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Flash Flood Warning Issued

on August 3, 2012 - 12:57pm

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Los Alamos County until 3 p.m. Aug 3.  Avoid flood areas.

'Scale of Justice' Sculpture Installed at Justice Center

on July 31, 2012 - 2:14pm

"Scale of Justice" sculpture by Troy Williams of Jemez Springs. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Staff report

The "Scale of Justice" sculpture created by Jemez Springs artist Troy Williams was installed today in front of the Justice Center at 2500 Trinity Dr. 

The Arts in Public Places Board (APPB) and Los Alamos County plan to hold an official dedication of the sculpture at 3 p.m., Aug. 22.

This sculpture displays 12 jurors from all walks of life, based on actual community members. They are made of steel as is the scale on which they stand.

The APPB distributed a "Call for

Los Alamos Police Blotter: July 19 to July 25, 2012

on July 30, 2012 - 9:06am

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.



July 19 at 10:54 p.m. / Police arrested Tanner Barber, 25, of Los Alamos on Arkansas Street and charged him with driving while his license is suspended or revoked.







July 20 at 11:15 p.m. / Police arrested Lawrence Pena, 35, of Los Alamos near Los Alamos High School and charged him with driving while his license is suspended or revoked.




Lunch with a Leader to Feature Local Police Chief

on July 30, 2012 - 9:00am

LWV News:

Los Alamos Chief of Police Wayne Torpy will be the speaker at the upcoming League of Women Voters monthly Lunch with a Leader meeting.


The public is invited to attend Torpy's talk, set for 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. (small building across from the back of the high school.)

Torpy was hired as police chief in Los Alamos in 2005. He serves on the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the boards of the Family YMCA and Leadership Los Alamos.

He holds a BA in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College, a MS from Nova

FBI Seeks Identity of Woman Found Dead in Shiprock

on July 30, 2012 - 8:58am

FBI News:

The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an adult female whose body was found in an irrigation canal in the Paradise area of northern Shiprock in New Mexico.

The body was discovered at approximately 8 a.m. Sunday, July 22.

The woman is believed to have been Native American, approximately 25 to 40 years old. She was about 5’3” to 5’6” tall and weighed approximately 150 to 170 pounds.

She was wearing a yellow T-shirt, blue denim shorts, and Nike running shoes. Her hair was braided.

The cause of death is not being

CONE ZONE Update: Week of July 30

on July 29, 2012 - 10:22pm
Public Works Projects:
For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at
Diamond Drive near Golf Course
Starting Monday, July 30, after the morning commute, traffic control will be in place on Diamond Drive in the vicinity of the Golf Course to repair a leaking irrigation line. The outside lanes of both northbound and southbound traffic will be closed and the bike lanes will be shifted inwards to provide a safe work zone for shoulder work.

Hill Diner Burglarized Overnight!

on July 29, 2012 - 1:24pm

Los Alamos Police detectives at Hill Diner, 1315 Trinity Dr., this morning investigating an overnight burglary. Courtesy photo

By Carol A. Clark

The restaurant is open for business now but when employees arrived to work this morning at the Hill Diner, they discovered in short order that something was wrong. A window had been pushed in and the cash register was "trashed."

"We don't keep any cash in the restaurant," owner Denise Lane said.

Lane explained that this is the fourth time the Hill Diner at  1315 Trinity Dr.,  has been burglarized since it opened 26 years ago.

She had a state of