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  • Arms Control Center opens reading room

    The Los Alamos Center for International Nuclear Security Studies and its sister organization, the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security (LACACIS) hosted a public lecture and reception at their new office Friday.  

    Los Alamos National Bank has generously provided the office, Room 318 on the third floor, named the Bill Beyer Reading Room in honor of the late Bill Beyer, one of the organization’s founders along with Dave Thomson of the organization.   

  • IMTEC lays off ‘more than 10’ employees

    A company official confirmed Wednesday that several employees at IMTEC, a Los Alamos manufacturing company, were laid off this week.

    “We had just over 10 positions eliminated,” said Mark Farmer, general manger for digital oral care, whose office is in St. Paul, Minn. Farmer was en route back to his office Wednesday.

    “These were positions not aligned with our longer term direction,” he said. “And that’s about it.”

  • Local hero packed a global wallop

    Louis Rosen’s role as hero, mentor and prophet of nuclear policy was the subject of an affectionate tribute Wednesday night. Rosen, one of the last of the great Manhattan Project physicists, died Aug. 15 at the age of 91, but his memory lives on in the hearts of his friends.

    At a meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security, four colleagues who knew Rosen exceptionally well shared their insights with an audience who were pleased to have the chance to contribute some of their own memories as well.

  • Sweep nets 100 percent compliance

    Los Alamos businesses earned a perfect score during Thursday night’s alcohol compliance sweep.

    Owners and employees not only denied service to underage operatives involved in the sweep – they did it with conviction. A woman at one establishment even scolded the two 18-year-old Santa Fe operatives for attempting to purchase drinks and promptly escorted them out the front door.

    Los Alamos Police Det. Shari Mills was in charge of the three-hour undercover operation conducted in conjunction with Santa Fe’s Special Investigations Division.

  • 12-11 Update

    Enjoy a concert

      The Community Winds Christmas Concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    Discuss breastfeeding

      La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties” at its monthly meeting at

    7 p.m. Dec. 20 in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church.

      All interested, pregnant or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.

  • Committee’s effectiveness doubted

  • Los Alamos, White Rock have mild month

    October was cold and wet, but November was the opposite with dry and mild conditions throughout, save for two minor storms. Mean temperatures in Los Alamos were nearly five degrees above normal and the precipitation total at month’s end was merely one quarter of an inch, about one fifth of what we expect in November in Los Alamos.

  • Clinic set for Saturday

    The Los Alamos Public Health Office, in conjunction with Los Alamos Public Schools, will conduct a free, one-time-only H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccination clinic for Los Alamos and White Rock school-aged children (pre-K through 12).

    The clinic will run from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at White Rock Fire Station #3 across from the Hampton Inn on SR 4.

    Note the following:

    • The vaccine will be nasal mist only (this is a live vaccine); and

  • LACDC reveals new team concept

    Hiring Suzette Fox as its community projects coordinator is part of a wider plan underway at the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC).

    With Fox’s arrival, LACDC has taken the opportunity to implement a team approach to managing all of its projects. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet and the Meeting and Visitor Bureau are tied closely together in working toward the overall company-wide goal of helping create a viable community through a sustainable economy.

  • Tuesday's School Board Meeting Canceled

    The school board meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today is canceled due to the winter storm.