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  • 557 employees to leave LANL as part as voluntary separation program

     

    Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced that 557 employees will leave the Lab as part of a voluntary separation program announced last month. The employees come from nearly all Lab functions, excluding certain essential areas.

    “I would like to thank each and every employee who volunteered for the program,” said LANL Director Charlie McMillan. “Some of them devoted their entire careers to serving the nation during a truly historic time for the country and the Lab. They set the example that we will continue to follow.”

  • South Korea warns it may shoot down North Korea rocket

     

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul warned Monday that it might shoot down a North Korean rocket if it strays into South Korean territory, as worries about what Washington calls a long-range missile test overshadowed an international nuclear security summit.

  • Authorities investigate Chimayo blaze

     

  • 7.1 earthquake hits Chile

     

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Chile Sunday night, the strongest and longest that many people said they had felt since a huge quake devastated the area two years ago. Some people were injured by falling ceiling material, but there were no reports of major damage or deaths due to quake-related accidents.

  • Kentucky, Kansas complete Final Four

     

    ST. LOUIS - Tyshawn Taylor came out of his slump in a big way, scoring 22 points to lead Kansas to an 80-67 victory over North Carolina on Saturday that returned the Jayhawks to the Final Four for the first time since winning it all in 2008.

  • Update 03-25-12

    Star party

    Astronomers will be at PEEC, 3540 Orange St.,  a little before 7 p.m. Monday for a view of the crescent moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mars and the Orion Nebula. The program is free and open to the public. If in doubt about visibility, check the PEEC Web site or 662-0460.

    Bulk pickup

    Brush and bulk item collection will take place from 8 a.m. April 2 to 4 p.m. April 6. Items must be out by 8 a.m. April 2 for townsite residents with Monday or Tuesday trash service.

    March on Hunger

  • Large crane to spring into action

    On Monday morning, expect to see a large crane lifted into the air above the Municipal Complex building construction site, as construction begins on framing for the new government complex.
    The crane will be used to set steel beams in place for framework. Crews from Jaynes Corporation and their subcontractors will continue to pour the foundation concurrently with erecting the steel for the three-storey structure. The foundation for the new council chamber has already been laid.
    The site is divided into four zones. Construction during April and May will focus on Zone One, which includes the council chambers and the eastern entrance of the building. Work will progress from east to west and from north to south.

  • Smart Meter volunteers may help shape the future

    Homeowners have the chance to participate in a research project that could shape the way we use energy in the future.
    The Department of Public Utilities is seeking 100 volunteers to participate in a smart meter study conducted by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization.
    NEDO will use the information to build a database of energy use patterns in America. “This is all about gathering data for research,” said Deputy Utility Manager Janet Bettinger.  “Volunteers will be part of a world famous project. They’re trying to set standards up for smart meters and the smart grid.”

  • LANL Foundation announces scholarship winners

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation (Foundation) announced the 2012 scholarship recipient awardees this week.  Sixty-eight students were awarded a total of $401,000 in scholarships.  The recipient of the top Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund (LAESF) $30,000 Platinum award is Scott Carlsten, a Los Alamos High School senior and burgeoning career scientist.

  • County to test CodeRed Thursday

    Los Alamos County will conduct a test of its CodeRED emergency notification system at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday. The county contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution in November of last year. The CodeRED system provides county officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county.