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  • Contract awarded to small business

    Funding obtained under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to clear out a World War II-era landfill on LANL property has resulted in a $100 million contract awarded to TerranearPMC, LLC.

    The company is a small, disadvantaged business, as recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration, with one of its offices in Los Alamos.

    The work will include removal of about 50,000 cubic yards of rubble (enough to fill a football field to a depth of about 25 feet) and transporting it in Department of Transportation-certified metal bins.

  • Pollen wages war on allergy sufferers

    Itchy eyes, runny noses and uncontrollable sneezing fill the town this time of year.

    People experiencing these annoying symptoms are allergic to something that’s in the air at springtime. Tree pollen is the most common culprit. The allergy occurs when trees produce flowers and pollen, lasting for several weeks.

    Grass in the spring through summer followed by ragweed and other weed pollens in the fall give sufferers fits for months.

  • 04-06-10 Update

    Police Beat

      Several arrests for outstanding warrants and a woman charged with DWI and child abuse top this week’s Police Beat. See the full report on Page 2.

    Sierra Club meeting

      The Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the upstairs meeting room at Mesa Public Library. Robert Tohe will give a presentation on “Threats of Uranium Mining to Mount Taylor Traditional Cultural Properties.”

    Diabetic cooking classes

  • Economic vitality looms brighter

    A plan to set the town on a course toward affordable housing, retail expansion, beautification, laboratory collaboration and more was approved by Los Alamos County Council Monday evening.

    Following some two hours of discussion and public comment, councilors approved 7-0 an Economic Vitality Strategic Plan Monday evening.

  • This week's Police Beat

    Get the low down in this week's Police Beat here.

  • Pic of the day: Easter Sunrise Services at Ashley Pond

    Roughly 50-60 people braved blustery winds and shivering temperatures to take part in the Easter Sunrise Service Sunday morning at Ashley Pond.

    The services included musical accompaniment of Quemazon Brass, along with the occasional honking of nearby geese who reside at the pond.

    High winds are expected to kick up again later in the day Monday. The National Weather service has issued a Wind Advisory for the area from noon to 9 p.m. See related story here.

  • Finalists for LAHS principal meeting public Thursday

    The community is invited to submit questions and provide input on the final selection of a new principal for Los Alamos High School.

    Principal Claudia Krause-Johnson of Carlsbad’s Alta Vista Middle School and Interim LAHS Principal Sandy Warnock and are the finalists who rose to the top of a pool of eight applicants.

    A “meet the high school principal candidates” forum is set for 6 p.m. Thursday in the LAHS Speech Theater.

    Parents, staff and community members are invited to submit questions by noon Tuesday.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Magnitude-7.2 quake strikes Baja California

  • Three people die in crash near Chimayo pilgrimage route

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano says deputies are investigating a crash that killed three people near a route used by thousands who walk on the annual Good Friday pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo.

    Solano says the crash happened around noon Friday on U.S 84/285 about a mile north of where pilgrims turn off the busy highway to make the journey to the Roman Catholic chapel.

    No walkers were involved in the crash.

  • Holy Week tradition

    El Santuario de Chimayo is the holy shrine in Chimayo that is the destination of thousands of pilgrims and tourists annually, particularly during the Holy Week culminating in Easter Sunday.

    Los Alamos residents and owners of Daniel’s Cafe on Trinity Drive, Dan Sena and his wife Margie have made the pilgrimage on Good Friday for 20 years.

    “Every year there’s someone to pray for and reasons to give thanks – it’s a special place,” Sena said.