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Today's News

  • NNSA releases Japan radiation data

    Following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan last spring, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is today releasing the raw radiation monitoring data it collected in response to the events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.
    For 10 weeks following the natural disaster, NNSA scientists utilized U.S. Air Force aircraft operated out of Yokota Air Base to collect data during more than 500 flight hours of aerial surveys to measure radiation levels associated with radioactive material deposited on the ground surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.

  • Seen at the Scene: JJAB

    The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board held a retreat Thursday at Trinity on the Hill Church in which students were invited to share their thoughts and express their views.

  • Update 10-23-11

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the council chambers.

    Court closed

    Los Alamos Magistrate Court will close Oct. 25-27 for new computer system training.

    Lemon Lot

    The Lemon Lot will be returning to Sullivan Field Parking Lot effective today (Sunday, Oct. 23.) If you need a permit to sell a vehicle, contact the county’s Customer Care Center at 311 or 662-8333 from a cell phone.

    Drug dropoff

    Los Alamos police are hosting a prescription drug depository booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 29, in the Los Alamos Medical Center east parking lot.

    CRC meeting

  • Girl struck by SUV on Diamond

    An SUV driven by a 51-year-old Los Alamos woman struck a 12-year-old girl from Española in a crosswalk on Diamond Drive near the Los Alamos Golf Course Friday afternoon.

    Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Brian Nickerson said the accident occurred about 4:10 p.m. According to deputy police chief Kevin Purtymun,  the girl was taken to Los Alamos Medical Center and was treated for contusions and lacerations.

    “It was a fairly serious accident,” Nickerson said.

    Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy said his officers are investigating the cause of the accident.

  • Councilor contributed to U.S. mission

    President Barack Obama promised Friday that all U.S. troops serving in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays. Over the next two months, tens of thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq will board convoys for their journey back to American soil, he said.

    County Councilor Mike Wismer, a security official at Los Alamos National Laboratory who spent 21 years in the U.S Air Force, recounted his own mission to Iraq six years ago.

  • 'Toppers roll to big win

    Los Alamos sophomore runningback Seth Drop gains some yardage during the Hilltoppers 58-0 win against Española Friday night in the final home game of the season. For more details, see sports.

  • Leisure Pool bond issue goes before voters

    The addition of a Leisure Pool to the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center has been a citizen-based effort. Now Los Alamos residents are being asked to commit to funding the project.

    Ballots went out last week on a bond issue to raise the funds necessary to bring the project to completion.

    Final design and construction costs are expected to be $6.1 million. The county has allocated $3.1 million from the General Fund. Citizens are being asked to approve an increase in property taxes through a General Obligation (GO) bond of up to $3 million. Should voters approve the measure, the average increase in property taxes on a home valued at $300,000 would be $32.35 annually, based on county estimates.

  • Second suit filed to block CMRR

    It looks like the issue of the $5.8 billion Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility will be spending more time in the court room.

    The Los Alamos Study Group has filed a second lawsuit against the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Friday morning,

    The Study Group, under Greg Mello, filed the suit under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) “seeking accurate, up-to-date analyses of the feasibility and impacts of alternatives to a proposed $6 billion plutonium building at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).”

    Spokesperson Toni Chiri said the NNSA has not seen the suit yet and does not comment on pending litigation.

  • ´Toppers drop Sundevils in one half

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team breezed to victory Friday night at Sullivan Field and is now just one step away from clinching the District 2-4A title.
    The Hilltoppers pummeled the Española Valley Sundevils Friday night. The Hilltoppers scored 40 points in the first quarter and closed out the contest at halftime, winning 58-0.
    Scoring came early and often for Los Alamos, which picked up its fourth consecutive win Friday in its final 2011 home game. Los Alamos scored a pair of touchdowns just 2:01 into the game then tacked on a third with 7:22 remaining in the opening quarter.

  • ’Toppers win 3-0 at home on Senior Night

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team only sporadically got into rhythm Saturday night, but was still good enough to pick up a District 2-4A sweep.
    On Senior Night, the final regular season match at home, the Hilltoppers grabbed a 25-21, 25-15, 25-21 victory over the visiting Española Valley Sundevils.
    The win upped the Hilltoppers’ district record to a perfect 7-0 and kept their set streak, now at 21 straight, intact as well.
    Los Alamos (16-3) has just one regular season contest remaining, Wednesday night at Capital, before the district tournament. Los Alamos will host the district championship match Nov. 5.