Today's News

  • Homeowners brace for White Rock well drilling

    Approximately 20 Pajarito Acres residents attended a homeowner’s association meeting Tuesday to express concerns that some have about drilling the first well for the San Juan Chama Water Project on public lands next to the subdivision.

    Department of Public Utilities Senior Engineer Jack Richardson made efforts to alleviate those fears.

    “There was some passionate discussion about the loss of serenity for the park where the proposed well site 3 is located. There was some discussion about the need for the project in general but the discussion brought almost everyone around to the idea that this is a good and important project for the county as a whole,” Richardson said.

    “Not everyone was satisfied but everyone left understanding why the county continues to move forward — at least through the first exploratory test well phase before making the final go-no go decision.”

    Pajarito Acres Homeowners Association President Dick Foster believes that residents understand the need for the project and felt that Richardson adequately addressed their concerns.

  • A day at the Round House

    Los Alamos Girl Scouts represented both the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails and the First Lego League at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe Wednesday. Los Alamos Representative Stephanie Garcia Richard met with the girls and had the Speaker of the House introduce the Girl Scouts as her guests for the day. The girls also brought their Lego robot and shared the value of STEM education and activities for girls. First Lego League and the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails have a partnership that encourages girls to engage in STEM activities.

  • Bandelier pile burn

    The fire crew at Bandelier National Monument executed a pile burn Wednesday. The pile of wood debris was located in the park gravelyard, a fenced, cleared area near the park entrance along N.M. 4.

  • Helicopter goes down in the Jemez

    A navy blue Bell Jet Ranger helicopter went down in Ponderosa in the Jemez Mountains, 50 miles southwest of Los Alamos Monday.
    The helicopter had three people on board, one Game and Fish officer, a veterinarian and the pilot all who reported minor injuries. Game and Fish sent another helicopter to extract the subjects from the crash site. 

  • Beware happy dogs

     In Tennessee, an imbecile of galactic proportions surrendered his male dog to a shelter because the dog was humping another male dog.  This candidate for dumbest person of the century said “My dog is gay!  I refuse to own a gay dog!”
     Seriously, how much stupid can some people fit into one head?
     Bad enough to be a flaming bigot, but to also be freakishly stupid is a sad thing indeed.
     Fortunately, not everyone in Tennessee has a single digit IQ. The dog was adopted by a loving owner and given a new name, Elton.
     And so Elton was spared euthanasia.  Sadly, so was his previous owner.
     Commenting on Elton’s rescue, William Donohue, President of America’s Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, protested bitterly that saving Elton’s life was evidence of pro-gay bias.  Isn’t it sweet that he would take the time to complain that someone saved the life of a dog?

  • Church Listings 02-15-13

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is at 2390 North Road. 662-5151, bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Kannon Zendo, 35 Barranca Road. kannonzendo.org. Henry Chigen Finney, 661-6874. Meditation in the Zen tradition will be offered Wednesday evenings at the Kannon Zendo in Los Alamos.

    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Join us at 10:30 a.m. for worship and a study of the Biblical Jesus as He relates to people in our look at the Gospel of Exodus.

  • Bible Answers: The significance of Ash Wednesday

    “Ash Wednesday is not part of my tradition, so I don’t understand it. What does the Bible say about this practice?” — Barb

  • Ski Report 02-15-13

    Pajarito Mountain is open this weekend and reporting a 29-inch base for skiing.
    Pajarito, which reopened after a layoff earlier this month, had 32 of its trails open Friday morning and the Beginner, Aspen and Mother lifts operating.
    The ski area is reporting 11 inches of snow in the past three days. The new snow is predominantly powder.
    It is scheduled to be open through the extended Presidents Day weekend.
    Also in the area, Ski Santa Fe is reporting 44 inches of packed powder and Taos is reporting 49 inches and is 100 percent open this weekend.

  • LA wrestlers going for 2nd straight 2-4A title Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team will be the team the others will be looking to knock off its perch Saturday.
    Los Alamos will enter the District 2-4A championship tournament as the defending district champ and the team to beat, a position the Hilltoppers aren’t used to.
    The district championship tournament is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Edward Medina Gymnasium in Española.
    For the first time since 1995, the Hilltoppers are the defending champions at the tournament. Last season, the Hilltoppers grabbed 156 team points to hold off runners-up Santa Fe and Bernalillo for the team title.
    Last season, Los Alamos, Bernalillo and Santa Fe were expected to duke it out for the championship. But Los Alamos qualified nine wrestlers for the championship round, the most of any of the five participants, and earned three individual district titles.
    All three of last year’s champions for the Hilltoppers are returning to defend their crowns.
    Cory Geyer (160 pounds), Brian Geyer (182 pounds) and Arnoldo Ortiz (170 pounds) are all entered into the draw and all three are expected to receive No. 1 seedings when the 2-4A brackets are announced.

  • Fishing Report 02-15-13



    Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed May 14 and will stay closed while the dam is being rebuilt. 

    Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. 

    Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.

    Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure was light again this past week but there were a few walleye taken by anglers using jig and grub combinations. We had no reports on other species. Anglers who wish to do so can still launch boats from the Cannon Cove area.

    Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

    Eagle Nest Lake: Ice thickness over the weekend was reported at 24 inches. Fishing was slow to fair using ice jigs tipped with worms or wax worms for perch. Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, ice jigs and homemade dough bait. We had no reports of northern pike. 

    Lake Maloya: Ice thickness over the weekend was about 13 inches. Fishing was good using homemade dough baits, Power Bait, ice jigs and salmon eggs for trout. 

    Los Pinos: We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Manzano Lake: Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, salmon eggs and homemade dough bait. 

    Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.