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  • 04-21-10 Update

    Learn about snowkiting

      David Cole, 47, of Albuquerque will share information about the new sport of snowkiting at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the main room of Fuller Lodge, with dessert and social time at 7:30 p.m. today, followed by a discussion of trips past and future. The presentation will begin at approximately 8 p.m.

    Poetry Potluck Open Mike

     Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series will hold a Poetry Potluck Open Mike Event featuring Matt Donovan at 7 p.m. Thursday.

  • Senators want to expand compensation

    ALBUQUERQUE — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators from western states wants to expand federal compensation for people who became ill from working in uranium mines, living near debris left from mining or living near atomic tests from the 1940s into the ‘60s.

    The measure, introduced Monday, would broaden who’s eligible for compensation, expand the downwind exposure area to include seven states and fund a study of health impacts on families of uranium workers and people living near uranium development.

  • Final contracts awarded

    Los Alamos National Laboratory announced Tuesday that it has awarded its final two demolition contracts under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The two winning bidders will each demolish a portion of the remaining unused buildings at the Lab’s historic Technical Area 21.

  • Plenty of potential

    With just the right tweaking Los Alamos is poised to become a vibrant, thriving mecca for science and innovation. This is the conclusion of a team of state experts who spent three days in town last week dissecting it from top to bottom.

    The Arts and Cultural District Resource Team told business and community leaders that during conversations with people all over town it heard the “disconnect” and understands the recent history behind the real or perceived lack of stronger collaboration between Los Alamos National Laboratory, UNM-LA and the downtown community.

  • Responding to a call for help

    Global warming is not really up for debate, at least in most scientific circles. It’s here and it is real, according to Chick Keller, executive director of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Keller showed slide after slide of charts and graphs that revealed an increase in temperatures around the world to a Leadership Los Alamos session Friday.

    Therefore, the question isn’t so much whether climate change exists but rather, how a society responds to it, Keller said.

  • News Alert: Bank phone scam in progress!

    Residents of Los Alamos and surrounding areas are receiving automated calls to their cell phones claiming to be from their financial institution. These automated phone calls are a scam.

    The automated call indicates that your account has been suspended or compromised and then asks for the customer's ATM or debit card number and PIN. The phone calls are NOT from a financial institution.

    You should never provide personal information or account numbers over the phone unless you originate the call and know to who you are speaking.

  • News Alert: Mini van driver won’t be charged
  • News Alert: Schools facing $1.8 million shortfall - superintendent recommending list of cuts

    The Los Alamos Board of Education met in open session Friday to discuss critical issues involving the district’s $1.8 million 2010-2011 school year operating budget shortfall - leading to a potentially long list of cuts.

    “Two factors drive this reduction in revenues,” LAPS Business Manager John Wolfe said. “First, the state is receiving less revenue than anticipated and despite working during the recent legislative session to raise taxes and implement other measures, revenues will fall short. That’s affecting us by $800,000.”

  • 04-20-10 Update

    Police beat

      Property thefts at Los Alamos National Laboratory and an Alcalde boy arrested on an outstanding warrant and suspected of driving a stolen vehicle top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    LAGS meeting

      The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at

    7:30 p.m. today at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. Kay Birdsell of Los Alamos National Laboratory will present a talk titled, “Chromium Contamination in the Regional Aquifer beneath Los Alamos National Laboratory.”

  • Utilities Board to hold open house Wednesday

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold an open house Wednesday to welcome citizens to its new meeting room located at 170 Central Park Square.  

    Beginning at 5 p.m., visitors will have an opportunity to meet board members, tour the new Department of Public Utilities’ administrative offices, and enjoy light refreshments prior to the board’s regular  5:30 p.m. monthly meeting. 

    Visitors are also encouraged to stay for the board meeting.

    Agenda items for Wednesday’s meeting include: