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  • Mountaineer tallk features caving expeditions in New Mexico, Belize, and Mexico

    The Los Alamos Mountaineers on Wednesday evening will host long-time cavers Brian Kendrick and James Hunter as they share their incredible photographs of and exciting adventures in some of the most spectacular caves in the world.

    Brian Kendrick has been actively caving for over seven years primarily in New Mexico with a few caving trips to Colorado, Arizona, and the Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia (TAG) areas.

  • Hyperion takes first orders

    Hyperion Power Generation, the start-up company that plans to make small nuclear power reactors, announced that it has received its first Letter of Intent for purchasing up to six units at about $25 million each.

    The company’s CEO John “Grizz” Deal said the order was placed by TES, an investment group focusing on the energy sector in Central Eastern Europe.

    A Hyperion press release said TES could potentially be in the market for up to 50 of the nuclear power modules.

  • Los Alamos Plaza approved to break ground

    Demolition equipment is poised to level the Los Alamos Inn complex next month to clear the way for a mixed-use project for which the county has just granted a building permit.

    Developer Dan G. Zerfas detailed the three-phase commercial, retail and residential project during an onsite interview Tuesday.

  • KRSN requests 30-year land lease from School Board

    Seeking an acre of land and a 30-year lease for their antenna, KRSN AM 1490 owner-operators Gillian and David Sutton presented their case to school board members Tuesday evening in the district boardroom.

    “We are not in compliance with FCC regulations,” David said.

    The station has not been in compliance since the old antenna was dismantled some eight years ago to make way for the Hawks Landing housing addition, he said.

  • Biographer recounts life, times of first lab director

    J. Robert Oppenheimer, the first director of the Los Alamos laboratory, did not quite come to life Monday night, but his shadow cast by a master storyteller had a haunting and unusual presence.

    The prize-winning co-author of an acclaimed biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer performed a powerful feat of ventriloquism, placing his subject squarely in his own time while speaking directly to our own.

  • Burglars lounge around homes

    A handyman’s Alcalde nephew, a carpet cleaner wanted in Oklahoma and a 15-year-old “mobbin’” ringleader from Walnut Street are each implicated in local burglaries.

    The 15-year old claims responsibility for at least 20 burglaries around the Walnut Street area, driving Zone 17 into the highest residential burglary sector in the county between January and June, according to police reports.

  • LANL: Domenici hailed by lab

    It was a mutual admiration society Monday as Sen. Pete Domenici and senior officials, past and present, of Los Alamos National Laboratory exchanged memories and appreciation.

    Domenici, who is retiring at the end of this year, met with senior managers, took a tour of the laboratory’s Roadrunner supercomputer and held a meeting with Laboratory Fellows before speaking at an all-employee meeting in the classified space of the National Security Science Building, the laboratory reported this morning.

  • Legislators check their (economic) engine

    ESPAñOLA, n.m. – The co-chairman of a state legislative committee said he was interested in how the committee could help continue the “vibrant existence” and “vital economic force” of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Line fluctuations are to blame in recent outages

    Officials at the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities announced that the third of three momentary blackouts occurred across Los Alamos County was due to fluctuations on the RL 115kV transmission line which brings power to the county.

    Electric Distribution Project Engineer Steve Marez said that all fluctuations and momentary outages influence the performance of the town site electric distribution system. Marez said older direct-bury conductors (circuit 16) on North Mesa failed on Sunday and Thursday, simultaneous with two of the transmission fluctuations from the RL line.

  • Celebration draws all ages out

    Los Alamos County’s annual Festival, Fair and Rodeo weekend winds down today with final rodeo activities at 1 p.m. at Brewer Arena.

    Since early Friday evening, community members and visitors have been treated to music, a parade, crafts, games, food, rodeo events and a variety of vendor information and activities.

    Chamisa Elementary School student Megan Armstrong, 11, was born in Los Alamos and attended Saturday’s parade.