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Today's News

  • LAFD implements restrictions

    Los Alamos County Fire and Smoking Restrictions

    Effective June 1, 2012

     

  • Confessed cannibal studied at LANL last summer--Video Extra

    The Maryland college student who police say admitted killing and then eating parts of his housemate has a Los Alamos National Laboratory connection.

    Alexander Kinyua, 21, who attends Morgan State, was one of 175 people showcased in an August 2011 symposium run by LANL.

    The lab issued the following statement Friday.

    “We can confirm that Alexander Kinyua was a student here last summer. He held no security clearance and worked in our Design Engineering organization in leased space downtown, outside of the main lab campus. He had no access to classified or otherwise sensitive material. He left in good standing at the end of the summer,” the statement read.

  • Luján voted against defense bill

    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District voted against the National Defense Authorization Act, but he did offer an amendment, which called for a study about broadening the mission of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) national laboratories. The amendment passed with unanimous support.

  • County Briefs 06-01-12

    LACHC to host Town Hall meeting

    The Los Alamos Community Health Council (LACHC) is sponsoring a “Health Speak Out” Town Hall Meeting June 11 from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Los Alamos Community Building.
    The goal of the Town Hall is to gather information from a wide range of health care consumers about their needs, health care experiences and recommendations. LACHC will also share a summary of its 2011-2012 LACHC Los Alamos County Health Profile.
    Bring your own brown bag lunch.  Drinks will be supplied.
    Seating is limited.  Please RSVP to deborahfgill@gmail.com by June 8.

    Central Ave. to be closed at night

  • Caller said 'Allah is great'

    A few more details have been released on Wednesday’s bomb scare at TA-72 on Los Alamos National Laboratory property.

    According to a Los Alamos Police Department incident report, Cpl. Alfred Roybal was dispatched to the scene at 3:50 p.m. and Lt. Preston Ballew and police chief Wayne Torpy arrived shortly thereafter.

  • Update 06-01-12

    Fundraiser

    Hertz Car Rental will sponsor a carwash for the Los Alamos Nuke Rugby team from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.

    ChamberFest

     ChamberFest is an annual event that showcases chamber members and this year’s event will be June 9. Located in the downtown area, businesses display their products and services to the public. There is also a Car Show and Kids Activity Area with a sand pile.

    Election night

  • Committee recommends 'Satch' Cowan trail--see attachment

    Los Alamos County hosted a public hearing on Tuesday night regarding a recent citizen petition to name or rename a trail in the Quemazon trail complex in the Western Area after deceased local resident and hiking enthusiast Helen “Satch” Cowan.

    After hearing public comments, the committee discussed the request and asked several questions of the petitioners, along with the county’s Open Space Specialist Craig Martin, before they unanimously voted 6-0 in favor of naming a new trail the “Satch Cowan Trail.”

  • Got your goat

    The Old Windmill Dairy showcased three baby goats at the Farmers Market Thursday, all of which are in need of a name. Suggestions can be made on their website at oldwindmilldairy.com.

  • Bandelier Shuttle off and running

    After a test run last October that exceeded all expectations, Los Alamos County and Bandelier National Monument are launching a three-year trial of the Bandelier Shuttle. The tourist attraction will become a “car-free park” from June 1 through November 30, with access provided by the free shuttle service.
    “I’m very excited. I feel this shuttle system is the future for Bandelier,” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said. “Even though this is only a three year trial, I believe it will be very successful for both Los Alamos and for the park, and I think at the end of three years there will be real interest in seeing it put in place as a permanent fixture.”

  • Activists question groundwater data

    First of a series
    Editor’s note: Coming Sunday will be LANL’s response to the groundwater accusations.

    Registered Geologist Robert H. Gilkeson and Joni Arends of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety made quite a splash at the Espanola Basin Technical Working Group a couple of weeks ago at Santa Fe Community College.

    In a presentation, Gilkeson and Arends claimed that the necessary networks of monitoring wells to detect groundwater contamination from the LANL waste dumps do not exist.