Today's News

  • VIDEO: Apple's Response to IPhone Glitches Is Key
  • Raise your singing voice at Fuller Lodge this weekend


    The 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Shapenote Convention will be from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday and from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Fuller Lodge.

    All are welcome for two full days of shapenote singing from the

    1991 edition of “The Sacred Harp.” Loaner books will be available.

    Dinner will be available on the grounds both days. Singing school will be 7 p.m. today at Kelly Hall in Trinity on the Hill Episcopalian Church, 3900 Trinity Dr.

    It’s old.  It’s spirited.  It’s hauntingly beautiful… and it’s 

    loud! Come sing for yourself!

    For more information call Claire Singleton 661-2666. 

  • ITP awareness event set for Friday

    For people suffering from ITP, immune thrombocytopenia purpura, the bumps and bruises cannot be taken lightly.
    About 200,000 in the United States suffer from ITP, an autoimmune disorder that results in dangerously low platelet levels in the blood. The immune system, often for unknown reasons, flags the platelets as foreign bodies and the spleen then removes the platelets from circulation.
    Platelets are small components that help the blood clot. A person with ITP is at a higher risk of bruising and bleeding. ITP affects 10 times as many people as hemophilia, yet most people, and some doctors, know nothing about it.
    To raise awareness of the disorder, September has been designated ITP Awareness month with Friday being “Sport Purple for Platelets Day.”
    Jennifer Necker, a sophomore at Los Alamos High School, who was diagnosed with ITP a year and a half ago, has been battling the highs and lows of having ITP.

  • State Briefs 09-25-14

    Motorists: New Mexico
    sheriff aggressive with them

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Two motorists say a northern New Mexico sheriff accused roughing up another driver also was aggressive with them during traffic stops.
    Yvette Maes told jurors Wednesday that Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella used expletives and threatened to take her to jail after she flashed her high-beam headlights at his unmarked car. The 52-year-old said she flashed her lights in retaliation for him tailgating on a rural road.
    Another motorist, 40-year-old Jacob Ledesma, said Rodella threw his badge at him during a traffic stop. Ledesma says Rodella pulled him over in an unmarked car after the motorist passed him.
    Defense attorneys were expected to call witnesses today in the trial of Rodella who is facing federal charges of deprivation of rights and brandishing a firearm stemming from a March traffic stop. He has pleaded not guilty.

  • Chamber to celebrate end of construction on Central Avenue

    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting block party from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4 to celebrate the completion of the road construction on Central Avenue between 15th and 20th Streets.
     “We not only want to note the completion of Phase 1 of the road and curb improvements,” said Nancy Partridge, Manager of the Los Alamos Chamber, “but we want to remind the public of the many unique products, services and resources that are in the stores in our downtown district.”
     The 90-minute block party will kick off at 10 a.m. with sidewalk sales, free samples, booths, and face painting. Retailers like Metzger’s Hardware, Ruby K’s Bagel Café, Fusion MultiSport, Manhattan Project and CB Fox will all participate. The festivities will continue with speeches from local dignitaries at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by the official ribbon cutting at 10:45 a.m.
     “We would like to invite the public to be part of a ‘cash mob’ to show support of the businesses by filling the stores and doing some Saturday shopping as soon as the ribbon is cut,” said Partridge.
     The block party will continue with music by the Hill Stompers while people shop, eat, and mingle. At 11:30 a.m., the street will be cleared and open for vehicle traffic.

  • Santa Fe man dies in river

    SANTA FE (AP) — Santa Fe County authorities say a man whose body was found in the Santa Fe River’s bed was a Santa Fe resident.
    The Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 58-year-old Robert Trujillo and say preliminary autopsy results indicate he drowned.
    His body was found Tuesday morning near N.M. 599 and the El Camino Real Park trailhead.
    According to the Sheriff’s Office, water levels in the river reached four to six feet on Monday evening.
    Trujillo had been living with relatives on a property near the river.

  • Construction underway for new Unitarian Church

    The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos is well on its way to building a new church on their current site, located on North Sage Street between the Latter-Day Saints and the Masonic Lodge.
    Utility work begins this week, with trenches dug along North Sage, but at least one driveway to the church parking lot will be kept open at all times.
    The new building is designed by Mullen|Heller Architecture, who also designed the new Nature Center building and the White Rock Visitors Center. A Capital Campaign concluded in the spring of 2014 with the church raising $2.7 million for the project, and the architects have been hard at work over the summer refining the design to fit the budget. Additional fundraising is ongoing.
    “I continue to be moved and astonished by the generosity of money and talent that the members of this congregation have demonstrated over the last several years,” said the Rev. John Cullinan. “Our grasp has far exceeded what many experts had said was reasonably within our reach, and I think that is a testament to the positive effect this church community has had on the lives of its members over the last 60 years. We are now in a position to continue to create positive transformation in individual lives and in the larger community for the next 60 years and beyond.”

  • Update 09-25-14

    Pet Adoption

    Friends of the Shelter will be sponsoring a Mobile Pet Adoption. 8 a.m.-noon Saturday near the Los Alamos High School Gym.


    Los Alamos Little Theater presents auditions for “Murdered to Death.” 3-5 p.m. Saturday. Scripts are available at Mesa Public Library. Needed are five men and five women, ages 25-65. Performances are scheduled for January.

    Golf tourney

    Tee it Up For the Future! 1 p.m. shotgun start Friday at Los Alamos Golf Course. Funds raised will go to a scholarship fund that will be distributed among local students. Organized by the Knights of Columbus. Registration information at Los Alamos Golf Course or go to kofc.ihmcc.org/2014_KofC_Golf_Registration.pdf.

    Viewing party

    “Manhattan” TV series, viewing party and discussion. 8-9:30 p.m. Sunday at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Ave.

    Health Fair

    Los Alamos Health Fair. Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Los Alamos High School Gym.

  • Drug takeback set for Saturday

    The Los Alamos Police Department will hold its bi-annual DEA drug take back initiative Saturday at two locations.
    The two locations will be at the Los Alamos Medical Center Parking Lot 3917 West Road, specifically the lot along Trinity Drive and the White Rock Visitor Center Parking Lot, 115 N.M. 4.
    Residents are encouraged to drop off unused or unwanted prescription medications. Also any medications from a lost loved one or other circumstances no questions asked. No illicit drugs will be collected. Do not bring needles.
    State Police also will take part in the initiative.
    New Mexico State Police will be partnering up with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take Back Day. This is a program that focuses on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. This program will give the public the opportunity to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances to law enforcement offices for destruction.
    This will be a state-wide participation event with State Police. The drop off times will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
    The locations will be at the below:
    • (Santa Fe) Drop off will be at the Santa Fe old Walmart ( 3251 Cerrillos Road)
    • (Las Vegas) 520 South Commerce Las Vegas N.M. 87701

  • Charges reduced against Porter

    White Rock resident Steven Porter has been released from jail, according to his defense attorney, Elden Pennington.
    In district court Wednesday, Pennington made 10 possession-of-a-controlled-substance charges go away, as well as three trafficking and seven distribution-of-a-controlled-substance charges.
    Before his district court hearing, Pennington successfully argued the slew of charges down to just four misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance charges using previous rulings in other cases as a precedent that even though the defendant may have two different pills of the same substance, it should be counted as one count. Porter is also being held on a felony charge of attempted escape from a community release program.
    In August, police searched Porter’s home after obtaining a warrant to search for items relating to a recent acts of vandalism that occurred in Porter’s neighborhood. Though they didn’t find enough to charge him with anything, they did find a bag of 560 prescription-class pills, none of which he had prescriptions for, and so they arrested him on the drug charges.