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  • Supercomputing exhibit opens at Bradbury

    On Thursday, The Road to Roadrunner opened at the Bradbury Science Museum. The new exhibit updates the supercomputing exhibit, and explores milestones in computing ranging from early computers like the FERMIAC mechanical computer through Roadrunner, the world’s first computer to operate at speeds exceeding one petaflop – a million billion calculations per second.

    The Roadrunner was developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) scientists, who used 12,000 Playstation 3 consoles.

  • Local bomb squad places in competition

    The Los Alamos Police Department-Los Alamos National Laboratory Bomb Team came in fourth in this year’s robot rodeo, which wrapped up Friday.
    This was the fifth annual Western National Robot Rodeo. Held at Sandia National Laboratories, the four-day, 10-event technical competition included bomb squads and other public safety organizations that use hazardous duty robots.
    “This competition is designed to test not only the operator’s skills and confidence but to also  push the operators and the robots to their limits,” said Jake Deuel, Sandia robotics manager and one of the event organizers.
    The New Jersey State Police came in first place, Doña Ana County took second and New Mexico State Police placed third.

  • Update 05-29-11

    No trash collection
    No trash or recycling collection May 30. If Monday is your normal trash day, put trash out by 8 a.m. Wednesday June 1.

    Monitor closed
    The Los Alamos Monitor office will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday.

    Memorial service
    The public is invited to celebrate the life of Mary Jeanne “MJ” Nilsson at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

    Meeting
    The Initiative and Referendum Subcommittee of the Charter Review Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Training Room of the Community Building.

  • Overlook Park emergency access new alternative

    County staff heard citizen’s opinions about a proposed new emergency access into Overlook Park at a public meeting held on May 16. As a result, an alternative option is being considered that would minimize modifications to existing open space.
    The proposed improvements would be limited to establishing an “emergency use only” dirt pathway from east of Grand Canyon and Meadow to the Transfer Station that would accommodate ATVs with “med-beds.”

  • County briefs 05-29-11

    County begins demolition

     Residents and commuters on Diamond Drive probably have noticed contractor activity at the golf course as the demolition of the former clubhouse and adjacent swimming pool facility gets underway.
    The demolition contractor, Coronado Wrecking and Salvage, installed a fence around these building areas.
    These activities will not be visible to the public or have public impacts. Work on abatement will continue through May. Demolition activities will begin later in June.

    County looks for feedback

  • Governor to speak at two Memorial Day events

    There will be Memorial Day ceremonies honoring the men and women who lost their lives while serving their country in the United States military in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Gov. Susana Martinez will be the keynote speaker at both events.

    The event in Santa Fe will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St. The event in Albuquerque will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd.

    Memorial Day in Los Alamos will be observed at the Guaje Pines Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday with the theme of  “We Remember Those Who Fought and Died For Freedom.

    ”This year’s keynote speaker will be Kevin Smith, the manager of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Site Office.

  • Los Alamos Action Team is all about peer support

    The Los Alamos Youth Action team is part of a three-year initiative funded by the New Mexico Department of Health to increase tobacco awareness and education in the schools and encourage smoking cessation. The project was initiated by the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (LAJJAB) with the help of Davis Innovations. It is administered by the Los Alamos Family Council.

    The team’s main focus is on policy issues related to tobacco use. So ar, it has helped revise tobacco policy at the high school, and is now addressing community policy and ordinances.

  • New school board member sworn in

    Judge Alan Kirk swears in new school board member Dawn Venhaus Thursday evening. Venhaus replaced Thelma Hahn.

     

  • On the prowl

    The coyote pictured above, came out of a ravine on Rose Street Wednesday morning and began foraging for food and water behind the Chapel Apartments complex.

  • Update 05-27-11

    No trash collection
    No trash or recycling collection May 30. If Monday is your normal trash day, put trash out by 8 a.m. Wednesday June 1.

    Senior Appreciation
    Senior Appreciation night will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge. There will be a barbecue at 6 p.m. at Fuller Lodge and a pancake breakfast will be Sunday at the Senior Center.

    Memorial service
    The public is invited to celebrate the life of Mary Jeanne “MJ” Nilsson at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

    LAHS graduation
    Los Alamos High School will hold graduation at 9 a.m. Saturday at Griffith gym.