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  • LANS earns incentive fee and contract extension

    An assessment by the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Los Alamos Site Office has resulted in Los Alamos National Security LLC (LANS) being awarded 87.9 percent of fees available for improved performance.

    The assessment spanned Oct. 1, 2007, through Sept. 30 – the second full year LANS has operated the laboratory for the Department of Energy. The award is up from 81.3 percent the previous year.

  • Group offers potion of sounds for tough times

    This is a big week for Patrick Longmire, a guitar player whose main gig is geochemistry at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His band, the “Hot Club of Santa Fe,” will release its first CD Friday with a performance and party at the 2nd Street Brewery in Santa Fe.

     

    Behind every band there are a few dozen stories, but one of the tip-offs about this one is the name “Hot Club,” a reference to the original “Quintette du Hot Club de France.”

     

  • Community generosity recognized by United Way

    Key individuals and organizations received praise and appreciation during a special recognition banquet Monday evening at De Colores Restaurant.

     

    The collective generosity of contributors this year raised more than $2 million for United Way of Northern New Mexico during the “People Matter” Campaign, which ran from Aug. 20 through Oct. 31.

     

  • 2008 election drew high local turnout

    Some 10,922 out of 13,186 eligible voters cast ballots in Los Alamos County during the 2008 general election, according to official results posted on the Secretary of State's website.

     

    That equates to a 82.83 percent local voter turnout compared to 68.34 percent statewide results in which 815,363 voters cast ballots out of 1,193,084 eligible voters.

     

  • Three Fellows tapped for 2008

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has named three new Fellows for 2008.

     

    In an announcement Thursday, Robert C. Albers, Paul A. Johnson and Kurt E. Sickafus were recognized for outstanding scientific contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement

     

  • LANL Foundation invites scholarship applications

    Eligible students of northern New Mexico are encouraged to apply for scholarships offered by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation.

     

    Applications for the 2009 scholarships are now available for any permanent resident of northern New Mexico who is enrolling in or currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution is eligible to apply.

     

    The program is available to residents of Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties.

     

  • Petitioners want JPJ work stopped

      County Council’s agenda for Tuesday night is light, however, there are a couple of big items that will be discussed. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Community Building.

      The first item on the agenda is recognition and a proclamation of the services given to the county by Councilor Jim West. With the resignation of Councilor Jim West, Council Chair Jim Hall has requested that this item be placed on the agenda for a formal recognition of the service provided by Councilor West as he has served for the last six years as a councilor.

  • Residents want work on JPJ Complex stopped

    Some concerned residents voiced their opinions on the location of the skate park and circulated a petition in an effort to get council to reconsider the location.

     

    Despite their efforts, the park was built in front of Mesa Public Library.

     

    Now, another group of residents have presented the county with a petition opposing the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex.

     

  • Smooth transition promised

    SANTA FE – To ensure a seamless transfer of power, Gov. Bill Richardson is including Lt. Gov. Diane Denish in all budget briefings until his confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Commerce, expected to occur in mid-to-late February.

    “The lieutenant governor is being briefed by my staff,” Richardson said during a press conference in his cabinet room Thursday. “I’ll make the decisions, but she’s going to have a role.”

  • West resigns from County Council

    Even though elections were held last month, and new councilors were elected, the county council will have one more seat to fill, following a surprising announcement made during Tuesday night’s council meeting.

     

    After public comments were heard, Chair Jim Hall announced that Councilor Jim West has rendered his resignation from the council effective immediately.