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Today's News

  • Resolve to make community better

    So I hear you are in the market for a resolution?
    How about one that doesn’t cost anything, doesn’t require the purchase of any additional equipment and doesn’t require a special location in your house?
    If this sounds intriguing, then let’s build some assets. I’ll even try and package it the way you need it … I would like you to build some assets. I really need you to build some assets. I implore you to build some assets and finally, I demand that you build some assets!
    I did have one a little harsher, but I’ll save that for those of you who need to discuss it — or for midway through the year.

  • Police Beat 12-27-11

    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.
     
    Dec. 15

    7:03 a.m. — Jaynes Construction reported damage to its property at 1000 Central Ave. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.
               
    3 p.m. — A 17-year-old Los Alamos boy was charged with the unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school grounds at Los Alamos High School. He was referred to the juvenile probation officer.
               

  • Nightwalks at Bandelier this week

    Bandelier National Monument will offer Nightwalks on the evenings of Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. Nightwalks are silent walks into Frijoles Canyon in the dark, to give participants an idea of what it might have been like when the Ancestral Pueblo people were living there. There is a limit on the number of people on these walks, so participants must sign up ahead by calling the Visitor Center at 505-672-3861 x 517.

  • Hecker to give talk on North Korea

    From a press release

  • Survey of 'leaders' gives lab high marks

    For the second straight year, the Los Alamos National Laboratory continues to get high marks from community leaders.
    According to the latest survey released earlier this month, LANL “has maintained this high level of favorability as 78 percent of the community leaders say they currently have a favorable opinion of the lab, while just four percent say they have an unfavorable opinion.”
    “Just over two-thirds (68 percent) of Community Leaders give LANL high ratings for its corporate citizenship, which is consistent with results observed in the last two studies and much higher than had been observed in prior years. Just five of the Leaders give LANL a negative rating for its corporate citizenship.

  • Autio's short term made long-term impact

    Second of a series
    After only a year and a half as Los Alamos County Attorney and Acting County Administrator, Randy Autio has taken a position as Bernalillo County Attorney.

    “Although his tenure with the County was short, the personal sacrifices and professional contributions he made, especially during the Las Conchas fire, will long be remembered and appreciated,” said Acting Assistant County Administrator Anne Laurent. “Randy Autio stepped in to provide stability and leadership for a community and organization that was new to him with the confidence and commitment of a longtime resident.”

    One of Autio’s first challenges was investigating charges against County Administrator Tony Mortillaro.

  • Spreading Christmas cheer
  • 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.