Vandal Ruins Manhattan Project Sign Overnight

A vandal has ruined this sign placed near the guard tower at the enntrance to town as part of last month’s annual ScienceFest event. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

A vandal ruined the large sign placed near the guard tower at the entrance of town that depicts the flavor of the Manhattan Project. 

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Marketing Manager Ryn Herrmann told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the vandalism occurred overnight and she has reported it to the Los Alamos Police Department. 

Former Los Alamos student Livy Snyder originally painted the sign for the 2015 ScienceFest.

“We are so disappointed that someone would do this, it’s such a senseless act,” Herrmann said. “It’s not that it was so valuable but it meant a lot to us.”  

To ensure they are not vandalized as well, the County is removing the other ScienceFest signs placed nearby on the fence along the Los Alamos County Airport that came from the set of the WGN Manhattan Project TV show.

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