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  • Immerse yourself

    SANTA FE – A town that not so long ago had to live without any movie theaters may be about to make up for lost time in a big way.Los Alamos is a front runner to become the location for the world’s first Immersive Visualization Theater.Peter Rogina, president of WorldScape Inc., said he has begun discussions with Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation with an eye to installing a new multi-dimensional immersion facility in the Research Park.

  • Wilson visits on state tour

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  • LANL responds to NAS recommendations

    SANTA FE – Paul Huber, who heads the groundwater program at the lab, condensed his presentation on “actions in response” to the recommendations to the short amount of time that remained at the end of a Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board meeting Wednesday at Santa Fe Community College.Huber reminded the board and members of the public in attendance that the NAS study was requested by the Department of Energy and said it was timely, fully supported and welcomed by the lab.The report arrived, he added, as the laboratory was finishing the pa

  • Don Wiviott wants change in Congress

    “I’m not a politician; I’m a citizen who cares about New Mexico,” said Congressional candidate Don Wiviott during a meeting with local Democrats Wednesday evening at China Moon.The Santa Fe businessman chairs the Mayor’s Economic Development Review Committee of which he has been a member since 2002.“I’ve been coming up the Hill for years,” Wiviott said. “I’ve offered advice on the downtown plan and have worked with Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation.

  • Right on time, wastewater treatment plant up and running

    “On time and under budget” was the phrase of the day, echoed by county councilors Michael Wheeler and Jim Hall, county administrator Max Baker, and many others who attended Thursday’s ceremony in Pueblo Canyon.County councilors, county administrators, Department of Public Utilities officials, utilities board members, Water Trust Board members, State Representative Jeannette Wallace (R-Los Alamos) and New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Secretary Ron Curry attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday for the county’s new wastewater treatment p

  • School board: Lease too high risk

    The school board still has plenty of questions as it reviews the proposed Airport Facilities Lease Agreement.First and foremost, it wants to make sure it won’t end up paying 40 years of rent should the Boyer Company back out.Los Alamos County and Los Alamos Public School Board of Education representatives jointly announced last month when they reached an agreement for LAPS to lease its facilities from the county at the county-owned Airport Basin Site, 18 acres located north of DeColores and N.M.

  • June Ettinger

    June Ettinger – Wife, mother, teacher, friend – June was born in New York City Aug. 14, 1936, and passed away in Santa Fe Nov. 27, 2007. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the City College of New York in 1958. She married Harry Ettinger immediately after graduating from CCNY and lived in Montgomery County, Md., for three years before moving to Los Alamos, where she has lived since 1961.

  • Udall pushes for LANL growth

    Citing Sandia as the model to mimic, Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is urging Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio to seek funding to expand non-weapon areas such as nonproliferation, energy security and energy renewables. The issue, Udall said, is the shrinking nuclear weapons footprint in the country. “The administration has decided it can be shrunk down and still be effective,” he said. “Los Alamos has the biggest share and so it can take the biggest hit of the three labs (LANL, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore).

  • GAO finds hazards in nuclear weapons work

    A report on worker safety commissioned by the two senior Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee called for stronger management and oversight of the three nuclear weapons laboratories by the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration.The report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office replayed a litany of safety problems at nuclear weapons laboratories that have been the subject of numerous Congressional investigations, audits and other reports since 2000.The report responded to a request by Rep.

  • High-density residential could replace open space

    The planning and zoning commission took another step to prepare for the Trinity Site development when it approved a zoning change at Wednesday evening’s meeting. The change affects parcel A-8, a 24-plus acre parcel which lies between Los Alamos Canyon and D.P.