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  • Report: Weapons will last a long time

    The nuclear weapons stockpile can be relied upon with confidence for years to come through current stewardship programs, like those at Los Alamos National Laboratory, but the program itself needs strengthening and focus.

    A prestigious panel of defense analysts known as JASON has issued a much-anticipated report on the aging of nuclear warheads that is already the subject of contention.

    The report essentially sanctions the current process for certifying nuclear warheads but has implications for future policy and budgets.

  • Former councilor Jim West dies

    Longtime Los Alamos resident and former county councilor Jim West died Thursday.

    West fought cancer for the last year that had metastasized and was found to be in an advanced stage in his system. He traveled to Houston to undergo treatment for Large Cell Lymphoma.

    In an interview this morning, County Administrator Tony Mortillaro praised West for his many contributions to the community during his 40 years living here.

  • 11-20 Update

    Catch Sherlock tonight

     Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,” at 7:30 p.m.tonight and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors and are available at CB Fox or at the door. For reservations, call 662-5493.

    Take the Arts Stroll Saturday

  • Breaking News: Local man in serious condition after being stabbed with sword

    Police arrested Eric Chaperon, 19, at 1437 Big Rock Loop at 8:30 a.m. today and charged him with battery on a household member with a deadly weapon for reportedly stabbing Quinn Taylor, 20, at the same address with a sword.

    Los Alamos Police Lt. Reggie Briggle said Taylor was rushed by ambulance to St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe in serious condition.

    "He suffered stab wounds to his back and upper leg," Briggle said.

  • Local youth hit by vehicle clings to life at UNM Hospital

    A 12-year-old Los Alamos boy stepped off an Atomic City Transit bus shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday  and into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

    A Chevrolet Avalanche driving in the adjacent lane on San Ildefonso Road at Hawk near Los Alamos Middle School struck the boy, and the impact of the vehicle, driven by an adult male, lifted the youth out of his tennis shoes.

    Lt. Chuck Ney said the boy suffered head and other injuries.

    He was air lifted to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque, Ney said.

  • Work causes detours

     The Diamond Drive contractor is planning on adjusting valve covers on 38th Street Saturday.

      As a result, the westernmost lane on 38th Street going into the Aspen School area will be closed.

     Motorists desiring to access 38th Street from northbound Diamond, Arkansas, or southbound Diamond will need to use 35th or 36th Streets.

      Motorists may use 38th Street to exit onto Diamond or Arkansas at the stoplight.

     38th Street should be open by the end of the day Saturday.

  • Lab gains in community perceptions

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has made significant improvements in the all important “favorable impression” category of an annual opinion survey.

    The tracking study by Albuquerque-based Research & Polling, Inc. continues an annual program measuring the laboratory’s perceived performance and relationships with the communities of Northern New Mexico.

    The sample is based on interviews conducted from Aug. 24 to Sept. 22 with 224 community leaders from a list of 302 names provided by the laboratory.

  • Local boy struck by vehicle

    A Los Alamos Middle School seventh grader on his way to basketball practice shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

    Logan Collins, 12, reportedly stepped off an Atomic City Transit bus that stopped in the far right lane and into the path of a Chevrolet Avalanche traveling in the same direction but in the left lane on San Ildefonso

    Road at Hawk Drive.

  • 11-19 Update

    Parks and Rec. meeting tonight

       The Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the training room at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

    Take the Arts Stroll Friday

  • Police issue official statement regarding local student’s death

    Police Statement: On 11/18/2009 at approximately 5:46 p.m. hours there was a serious traffic crash involving Logan Collins, a 12-year-old male Los Alamos resident. 

    The crash occurred at the intersection of San Ildefonso Rd. and Hawk Dr. 

    The pedestrian had just exited an Atomic City Transit Bus and was attempting to cross San Ildefonso Rd. in front of the bus.  

    He was then struck by the pickup as it was overtaking the stopped bus, traveling in the same direction.