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  • 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. 

  • Candidates gear up for 2010 elections

    Who’s running and when they must file are questions circulating the local community since the 2010 campaign season kicked off in New Mexico Oct. 1. That was the day candidates began surfacing to collect signatures for their nominating petitions, which are due in the Secretary of State’s Office by Feb. 9.

    Rep. Jeanette Wallace is serving her 19th year in the New Mexico Legislature. When asked if she intends to seek reelection to an 11th two-year term, Wallace said, “Yes ma’am I certainly am.”

  • Feds fault lab cyber security

    In answer to a bipartisan request by the leadership of two committees in the House of Representatives, the Government Accountability Office identified a number of “shortcomings” in the cyber security program at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Cyber security encompasses a number of activities that attempt to prevent unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information on the laboratory’s classified computers.