Today's News

  • Governor's bill action update

    Gov. Bill Richardson has signed a number of bills since this year’s 30-day session concluded Feb. 14.HB 43, involving severance tax bond projects, was recently vetoed by Richardson. By law, the governor has 20 days to sign or veto any pending legislation.In an interview Tuesday, Rep.

  • Hydroelectric plant hums along

    Los Alamos County’s two hydroelectric power plants are humming along this winter, thanks to plenty of water in the reservoirs behind both El Vado and Abiquiu dams. Though winter is often a slow time, where operators do routine maintenance, but this year the water keeps on flowing so the turbines keep on spinning.The Abiquiu plant has a rated capacity of 13,800 kilowatts with both Francis turbines working.

  • How do humans counter-act global warming?

    The Caf Scientifique Youth Leadership Team from Los Alamos High School is hosting a follow-up activity to Dr. Joyce Guzik’s recent talk on the sun.Teens are invited to join in the activity, which will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos lecture hall.

  • PRC vacates order on 505/575 area code split

    The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) vacated  its order to show cause, issued in October because of industry problems with implementation of the 505/575 area code split. The order was issued in Case No. 06-00141-UT.In the October order, the PRC placed the burden on all phone companies, both wireline and wireless, to show why they should not be fined for violating the commission’s area code orders.The order also required periodic reports from all phone companies on all complaints concerning the area code split.

  • School board meets today and Thursday

    The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special Board Meeting at 4 p.m. today in the district boardroom at 751 Trinity Drive.The Special Board Meeting topic is being held to discuss the interview process for the superintendent search with consultant Wesley Lane.The Los Alamos School Board also has scheduled an Executive Session to discuss personnel issues immediately following the 4 p.m. meeting. The board will hold a Special Board Meeting at 6 p.m.

  • Human trafficking outlawed

    To increase penalties for human trafficking, Gov. Bill Richardson signed Senate Bill 71 Friday. The governor called the bill one of the most important pieces of criminal legislation in 2008’s 30-day session.“Human trafficking must be outlawed – human beings should not be treated as property and detained against their will,” Richardson said in a news release.Senate Bill 71 elevates engaging in human trafficking to a felony offense.

  • Swimming and Diving: LA girls finish 2nd at state

    ALBUQUERQUE — Los Alamos’ swimmers entered the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium carrying a 4-foot diameter smiley face.Following the New Mexico state championship meet, one could scarcely find a Hilltopper not wearing that same grin.The Hilltopper girls took second place at the state title meet Saturday, picking up 248.5 points behind only La Cueva’s big 312 points. The ‘Topper girls, meanwhile, deadlocked with Farmington for seventh place Saturday, earning 136 points.

  • Wrestling: Martinez, Lattin take sixth at state

    RIO RANCHO — The great showing in front of the biggest stage in New Mexico prep wrestling just didn’t happen for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.Going into the Class AAAA tournament at the Santa Ana Star Center, the Hilltoppers had high hopes of grabbing a half-dozen medals and to at least get the team name on the top half of the leaderboard.“It did not materialize,” Los Alamos head coach Eric Sorenson said. “Too many little mistakes with our fundamentals. We got caught in half-a-dozen head-and-arms. They know how to defend that move.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Louis Rosen: Father of the linear accelerator

    Senior Laboratory Fellow Emeritus Louis Rosen led the way at Los Alamos National Laboratory in developing the world’s most powerful linear accelerator, which cemented the laboratory’s leadership role in nuclear physics.The linear accelerator first powered up in summer 1972.

  • Christopher J. Arellano

    ARELLANO – Christopher J. Arellano, 25, a resident of Albuquerque, originally of Los Alamos, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Carl Cushing. Christopher was a 2000 graduate of Los Alamos High School. He was a student at the University of New Mexico and was going to accomplish his degree in fine arts, and architecture was his final goal. He is survived by his mother, Gillian Sutton, and her husband, David Sutton; brother, David Arellano; sister, Michaelle Sutton; grandparents, Bea Cushing, and John T. and Alyce M.