Today's News

  • Richard James Gotti

    Richard James Gotti, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, December 24, 2007, of natural causes. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Irene M. Gotti; children, Dr. Phyllis Floyd Nelson and husband, Eric; Patrina D.. Smith and husband, Randall, and their daughter, Allison; Paul R. Gotti and wife, Stacy, and their daughter, Carlee. Mr. Gotti volunteered for World War II and served in Europe as a Combat Medic with the 11th Armored Division, he was honored with the Silver Star medal. Mr. Gotti resided in Los Alamos for 46 years before moving to Albuquerque in 1997.

  • Fire department reviews year of accomplishments

    The Los Alamos Fire Department operates six fire stations with 141 budgeted positions including 123 uniformed and 11 civilian personnel. They were kept busy this year as evidenced by Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Michael Thompson's briefing of the year's totals for fire and emergency calls."Our average number of calls this year was 161 per month," Thompson said. "We usually see more calls during the summer months due to the increase in outdoor activities.

  • Police wrap up results oriented year

    A lengthy list of initiatives implemented at the Los Alamos Police Department since Police Chief Wayne Torpy took the helm in early 2005 have continued throughout 2007.

  • Lab strives to regain security credibility

    No one has found that security problems at Los Alamos compromised national security in 2007, but dealing with past and persistent security vulnerabilities at the lab was one of the major stories of the year.

  • Schools move forward during 2007

    Two of the most significant changes in the educational arena this year include a new high school principal for Los Alamos Public Schools and a new executive director for UNM-Los Alamos.Former Albuquerque Cibola High School Principal Grace Brown replaced Lynne Saccaro in July.

  • Welcome in the new year with LALT

    Swing in the New Year with the Devil, Daniel Webster and Los Alamos Little Theatre.The Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT) will hold its annual New Year’s Eve party Monday. For the last 36 years at least, LALT has faithfully held a party to ring in the New Year. The theatre was actually founded along with the start of Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project, back in 1943.

  • Brown bag it to Fuller Lodge

    The new year will be greeted with music during the upcoming Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag concert at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 2 at Fuller Lodge.The program for the first Brown Bag concert of 2008 will include “Clarinet, Cello and Piano,” by Mary Lynn Place Badarak, musical director of the Los Alamos Choral Society, and “Piano Quartet No. 1, Op.

  • PTLA becomes SOC

    Signage, uniforms, vehicles and most everything else reflecting the familiar Protection Technology Los Alamos Inc. (PTLA) logo is changing to SOC, which according to a company spokesperson are simply initials.

  • Baker reviews 2007

    Max Baker is the county administrator for Los Alamos County, whose job it is to oversee the implementation of all of the policy decisions of the county council, coordinate projects and oversee the daily operations of County staff. Surrounded by boxes in his temporary office in 133 Central Park Square, where the office was moved after the Municipal Building was vacated, Baker reviewed the past year.

  • LAB NOTES: Hot hands reported in Plutonium Facility

    A federal report from November cited unexpectedly high radiation readings for plutonium workers at the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.An occurrence report issued by the Department of Energy’s Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) said full-body readings were high, but the levels were considered to be in proportion to increased throughput over the previous three months.