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  • LANL renovates TA-51 facility

    Over the summer, significant investment went into refurbishing Technical Area 51, a facility occupied by the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Division. The renovated facility was christened “ACES,” for Atmosphere, Climate, and Ecosystem Science.

    The institution chose this location as a target for refurbishment funds because it exemplifies the laboratory goal of investing in facilities and infrastructure that enable science and engineering, and because of recent programmatic growth in the ACES areas. As of October, the facility is in operation and fully occupied with Earth and Environmental Sciences staff, many of whom relocated from Technical Area-3.

  • Downtown baskets retired for winter
  • Valles Caldera stars in PBS documentary

    Ask Executive Producer/Director Tim Aydelott if he has a special love of Valles Caldera National Preserve and he responds, “I just have a special love for being outside.” 

    But it soon becomes obvious the caldera has some sort of hold over him. 

  • Lab targets workplace violence

    People who commit violent acts don’t suddenly snap – they repeatedly broadcast their intentions to avenge some perceived injustice until a trigger causes them to act, according to Dr. John Nicoletti who conducted workplace violence prevention training at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

    “If they broadcast it – believe it, and if you see something or hear something – say something,” Nicoletti said.

  • 'Pieces of April' puts things in perspective

    No one is exactly how they appear. And no one is exactly who they used to be. These simple, obvious, easily forgettable truths are the bread and butter, or turkey and cranberry sauce, of Peter Hedges’ 2003 drama, “Pieces of April,” screening today at the library.

    Katie Holmes plays April, the self-described “first pancake” of her family — that is, the one that doesn’t fluff up right, the one you throw away. 

  • Be There 11-03-11



    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents “Pieces of April” at 6:30 p.m.


  • Production features family of killers

    Eva Smith was a woman who had everything going for her. She had a job, a good life and dreams for the future. That was before she met the Birlings. A year later, impoverished and in disgrace, Eva kills herself. 

    Meanwhile, the Birlings celebrate their daughter’s engagement and enjoy their lavish life as if nothing had happened. 

  • Film tour returns to Los Alamos

    The 2011 Reel Rock Film Tour is coming with new films and footage to the Reel Deal Theater in Los Alamos at 4 p.m. Sunday. Moviegoers can win swag and watch some climbing and adventure films. 

    The Reel Deal Theatre and the Y are partnering to bring The Reel Rock Film Tour to Los Alamos for one night only. Advance tickets are on sale now at the Y for $10 each, and will be available for $12 at the door, the day of the show. 

  • Nordic skiing also a go

    The Pajarito Nordic Ski Trail was so badly burned during Las Conchas, hopes were slim for cross-country skiing this year. But thanks to a challenge cost share from the Southwest Nordic Ski Club (SNSC) that is stretching Federal Las Conchas recovery funds, the trail will be open this winter. 

  • A frosty morning view