Today's News

  • Today in History: April 29th
  • Rolling Stones Rock Surprise, Small LA Gig

    The Rolling Stones play a surprise gig in Los Angeles Saturday ahead of their '50 and Counting' anniversary tour.

  • Today in history for April 28th
  • MDS leaves big impression on Reader

    Having to deal with insane heat, temperature swings of nearly 100 degrees, hard-to-navigate terrain and more didn’t seem to faze Garth Reader one bit.
    In fact, it couldn’t have worked out a lot better.
    Reader, 50, a local ultra-runner, finished in the top three among United States competitors and No. 9 in his age group at this month’s Marathon Des Sables, held in the western Sahara Desert in the country of Morocco.
    Reader finished the race in 30 hours, 55 minutes, 57 seconds to finish 110th overall in the competition which featured more than 1,000 competitors.
    “I exceeded all expectations going in,” said Reader of the nearly weeklong competition in northwestern Africa. “I thought I ran a pretty smart race. I ran a little conservative, not knowing what to expect.”
    The race cuts right through the desert and is separated into five stages of varying length. Despite the race being run in one of the harshest environments in the world, it is well organized with volunteers and medical staff and the course is well marked so competitors don’t take a wrong turn somewhere.
    In the race, along with having to deal with temperatures which peaked at 125 degrees and dropped down into the 30s, competitors are responsible for bringing along their own food and carry it with them.

  • On Schedule 04-28-13


    Golf: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.


    Softball: Capital at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.


    Track and field: Los Alamos Invite, boys and girls JV, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 4 p.m.


    Baseball: East Mountain at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Boys track and field: Los Alamos Invite, boys JV, 3 p.m.


    Tennis: District 2-4A championship (Capital), boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Track and field: Los Alamos Quad, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.


    Tennis: District 2-4A championship (Capital), boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

  • Sports Briefs 04-28-13

    Gold buying event will support LAHS athletics

    Los Alamos High School’s athletic department is hosting a gold buying event May 5.
    A certified and accredited gold buyer will be on hand between noon-4 p.m. that day to purchase unwanted gold, silver and platinum.
    A portion of the proceeds from the buying event will go to benefit LAHS athletics and activities.
    The gold purchase will be in the administration area of LAHS.
    More information can be found by visiting golddoesgood.com.

    Bower 5K race will benefit research for Alzheimer’s disease

    A race to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease research is scheduled for May 11.
    The Jerry Bower Memorial Run will begin at 9 a.m. May 11 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    Price for participation is $25. T-shirts are available to participants.
    Race registrations forms are available at several locations throughout Los Alamos County.
    Registration forms may also be downloaded at atomicrunners.com.
    More information is available by calling 672-1639.

  • Cone Zone 4-28-13


    Public Works Projects:

    For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call

    662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

    Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 2:

    Canyon Road is closed to through traffic between 9th Street and 15th Street. Local motorists can expect daytime flagging operations in this area with minor delays. Two-way traffic will be restored in the evenings and weekends when work is not occurring.

    The contractor will begin removal of sidewalk, curb, and gutter on the west side of Canyon Road, leaving the concrete intact on the east side of the road for pedestrian use.

    Mesa Public Library Safety Improvements:

    The contractor will begin mobilization on Monday, April 29. The roadway in front of the library will be closed between the two library parking lots. Handicapped parking access is available from Bathtub Row. Pedestrians are urged to use the provided pedestrian pathways and to watch for construction activity.

    Upcoming Construction: Western Area Phase 1

  • Derby Day fundraiser takes aim at tetanus

    The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 4 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue. 

    The event, which is co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Medical Center, is a benefit for “Project Eliminate,” a Kiwanis International-UNICEF effort to wipe out maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide. 

    Kentucky Derby Party Chair Linda Daly says, “Put on your best Derby attire, grab a Daily Racing Form and join us for an afternoon at Churchill Downs for the 139th Run for the Roses!” 

  • Posse Lodge food permit fracas resolved

    A routine request from the New Mexico Environment Department to the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge asking the lodge operators to apply for a more permanent food license recently triggered a flurry of concerns. 

    According to NMED spokesperson Jim Winchester, an inspector from the NMED’s Española office thought it would be a good idea, “due to the ongoing nature and number of food events they hold at their facility.” He also stressed that this has nothing to do with food safety, but rather practicality.

    “To the best of NMED’S knowledge, the Posse Lodge has been and continues to be compliant with our regulations,” Winchester said.

    Winchester added that the request had also inadvertently threatened the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge historical status as part of New Mexico’s historical registry.

  • Megan's teddy bear legacy lives on

    By Argen Duncan

    Rio Rancho Observer


    Editor’s note: This article has been reprinted with permission from the Rio Rancho Observer.


    A Rio Rancho couple, who grew up in Los Alamos, is trying to help hospitalized children in memory of their daughter, who died for no obvious reason.