Local News

  • LAPD launches probe into local woman's death

    Los Alamos Police investigators want to know more about circumstances surrounding the recent death of a Los Alamos woman.

    For the past three weeks, the department has been investigating the death of 28-year-old Los Alamos resident Jamie Lee Ireland, who died May 31.

    On May 20, the Consolidated Dispatch Center received a call that Ireland had sustained injuries after a fall down a flight of stairs at 802 9th Street Apartment #22 – though a review of dispatch logs from that day did not include any account of the initial incident.

    But police are looking into whether foul play was involved in the incident or not which is what’s being investigated, Captain Randy Foster said.

  • Bear slightly injures young girl

    Ponderosa Group Campground will be closed for up to 10 days, pending the capture of a black bear, who swatted at a tent occupied by two members of a scout pack visiting the area.

    At approximately 4 a.m. Wednesday, a black bear swatted at a tent occupied by a sleeping girl and her mother, according to Dan Williams, spokesperson for New Mexico Game and Fish. The tent was torn, and the bear’s claws grazed the 
back of the juvenile’s neck, causing a minor abrasive injury.

    “They heard the scratching on the tent and they ran out and scared the bear,” Williams said.
    When asked how did they know it was a black bear, Williams said it was “the only kind of bear we have in New Mexico.”

  • Raw Video: Toddler Ejected During Police Chase

    A toddler survived after being thrown from an SUV during a rollover crash. KCBD reports police were chasing the vehicle at the time of the wreck. The four teens in the SUV, who were wanted in connection with a robbery, were arrested.

  • County declares fireworks ban


    WHEREAS:            the weather in North Central New Mexico, including Los Alamos County, has been extremely dry, resulting in extreme or severe drought conditions in Los Alamos County; and

    WHEREAS:            the National Weather Service publishes drought indices which indicate that drought conditions are likely to continue and deteriorate for the next 30 days, including Los Alamos County; and

  • Update 06-13-12

    Movie in the Park

    Los Alamos County will host a Movie in the Park at approximately 7:45 p.m. Tonight’s scheduled movie is “Dolphin Tale,” rated PG. It will be at Ashley Pond.


    The Police Experience will play a free concert during the Relay for Life at Ashley Pond Friday night. Music will start at 7 p.m.

    P & Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    Flag Day

    The Los Alamos Elks Lodge will be hosting a Flag Day Ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Elks Lodge (on Trinity, next to Sonic). For more information, contact the Elks at 662-5611.


  • Goodbye To An Old Friend

    The old tree that stood proudly in front of Los Alamos High school was removed today.  During Phase 4 of the Diamond Drive project, utility trenches were dug in the root pattern of the tree, plus old age led its demise according to LAPS maintenance supervisor Jeff Sargent.  Fabian Atencio (left) and Henry Wilton of the LAPS maintenance department are in the bucket lift.

  • Council OKs CRC items

    In a long but relatively quiet meeting Tuesday night, Los Alamos County Council cast a series of votes on the Charter Review Committee’s (CRC) recommendations regarding structure of government.

    Many of the pertinent articles will remain unchanged, but several recommendations won council approval. The county attorney’s office will now draft ordinances on those to bring before voters sometime in 2013.

    CRC Chair John Hopkins prefaced the discussion by noting differences between changes to the initiative and referendum articles council previously approved and the structure of government section of the charter.

  • Today in History for June 13th
  • Doctors: Face-chewing Victim 'awake and Alert'

    A homeless man whose face was mostly chewed off in a bizarre attack alongside a busy South Florida highway is in good spirits, talking and walking with the help of hospital staff, doctors said Tuesday. WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO.

  • Feds: Horse operation was a front for cartel cash

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal agents raided a sprawling ranch in Oklahoma and a prominent quarter horse track in New Mexico on Tuesday, alleging the brother of a high-ranking official in a Mexican drug cartel used a horse-breeding operation to launder money.