Today's News

  • Eureka! Physicists celebrate evidence of particle--Video Extra

    GENEVA (AP) — To cheers and standing ovations from scientists, the world's biggest atom smasher claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle Wednesday, calling it "consistent" with the long-sought Higgs boson — popularly known as the "God particle" — that helps explain what gives all matter in the universe size and shape.

    "We have now found the missing cornerstone of particle physics," Rolf Heuer, director of the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), told scientists.

  • 'The Vow's' real-life couple's story goes on

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Vow was a box office success and became a money-maker its first weekend in movie theaters, and the book soared to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times best seller list.

    That was all in February and March.

    So what has Farmington couple Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, the true-life twosome who inspired the movie and who are the authors of the book, done lately?

  • Today in History for July 4th
  • County Briefs 07-03-12

    ACT to offer free rides on 4th

    Atomic City Transit is once again providing a Shuttle Service to Overlook Park this Fourth of July. Even though the fireworks have been canceled, the various fun events will go on! Buses will circulate from both Sullivan Field in Los Alamos and Pinon Elementary School in White Rock to Overlook Park and back every 10 - 15 minutes from 4-11 p.m.

  • Update 07-03-12

    Parents wanted

    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for parents to try out potential new versions of their websites. Parents new to the community and parents of current elementary, middle and high schoolers are needed.  Email Colin MacArthur at c.macarthur@laschools.net or call 629-0776 to schedule a time to help.

    Kiwanis meeting

    Kiwanis meets each Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. July 10-Kiwanian Paul Cunningham will speak on a recent trip to Alaska that he and his wife, Mary, took. He says he will “focus on dogs and lights.”

    County Council

  • Hjelm makes run for county clerk

    Candidate Nathan Hjelm wants to bring his computer expertise to the county
    clerk's office.

    "I'm a computer scientist. I've got a master¹s degree in computer science,
    and to a large degree that was specializing in computer security," Hjelm
    said. "And with the fact that we're going more and more electronic, in terms
    of elections, the county clerk should understand the machines they're
    purchasing. I think that's always been kind of key; there are some really
    bad machines out there."

  • U.S. nears decision on nuke cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP)  — The Obama administration is edging toward decisions that would further shrink the U.S. nuclear arsenal, possibly to between 1,000 and 1,100 warheads, reflecting new thinking on the role of nuclear weapons in an age of terror, say current and former officials.

    The reductions that are under consideration align with President Obama’s vision of trimming the nation’s nuclear arsenal without harming national security in the short term, and in the longer term, eliminating nuclear weapons.

  • LA County moves to Stage 3 Fire Restrictions

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory properties entered Stage III Fire Restrictions effective today. Therefore, the Los Alamos Fire Department has implemented the attached restrictions to all county owned or forested areas within Los Alamos County effective at 8 a.m.

    Patrols of these areas will be conducted by the LAFD and LAPD throughout the county and residents are encouraged to report violations.

    The Santa Fe National Forest, meanwhile, is planning on moving the forest into Stage III restrictions either today or Wednesday, closing the entirety of the Jemez Ranger District along with portions of Cuba Ranger District.

  • No date set for LAMS contractor state hearing

    The company awarded the contract for the Los Alamos Middle School construction project will have to appear at a formal hearing before the state Taxation and Revenue Department.

    The hearing will determine whether or not the company’s in-state preference certification was justly received. A date for the hearing has not been set.

    That’s the latest the in an ongoing investigation into whether McCarthy Building Companies received the certification from the department in error.

  • Police Beat 07-03-12

    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.

    June 21

    10:24 a.m. – Charles Pacheco, 56, of Los Alamos, was arrested for fraudulent use of a credit card.

    7:20 p.m. – Jesus Andujo, 23, of Hernandez, was arrested along Trinity Drive for violating a protection order.

    7:37 p.m. – Stewart O’Brien, 49, of Los Alamos, was arrested along Canyon Road for DWI and for failure to maintain lane.