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Column: Insecurity with LANL Security Project

on November 9, 2012 - 10:20am

By Greg Kendall
When news broke out a few months ago that an 80-year-old nun and two retiree peace activist had defeated our nation's highest level security systems at the Y-12 site in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and had spent a leisurely evening throwing blood on the walls of a building that houses nuclear weapon components, I was glad that it had not happened here in Los Alamos. 
Los Alamos security had to be better - much better than the apparent joke that is security at Y-12, I thought to myself. I have now had to re-evaluate that thought.
Would an octogenarian nun

Fake Online Banking Security Alert Advisory

on November 8, 2012 - 2:14pm

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank DID NOT send out a "security alert" email that arrived in people's In Boxes this morning.

LANB Chief Technology Officer Paul Cook said the email is fake and has a fake address.

"We never send out an email asking customers for their email and password – we would never do that," Cook said.

Cook advises anyone receiving the email to simply ignore it and delete it.

The bogus email sent to local addresses this morning is as follows:

Online Banking Security Alert

Dear Customer,

During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and verification

Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, 2012

on November 5, 2012 - 12:49pm

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.

Oct. 25 at 1:47 p.m. / A business in the 100 block of Meadow Lane reported that it was the victim of larceny. The estimated loss is less than $250.


Oct. 25 at 6:02 p.m. / Police arrested Eric Mahler, 30, of Santa Fe on an outstanding Magistrate Court Warrant in the 1100 block of Sioux Street.





Oct. 26 at 11:22 a.m.


Letter to the Editor: Los Alamos Fire Department Earns High Praise

on November 4, 2012 - 6:22pm

By Jaret McDonald

Ladies and Gentlemen, I want to tell you a story about how great our Los Alamos Fire Department is.

They are the most professional and clearly the most awesome team of experienced people that tried to help save my friend David Sturm.

Each of us should go to sleep each night and pay homage to our brothers who wait for us to have an emergency.

Thanks to our friends ...all of them at the Los Alamos Fire Department. Each of them will have a home where ever I am at, God Bless you all.

Thank You! I love you all.

Chief Grider, you are an amazing leader.

Letter to the Editor: Vaccines - Elected Officials Should Not Feed Fear and Misinformation

on November 4, 2012 - 12:35pm
By Dr. Tom Csanadi, MD

As a health care professional who has dedicated my life to the health, well being and safety of children, I am deeply disturbed by a recent story published in the Los Alamos Daily Post and the comments made by (Rep.) Jim Hall concerning childhood vaccinations.

Hall said, “I’m concerned with this intensive business of hitting young children with these medicines in their formative years without fully understanding the consequences.”

As someone who has lived through the devastation of polio, measles, haemophilus, diphtheria, whooping cough and mumps it is stunning that he is

Two Men Die Saturday in Jemez Mountains

on November 4, 2012 - 9:48am

A Black Hawk helicopter on its way to the accident site where a Sierra De Los Pinos man fell to his death Saturday. Courtesy/LAFD

By Carol A. Clark

Tragedy struck the Jemez Mountains Saturday as two men died in separate accidents.

Thomas A. Ilg, 54, a Technical Staff Member at Los Alamos National Laboratory fell to his death while hiking near Forest Road 10 and Forest Road 269.

A Sierra De Los Pinos man in his mid-fifties fell to his death while cutting a tree on a hillside in Cochiti. His name is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin. 

"We received a call for