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  • Study Group's first suit to be heard in appeals

    A federal appeals court has agreed to consider the Los Alamos Study Group’s lawsuit to halt construction of a new $6 billion plutonium lab at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver Tuesday agreed to consider the merits of the appeal by the Los Alamos Study Group. The group filed a lawsuit last year to halt development of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement nuclear facility. The group alleged the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration violated federal law by failing to do a new environmental impact statement after changing the design for the project to address seismic and other safety concerns.

  • Water Main Break on Central

    Due to a water main break at Central Ave. and Rose St., crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities shut water off to the Aquatic Center and Canyon Village Apartments at approximately 3:30 p.m. to make repairs Tuesday.  DPU spokesperson Julie Williams-Hill said the repairs were made by 6:30 p.m. Officials with the Department of Public Utilities want to remind customers that when water is restored it may at first appear murky due to entrained air.  This problem should resolve itself in a day or so.

  • Cold temperatures, snow on the way

    According to the National Weather Service, there is a tripleheader of windy and wintry weather Thursday through the weekend for Northern and Central New Mexico.

    An intensifying winter storm over the Pacific Northwest will barrel southward to the deserts of Southern California and Western Arizona Wednesday night as much colder air slams into New Mexico from the east Thursday.

    A powerful cold front out of the southern plains will boost wind speeds as it bulges west and south across New Mexico. Cold air slamming against and over the central mountain chain Thursday will squirt through the gaps and produce very strong winds Thursday across the Rio Grande valley, Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

  • No to hotel, yes to conventions

    A feasibility study conducted by Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) determined that a proposal by Trident Development New Mexico, LLC to build a 134-room Hilton Garden Inn with an 8,500-square-foot conference center and restaurant would reduce room occupancy for all hotels from approximately 55 percent to just over 45 percent, placing existing hotels at risk.

    The consultants recommended against any project that increases the current supply of hotel rooms.

    However, the study showed strong possibilities for community-wide economic development with a first-class hotel and conference center, which could be accomplished by an existing hotelier. The consultants suggested a plan for moving forward without inserting additional hotel rooms into the market.

  • VIDEO: Freeze! Frosty the Snowman Arrested

    Who says "Frosty the Snowman" has to be jolly? A man in a "Frosty the Snowman" costume was arrested Saturday during the annual Christmas parade in Maryland.

  • Water main break shuts off water to Aquatic Center, Canyon Village Apartments

    Due to a water main break at Central and Rose, crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities shut water off to the Aquatic Center and Canyon Village Apartments at approximately 3:30 p.m. to make necessary repairs.

  • Be There 11-29-11


    Christmas Holiday Thrift Shop Sale from  8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at United Church Graves Hall and Thrift Shop, 2525 Canyon Road. Christmas trees, lights, decorations, wreaths, clothing, cards, toys, etc. All proceeds go to missions


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  • Doing the right thing is not always easy

      December arrives this week and we delve into the asset category of positive identity.

    We find assets 37-40 in this category, which includes: personal power, self esteem, sense of purpose and a positive view of personal future.

  • Family YMCA warns about diabetes risk

    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and The Family YMCA wants residents of Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico to be aware of their risk for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes – and the preventative steps they can take today to reduce that risk.  Currently, nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and a staggering 79 million people have prediabetes, a condition where blood glucose is elevated, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.