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Today's News

  • Police Beat 05-22-12

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    May 10

    7:54 a.m. — A Diamond Drive caller reported a non-injury motorcycle and truck vehicle accident.
    12:33 p.m. - Smith’s Food and Drug Center in Los Alamos reported that it had been the victim of shoplifting at an estimated value of less than $100.

  • Update 05-22-12

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in council chambers at the Community Building.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. Thursday. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Memorial Day

    This year’s community Memorial Day Celebration will be hosted by the Los Alamos Elk’s Lodge at 11:00 a.m., at Guaje Pines Cemetery. A complimentary lunch will follow at the Elk’s Lodge.  For more information, contact Lisa Harris at 662-5611.

    Awards night

  • LA ranked fourth richest

    Forbes magazine, once again, has ranked Los Alamos near the top of a list of the wealthiest U.S. places. The magazine reports Los Alamos County as the fourth richest county in the states.

    According to the magazine, Los Alamos County is the “richest county" in the Western U.S., and is just one of two western states in the top 10.

    Los Alamos County has a median household income of $103,653 and nearly 63 percent of the residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. LA’s population is a little more than 18,000 residents.

    Most of the richest counties can be found in the Washington, D.C. suburbs.

  • Records shattered at JMTR

    A bunch of course records fell at Saturday’s Jemez Mountain Trail Runs.

    The 2012 JMTR event, in its seventh year, took place Saturday. Runners started on North Mesa, wound their way toward the Valles Caldera and back in three different distances.

    Diana Finkel of South Fork, Colo., set a new all-time best in the women’s 50-mile competition, but would need that performance to hold off a top local athlete, Erica Baron, to take this year’s women’s title.

    Finkel finished the 50-mile race in 9 hours, 26 minutes, 29 seconds. Baron posted a time of 9:29:17. Both marks bested the previous record in the women’s 50-miles, set by Darcy Africa in 2007.

  • Woman speaks up for jailed fiancé

    The mother of the child at the center of an alleged abuse case is speaking out in defense of her fiancé, who has been charged with the crime.

    Tyrell Abney, 19, of Los Alamos, was arrested last Wednesday after calling Los Alamos police stating that his 11-week-old son had fallen down, but according to an arrest warrant affidavit, doctors at the Los Alamos Medical Center and the University of New Mexico Hospital weren’t convinced the baby’s injuries were consistent with a fall.

  • US Airways: Diverted Flight Has 'Landed Safely'

    A US Airways jetliner flying from Paris to Charlotte, N.C., was diverted to a Maine airport on Tuesday because of what an airline spokesman described as a 'security issue.' The Boeing 767 with 179 passengers and nine crew members landed safely.

  • NM Consortium garners high-level support

    Senator Tom Udall was greeted by a chorus of “Happy Birthday” last Friday. Udall was one of several dignitaries attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the New Mexico Consortium's (NMC) biology research center.

    The consortium first approached the Los Alamos County Council for support in June, 2010. Council approved $1.5 million for laboratory infrastructure and equipment. That grant facilitated NMC’s recruitment of Dr. Richard Sayre, a leading researcher in algae and plant cell metabolism. Sayre joined the consortium last October.

  • Private Rocket Blasts Off

    A commercial rocket has blasted off with a load of supplies for the International Space Station. The SpaceX company's Falcon 9 rocket took flight at 3:44 a.m.

  • Private Rocket Blasts Off

    A commercial rocket has blasted off with a load of supplies for the International Space Station. The SpaceX company's Falcon 9 rocket took flight at 3:44 a.m.

  • Boy to Rescuers: 'Do You Have a Plan?'