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  • Raw Video: Hail Storm Hits Dallas

    Isolated severe storms brewed in the heat of north Texas late Wednesday, pounding the Dallas area with hail as big as baseballs. The hail smashed car windshields and damaged businesses along with mobile homes.

  • Correction 06-14-12

    The photo with “Council OKs CRC items” in Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor was incorrectly identified as John Hopkins. The photo is of Chay Rennick, legal counsel to the Charter Review Committee.

  • Clarification 06-14-12

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory held an “employee recognition and celebration” this morning at the Radiological Laboratory Utility Office Building. In a story in Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor, Joni Arends from Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety referred to the event as a “ribbon cutting.”

     

  • Bun Ryan honored with John F. Kennedy Award

    Bernard (Bun) Ryan, was awarded the John F. Kennedy award recently by the Los Alamos Democratic Party.
    Ryan has lived the ideals that JFK professed.
    John Kennedy believed that, “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” He believed that the small numbers of Americans who have resources have representatives in Washington to protect their interests, but that it was the responsibility of the President of the United States to protect the others. JFK espoused a basic tenet of the Democratic Party: it is only through working together, private and public, neighbor and stranger that we will be truly prosperous. For these reasons we honored him.  May 29 would have been his 95th birthday.

  • Sarov delegation calls on council

    Councilors Frances Berting and Ron Selvage present gifts to the delegation from Sarov, Russia, Los Alamos’ Sister City.

  • Update 06-14-12

    CIP meeting

    The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at 5:15 p.m. in council chambers.

    Concert

    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. today at the Elks Lodge (on Trinity, next to Sonic). For more information, contact the Elks at 662-5611.

    Restrictions

  • Councilors debate duties of clerk, sheriff

    The most surprising thing about Tuesday night’s county council meeting was the lack of public comment on proposed charter amendments, including the hotly contested issue of the sheriff’s role. The only public comment came from Charter Review Committee (CRC) members clarifying specific issues.

    However, council’s debates on some CRC recommendations mirrored previous arguments among committee members and the public.

    That was most apparent in the divide over the sheriff’s office. Councilor Francis Berting made a motion that was seconded by councilor Mike Wismer, in a move that would transfer the sheriff’s duties to the Los Alamos Police Department and eliminate the position.

  • Tai Chi time

    A small group took advantage of the cool morning temperatures and gathered at Ashley Pond Thursday morning to practice Tai Chi.

  • Today in History for June 14th
  • 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.