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Today's News

  • 06-01-10 Police Beat

    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.

    May 20

    4:12 p.m. – Melquiades Cordova, 24, of Los Alamos was arrested on Aster Lane and charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license based on a DWI conviction.

    5 p.m. – Jose Ruelas, 23, of Los Alamos was served a district court warrant while already incarcerated in the Los Alamos Detention Center.

    May 21

  • Learn about local businesses

    Similar to a hardy perennial, ChamberFest faithfully takes bloom every summer in the Los Alamos community.

    It is a tradition that has sunk its roots into the town but the event also receives a lot of nurture and care from the community to allow it to flourish.

    For instance, over the years the event has seen several popular additions including a bubble pit and two car shows.

    Furthermore, this year the cuisine that will be for sale will expand from the normal hamburgers and hotdogs to traditional New Mexican fare.

  • Dutchman confesses to killing Peruvian woman

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, long the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of a U.S. teen in Aruba, has confessed to killing a young Peruvian woman in his Lima hotel room, a police spokesman said.

    Peru's chief police spokesman, Col. Abel Gamarra, told The Associated Press that Van der Sloot admitted under police questioning Monday that he killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores on May 30.

  • Nation: Voters choose fall matchups, decide Lincoln's fate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With frustrated voters poised to unleash their wrath, unpopular Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and vulnerable Sen. Barbara Boxer will find out their Republican opponents this fall. And fellow Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln will learn whether she'll even be on the November ballot.

    Their states — Nevada, California and Arkansas — are among 12 holding primaries and runoffs Tuesday, the busiest night thus far of this year's congressional and gubernatorial elections.

  • Police: Dutchman confesses to killing Lima woman

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, long the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of a U.S. teen in Aruba, has confessed to killing a young Peruvian woman in his Lima hotel room, a police spokesman said.

    Peru's chief police spokesman, Col. Abel Gamarra, told The Associated Press that Van der Sloot admitted under questioning Monday that he killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores on May 30.

  • Learning about government by acting as a government

    Among the participants in this year’s American Legion’s New Mexico Boys State, Daniel Roybal represented Los Alamos.

    Boys State officially kicked off May 30 and concluded Friday at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.

    It is the 63rd annual New Mexico Boys State session.

    The delegates consisted of high school upcoming seniors who prepared for a week of establishing their own state government, reflecting on real democracy in action and learning the importance of civic engagement.

  • Giving back

    Maureen Mahoney-Barraclough, director of Aid For Africa, gave a presentation about her experiences with families and orphans affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa and Uganda to Los Alamos High School teacher Allen Andraski’s history and human geography classes. The students raised funds to donate to Aid For Africa to help support those children.  In response to their efforts, Los Alamos National Bank provided an additional contribution to Aid For Africa. One hundred percent of the donated funds go directly to the children’s schools and orphan centers in Uganda.

  • 06-08-10 Update

    Police Beat

      Charges of a man making brass knuckle threats, vandals flooding a building and two brothers driving separate vehicles and both charged with DWI top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Lin’s senior recital

       Los Alamos Arts Council presents Kathy Lin’s senior recital at 7 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge.

    “The Muppet Movie”

  • Rio Grande silvery minnows spawn in Big Bend

    ALBUQUERQUE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Rio Grande silvery minnows stocked in the Big Bend area of the river in Texas have successfully spawned — a step in establishing the endangered fish outside the middle Rio Grande in New Mexico.

    Biologists identified the river’s Big Bend reach as the most likely spot to support the fish in the species’ historic range.

  • Seeking peace

    A group of Los Alamos residents, in an effort to promote a lasting peace between the people of Afghanistan and the United States, have initiated a project called the Afghan Sister Village Project.

    Members include Bob Fuselier, Dick Honsinger, David Trujillo, Emily McGay and Sam Gardner, Jr. Their goal is to foster understanding between the people of an Afghan village and the people of Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico.