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  • More questions in next chapter of CMRR saga

    More details have emerged concerning the Senate Armed Services Committee’s decision to authorize $150 million to the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility for FY13.

    According to sources close to the situation, the bill also requires NNSA to study combining the CMRR-NF project with potential replacement of LANL’s main plutonium facility (PF-4), a suggestion also reported in a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of the CMRR project.

  • Memorial Day remembrances on tap for the region

    This year’s community Memorial Day Celebration will be hosted by the Los Alamos Elk’s Lodge at 11 a.m. at Guaje Pines Cemetery.

    The planning committee consists of the Elk’s Lodge, The American Legion Post 90, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, Donald A. Larson Assembly,  Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874, Ladies Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874 and Daughters of the American Revolution.

    A complimentary lunch will follow at the Elk’s Lodge.

    For more information,  contact Lisa Harris, 662-5611.

    Gov. Susana Martinez, meanwhile, will speak at 10:30 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

  • Rio Arriba County resident dies of Hantavirus

    The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) is announcing today that a 20-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County has died from complications due to laboratory-confirmed Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). This is the first case of HPS in New Mexico this year.
     
    “We extend our sympathy to this woman’s family and friends,” said DOH Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Catherine Torres. “I am asking all New Mexicans to follow our prevention guidelines  to keep themselves and their families safe, as HPS can be a serious and sometimes fatal disease.”
     

  • Today In History For May 26th
  • 50 Years Later, Underground Fire Still Burning

    Most of Centralia, Pa. was demolished in the 1980s after the slow-burning fire that began in 1962 spread to the underground network of coal mines. Only a handful of people remain now, resisting the state's efforts to help them leave.

  • Church listings 5-25-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome. Come join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • Ask Fr. John: Explaining the Didache

    What is the Didache? — B.A.

    The Didache is a first century church document that contains the teaching of the 12 Apostles.
    It had such a prominent place in the ancient church that it may have been considered, but ultimately not included, in the canon of scriptures. It remains a prominent source for Orthodox Christians.
    Regardless, it is an authoritative ancient church document, which reflects the lifestyle of believers, that is, the belief and practice of the ancient Christian gatherings.

  • Travel trends to take dip over long weekend

    Memorial Day is the traditional start of the summer travel season.  According to the 2012 Garrity Perception Survey, New Mexico residents appear to be taking fewer in-state trips this year than they did last year.  
    While 78 percent of New Mexico residents took a leisure trip somewhere in New Mexico during 2011, only 73 percent indicate they plan to travel in-state during 2012.

  • High Wind Warning Until 10 p.m. Today

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM MDT SATURDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * LOCATION... WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH.

    * TIMING... STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP LATE SATURDAY MORNING AND PEAK DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS.

    * VISIBILITY... OCCASIONALLY REDUCED TO BETWEEN 2 AND 5 MILES IN DUST PRONE AREAS... NEAR OPEN FIELDS... AND CONSTRUCTION SITES.

  • Raw Video: NM Wildfire Burns 110 Square Miles

    A huge wildfire in New Mexico's Gila National Forest has destroyed 12 homes and scorched 110 square miles. Dangerous fire conditions are expected to continue through Saturday.