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  • U.S. to cut nuke count by 50

     

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says the number of launch-ready Air Force land-based nuclear missiles will shrink to 400 — the lowest total since the early 1960s — as part of a plan for complying with a U.S.-Russia arms treaty.

    The number of those deployed missiles will drop by 50 by February 2018. The Pentagon said Tuesday that the 50 missiles to be removed from their underground silos will be kept on standby rather than eliminated. The missile force has encountered numerous recent setbacks, including an exam-cheating scandal.

    The Navy will shed 40 submarine-launched ballistic nuclear missiles, and the Air Force will cut its nuclear bomber force by six.

    The reductions will put the U.S. in compliance with the 2011 New START treaty, which allows a maximum of 700 deployed strategic nuclear weapons.

  • Update 04-06-14

    Mobile adoption

    Mobile adoption and Doggy Kissing Booth from 9-11 a.m. today at Posse Lodge. ‘Ask the Trainer’ table will be available to get some personal training advice from Sue Barns, who trains dogs for Assistance Dogs of the West, and has co-authored the book “Training Your Diabetic Alert Dog.”

    Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in a special session in council chambers.

    Lectures

    • Special Nano Lecture: Nathan Mara, “Building the Iron Man Suit.” Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bradbury Science Museum.
    • Waterfalls of New Mexico. 7 p.m. Thursday at PEEC. Join Doug Scott and PEEC for a slideshow and lecture on the waterfalls of New Mexico.

    Breakfast

    Posse Lodge Pancake Breakfast. 7 to 11 a.m. today. All proceeds will benefit Los Alamos’ Friends of the Shelter. FOS will feature a silent auction of gift baskets donated by Zena Thomas and Best Buddy Baskets. The auction goes on all morning, as well as a chance to sign up for the Dog Jog before rates increase. Cost is $7 for adults, and $4 for kids 10 years and younger. 

  • Briefs 04-06-14

    Y needs volunteers

    The Family YMCA is seeking 50 volunteer scholarship campaigners for a 4-week fundraising drive that begins April 15. Annually the Y provides $120,000 in scholarships to 200-plus local community members so everyone may access healthy Y programs.
    Volunteers will be trained on how to touch base with the Y’s regular 285 supporters, so each volunteer will contact 7 to 10 past supporters. As the Y holds numerous fundraising events, the goal of the Community Phase drive is to raise $40,000, and this drive will wrap up with a celebration on May 22.
    Interested individuals are asked to call the Y and leave their name, number and email, and to show up at the Campaign Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. April 15 at the Fusion Café, where training will be provided.

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  • Herbicide spraying begins next week

     

    Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division will begin spraying herbicide for weed control on local streets starting next week. Certified applicators apply the herbicide along the gutter/pavement lines on county streets throughout the community.

    The products, DuPont Hyvar X-L and Monsanto Ranger Pro, will be applied either early morning or late evenings as weather conditions permit, Tuesdays through Thursdays. Work will continue as needed into June, as some areas may require more than one application.

    Crews will be driving a red County vehicle with flashing yellow safety lights. The product will be applied using hand-held hoses.

    For additional information, please contact the Traffic & Streets Division at 662-8113.

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