Today's News

  • Police chief breaks up road rage incident

    While driving along N.M. 4 within the last hour, Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy came upon a scene resembling something out of an action movie.

    A truck was parked in the middle of the highway and the driver was wielding a 3-foot-long metal jack handle in the air.

    A bicyclist was clutching his bicycle in front of himself in a protective manner against the threatened blows from the rod.

    Check back for more details on this developing story.

  • Police Beat 11-23-10

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beatdo not imply innocence or guilt.

    Nov. 11

    2:05 p.m. - A 28-year-old Jemez Springs man reported the alleged theft of an unregistered vehicle from his residence on Iris Street. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

    Nov. 12

  • WR Civic Center is big winner in CIP rankings

    The Capital Improvement Project Oversight and Evaluation Committee had a tough decision to make.
    With 16 capital improvement project (CIP) proposals vying for funding to undertake first-round studies, the committee set about the task of ranking the projects.
    The White Rock Civic Center emerged from the process in the number one spot.
    The committee ranked the different applications Thursday at council chambers.
    The final rankings for the remainder of the CIP proposals were:
    • A cover to the Los Alamos Ice Rink, two

  • WIPP receives recertification

    On March 24, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officially submitted the second Compliance Recertification Application (CRA) to EPA, initiating the recertification process for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant required by Congress.
    Recertification is not a reconsideration of the decision to open WIPP, but rather a process to verify that changes at the facility in the preceding five-year period comply with EPA’s disposal standards for radioactive waste.


    SANTA FE — The hotly contested issue regarding the legality of a citizen vote on the question of whether to reconstruct the municipal building on its original site at Ashley Pond has been decided – at least in the short term – there will be no election.

    District Court Judge Barbara Vigil ruled Monday to grant plaintiffs Christine and George Chandler’s request for a preliminary injunction to stop the special election on the grounds that it is illegal.

  • Baseball: Votto voted NL's MVP

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Votto and Albert Pujols had a long conversation behind the batting cage before a game a few years ago.

    "There's something about a star player of that magnitude kind of pulling you in and saying, it's OK, we can talk, don't be a rookie right now, we're going to talk like men," Votto said. "I think he made me feel comfortable and a little more confident."

  • TSA chief: Resisting scanners just means delays

    ATLANTA (AP) — Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes. Those who refuse the machines are subject to a pat-down search that includes the crotch and chest.

  • Auto industry success a hard sell for White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The auto industry is providing President Barack Obama a good-news story — automakers are making money, plants are hiring and the taxpayers' stake in General Motors is dwindling. Things are looking up for the president in assembly line country — just not the voting.

  • Pajarito Cliffs Site earns a ‘Best of 2010’ award

    Southwest Contractor, a construction industry magazine, recently announced that Los Alamos County has won its “Best of 2010 Awards” for New Mexico in the Civil/Public Works category for its Pajarito Cliffs Site facility.
    The  application was submitted by Hensel Phelps, Inc. HP was the contractor for the project, which is the home of county and Los Alamos Public School District facilities, including the warehouse, parks, purchasing, risk management, shop, traffic, transit, fleet, utilities, pavement and facilities operations.

  • North, South Korea exchange fire; 2 marines killed

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Tuesday after the North shelled an island near their disputed sea border, killing at least two South Korean marines, setting dozens of buildings ablaze and sending civilians fleeing for shelter.

    The skirmish began when Pyongyang warned the South to halt military drills in the area, according to South Korean officials. When Seoul refused, the North bombarded the small South Korean-held island of Yeonpyeong, which houses military installations and a small civilian population.