Today's News

  • Skiing: Pajarito officials are hoping the skiers, snowboarders keep coming

    If this weekend is any indication of what’s to come, the staff at Pajarito Mountain is in for a busy ski season.

    Pajarito, Los Alamos’ local ski area, was packed to near-capacity on several days during the holiday season.

    Pajarito opened for the season Dec. 20, just in time for Los Alamos National Laboratory’s and Los Alamos Public Schools’ winter break. During the peak weekend sessions, lift tickets were being sold in the neighborhood of 1,000 a day.

  • Council to hold work session on Tuesday night

      County Council will meet in White Rock on Tuesday for their monthly work session. Though the councilors will also hold two Capital Improvement Projects meetings this week, they will also have a fairly lengthy agenda to address, as well.

      The consent agenda will be light, with only two topics listed. The first is the Approval of a report to District Count on Los Alamos County jail conditions. The second is a restatement of the Los Alamos County, New Mexico pension plan and trusts as required by IRS Rules for Retirement Plans.

  • Pajarito Mountain to unveil a new feature

    The fourth time is the charm. After making at least three previous attempts to construct a terrain park at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, the ski area is ready to unveil its latest work, which called Madre Loca Terrain Park or Crazy Mother Terrain Park.

    The open house will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the ski hill. The terrain park is located at the top of Easy Mother ski run, right next to the Mother Lift.

    The event will include a terrain clinic by PSIA Alpine Demonstration Team and Twin Tip Nation demo team with beverages provided by Santa Fe Brewing.

  • ‘Chasing Oppie’ to be topic of lecture

    Many people know parts of Robert Oppenheimer’s story, particularly his time at Los Alamos playing a significant role in the Manhattan Project. There are other parts of Oppenheimer that people are not as conscious of, until now.

    Historian Jon Hunner will be discussing these lesser known aspects of Oppenheimer’s life during the upcoming Los Alamos Historical Society’s lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge. The lecture is free.

  • Time to celebrate

    There is a lot to celebrate  this month. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 19, is an opportunity to recognize one man’s profound achievements while Inauguration Day, which is Jan. 20, represents a monumental success that is shared by President-elect Obama and an entire nation.

    What better way to celebrate these two events than with a community party?

  • United Church earns national award

    As 2008 came to an end, the United Church of Los Alamos held not only a special place in the community, but a special place in the millennium as well. The church was recently selected to receive one of 15 awards presented nationwide from Church World Service.

    The award comes in conjunction with taking part in national and world projects, like disaster relief as well as local activities like the Crop Walk. Church World Service Regional Director Art Ziemann made the recognition.

  • Come to school, bond forum

    Dear Editor,

    When you’ve dug out of the latest snowstorm, mark this Thursday at 7 p.m. on your calendar to start the new year right.

    Two important community institutions are having elections:  first the School Bond election, followed closely by the School Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board election.

    Thursday evening at the UNM-LA Lecture Hall (in Building 1 on the left at the top of the steps) is your chance to hear a discussion of the pros and cons of the bond issue and to meet the candidates.

  • There is no hurry for bond

    Dear Editor,

    I think we should wait on the school bond for a bit.  Not like the high school or Aspen are going to cave in this year.

  • Support our children

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing in support of the upcoming school bond.  I taught in the Los Alamos Schools for 20 years and am now a Realtor.  As a Realtor I often meet new people in town who are interested in knowing about the quality of our schools and I am always proud to discuss how good they are. 

  • New Council votes on filling vacancy

    The county council saw a changing of the guard Tuesday night as councilors elect Vincent Chiravalle, Sharon Stover and Mike Wismer took the reins from Frances Berting, Jim Hall and Ken Milder.


    A new chairman and vice chairman were also elected.


    Councilor Michael Wheeler was elected as chairman, while Mike Wismer was elected as vice chair. Wheeler and Wismer were both voted in unanimously.


    They were also the only nominees for the seats.