Today's News

  • Fate of Municipal Bldg. to be settled

    When the Los Alamos County Council meets Tuesday, it will face major decisions with long-lasting impact to the county. The fate of the Municipal Building, a plan to move forward with a Judicial/Police Jail Complex, and a discussion of the county’s long-range financial plan and capital improvement projects will all come before the council this week. The first item on council’s business agenda is the draft capital improvement program as presented by Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne and County Administrator Max Baker. More bu

  • Wilson campaigns as 'common-sense' conservative

    No stranger to Los Alamos, Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., paid a visit to the county Friday in her bid to win the Republican nomination to try to fill the shoes of departing Sen. Pete Domenici.First, she faces Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., of Hobbs and the winner of that contest is likely to meet Rep.

  • Boy Scouts congratulated during banquet

    The worldwide Boy Scouts organization turned 100 this year, and the celebrations hit Los Alamos Jan. 26.To acknowledge the organization’s centennial birthday, Graves Hall at the United Church of Los Alamos was decorated with flags and souvenirs from different countries.

  • LA hospice named elite

    Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service announced that it has been named to the 2007 Homecare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health-care providers in the United States. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.The 2007 HomeCare Elite also indicates those providers who are included in the Top 100 and Top 500 of providers nationwide.

  • Our View: No glass recycling? Then at least don't trash your cardboard

    Los Alamos County is making great, big, verdant strides toward collecting and safely disposing of household wastes. We hope these steps stand as a sign of more conservation and recycling efforts to come – both from the county and its residents.The county’s Solid Waste Division is well on its way toward building collection stations for motor oil, antifreeze, paints, fluorescent tubes and other difficult-to-dispose-of household items.

  • Thinking Makes It So: Was Ezra Pound chosen last in gym class?

    The most important word in the phrase “Happy New Year” isn’t “year.” Some might argue for “happy,” but you can’t control “happy,” a real worm of a word, scriggling away with every headache or disappointing microwave lunch. But “new,” there’s a word I can work with.As my most steadfast readers know, every Dec.

  • Revisiting Mercury, new sights abound

    The first fly-by of Mercury has thrilled the international team of space scientists who have waited 30 years for their virtual return to the smallest and nearest planet to the sun.Completing the first leg of a 2 billion-mile trip, featuring a gravity boost from Venus, the MESSENGER spacecraft zipped past its destination this month, snapping pictures and grabbing data.It was the first of three fly-bys for NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging  (MESSENGER) spacecraft that will slow the trajectory down and drop it into a long-

  • T-board intends to take on more work projects

    The Transportation Board held a special meeting Thursday to fill in the blanks of the work plan template provided to them by the county.The county requires each of the boards and commissions to submit an annual work plan for review each February, so this is the time of year for each board to define what issues they want to deal with in the upcoming months. The work plan year runs concurrently with the fiscal year, from July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009.Each item on the work plan must fit within the county’s vision statement, adopted by coun

  • Presidential campaigns hit New Mexico

    SANTA FE/ALBUQUERQUE — Sen. Edward Kennedy gave a rousing campaign speech in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama during a stop at Santa Fe Community College Thursday afternoon. Former president Bill Clinton did the same for his wife Hillary in Albuquerque on the University of New Mexico campus.At the Kennedy event, members of a capacity crowd of several hundred people, filling the SFCC Jemez Room and spilling out into the hall, craned their necks to catch a glimpse of the senior senator from Massachusetts.

  • Mardi Gras – a party for good causes

    The purpose of Mardi Gras can be more than just a fun party. For instance, the Immaculate Heart of Mary is taking advantage of Fat Tuesday to raise money for two upcoming programs.Some of the proceeds will toward the Little Brothers and Sisters Orphanage in Honduras while another portion will be used to help pilgrims attend World Youth Day, Cathy Kohlrust, event coordinator, said.The Mardi Gras festivities and fundraising efforts will take place during the Mardi Gras Family Carnival from 4-7 p.m.