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Today's News

  • Police Beat 03-01-11

    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.
    Feb. 17

    1:01 p.m. – Stephanie Howell, 38, of Albuquerque was arrested on a Department of Corrections Warrant for a probation violation.

    1:21 p.m. – Los Alamos National Laboratory reported being the victim of larceny at 92 Helios. The estimated loss is $2,500.
        

  • Update 03-01-11

    Town hall meeting
    A sustainability town hall will be from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.   

    Fundraiser
    A fundraiser concert for Gordons’ Concert Series 2011 is set for 6 p.m. Friday at the Hilltop House Hotel, $25/person, live performances, benefit auction, appetizers and cash bar.

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  • Flu causes 12 deaths in New Mexico

    Secretary  of Health Catherine Torres, MD, said Monday that there have been 12 influenza-related deaths so far this flu season and is encouraging all New Mexicans to get vaccinated against the disease.  
    The deaths occurred in Bernalillo, Chaves, Dona Ana, Eddy, Luna, Taos and Valencia Counties. Eleven of the deaths occurred among adults aged 22 to 54 years and one death was a child.

  • Citizens, county mull fate of A-19a tract in White Rock

    A 60-acre plot of land known as A-19a, in the county’s possession since 2002, is getting a renewed focus by officials and it could be the home of a major new development for White Rock.
    A public meeting last Thursday at the White Rock Town Hall began to formulate a best-use vision for the property.
    Since the Department of Energy transferred ownership of the parcel, the county has made two failed attempts to sell the land outright to developers.

  • Many Twists and Turns in LANL Whistleblower Case

    Editor’s Note: This is the second of a multi-part series.
     
    It took years to reach closure on the court case former Los Alamos National Laboratory auditor Charles (Chuck) Montaño launched against his employers alleging whistleblower retaliation.

    Montaño filed the retaliation lawsuit in March 2005 against the regents of the University of California, d/b/a Los Alamos National Laboratory and LANL officials Richard Marquez, John Bretzke, the estate of Vernon Brown and William Barr.

  • Intel team steps into the light

    For a brief moment last week, the Department of Energy pulled back the curtain – ever so slightly – on a clandestine team that’s used to operating under the radar inside Los Alamos National Laboratory and across the globe.

    “We can’t tell you quite what they did, or exactly when they did it – but some people at the laboratory have earned the appreciation of DOE’s Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence,” LANL spokesperson Nancy Ambrosiano said late Monday.

  • Swimming: Aquatomics' results from High Altitude Invite

    Here are the Los Alamos Aquatomics’ results from the High Altitude Invitational held at Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center (name, age group, event, place, time):

    Haley Adams-Brown, girls 9-10
    50 freestyle, 36, 1:09.17; 25 freestyle, 6, 29.50; 50 backstroke, 29, 1:17.40.

    Jillian Bennett,
    girls 9-10
    100 backstroke, 12, 1:38.85; 50 freestyle, 12, 39.67; 100 freestyle, 11, 1:24.84; 50 backstroke, 8, 43.53; 100 IM, 5, 1:34.04; 50 butterfly, 10, 53.64; 100 breaststroke, 3, 1:39.26; 50 breaststroke, 1, 46.80.

  • Basketball: LA girls nab No. 12 spot, boys are out

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team earned a No. 12 seed for the 2011 Class 4A state playoffs.
    Los Alamos will travel to Grants Friday night for the first round of the state tournament, where it will meet the fifth-seeded Grants Pirates.
    The match-ups for the state tournament were released Sunday night by the New Mexico Activities Association. The tournament continues through March 12 when the state champions are determined.

  • Space station gets extra storage room

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station got a sorely needed storage room Tuesday, a 21-foot-long supply closet packed with goods and a humanoid robot that will remain boxed up for another two months.

    The space station and space shuttle crews teamed up to attach the newest module, using a hefty robot arm to anchor it down. It became the 13th room at the sprawling outpost, and the only one devoted entirely to storage.

  • Mass. town approves plan to shame property owners

    WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) — The health board in a Massachusetts town has approved a plan to shame owners of rundown buildings into fixing and securing their properties.

    The plan approved Monday by the Webster board allows the town to place 4-by-8-foot signs on the sides of dilapidated buildings with the owner's names, address and telephone number.