Today's News

  • Harmony show is drawn from different eras

    The Lads of Enchantment will have their Annual Barbershop Harmony Show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 at the United Church of Los Alamos.
    The show will feature songs and entertainment by the Lads of Enchantment Chorus and Quartets, Los Alamos High School’s Bel Canto female ensemble and special guest quartet, “Reprise,” the 2001 Collegiate champion and semifinalist at the 2002 Internationals.
    This year’s songs by the LOE and Bel Canto are drawn from different eras of the 20th century.  
    They vary in tempo and style, but they are connected by the theme, “Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used to Be,” and the onstage contemplations of the LOE’s two high school members, Ethan Clements and Bear Schacht.

  • The journey continues

    The autumn
    winds have blown in the inevitably changing season, casting leaves from green to deep hues of gold and red. Locals and visitors scurry into the mountains in hopes of catching the last glimpses of this colorful transformation.
    The journey, thus far, followed N.M. 4 through Jemez Springs and on to N.M. 485, traveling west to Gilman Tunnels. From Gilman, the road turns into Forest Service 376 where the journey stops at Porter Landing before entering Lake Fork Canyon.  

    Into Lake Fork Canyon

  • Libya's Moammar Gadhafi killed in hometown battle--video extras

    SIRTE, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until he was ousted by his own people in an uprising that turned into a bloody civil war, was killed Thursday by revolutionary fighters overwhelming his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell.

    The 69-year-old Gadhafi is the first leader to be killed in the Arab Spring wave of popular uprisings that swept the Middle East, demanding the end of autocratic rulers and the establishment of greater democracy.

    "We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Moammar Gadhafi has been killed," Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told a news conference in the capital Tripoli.

  • Ski benefit dinner scheduled for Friday

    The Los Alamos Ski Club is implementing a new program focused on providing financial assistance to underprivileged youth interested in learning to ski or snowboard.
     The program will offer financial assistance with ski lessons as well as equipment to children ages 6 to 18.
    To raise the money necessary to begin offering the program to area youth, members of Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) are hosting the Kids Ski Pajarito Benefit Dinner on Saturday Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. at the Pajarito Mountain Lodge.
    The evening will include an old fashioned shrimp boil, drinks, music, both a live and silent auction, and door prizes.  

  • On the Docket 10-19-11

    Oct. 14

    Laura Gluvna, 22, of Santa Fe pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to the charge of one count of contempt of court and two counts of failure to appear. Judge Alan Kirk sentenced Gluvna to pay $340 in fines and fees.

    Jose Rosales, 26, of Santa Fe pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to the charge of one count of failure to pay and two counts of failure to appear. Judge Alan Kirk sentenced Rosales to pay $292 in fines and fees.

    Oct. 18

  • Seen at the Scene: Piffaro

    This was the scene at the after party at Central Avenue Grill Sunday night following a concert by the seven multi-instrumentalists who comprise “Piffaro.”

  • Update 10-19-11

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the council chambers.

    CIP meeting

     The Capital Improvement Project Committee will meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the council chambers.

    Benefit dinner

    Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) is hosting the Kids Ski Pajarito Benefit Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Pajarito Mountain Lodge.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at 170 Central Park Square.

    ESB meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Eco Station.

  • Beverly Agnew dies at age 91

    Beverly Agnew, the wife of the laboratory’s third director, Harold Agnew, died Oct. 11 in Solana Beach, Calif., where the Agnew’s have lived for more than 30 years.

    Beverly Agnew was a Manhattan Project Lab employee who worked in the office of LANL’s first director, J. Robert Oppenheimer. She also served as Robert Bacher’s secretary in the Physics Division and in the former Gadget Division. Harold Agnew, now age 90, was LANL director from 1970 to 1979.

  • Fire chief's first day was a doozy

    Fire Chief Troy Hughes woke up early Monday morning, went for his typical three-mile run near his White Rock home and then made his way to his new office at the Fire Administration Building on East Road.

    That first day was a doozy for the new chief.

    “I spent a lot of time meeting people and learning the ins and outs of the department,” said Hughes who ended his first day at nearly 8 p.m., picking up food at Smith’s on Central Avenue.

    Hughes, 47, packed up and headed for Los Alamos last weekend after spending nearly 27 years with the Grand Island Fire Department in Nebraska, serving as chief since 2008.

  • Session addresses CDD priorities

    The Los Alamos Community Development Department (CDD) staff briefed county council on proposed Development Code changes at Tuesday’s work session.

    Steve Laurent, planner I, presented a more fully developed proposal for a Planned Development (or mixed use) zoning code, based upon council’s direction during a Sept. 20 work session.  

    Staff was asked to develop a plan that requires sufficient detail from the developer upfront so that council could make a well-informed decision on rezoning requests, yet not so detailed that costs would discourage proposed development.