Today's News

  • Women's Champ Watches Ball Escape Bunker

    Tami Martinson reacts as she watches her ball bounce over a bunker near the third green during Saturday’s Los Alamos City Championship. Martinson claimed her fourth straight women’s City title in impressive fashion this weekend

  • Break-in at Hill Diner nets less than $10

    To Hill Diner owner Denise Lane, it’s a pattern that’s all too frustratingly familiar.

    When employees reported for duty at the diner Sunday, they found the cash register had been busted open.  

    Total take? Less than $10 according to Lane. The cash register was worth more, she said.

    “For $10, they completely tore up my cash register,” she said. “That will cost more to replace than the amount of money they took out of it.” Lane said this was the fourth time in five to six years that this has happened to her. This time around however was even more frustrating because she recently had a motion detecting alarm system put in, but it never went off.

  • More questions on PF-4

    The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is keeping tabs on the Department of Energy, NNSA and the Los Alamos National Laboratory when it comes to the structural integrity of the Plutonium Facility (PF-4).

    In DNFSB’s latest letter, dated July 18, the board said an ongoing government analysis of the lab’s ability to withstand earthquakes may be flawed.

    The board used the term “technically inadequate” in several ways when it described the lab’s own analysis of how well PF-4 would hold up in a strong earthquake.

    The letter stated, “Timely action must be taken to fully understand if additional building modifications are required.”

  • Police Beat 07-31-12

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    July 19

    12:47 a.m. –– A 54-year-old Los Alamos woman reported being bitten by a dog along West Road. The dog was impounded.

    10:54 p.m. ­­–– Tanner Barber, 25, of Los Alamos was arrested for driving with a suspended or revoked license on Arkansas Avenue.
    July 20

  • Justice for All

    Jemez Springs artist Troy Williams maneuvers his sculpture,  “The Scale of Justice,” into place at the Justice Center. Stop by and see if you recognize anyone: the 12 jurors are all modeled after Los Alamos residents. The price of the sculpture was $70,000. The dedication ceremony for the sculpture takes place at 3 p.m., Aug. 22.

  • Seen @ the Scene: Lab Picnic

    Hundreds turned out for the annual laboratory picnic with fun-for-the-family games, prizes, demonstrations and food. Free sno cones made life grand for children of all ages, while many participated in dancing and Zumba.

  • Be There 07-31-12

    Summer Family Evenings at PEEC: Sea Otters and the Challenges of Rehabilitation. Veteran marine mammal rehabilitator Esta Lee Albright will give an interactive presentation about her work as a rehabilitator of orphaned sea otters. She will share facts and insights gained from her 14 years of working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and have many pictures of the pups. This presentation is designed for families and kids ages five and older. Free to member families, $5 for non-member families. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or e-mail Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.


  • Squeaky clean

    Jacob Torrez, left,  and Easton Langdon have created Soapy Boys Car Wash in White Rock. The pair travel to homes washing vehicles with prices ranging from $7-$12 and services with names of PO’ Boy, Brown bag or Filthy Boy. The youth supply everything but the water and hose and can be reached at 505-709-0518 (Jake) and 505-414-1747. They often travel on their bicycles and even had professional matching shirts made.

  • Assets in Action: August is Assets month

    Welcome to Assets month. That’s right, the month of August will be proclaimed Asset building month for 2012.
    The Los Alamos County Council will issue a formal proclamation at their meeting Aug. 7.
    The truth is, a lot of hard work goes into this program and to have the work recognized by the County Council, means a great deal.
    This work is a combined effort of both the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and runs throughout the community.
    We do a lot of work with Los Alamos Public Schools, and for that I am grateful. This year, we will have Asset Ambassadors at each site, with a variety of resources at their fingertips for staff and families.

  • Cleaning up Dodge again

    State Investment Officer Steve Moise spoke last week about turning around his blighted agency. Moise, you may recall, is the Dudley Do-right chosen to clean up the State Investment Office, which manages the state’s permanent funds.
    I’ve heard Moise a couple of times now, along with Doug Brown, Moise’s counterpart at the State Treasurer’s Office a few years earlier. So I couldn’t help but wonder who we’ll be listening to a year from now describing the house cleaning at the New Mexico Finance Authority. And what new scandal will have erupted by then.