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  • Supercomputing standouts

    Two four–student teams from Los Alamos High School captured second and third place in the 20th New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • 04-29-10 Update

    Forum today

      The Los Alamos Chamber and the Los Alamos Monitor will host a County Council candidate economic issues forum at the Los Alamos Research Park, 4200 W. Jemez Road. Networking begins at 5 p.m. today and the forum will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. All 11 candidates have been invited to participate in the forum.

    Leave the cooking to someone else

  • Increasing science awareness

    Los Alamos National Laboratory participates in National Lab Day to increase awareness of science across the nation

    Events planned May 4-5 at Bradbury Science Museum Connecting teachers and students with scientists, engineers, mathematicians and industry professionals across the country is the goal of National Lab Day, a year-round initiative spearheaded by President Barack Obama.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is joining other Department of Energy labs and several other organizations nationwide in National Lab Day with events May 4 and 5 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

  • Motor transportation police recognized

    SANTA FE — The Motor Transportation Police Division (MTP) was honored on a National level at the 2010 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Leadership Conference held Thursday in San Antonio, Texas.  

    MTP was presented with the award for the medium-sized state with the “Most Comprehensive and Effective Compliance Review Program.”

  • In the limelight

    Of all the gin joints on all the Web sites on the entire Internet, television producer Erik Tily happened upon one owned by local residents Ron and Ohla Dolin.

    Actually, while surfing the Net, Tily happened upon information about the Dolin’s Don Quixote Distillery & Winery located in White Rock’s Pajarito Acres.

    Tily is a producer working on a new series called “Drinking Made Easy,” hosted by Zane Lamprey, who currently hosts a show called “Three Sheets,” airing on the Travel Channel.

  • Pros and cons of burning

    Stan Primak and his family live in Los Alamos where he operates a small business. He attended Friday’s public hearing regarding the environmental department’s intent to deny open burn permits at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    “I am here today in my capacity as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce,” Primak said in a prepared statement.

  • Vandalism shuts down Pojoaque High School for two days

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Vandals set fires and torched furniture inside Pojoaque High School.

    The fires set off the school's sprinkler system and that flooded a building for more than six hours.

    Damage forced a two-day shutdown of the school, which isn't scheduled to resume classes until Friday.

    A smoke alarm went off. However, authorities say it didn't alert fire dispatchers, allowing the sprinklers to run all night, dumping thousands of gallons of water.

  • 04-30-10 Update

    Off to see “The Wiz”

      The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club presents “The Wiz” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Duane Smith Auditorium.

    Spring recital

  • Judge: Fraud can't apply retroactively

    SANTA FE  — A judge has tossed out a whistleblower lawsuit seeking to recover hundreds of millions of dollars for the state because of alleged fraud and a “pay-to-play” scheme involving public investments.

    In a decision issued Wednesday, District Judge Stephen Pfeffer invalidated portions of a law that allows citizens to bring lawsuits on behalf of the state to recover triple damages.

    The judge said it’s unconstitutional to apply the law and its sanctions to activities that took place before the statute went into effect in July 2007.

  • Suggestions accepted through the weekend

    Suggestions from the public regarding new names for the county’s Airport Basin Site are still being accepted through the weekend. Naming ideas should be submitted to the county administrator by the deadline on Sunday.

    Airport Basin Site is the new home of county and schools’ facilities and is located in the bowl-shaped basin north of De Colores Restaurant on N.M. 502. Suggestions can be e-mailed to lacadministrator@lacnm.us.

    Visit the county’s Web site at www.losalamosnm.us for information on the buildings located at Airport Basin Site.