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  • Update 01-26-12

    LAPS board

    The LAPS Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today for a work session at Chamisa Elementary.

    LANL meeting

    LANL stormwater permit public meeting will be 5:30 tonight at the Cities of Gold Hotel & Conference Center in Pojoaque.

    At the Hive

    The Hive in White Rock is hosting Dr. Richard Sayre, who will present an overview of his vision for algal research in Los Alamos at 5:30 p.m. today. 

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the council chambers.

    History nuts

    Join the Los Alamos History Nuts! at 7 p.m. today at the Mesa Public Library.

     

  • Valles Caldera Trust recaps challenges

    The dramatic peaks and valleys, which comprise the Valles Caldera National Preserve provide an appropriately descriptive metaphor for the Valles Caldera Trust’s Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2011.
    Increases in visitation, revenue, and education programs were tempered by the devastating impact of the Las Conchas Fire that scorched more than one-third of the landscape. The report discusses the challenges presented by the fire, reviews the accomplishments and progress made from 2007-2011 and presents the outlook for 2012.
    “It was a year of great challenges for the Trust,” said interim Executive Director, Dennis Trujillo. “But mixed with those challenges were even greater successes and achievements by the Trust and its staff.”

  • Resident asserts T-Board/TAC meetings illegal

    On the Jan. 19, the Transportation Board met to deliberate what recommendation to make to council concerning a redesign of N.M. 502, based on the findings of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). It voted to recommend a design concept introduced at a Jan. 12 T-board/TAC meeting by County Engineer/Traffic Engineer Kyle Zimmerman.

    The board looked at renderings of the concept on Jan. 12, and Zimmerman formally presented it Jan. 19.

    Board member Wayne Hardie questioned whether it was “legitimate” for the board to consider that design in deliberations, contending that the only item on the agenda was “TAC recommendation,” and that this design should have been on the agenda as “new business.”

  • Raw Video: Tense Exchange Between Obama, Brewer

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer came to greet President Barack Obama upon his arrival outside Phoenix Wednesday. What she got was a critique of how he is depicted in her book. The two leaders could be seen engaged in an intense conversation.

  • VIDEO: Severe Storms Drench Texas, Spawn Tornadoes

    Heavy rain and powerful winds spawned several tornadoes that swept across Texas Wednesday, forcing drivers to abandon cars on flooded roads. However, the state still faces a historic drought.

  • Second person dead after Santa Fe shootings

        SANTA FE (AP) — A second person has died in a shooting in Santa Fe as police searched Tuesday for the suspect.
    Santa Fe County Sheriff’s officials said Theresa Vigil, 51, died of a gunshot wound to the head. A teenage boy was found dead at the scene of the shooting Monday in south Santa Fe.
    Sheriff’s officials said they were looking for a man they believe shot and killed the two after confronting the woman about rent.
    A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Arthur Samuel Anaya, 54, on two open counts of murder. Authorities say the suspect has a long criminal record and has been diagnosed with mental problems.
    Police say Anaya allegedly shot both Vigil and 16-year-old Austin Urban in their home.

  • Nature Center Concept

    Becky Shankland of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center displays the architectural drawing of the Los Alamos Nature Center. Last week, at Fuller Lodge, Catalyst Architecture’s Jeffrey Zucker presented a review of his firm’s work for the Phase 1 CIP process, culminating in a final design that represents the public input received in the first two meetings.

  • Celebrate National Nuclear Science Week

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is committed to promoting excellence in nuclear science and attracting the next generation of nuclear security experts to the field. As part of this commitment, this week NNSA is joining in the celebration of National Nuclear Science Week.
    “NNSA is fortunate to have outstanding men and women from throughout the national nuclear security enterprise who protect our nation’s security, enhance global security, and push the boundaries of science and discovery,” said Don Cook, NNSA’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs. “I applaud the work that they do in continuing to meet NNSA’s mission and deliver on President Obama’s nuclear security objectives.”

  • Venture Acceleration Funds taking applications

    The Venture Acceleration Fund of Los Alamos National Security, LLC, the company that manages and operates Los Alamos National Laboratory for the National Nuclear Security Administration, is now accepting applications for the 2012 calendar year. The three companies selected in the completion will receive up to $100,000 each to commercialize technology and take it to market faster.

  • Activists rally on NM driver's licenses

    SANTA FE  (AP) — Hundreds of immigrant advocates arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday to protest Gov. Susana Martinez’s attempts to repeal a state law that allows illegal immigrants to get New Mexico driver’s licenses.
    A coalition of immigrant groups, religious organizations and student activists from across the state gathered at the Roundhouse then marched around the Capitol building in what has become a regular scene since Martinez took office last year.
    They chanted slogans protesting Martinez and held signs that said “New Mexico is not Arizona” as advocates pressed the governor and state lawmakers to uphold law.