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  • Mountain lion kills pet dog in backyard

    The white and brown foxhound named Gwennie didn’t stand a chance against a 110-pound mountain lion on the prowl early Christmas Eve morning. The 60-pound canine was easy prey for the bigger cat that invaded the dog's territory.

    “At about 6:46 a.m., I arrived (1800 Camino Redondo) and made contact with Mr. Hari S. Viswanathan regarding a mountain lion killing his dog,” Los Alamos Police Ofc. Jaime Gonzales said in his police report.

    “He ran up to my vehicle and stated to me that the mountain lion was still in the backyard and that he had struck the lion with a shovel over the head but it still refused to leave or let go of the dog.”

  • Fellers' legacy lives on in LA

    David Fellers was a longtime resident of Los Alamos who refused to allow his cerebral palsy to diminish his love of life. Born with cytomegalovirus Feb. 7, 1978, he was a constant reminder to his parents and seven siblings to be grateful for what they had, his mother Sally Fellers said.

    In David Fellers’ case, cytomegalovirus caused extreme brain damage including complete deafness and partial blindness.

    His mother recalled how as a toddler, Fellers worked hard to gain use of his body.

  • Police: Babysitter Beat, Dismembered Ind. Girl

    A babysitter and trusted neighbor has confessed that he bludgeoned 9-year-old Aliahna Lemmon of Fort Wayne, Indiana to death with a brick then dismembered her, hiding her head, hands and feet at his home.

  • Vikes expect Peterson back for 2012

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP)—The athletic abilities of star running back Adrian Peterson led the Minnesota Vikings to give him a seven-year, $100 million contract extension before the season started.

    Now, they hope his recuperative abilities are just as good and he is able to live up to being the highest-paid running back in the NFL.

  • Sports update 12-27-11

     

       

    Registration for volleyball league open at YMCA

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is currently accepting registrations for its adult coed volleyball league.

  • Video: Tiny Polar Bear Cub Opens Eyes

    Siku, a month-old polar bear cub in Denmark opens his eyes for the first time. The cub was taken from his mother after she was not producing enough milk to feed him.

  • VIDEO: Police Find 7 Dead in Fort Worth-Area Apartment

    Seven people believed to be related had opened their Christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper when they were shot to death, police said Sunday. It happened in an apartment near Fort Worth, Texas.

  • LANL reviews top 10 science stories of 2011

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s top 10 science stories of 2011 illustrate the broad variety of scientific excellence that’s the hallmark of the Laboratory. This year’s stories include alternative energy research, world record magnetic fields, disease tracking, the study of Mars, climate change, fuel cells, solar wind, and magnetic reconnection.

    Mars Habitability
     Los Alamos National Laboratory’s unique scientific capabilities are playing a role in an international quest to unravel the mysteries of Mars.

  • Head Coach Pushed Turnaround

    First of a series

    There’s very little middle ground in the area of Los Alamos High School football. More years than not, the Hilltoppers are either among the top- or bottom-shelf teams in the state.

    The 2011 season started off shaky but would end up much more stable than most might have imagined early on in the season.

    In just his second year guiding the team, head coach Garett Williams led Los Alamos to a playoff berth. While Los Alamos’ date with Los Lunas in the postseason first round ended in a rout, the program got a much-needed shot in the arm.

  • Wechsler fondly remembered

    Many in the community have fond remembrances of Jacob “Jay” Wechsler, a Los Alamos Living Treasure, who died at his son’s home in Laramie Wyo., Wednesday. He was 88.

    “Hundreds of people had warm feelings for Jay,” said Rabbi Jack Shlachter of the Los Alamos Jewish Center. “I consider myself blessed to be one of them.

    “I think he created the community and that is not an understatement. Without him, Los Alamos would be a pale reflection of what it is today.”

    Wechsler’s biography on the Los Alamos Living Treasure website gave a synopsis of his life and what he meant to the town.