Today's News

  • Golf Course public meeting scheduled for Tuesday

    A public meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge to discuss the progress of the Golf Course Improvements project and two new conceptual layouts will be presented.  
    After the Parks and Recreation Board meeting held in December and considerable public interest level received, the direction of the project was re-analyzed.
    The project architect was in Los Alamos Jan. 9, 10 and 11 to meet with project enthusiasts.  The attendees of those meetings consisted of various interest groups including trail users, mountain bikers, local residents, animal enthusiasts, golfers and county staff.

  • Surplus property sale Jan. 26

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s monthly surplus property sale has been moved to Jan. 26 at the external sales yard (TA-60), weather permitting.
    The surplus property sale is usually held on the third Thursday of the month, however a scheduling conflict necessitated the change.
    The sale begins at noon. Attendees should bring a magic marker and abide by all safety and sales rules. Cash and personal checks with proper ID are accepted by Bentley Auction Services. For more information, call 665-8063.

  • On the Docket 01-19-12

    Jan. 11

    Patrick Metzger, 35, of Centennial, Colo., pleaded no contest in Magistrate Court to the charge of Driving Under the Influence of liquor or drugs. Judge Pat Casados found Metzger guilty and sentenced him to serve 364 days of supervised probation and ordered him to participate in drug/alcohol screening, complete a treatment program, install an interlock device on his vehicle, complete DWI school, attend a Victims Impact Panel and pay $241 in court fees.

  • Update 01-19-12

    Trinity Site

    The second of two question and answer sessions concerning the Trinity Site will be 5:30 p.m. today at the White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    T-Board Meeting

    The Transportation Board will hold a special meeting with TAC at 5:30 p.m. today at the Pajarito Cliffs Site Conference Room.

    Business meeting

    The CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold a business meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in the council chambers.

    Film series

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series will present “Shrek Forever After” at 7 p.m. today at the White Rock Library.

    Nature Center

    See the final drawings by Catalyst Architecture at

  • Montaño settled case to preserve lab worker rights

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a three part series.

    A major reason Chuck Montano said that he decided to settle his complaint against the Los Alamos National Laboratory, “besides the fact that it had dragged on for over five years,” was because of the judge assigned to the case.

  • Residents question aspects of Trinity lease agreement

    The first of two public meetings scrutinizing the proposed lease agreement between Los Alamos County and the North American Development Group (NADG) for the Trinity Site development was Wednesday night at Fuller Lodge.

    Members of the Trinity Site Revitalization Project Advisory Committee fielded a series of questions they had asked themselves for several years.

    The questions raised by approximately 30 attendees echoed those County Administrator Harry Burgess has been answering in small informational meetings during the past few weeks.

  • Redistricting fight carries on

    The House redistricting fight is not over yet.

    The Legislature and some Democrats are appealing a court-ordered plan for drawing new district boundaries for the state House of Representatives.

    Lawyers for the Legislature and a group of Democrats and minority voters filed separate appeals Tuesday with the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals seeking to overturn a redistricting decision by District Court Judge James Hall. The State Supreme Court will hear the case Feb. 7.

    The judge earlier this month adopted a House plan advocated by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and other GOP statewide officials.

    In his ruling Judge Hall, adopted Executive Plan 3, which kept Los Alamos County intact.

  • LA grapplers pick up win over Capital

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team picked up a decisive win over a district foe Wednesday night.
    The Hilltoppers dropped the Capital Jaguars 54-30 at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium. The Hilltoppers had a commanding lead heading into the final six bouts of the dual meet, but the Jaguars were able to come back in the lighter weights to close the gap.
    However, Los Alamos’ grapplers earned some key victories to help secure the win.
    “Everybody wrestled pretty tough,” Los Alamos head coach Bob Geyer said. “A lot of guys went out and got pins in the first round.”
    Key individual victories for Los Alamos included Chandler Lauritzen at 132 pounds and Isaac Koh at 160.

  • Late-game bucket drops Hilltoppers

    BERNALILLO – It was a wild finish in Wednesday night’s District 2-4A opener between the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team and the Bernalillo Spartans.
    With under a minute remaining and the Hilltoppers clinging to a two-point lead, Bernalillo’s Brandon Saiz made what would be the play of the game, scoring on a lightning-quick inbound play and converting an old-fashioned 3-point play. Los Alamos would have a couple of chances late, but couldn’t take advantage as the Spartans picked up a 51-48 win over the Hilltoppers.
    The contest was the District 2-4A opener for both teams.

  • Perry Drops Out of Race, Supports Gingrich