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Today's News

  • Bicyclist hit by motorist on West Jemez Road

    A 58-year-old Los Alamos man riding his bicycle along West Jemez Road between the Emergency Operations Center and Fire Station 5 was hit from behind by an older model Chrysler Mini Van Monday.

    The accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m.

    The bicyclist sustained severe injuries and was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center where he was immediately air lifted out.

    He remains in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Albuquerque.

    The man driving the Mini Van was uninjured, according to police.

  • Accident case to go to DA

    The case of the 58-year-old Los Alamos man injured while riding his bicycle along West Jemez Road near TA-16 Monday afternoon will ultimately be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

    Capt. Randy Foster of the Los Alamos Police Department said in an interview Thursday that the collision involving an older model Chrysler Mini Van that hit the bicyclist from behind is not a simple case in which an officer just writes a traffic ticket.

  • Hecker sees hope in North Korea

    A large crowed turned out to hear renowned plutonium expert Siegfried Hecker recount his six visits to North Korea since 2004, including his most recent trip in April.

    Hecker is an emeritus director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and the diverse audience gathered in the Mormon Church’s meeting hall included former colleagues, current LANL scientists, Hecker’s grandchildren, local students and County Administrator Max Baker.

  • Bear sightings in North Mesa and on Canyon Road

    New Mexico Game and Fish were called in to respond to several bear sightings reported to police Wednesday.

    The first call came in at 1:45 a.m., in the 1000 block of Canyon Road, Lt. Reggie Briggle said. 

    To divert the large bear lumbering around that area, officiels fire rounds of rubber buckshot, which chased the furry animal back down into the canyon.

    At 7:29 p.m., Game and Fish agents tranquilized and captured another bear on Camino Uva on North Mesa.

    That bear has already been relocated into the wild, Briggle said.

  • Cycling: Safety is top priority for 2009 Tour

    Following a recent bicycle-riding accident near Technical Area-16, safety measures for the upcoming Tour de Los Alamos have been ramped up.

    The Tour de Los Alamos, celebrating it 37th running this year, will be held Sunday along N.M. 501, N.M. 502 and N.M. 4.

    Approximately 200 riders are expected to take part in the road race.

    Due to the accident involving a biker — who was scheduled to take part in the race — and a minivan, which occurred June 29, organizers are taking a good, long look at safety along the route.

  • New Sporting goods business to open next month

    The big grand opening for a full-line sporting goods store in town was set for Feb. 1, but a series of events related to the poor economy stalled movement on those plans.

    LA Sports is finally set to open its doors in early August in the old Ed’s Market building at 1183 Diamond Drive.

    The 1,000 foot facility is conveniently located across the street from Los Alamos High School. It’s situated in a suite on the north side and towards the rear of the building.

  • Environmental decision backs science complex

    A project to construct and operate a new 400,000-square-foot science complex to consolidate offices and laboratories located in outmoded and temporary structures at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been given a preliminary stamp of approval in an environmental decision document.

     

    In general, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s environmental description continues to emphasize the “no-action” alternative at Los Alamos National Laboratory, defined as “essentially a continuation of current operations.”

     

  • Boyer Company gives one more month to Trinity Project

    The Boyer Company was asked point blank in a telephone call to its Salt Lake City Headquarters Thursday if it’s pulling out of the Trinity Site Project.

    “The world’s not that simple as a yes or no answer,” said Wade Williams, a partner in the company.

    Williams set the record straight saying The Boyer Company is working very hard to stay in the game but if they can’t come up with a project model in the next 30 days that works in this economic downturn – the deal’s done for.

  • The Next Big Idea Festival kicks off Friday

    This weekend’s annual Next Big Idea Festival is designed to be bigger and better than last year.

    More than 60 junior and senior high-school students from around the state are participating in the Next Big Idea STEM Student Day, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Friday.

    The all-day event has been organized by Los Alamos MainStreet in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Innovate-Educate New Mexico.

  • Council to meet in White Rock

    The county council will meet at 7 p.m. in White Rock on Tuesday for its monthly work session. The meeting will be held at the Town Hall.

    A proclamation declaring July 18 as “The Next Big Idea” Day in Los Alamos County was removed from the council agenda last week but is back on the agenda for Tuesday.

    The consent agenda is light this week, with only three items listed. All three items, however, involve the Los Alamos Airport.