Today's News

  • County Beat


    • Tuesday – County Council – 5 p.m., Council Chambers, 475 20th St. Closed session to discuss school district/county agreements for lease of land and buildings.

  • County quandary

    The job of county government is to answer hard questions with the help of and on behalf of the community.

  • Thinking Makes It So: And here's to you, Joe Fazio

    Thank you for your comments! Last week’s “Thinking Makes It So” discussed the sparkling miasma of mystery surrounding one Joe Fazio, who remains at the top of Poemhunter.com’s “Top 500 Poets,” well above Dylan Thomas, John Keats, William Carlos Williams and Robert Frost, and a full 46 poets ahead of Edna St. Vincent Millay, the elegant sonneteer.One nonplussed reader, whom I’ll refer to as Anthony, said he found it peculiar that Fazio’s name only tops the “complete list” of the Top 500.

  • An ounce of prevention

    The DWI Planning Council, whose mission it is to prevent and reduce underage drinking and the incidence of “Driving While Intoxicated,” will be building on previous successes in the year to come. Those successes include running a compliance sweep where 14 out of 14 businesses refused to sell alcohol to minors, and a program where local alcohol vendors voluntarily agreed to remove deceptively packaged jello-shots from their shelves.With outreach programs in the areas of prevention, enforcement, screening a

  • Closed and open: Council to meet twice Tuesday

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet on Tuesday, first in closed session at 5 p.m.

  • Health and fitness: Is chocolate really a healthy snack?

    There has been a lot of publicity in recent months suggesting chocolate may have health benefits.

    Chocolate has been linked to cholesterol reduction and antioxidant benefits.

    Dark chocolate contains approximately eight times more antioxidants than that found in strawberries. Antioxidants counteract the effects of free radicals in the body.

  • Sandra Marie Banister

    BANISTER – Sandra Marie Banister, 48, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2007, at her home in Mesa with he family at her side. She is survived by her parents: Charles and Elizabeth Wright, brother Charles Wright III, sister Jennifer Ann Mach and Husband Robert, niece Erikah Mach and nephew Rian Mach. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at East Valley Bible Church, 820 W. Elliot Rd., Gilbert, Ariz. Memorial Contributions maybe made to East Valley Bible Church, Gilbert, AZ 85233 or the Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix., AZ 85008.

  • What's ahead? Health care, ethics and budget top list

    Citizens curious about the topics of this year’s 30-day legislative session, which begins Tuesday, filled Fuller Lodge Thursday evening for the annual legislative preview co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women.“This is a budget session,” said Rep. Jeannette Wallace, R-Los Alamos, Sandoval and Santa Fe, who sits on both the Appropriations & Finance Committee and the Capital Outlay Committee.

  • Richardson quits presidential race

    SANTA FE – A year on the road and some $22 million later, Gov. Bill Richardson drops out of the race for the White House saying, “I gave this race the best I had.”He called it quits Thursday in front of a crowd of supporters and state employees packed into the rotunda at the state capitol.

  • Region aims for progress through partnering

    A formal kickoff for the next stage of Los Alamos County’s regional development initiative was held Thursday in the history-filled El Convento in Española. The event was attended by officials from the city and county of Santa Fe, the city and county of Taos, the city of Española and county of Rio Arriba and from Los Alamos County, all of whom gathered to show their support for the new project.Los Alamos County Council approved a contract for $250,000 with the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) Nov.