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  • LANL selected for pits

    As expected, Los Alamos National Laboratory has been designated the site within the nuclear weapons complex where plutonium triggers and other plutonium research will be concentrated.

    According to a formal record to be published this week, plutonium stockpiles are to be removed from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in Livermore, Calif., where concerned citizen groups have protested their presence in a facility surrounded by suburban neighborhoods. Highly enriched uranium already has been taken from the Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico.

  • Hard work pays off for Phillips who is accepted to Brown Univ.

    Years of dedication to his studies has earned Los Alamos High School senior, William Phillips, IV, a slot at Brown University this fall.

    More than 18,000 applicants applied for just 1,450 places in the freshman class. The 17-year-old received his early decision acceptance letter last week and described the Ivy League college in Providence, R.I. as his top pick.

  • Enloe appointed to Federal Reserve Board

    Los Alamos National Bank Chairman and CEO William C. Enloe had to turn down an invitation from Lt. Gov. Diane Denish to serve on her transition advisory team because he’s been appointed to the Federal Reserve Board.

    “They called and asked me if I would accept if appointed and I said I would,” said Enloe during an interview Monday. “They vetted me and made sure I wasn’t involved in party politics.”

  • Energy Department contracts hospital to save workers’ records

    Former employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory with claims against the federal government for work-related illnesses won a longstanding grievance last week.

    Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. reported that the Los Alamos Medical Center has been awarded a $999,999 contract by the Department of Energy to help salvage thousands of old medical and exposure records in the hospital basement and a nearby warehouse.                

  • Hilltop Shopping Center is open and ready for customers

    The summer of 2008 was not an easy one for business people at the Hilltop Shopping Center, with orange barrels, detours, bulldozers, cement barriers, truck-sized holes in the ground, flaggers and signs directing people every which way, making it hard for customers to visit their favorite restaurants during the Diamond Drive Phase II construction.

  • LANL director updates state

    SANTA FE – State lawmakers got an up-to-the-minute snapshot of the outlook at Los Alamos National Laboratory as they prepared for a 60-day legislative session just around the corner.

    The LANL oversight committee heard an upbeat report from lab Director Michael Anastasio Friday and quizzed him for any clues about what the economic future might look like for northern New Mexico.

  • Overall survey results favorable for LA County

    Los Alamos County is a good place to live. At least that’s what residents are saying, according to a survey conducted by a Colorado firm.

    The county has been conducting citizen satisfaction surveys for several years.

    The purpose of the citizen survey is to gather public opinion on a variety of subjects, including satisfaction with county services and programs.

    When possible, the information gained by the survey is used by the county to help guide the county’s goals for service improvement.

  • GOP women tap Johnson for top post

    Los Alamos Federation of Republican Women installed new officers Thursday during a special ceremony at the Hilltop House Hotel.

    Longtime Republican Party leader JoAnn Johnson is the organization’s new president. Immediate past president, Marie Todd, is now vice president, Norma Tech is the organization’s secretary and Cathy Walters is the treasurer.

    New Mexico’s National Committee Woman, Rosie Tripp, traveled from Socorro to attend the installation of new officers.

  • Web site features power outage reports

      In a recently launched website at (www.losalamosnm.us, click Public Utilities, click “Controlling Outages & Enhancing Reliability”) the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities provides comprehensive reporting on power outage occurrences, mitigation strategies, and progress to date on system improvements.

  • Council proclaims West day

    Thoughtful words were plentiful and a heartfelt outpouring of good wishes for a speedy recovery were heard in council chambers Tuesday during the recognition and proclamation of the service given to the county by former Councilor Jim West.

    “This is a proclamation that I read with a heavy heart,” Council Chairman Jim Hall said. “Jim couldn’t be here because he’s not feeling well,” he continued. He also said that West told him that he’d watch the meeting from home.