Today's News

  • Today in History for August 12th
  • Advancing Lives: On a journey to excellence

    Over the past year, the Los Alamos Public Schools conducted an extensive community listening process in an effort to develop a strategic plan to raise the quality of our schools to an even higher level of achievement.  Repeatedly, we asked the questions of “What do we do well?” and “What can we do better?” I feel we have heard your voices, and in the process, learned a great deal about the things our community values about education.  From information gathered, the school district will lay out a five-year strategic plan to move the district forward on a journey to excellence.

  • Curb, gutter work begins on Trinity Monday

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) crews will begin work on a curb and gutter replacement project on westbound Trinity Drive Monday.

    The work area will extend from mile marker 0.0 to mile marker 1.0 or from the intersection of Diamond Drive and Trinity Drive to the Ashley Pond area.

  • Defending champ had a rough 2012

    Coming off one of her personal best years in 2011, Amy Regan has had something of a disappointing 2012 so far.
    Regan, one of the top multi-sport athletes in Los Alamos County, is making her final preparations to defend her championship at the Los Alamos Triathlon. The triathlon is scheduled for Saturday.
    The triathlon, now in its 38th year, is one of the longest-running multi-sport events in the country. Although it’s a smaller triathlon, it often attracts some top talent from around the southwest, and even some top international talent, as it did last year.
    But Regan, who is a well-respected triathlete and, despite a rough year for her, is still on the very short list of favorites in the women’s competition.
    This year, Regan didn’t qualify for the Ironman World Championships, which is held in Kona, Hawaii, in October. She was hoping to qualify earlier this summer at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho’s Ironman race, but finished seventh in her age division.
    “I really needed to place in the top one or two,” she said, noting that she’s now 49 years old, which places her at the end of her age division, making qualification more difficult.

  • High profile visitors in LA this week

    Los Alamos should be bustling this week. 

    Senator Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., makes an appearance Monday and 50 members of the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) arrive for a peer exchange Wednesday.

    The Los Alamos Historical Society hosts Bingaman at the Los Alamos Historical Museum Monday, thanks to the efforts of executive director Heather McClenahan.

    “The American Association of Museums encourages its members to invite their congressional delegates to visit,” McClenahan said. “When I was in Washington to testify for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, I invited Sen. Bingaman to come.”

  • US Women Win 5th Straight Gold, Top France 86-50
  • McIlroy, Singh tied for lead; PGA in weather delay

    KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — First came the black cloud that has been following Tiger Woods on the weekend at the majors. The real storm arrived a short time later Saturday in the PGA Championship, halting the brilliant start by Rory McIlroy and giving Woods a chance to stop his slide at Kiawah Island.

  • Cone Zone 8/12/12

    Public Works Projects

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

    662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us. 

    Pavement Preservation Program

  • Balibrera: 'Strike will remain unbroken'

    Those who thought hunger striker Aleric Balibrera was going to end his hunger strike on Aug. 9, were sadly mistaken. 

    Balibrera started the strike on July 16 in an effort to call attention to his efforts to end the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s involvement in the manufacture of nuclear weaponry and storage of nuclear waste.

    In an elaborate ceremony that took place at Ashley Pond Thursday, Balibrera broke his fast with his fellow supporters and then passed the strike onto fellow protesters Maria Jose Ugalde and Thomas Jaggers.

    “This way, the strike will remain unbroken into the future,” Balibrera said.

  • North Korea may be preparing for nuclear test

    Stanford nuclear scientist Siegfried Hecker, the former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Frank Pabian, a geospatial information analyst at LANL, used open-source technology to recalculate the epicenters of two nuclear tests by North Korea. 

    They believe Pyongyang is capable of carrying out a third within a matter of weeks. Whether the North is willing to pay the political costs of another test remains open to debate.

    Their study was published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Pabian was a recent visiting scholar at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, where Hecker is a co-director.

    In an interview, Hecker answered questions about the current state of nuclear affairs in North Korea: