Today's News

  • N.M. 4 construction begins Monday

    Mountain States Constructors, Inc., will begin construction of roadway and pedestrian improvements on NM4 between east of Rover to west of Pajarito Road Monday.
    Planned improvements include landscaped buffers, sidewalks, a combined bike lane/turn lane, enhanced drainage, and a landscaped center median with left turn lanes. All work should be complete in October 2012.
    Traffic control restrictions for NM4 include providing a minimum of one lane of traffic in each direction at all times during construction and non-holiday weekends from
    7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Jim Hall's Roundhouse Roundup: It’s getting pretty busy

    The legislative session is heating up.  This week saw the last opportunity to submit bills and capital funding requests.  Memorials can still be submitted, but as time grows short it becomes more unlikely that a memorial will pass.

    Some 373 bills were submitted in the House, along with 23 House Joint Memorials that require action by both House and Senate, 28 House Joint Resolutions proposing amendments to the State Constitution, and 47 House Memorials that are intended to give a sense of the House.

    There are a similar number of bills, resolutions, and memorials on the Senate side.  About 50 bills on each side (House and Senate) are labeled “Public Peace, Health, Safety and Welfare.”

  • Update 02-05-12

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m.
    Feb. 15, at the DPU Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.

    Dinner series

    The Los Alamos Cooperative Market will host the second of its seven-session Dinner and Discussion series entitled Menu for the Future, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in Council Chambers.

    Ashley Pond

    A public meeting regarding Ashley Pond will be at 6:30 p.m Feb. 9. in the Community Building Council Chambers

    Reading event

  • Controversial ‘icon’ takes in DOE meeting

    Just before the public comment session of Thursday night’s public scoping meeting to discuss the Department of Energy’s Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, the crowd grew noticeably larger at the Cities of Gold Hotel conference room.

    At that point, it was pretty clear this was not going to be an ordinary public comment session.

    A group of about 20 members representing the Citizens of the American Constitution for Nuclear Non-Proliferation entered the room. That wasn’t all.

  • Schmidt goes to the front lines, subs at LAMS

    In today’s job market, it’s not unusual to be asked to take on additional duties to help out when short-staffed. Not only does that rule seem to apply to a variety of organizations across the country, but also to the Los Alamos Public Schools District.

    On Tuesday, LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt spent his afternoon in Allen Thomas’s pre-algebra class at the middle school. He wasn’t there to observe. Instead, he was substituting for Thomas and teaching the class.

  • Council looks to cement N.M. 502 design option

    Time is running out for the Los Alamos County Council to decide on a design concept for the Tewa Loop to Knecht Street section of the N.M. 502/Trinity Drive corridor, which is slated to receive $3.8 million in state funds for construction in FY14.

    Council has allocated $1,125,000 in the FY12 budget for 25 percent matching funds.

    On Tuesday night, staff will present five designs for council’s consideration. Once a design concept is chosen, there will be discussions with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) regarding any additional costs for redesign and a new Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). An EIS was conducted for a 2007 NMDOT design option, but that study is now outdated and would have to be redone regardless.

  • Santa Fe boy airlifted off Pajarito Ski Mountain

    A 14-year-old Santa Fe boy was airlifted from Pajarito Ski Mountain Saturday afternoon and was transported to Christus St. Vincent Hospital.
    Pajarito Mountain GM Tom Long said this morning the boy sustained a broken clavicle and a concussion and was released from the hospital Sunday.

  • Winter Weather Makes a Comeback

    Staff, Wire Reports


    Los Alamos County residents woke up to an unexpected surprise Saturday as another three to five inches of snow fell in the area. And even more of the white stuff fell in the Jemez Mountains, which was welcome news for skiers.

    According to its website, Pajarito Mountain received seven inches of snow Saturday and its base was 44 inches.

    On Saturday morning, N.M. 502 was snow covered and icy as was N.M. 4 heading into the Jemez Mountains. Most of the side roads around town also were snow covered and icy.

    The storm, however, did cause some problems in the Los Alamos area.

  • Sights and Sounds: Football Fans Pour Into Indy

    As the Super Bowl approaches, fans of the Giants and Patriots are pouring into Indianapolis.

  • Church Listings 02-03-12

    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, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, 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