Today's News

  • Shopping locally does worlds of good

    We know that you’ve the talk of shopping locally, how much it means to the area and all the good it does.

    Well, unlike a lot of things you hear, this one is totally true.

    Shopping locally helps provide for local services and amenities – like parks and libraries – and provides jobs to many local people.

    Shopping locally helps everyone.

  • Thinking Makes It So: Give thanks for endless sunflower seeds

    We have mashed our potatoes, glugged our gravy, watched the Dallas game and taken on the immeasurable burden of a third slice of pie, limiting ourselves to a miniature scoop of ice cream to make up for it.

  • County Beat

    Tuesday – Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board– 1 p.m., Chamber of Commerce Conference Room. On the agenda: new board member, discussion of visitor perceptions.

  • Holiday drawing, Magic Candy Canes Giveaway set for Dec. 1

    Two hundred and eleven gift certificates are up for grabs on Dec. 1 at the 22nd annual Free Holiday Gift Certificate Drawing and Magic Candy Canes Giveaway event at CB Fox. This year, for the first time ever $5,000 worth of free certificates will be given to lucky winners.“The gift certificates are all from locally-owned Los Alamos and White Rock retail businesses,” CB Fox co-owner Dave Fox said.

  • Jello shots no longer on sale

    There’s an alcoholic product on the market alarmingly similar in packaging appearance to jello and pudding cups commonly found in children’s lunch boxes. Los Alamos County DWI Planning Council Coordinator David Sims spoke of finding the product on sale in several local stores.“The DWI Planning Council discovered that these products were being sold in our community and took action to talk with merchants about the dangers,” Sims said. “We told merchants that the Zippers jello-shots contain 12 percent alcohol (24 proof).

  • Streamlining Development

    The Community Development Department has two distinct sides, one having to do with planning for the community and the other with building. It is the building division that most people work with, whether they are merely repairing their homes, adding on a room, or building from scratch.A sign in the lobby of the department in the Annex building at 901 Trinity reads: “Building Inspectors are in the office daily 7:30-10 a.m.

  • Legislature hears job pain

    SANTA FE – The director of Los Alamos National Laboratory won appreciation from state legislators Wednesday for appearing on the day before Thanksgiving to brief them on the lab’s current restructuring plans.The legislators may have been looking for a silver lining but they settled for a clearer picture of how lab officials expect to gain a little more budgeting flexibility as they face uncertain funding prospects for next year and the future.Many agreed with lab director Michael Anastasio’s expressions of concern for the individuals, families an

  • Organization forms to assist restructuring needs

    As restructuring plans unfold at Los Alamos National Laboratory, local and state organizations are mobilizing to prepare for the needs that typically arise under these circumstances. Representatives from 32 businesses and organizations gathered at the Community Building Nov.

  • Council Advance

    The county council will meet Tuesday in a regular session at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at 475 20thSt.

  • Sidestep the seasonal seven

    Somewhere between “six geese a-laying” and “eight maids a-milking” lies seven pounds of seasonal weight gain for the average American.Seven pounds are the average weight Americans put on between Thanksgiving and New Year, and if the first few ounces crept on yesterday, accompanied by turkey and all the trimmings, Los Alamos County offers ways to work them off.The county’s parks and recreation department is doing what it can to help locals stay fit through the winter, with programs like Skate with Santa and the Luminaria Skate on Chris