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  • Jailed Palestinian leader asks millions to protest

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An imprisoned Palestinian uprising leader held by Israel called Wednesday for "millions" of people to take to the streets in support of a Palestinian independence bid this fall — a scenario that Israeli officials warn could spin into a new wave of violence.

    With peace talks stalled since 2008, the Palestinians have said they will instead ask the United Nations to recognize their state during the General Assembly session in September.

  • Mixed reaction to 'Gang of 6' budget plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat in the House reacted positively to a new bipartisan budget plan emerging in the Senate, even as a top House GOP military hawk said it would cut defense way too much.

    Asked about the budget unveiled Tuesday by the Senate's "Gang of Six" at a brief appearance with reporters Wednesday morning, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said, "It has some good principles in it."

  • LANL whistleblower
  • A tribute to firefighters
  • Crisis Response Hotline changes hands

    The Los Alamos Family Council provided local Crisis Response for several years. However, with the institution of Core Service Agencies (CSAs) in the behavioral health system, the CSAs are providing Crisis Response coverage to their areas as part of the contract with the state. Therefore, two Crisis Response resources are not needed. PMS is the CSA for Los Alamos County. The Los Alamos Community Health Council has expressed its gratitude to The Los Alamos Family Council for handling Crisis Response, especially its coverage during the past few weeks during the transition.   

  • Pavement work begins in White Rock

    The County Public Works Department, Pavement Division announces that milling, recycling and repaving work, funded under the FY11 Pavement Preservation Program, will begin today in White Rock.  

    The following streets will be resurfaced with this work:

  • Police Beat 07-19-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.


    July 7


    5:01 a.m. – A 48-year-old Santa Fe man reported damage to his property on N.M. 4. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

  • No more burnouts are planned

    Fire crews working near Los Alamos conducted burnout operations Sunday night and Monday and according to the latest update, they were successful.

  • BAER teams spring into action

    Soon after the Las Conchas fire broke out, two Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams were on the ground to assess potential threats to life, property and critical cultural and natural resources in the aftermath of the fire. 

    The BAER teams are made up of representatives from Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and USDA Forest Service. They are working with staff from the BIA Northern Pueblos Agency, BIA Southern Pueblos Agency, several area pueblos, Santa Fe National Forest and Bandelier National Monument.

  • Sheriff takes center stage at CRC meeting

    Several residents clashed with the Charter Review Committee Monday evening over what, if anything should be done with the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Office. 

    “I, as a citizen would almost demand a sheriff’s office because they’re for the people, not to say Chief Torpy (police chief) isn’t, but I know I elected that sheriff and he is for me,” Mark Lithcote said. 

    Sheriff Marco Lucero was elected in November. Unlike most of his civilian predecessors, he brings three decades of law enforcement experience to the job. Since elected, he spearheaded an investigation with the U.S. Marshal’s Service that led to the arrest of a man in a local eatery who failed to register here as a sex offender.