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  • ATTENTION PARENTS: LAMS registration did not save data

    Los Alamos Middle School had a problem with its server Monday and PowerSchool did not save information submitted.If you have registered your student online on this date, please re-submit your registration before submitting the paperwork (even if you were given a confirmation). If you are unsure, please log on and check to see if your original selections are still in the online form. If not, please re-submit. Please note that this will NOT affect the order in which your child’s registration is received.

  • Players dispute script for mock emergency

    New Mexico Environment Secretary Ron Curry announced Wednesday his continued support for a specific emergency preparedness exercise set in Los  Alamos, despite recent complaints by Los Alamos National Laboratory that the scenario is “unrealistic.”A planning process going back to late 2006 has been developing a scenario that included a “radiological release to the atmosphere from an accidental detonation of un-surveyed underground explosives by excavating contractors at LANL’s Material Area B,” known as MDA B.The old dump, located

  • Sunshine Week spotlights the public's right to know

    The battle between the public’s right to know and the government’s demand for secrecy rages on and is highlighted during national Sunshine Week, which wraps up Saturday.The annual event was founded after the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors (FSNE) launched Sunshine Sunday in 2002 in response to efforts by some Florida legislators to create scores of exemptions to the state’s public records law.An estimated 300 exemptions to open government laws were defeated in the legislative sessions that followed three Sunshine Sundays because of increased

  • Richardson endorses Obama

     After weeks of speculation, Gov. Bill Richardson is endorsing Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president. His announcement early this morning stuns many constituents because Richardson is a longtime friend of former President Bill Clinton and wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is in a bitter battle with Obama for the White House.Clinton and Obama have actively sought Richardson’s endorsement since he dropped out of the presidential race in January. Clinton has garnered a majority of Hispanic votes in primaries and caucuses, according to exit polls.

  • Skate Park design up for review

    The notion of a skate park for local youth has been bandied about for years, but this week the public will be able to see what the park might look like.The Parks Division will hold an open house to review the conceptual plans for an “Urban Plaza,” which is intended to provide not only challenging obstacles for skateboarders, but also spaces that could be used by the general public.The open house will be held from 5:30-8 p.m.

  • Bad breeding: Neutering a smart choice

    Everybody thinks puppies and kittens are cute, but the consequences of allowing your pet to breed can be dire.

  • Students stage walkout: LAHS students protest continued U.S. presence in Iraq

    In marking the five-year anniversary of the Iraq War, more than 100 Los Alamos High School students walked out of class Wednesday. Reminiscent of protests in the 1960s, the students assembled on the front lawn of the high school waving flowers and peace signs in a silent sit-in.“We want to make a strong and loud statement against the war, and show that we are willing to cause a disruption to bring attention to the fact that we are in a war that is a mistake,” said protest organizer Megan Stockton.

  • UC regents open discussion on laboratories

    Meeting in San Francisco Wednesday, the University of California Board of Regents heard disagreements about the university’s role in the nation’s nuclear weapons program.Criticism came this time not only from students, who are often vocal during regents’ meetings, but also from California Lt.-Gov.

  • Riana Dee Barrus

    BARRUS – Riana Dee Barrus, 26, of Taylorsville, Utah, died March 5, 2008, at the Huntsman Cancer Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, of adverse effects of chemotherapy for metastatic melanoma. Funeral services were held March 8, 2008, at the Fairview Chapel with Bishop Zane Hathaway conducting.

  • Pearce pleased with party favor

    Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M.