Today's News

  • VIDEO: Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys Dies at 47

    Adam Yauch, the gravelly voiced Beastie Boys rapper has died. He was 47. Yauch's representatives confirmed that the rapper died Friday morning in New York after a nearly three-year battle with cancer.

  • National Preservation Month

    Los Alamos County Council has declared the month of May 2012 as "National Preservation Month" in Los Alamos County.

    WHEREAS:      Historic preservation is an effective tool for managing growth and sustainable development, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride and maintaining community character while enhancing livability; and

    WHEREAS:      Historicpreservation is relevant for communities across the nation, both urban and rural, and for Americans of all ages, all walks of life and all ethnic backgrounds; and

  • Electric pole replacements to cause interruptions in WR

    Electric upgrades associated with REDINet, the Regional Economic Development Initiative’s Broadband “Middle Mile” network may cause brief power interruptions as 13 power poles are replaced in White Rock during May.
    The Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities (DPU) will oversee the pole replacement project in early May, along a pole corridor extending from Sherwood Drive to Overlook Park, and from SR4 to Piñon Elementary School.
    The work will be conducted by electrical contractor SECO, Inc.

  • CIP meetings scheduled for next week

    The County Council will have two special Capital Improvement Project meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday. Both meetings begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.
    At the Tuesday meeting, no action will be taken. The focus will be limited to these six Phase 2 projects:
    • Ashley Pond Park Improvements
    • Golf Course Improvements
    • Ice Rink Cover and Improvements
    • Nature Center
    • Teen Center
    • White Rock Civic Center

  • Homestead Proclamation

    Councilor David Izraelavitz presents Joe Gutierrez with a proclamation naming May 13-20 Homestead Commemoration Week.

  • Date Change

    The following calendar item appeared in the Thursday edition of “Diversions,” but has been moved to May 19.
    Meet Belinda Vasquez Garcia, Albuquerque author of an historical fiction series, the first novel of which takes place in Madrid during the Roaring 20s and Great Depression. Vasquez Garcia will sign copies of “The Witch Narratives: Reincarnation,” from 2-5 p.m. May 12 at Heart of the Lotus Gift Bazaar in Santa Fe Place Mall. There will also be a reading.


  • LA students place in Congressional Art Competition

     Three students from Los Alamos High School placed in the top 10 of the Congressional Art Competition Saturday.
    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced that Katarina Pittis of the New Mexico School for the Arts is this year’s winner and that Christine Chung, Peter Priedhorsky and Kara Griffin of Los Alamos placed in the top 10.

  • Bandelier wants input on Tsankawi

    Bandelier National Monument is initiating a planning effort to improve resource protection and visitor understanding of the Tsankawi Unit.
    The resulting decisions will provide guidance and direction for managing visitor safety, accessibility, and resource protection for the next 10 years.
    According to Park Superintendent Jason Lott, “We invite everyone who is interested in the future of Tsankawi to participate in the 30-day scoping period.  We are hoping for lots of public input on how best to manage the cultural and natural resources there.”
     The public is invited to attend an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 9 at Fuller Lodge.

  • Update 05-04-12


    The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Eggs, sausage and pancakes will be served.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    'Cowboy Poet'

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents, “Cowboy Poet,” at 7:30 p.m. today through May 19, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee May 13. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at CB Fox. For more information, visit lalt.org.

    Chuckwagon dinner

  • Valles Caldera Preserve adds a trustee

    The Audubon Society now counts one of its own among the leadership of the Valles Caldera Trust.

    New Mexico Executive Director Karyn Stockdale was confirmed as the newest member of the Valles Caldera Board of Trustees this week.  She is the fourth Trustee appointed by President Barack Obama and follows Dr. Melissa Savage and Dr. Ken Smith who were appointed in August 2010, and the recently named Kent Salazar who was sworn in during the March board meeting in Albuquerque.