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  • NNSA releases Japan radiation data

    Following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan last spring, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is today releasing the raw radiation monitoring data it collected in response to the events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.
    For 10 weeks following the natural disaster, NNSA scientists utilized U.S. Air Force aircraft operated out of Yokota Air Base to collect data during more than 500 flight hours of aerial surveys to measure radiation levels associated with radioactive material deposited on the ground surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.

  • Seen at the Scene: JJAB

    The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board held a retreat Thursday at Trinity on the Hill Church in which students were invited to share their thoughts and express their views.

  • Update 10-23-11

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the council chambers.

    Court closed

    Los Alamos Magistrate Court will close Oct. 25-27 for new computer system training.

    Lemon Lot

    The Lemon Lot will be returning to Sullivan Field Parking Lot effective today (Sunday, Oct. 23.) If you need a permit to sell a vehicle, contact the county’s Customer Care Center at 311 or 662-8333 from a cell phone.

    Drug dropoff

    Los Alamos police are hosting a prescription drug depository booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 29, in the Los Alamos Medical Center east parking lot.

    CRC meeting

  • Councilor contributed to U.S. mission

    President Barack Obama promised Friday that all U.S. troops serving in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays. Over the next two months, tens of thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq will board convoys for their journey back to American soil, he said.

    County Councilor Mike Wismer, a security official at Los Alamos National Laboratory who spent 21 years in the U.S Air Force, recounted his own mission to Iraq six years ago.

  • 'Toppers roll to big win

    Los Alamos sophomore runningback Seth Drop gains some yardage during the Hilltoppers 58-0 win against Española Friday night in the final home game of the season. For more details, see sports.

  • Leisure Pool bond issue goes before voters

    The addition of a Leisure Pool to the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center has been a citizen-based effort. Now Los Alamos residents are being asked to commit to funding the project.

    Ballots went out last week on a bond issue to raise the funds necessary to bring the project to completion.

    Final design and construction costs are expected to be $6.1 million. The county has allocated $3.1 million from the General Fund. Citizens are being asked to approve an increase in property taxes through a General Obligation (GO) bond of up to $3 million. Should voters approve the measure, the average increase in property taxes on a home valued at $300,000 would be $32.35 annually, based on county estimates.

  • LA Study Group files second lawsuit

     A nuclear watchdog group on Friday filed a second lawsuit seeking to halt construction of a $5.8 billion plutonium research lab at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The suit filed in U.S. District Court by the Los Alamos Study Group seeks to force Los Alamos to consider cheaper alternatives to the project.

  • Obama announces U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq--video extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end.

  • Hot off the grill

    Bonnie McGahee, who works for Red Mesa Meat, cooks up some sausages at the Farmers Market Thursday.

  • Workplace fatalities decrease in N.M. for 2010

    The New Mexico Environment Department announces today that workplace fatalities in New Mexico decreased in 2010 from 2009, with a preliminary total of 38 work-related deaths in 2010 compared to a total of 42 work-related deaths in 2009, according to the state’s Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) study.  
    According to NMED Deputy Secretary Butch Tongate,
    “While a total reduction in workplace fatalities is good news, it is important that New Mexicans remain vigilant with workplace safety.”