is no alternative

    Every time I buy an airplane ticket these days I steel myself for the bad news to come:


    James Duffy, a resident of White Rock, passed away at the age of 76 on Monday, September 22, 2008, after a lengthy battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

    James started his career in the U.S. Navy and worked many different jobs before coming to Los Alamos in 1978, where he retired from LANL in 1993.

  • Espanola trucking company awarded contract*

    The planned Los Alamos County Eco Station moved one step closer to becoming a reality on Tuesday night during the County Council meeting in White Rock, when Environmental Manager Regina Wheeler presented a motion to council suggesting approval for a contract for general services with Salazar Trucking Co., Inc. in Espaola. Councilor Berting moved to approve the motion, which was seconded by Councilor West. After a vote, the motion passed 5-0.

  • County close to reaching agreement with NNSA*

    An agreement to provide Fire Department services for Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos County may have passed a hurdle at Tuesday night's County Council meeting held at the White Rock town hall.

  • Residents express concern over missing campaign signs

    An increasing number of local residents are coming forward with concern at finding their Obama campaign signs disappearing from their front yards – several, more than once.

    Most of the missing signs appear to be in yards and lots in Barranca Mesa.

  • More jurisdiction for some LAPD officers

    Those traversing N.M. 502 and other outlying parts of Santa Fe County, as if driving on the Autobahn, should know that the Los Alamos Police Department and the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department have struck a deal that will allow Los Alamos police officers to be cross-commissioned through Santa Fe County.

    This spells bad news for speeders, as LAPD officers will now be able to cite traffic offenders who are caught in those parts of Santa Fe County, which lie closest to Los Alamos.

  • Lead data study raises water quality concern

    SANTA FE – A persistent critic of the groundwater monitoring program at Los Alamos National Laboratory said he has found traces of what he considers “an overlooked contaminant plume” under an old waste dump on the southern boundary of the nuclear weapons laboratory.

  • From librarians to world travelers

    President Eisenhower founded the Sister City movement in 1956 to promote world peace and mutual understanding through citizen diplomacy.

    Today, more than six decades later, the Sister City Initiative is still flourishing and Los Alamos is a committed partner to the effort.

    The Los Alamos/Sarov Sister City Initiative works in conjunction with the State Department’s Open World Program, initiated in 1999 by the Library of Congress and authorized by the U.S. Congress to increase understanding between the United States and Russia.

  • Fun times at the VFW

    Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874 takes its service to several levels. The post’s work appears in Los Alamos but is also visible around the state and nation.

    To ensure its services do not fade away, the local VFW is hosting a “Funday Fundraiser” from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the post home.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:Dance lessons

    Its walls were built to educate young people.

    The knobby wood beams were erected to pass on lessons from one generation to another; lessons in several areas of life – the outdoors, discipline and academics.

    The Ranch School shucked away all comfortable securities and instilled students with knowledge to prepare them for the next stages of their lives.