Local News

  • Wildfire Alert at Highest Level in Idaho
  • Today in History for August 21st
  • Power outages reported Tuesday

    The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities is reporting numerous power outages due to Tuesday’s storm. There were reports of outages around Los Alamos, including the western area and the ski hill. DPU crews are on the scene and investigating.  

    There were reports power has been restored in the western area.

  • Trash fashion show set for September

    Trash fashion, or recycled fashion, is clothing made from materials that would have otherwise ended up in the trash or recycling.
    It is the act of utilizing products society would commonly label as waste to create wearable art that inspires individuals to think more about the items they throw away. It is eye-catching fashion that makes a social and environmental statement.
    Register for the Second Annual Los Alamos Trash Fashion Contest set for noon Sept. 14 as part of the Next Big Idea Festival.
    The second annual Los Alamos Trash Fashion Contest is free and open to all ages. All garments entered into the contest must be made of at least 75 percent recycled or reused materials.
    Registration forms and more information are available at the County Sustainability website www.losalamosnm.us/getgreen and the Next Big Idea website, www.nextbigideala.com.
    “The Trash Fashion contest last year was one of the highlights of the Next Big Idea Festival and we are excited to have it back this year,” said Suzette Fox, MainStreet Executive Director and Community Projects Coordinator.
    The fashion show will take place at noon on the lawn adjacent to the roundabout located on Main Street. 

  • Buck in the Rough

     A buck happened by the golf course last week.

  • Update 08-20-13

    Town Hall

    The League of Women Voters and UNM-LA invite the public to attend a Town Hall meeting 7-8 p.m., Aug. 29 at UNM-LA Lecture Hall, room 230. The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers debate team will present pros and cons of the mil levy election question, followed by a presentation by Dr. Cindy Rooney, the new Dean of Instruction for UNM-LA.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    LANL exercise

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is conducting an emergency-preparedness exercise Thursday. It is only an exercise. The lab routinely conducts emergency exercises to test the preparedness of emergency response and other LANL personnel who would respond to an actual emergency. During the exercise, employees should be aware of possible increased emergency vehicle traffic on some LANL roads in the Technical Area 3 area. “Exercise in Progress” signs will be placed in affected areas. Those with any questions should contact Monique Sanchez of the Emergency Operations Division at 665-7547.


    The public is invited to a reception Friday wishing Police Chief Wayne Torpy farewell as he retires from county service. The reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Justice Center. 

  • Fix for washed-out road to take time

    With the weather pleasant and the birds singing, It was a very nice morning in the Jemez Mountains to have a meeting.

    For residents living on Elk Trail Road however, the Monday gathering was bittersweet. During a meeting with Sandoval County Project Manager Fred Marquez near where the road washed out, they received some good news and some bad news.

    The good news is, Marquez said the county has made fixing the washout a top priority. The bad news, the residents are looking at least two to three more months of navigating their vehicles across the county’s temporary fix, a fill of stones over the bottom of the washout.

    Residents have complained that the round stones get displaced under the weight of their vehicles, saying it’s only a matter of time before someone gets stuck.

    Marquez said the road washed out for two reasons, one, the Thompson Ridge Fire burned off all the plants and root systems that secured the soil and two, the area experienced a once in a 500 year storm event, according to their measurements.

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  • Today in History for August 20th
  • CHP: Deadly Limo Fire Due to Mechanical Problems

    The California Highway Patrol says a limousine fire that killed five nurses celebrating a Filipina colleague's wedding engagement was sparked by a mechanical problem. Authorities say no charges will be filed.