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LANL's Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Community Relations Plan Available Year-Round for Comments

on August 29, 2013 - 1:06pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory revises its Hazardous Waste Community Relations Plan annually in compliance with its Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (EPA ID No. NM0890010515.) 

The website is available year round and LANL revises the plan in August to include necessary changes and comments it has received during the year. LANL welcomes public comments, which can be provided online via the Plan Comments Form

The updated  Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Community Relations Plan and responses to comments will be posted Sept. 1. 

The attached form LANL CRP Public Comment Form.pdf

B61-12 Life Extension Program Radar Drop Tests Completed Successfully

on August 29, 2013 - 12:40pm

Pantex production technicians prepare a B61 for a surveillance test. The B61 is a tactical thermonuclear gravity bomb. Courtesy/NNSA
NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the ongoing effort to refurbish the aging B61 nuclear bomb without resorting to underground nuclear testing, two successful B61-12 radar drop tests were successfully completed at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada on Aug. 14 and 15, 2013, by engineers from Sandia National Laboratories.

Current B61s use decades-old vacuum tubes as part of their radar system.

FBI Seeks Public's Help Locating Texas Bank Robber

on August 29, 2013 - 10:10am

FBI News:

The Kerrville Police Department and San Antonio FBI are seeking information regarding an unknown male subject wanted for two bank robberies in Kerrville, Texas last week.

Anyone seeing this individual in Los Alamos or the surrounding area or with information that may assist investigators in apprehending him should contact the Kerrville Police CIU at 830-257-8181 or the San Antonio FBI at 210-225-6741. Any and all information received will be kept confidential.

The robberies occurred Aug. 23. The first at approximately 4:07 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Dept. Issues Statement Regarding 25 Bonito Place Investigation

on August 28, 2013 - 4:15pm
Police personnel respond to 25 Bonito Place, where Bonnie Koch was found deceased. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Medics at the scene of apparent suicide. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Staff Report

At approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 Los Alamos Police Department personnel responded to 25 Bonito Place, the residence of 59-year-old Bonnie Koch, who was found deceased. The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator is treating the event as an apparent suicide.

No other information is available from the Los Alamos Police Department at this time.


Breaking News Update: Los Alamos Police Responding to Possible Shooting Incident

on August 28, 2013 - 1:34pm

Update: Acting Chief Philmont Taylor told the Los Alamos Daily Post moments ago that the Office of the Medical Investigator is on the way to a residence on Barranca Mesa. Taylor anticipates releasing an official statement regarding the incident by 4 p.m. today.


Check back with for the contents of that statement.


Los Alamos Police are responding to a report of a possible shooting incident on Barranca Mesa.

Acting Chief Philmont Taylor is advising the public to steer clear of the area while the investigation is underway this afternoon.


Letter to the Editor: Murdered Schoolchildren Killed in 'Gun Free Zones'

on August 27, 2013 - 4:14pm
Parent of three LAHS graduates, and one current student

I must respond to Ms. Nancy Schick's letter complaining about the Los Alamos Schools leasing the old Pueblo gym to the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club for their Gun Show.

I find it appalling that Ms. Schick seems ignorant of the fact that that all of the murdered schoolchildren she alludes to were killed in “gun-free zones.” Perhaps we should re-name those areas “defenseless-victim zones” because that illustrates much more clearly their effect on the safety of our children.

I pray that in future we will have the