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  • Police to provide child ID kits

    The Los Alamos Police Department July 4 will provide a special kit to parents loaded with tools to help locate their child if he or she ever goes missing.

    Cpl. Monica Salazar-Casias is heading up the day-long project called Identikit.

  • P&Z gives nod to KRSN antenna deal

    There was a lot riding on the outcome of Wednesday’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

    KRSN co-owners Gillian and David Sutton vowed to close the radio station if their fourth attempt in four and a half years to obtain a special use permit and site plan approval for a 170-foot antenna was denied.

    Applause and cheers broke the tense silence from the audience packed into council chambers as the seventh commissioner in a row voted yes.

    KRSN had unanimous approval to erect its radio tower near Los Alamos Middle School on Hawk Drive.

  • Remnants of Hurricane Alex may impact local weather Friday and Saturday

    The following special weather statement was issued by the National Weather Service late Thursday afternoon...

    SOME MOISTURE FROM HURRICANE ALEX MAY IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...

    WHILE PRECIPITATION IN THE EASTERN PLAINS THIS MORNING WAS LIKELY ASSOCIATED WITH A WEAK DISTURBANCE WHICH TRACKED WESTWARD INTO THE REGION... SHOWERS AND STORMS DEVELOPED OVER MOST OF THE HIGHER TERRAIN THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS ALOFT HAVE BECOME SOUTHERLY... ALLOWING FOR AN INCREASE IN MOISTURE FROM THE SOUTH.

  • NM group wants another look at Los Alamos CMRR building

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An organization long critical of Los Alamos National Laboratory's plan for a new nuclear facility says the National Environmental Policy Act needs to be followed before the building can move ahead.

    The Los Alamos Study Group contends the project is on a larger scale than alternatives analyzed seven years ago and has not been subjected to a NEPA analysis.

    The watchdog group is sending a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu and National Nuclear Security Administration head Tom D'Agostino about their concerns.

  • Suspect dubbed femme fatale of Russian spy case

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Chapman has been called the femme fatale of a spy case with Cold War-style intrigue — a striking redhead and self-styled entrepreneur who dabbled in real estate and mused on her Facebook page, "if you can dream, you can become it."

    Chapman's American dream, U.S. authorities say, was a ruse.

    The 28-year-old Chapman, they say, was a savvy Russian secret agent who worked with a network of other operatives before an FBI undercover agent lured her into an elaborate trap at a coffee shop in lower Manhattan.

  • Kagan won't criticize Roberts court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Kagan declined an invitation to criticize the current Supreme Court on Wednesday, testifying at the third day of confirmation hearings, "I'm sure everyone up there is acting in good faith."

    In a lengthy exchange with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Kagan said pointedly she didn't agree with the Rhode Island Democrat's analysis that justices appointed by Republican presidents were "driving the law in a new direction by the narrowest possible margins" in a series of 5-4 rulings.

  • NNSA names new Los Alamos Site Office Manager

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the selection of Kevin W. Smith as the new Los Alamos Site Office Manager.

  • Area students land in Russia

    Emily McGay of McGay Consulting, LLC in Los Alamos is one of three chaperones who jetted off to Russia Monday morning with eight area students.

    The contingent will explore sights around Moscow until noon Saturday. That’s when Los Alamos High School career counselor Nora Arbuckle and Cheryl Sowder of Finishing Touch in Central Park Square, McGay and the teens begin a seven-hour journey by bus to Sarov.

  • LANL may figure in spy case

    The mere fact that New Mexico has two national laboratories and several military installations places it high on the list of locations in which spies would want to keep a presence.

    It’s not yet clear if any of the 11 spies caught up in Monday’s FBI sweep are linked to Los Alamos or other areas in the state, but according to New Mexico FBI, it wouldn’t be surprising.

  • CIP budget sees $6 million surplus

    Los Alamos County will be able to pump more than $6 million back into the Capital Improvement Projects fund thanks to a high interest in and competition for project bids.

    Adding to the competition was the large number of construction projects available around the state, officials said.

    The excess funds were considered as part of Tuesday night’s County Council meeting held at the Community Building.  Councilors voted 6-0 (Councilor Vincent Chiravalle was absent) to approve the FY 2010 year-end budget revisions.