Today's News

  • Today in History for June 14th
  • LAPD launches probe into local woman's death

    Los Alamos Police investigators want to know more about circumstances surrounding the recent death of a Los Alamos woman.

    For the past three weeks, the department has been investigating the death of 28-year-old Los Alamos resident Jamie Lee Ireland, who died May 31.

    On May 20, the Consolidated Dispatch Center received a call that Ireland had sustained injuries after a fall down a flight of stairs at 802 9th Street Apartment #22 – though a review of dispatch logs from that day did not include any account of the initial incident.

    But police are looking into whether foul play was involved in the incident or not which is what’s being investigated, Captain Randy Foster said.

  • Bear slightly injures young girl

    Ponderosa Group Campground will be closed for up to 10 days, pending the capture of a black bear, who swatted at a tent occupied by two members of a scout pack visiting the area.

    At approximately 4 a.m. Wednesday, a black bear swatted at a tent occupied by a sleeping girl and her mother, according to Dan Williams, spokesperson for New Mexico Game and Fish. The tent was torn, and the bear’s claws grazed the 
back of the juvenile’s neck, causing a minor abrasive injury.

    “They heard the scratching on the tent and they ran out and scared the bear,” Williams said.
    When asked how did they know it was a black bear, Williams said it was “the only kind of bear we have in New Mexico.”

  • Raw Video: Toddler Ejected During Police Chase

    A toddler survived after being thrown from an SUV during a rollover crash. KCBD reports police were chasing the vehicle at the time of the wreck. The four teens in the SUV, who were wanted in connection with a robbery, were arrested.

  • County declares fireworks ban


    WHEREAS:            the weather in North Central New Mexico, including Los Alamos County, has been extremely dry, resulting in extreme or severe drought conditions in Los Alamos County; and

    WHEREAS:            the National Weather Service publishes drought indices which indicate that drought conditions are likely to continue and deteriorate for the next 30 days, including Los Alamos County; and

  • LANL to host opening ceremony for RLUOB

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory is having a opening ceremony for the Radiological Laboratory Utility Office building Thursday.

    And the public is not invited.

    Joni Arends from Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety wrote the following email to Lorrie Bonds Lopez, who is in charge of community outreach for LANL.

    “Good afternoon,
    We understand that there will be a formal ribbon cutting at the RLUOB on June 14th.  The Interested Parties to the CMRR Air Permit Settlement Agreement, therefore, respectfully request an invitation for each of the Interested Parties to attend the ribbon cutting.  We look forward to receiving invitations to attend.

  • Local Courts: On the Docket 06-13-12

    June 4

    Bingqi Zhang pleaded guilty in Municipal Court for careless driving leading to an accident. Judge Alan Kirk ordered Zhang to pay a $46 court fee and enroll in a defensive driving school.

    Richard Carmen pleaded guilty in Municipal Court for driving without a license and to two counts of failure to appear in court. Kirk ordered Carmen to pay $238 in court fees and fines.

    June 5

    Steven Montano pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to jaywalking. Kirk ordered him to pay $146 in court fees and fines.

    Crystal Torrez Ramos Morales pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to speeding 11 to 15 mph over the speed limit. She paid $121 in court fees and fines.

    June 6

  • Update 06-13-12

    Movie in the Park

    Los Alamos County will host a Movie in the Park at approximately 7:45 p.m. Tonight’s scheduled movie is “Dolphin Tale,” rated PG. It will be at Ashley Pond.


    The Police Experience will play a free concert during the Relay for Life at Ashley Pond Friday night. Music will start at 7 p.m.

    P & Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    Flag Day

    The Los Alamos Elks Lodge will be hosting a Flag Day Ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Elks Lodge (on Trinity, next to Sonic). For more information, contact the Elks at 662-5611.


  • Goodbye To An Old Friend

    The old tree that stood proudly in front of Los Alamos High school was removed today.  During Phase 4 of the Diamond Drive project, utility trenches were dug in the root pattern of the tree, plus old age led its demise according to LAPS maintenance supervisor Jeff Sargent.  Fabian Atencio (left) and Henry Wilton of the LAPS maintenance department are in the bucket lift.

  • Board OKs LAMS project

    Despite a protest from contractor Bradbury Stamm regarding the process that ultimately resulted in a construction contract being awarded to McCarthy, the Los Alamos Public School District is moving ahead with the work at Los Alamos Middle School.

    “Looks like the light has turned from yellow to green over the last few days,” school board president Kevin Honnell said.

    Albuquerque-based Bradbury Stamm, which lost out to McCarthy in the district bidding process, is protesting that McCarthy shouldn’t have received in-state preference points from the district.

    The company is also protesting similar awards by Santa Fe Public Schools and Los Lunas Public Schools.