Today's News

  • DECA students place at state competition

    Last week, Los Alamos High School DECA members traveled to Albuquerque to compete at the DECA State Competition.
    Formerly known as Distributive Education Club of America, DECA is now “an Association of Marketing Students” and prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance and hospitality.
    Students are given the opportunity to gain work experience through Los Alamos High School’s DECA Store, operated out of D-wing (formerly P-wing),  as well as work experience. DECA gives students the potential for travel, recognition and awards for learning classroom content — not to mention the scholarships and cash awards for outstanding achievement.

  • Historical Museum unveils new exhibit

    The Los Alamos Historical Museum celebrates Women’s History Month with a new traveling exhibit, “Inspired Excellence: The Story of Marie Sklokowska Curie and Lise Meitner.” The exhibit, on loan from the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, includes stories about the women’s lives, as well as hands-on displays. It will be in the museum through March 30.
    This exhibit reveals how two women endured challenges during an era when women were not welcome in the field of scientific discovery. Despite a lack of financial support, unsophisticated academic facilities and little recognition of their endeavors, they persevered and triumphed.

  • Be There 03-07-12

    The Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library. Environmental remediation at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be discussed. What is the current status of Solid Waste Management Units, the clean-up status of Technical Area 21 and the groundwater monitoring network? Edwin Worth will give an update on those issues, while Lee Bishop focuses on the Transuranic Waste Campaign and LANL’s efforts to accommodate Gov. Susana Martinez’s priorities.


  • Token of appreciation

    Jason Lott, superintendent of the Bandelier National Monument presented the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Board of Directors with a token of appreciation during the group’s regular monthly meeting Monday afternoon. Lott gave the board the retro-style Bandelier promotional poster as a thank you for the chamber’s support as the national monument worked to re-open following the Las Conchas wildfire last summer.

  • LANL names nuclear, high hazard ops head

    Following a national search, Charles Anderson has been selected as associate director for Nuclear and High Hazard Operations (ADNHHO).  Anderson has been in the acting role since July 2011. Prior to the acting position he served as the deputy associate director in ADNHHO.
    Anderson succeeds Bob McQuinn, who now works for URS Corporation.
    “Nothing is more important than the safety of our employees and the public, especially where nuclear and high hazard facilities are concerned,” said LANL Director Charlie McMillan.  “Charlie Anderson has both the credentials and the experience to make sure we continue to place a very high value on safety.”

  • Valles Caldera board to meet in Albuquerque

    The Valles Caldera Trust Board of Trustees will conduct a meeting in public on Thursday, March 15, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque.
     The meeting agenda will include an update of the operational budget for Fiscal Year 2012, a status report on the livestock program, a progress report on the fishery restoration and other stewardship actions.
    Additional reports will include a discussion of the 2011 visitor count and overviews of winter and summer programs. Public comments will be heard after the last report with adjournment scheduled at 1 p.m.

  • Dry conditions to continue in LA

    The mid-latitude storm track stayed primarily to the north during the month of February.
    Because the storm track was to the north, Los Alamos and White Rock were drier than normal during February. Los Alamos recorded 0.53 inches of precipitation, compared to the 30-year average of 0.86 inches.  White Rock recorded 0.12 inches, in comparison to the 30-year average of 0.63 inches.  
    For the year, Los Alamos is at 50 percent of normal and White Rock is at 15 percent of normal.  February snowfall for Los Alamos was slightly below average at 9.7 inches. Daytime high temperatures were two degrees below normal in Los Alamos and .6 degree below normal in White Rock.  

  • County urges drivers to use caution

    The Public Works Department is requesting public compliance with two important safety issues on the N.M.4 Improvement Project in White Rock between Rover Blvd and Pajarito Road.
     The speed limit through the construction zone has been reduced to 30 MPH to enhance both motorist and construction worker safety; please observe the lower speed; and,
    Motorists traveling west on N.M.4 planning to turn right onto Pajarito Road must now stop at the Grand Canyon/Pajarito Road intersection if the traffic signal is red. The free right turn (green arrow) from NM4 onto Pajarito Road no longer exists with the current construction work zone.

  • On The Docket 03-07-12

    Feb. 28

    Joe Tubb, Los Alamos, pleaded no contest to DWI and not guilty to failure to maintain traffic lane in Los Alamos Magistrate Court. Judge Pat Casados found Tubb guilty of DWI; the prosecution dismissed the other charge. The initial charge against Tubb was aggravated DWI for failure to comply with chemical testing. Tubb was ordered to install an ignition interlock device, serve supervised probation for 364 days and pay a $241 fine.

    Logan Hayden, Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty disorderly conduct in Magistrate Court. Judge Casados found the defendant guilty. Hayden was initially charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Casados ordered him to 180 days supervised probation and a $73 fine.

  • Update 03-07-12

    Little League

    White Rock Little League will hold registration at Time Out Pizza from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Intereted participants can find registration information and paperwork online at eteamz.com/WRLL2.

    Council meeting

    County Council will hold a regular session at 6 p.m. March 20 in Council Chambers.

    CIP meeting

    CIP Committee reviews Phase 2 Applications for Ashley Pond improvements and the White Rock Civic Center at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers.

    Public meeting