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  • NMC installs high-tech chiller

    Los Alamos is now home to New Mexico’s first installed and operating energy-efficient, air-cooled, modular chilling system. The new equipment is in conjunction with the construction of the PRObE (Parallel Reconfigurable Observational Environment) super-computer laboratory at Los Alamos Research Park.

    The new free-cooling air conditioning unit was invented and manufactured by Wisconsin-based Multistack Corporation, and installed in the New Mexico Consortium’s computer facility by Albuquerque-based Yearout Mechanical, Inc.

  • Update 04-29-12

    Lacrosse

    Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse team will host their first and only home game at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Overlook Park. The team will take on Sandia Prep.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Kiwanis

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Open house

  • Jog Goes to the Dogs

    Dogs of all shapes and sizes and their owners took part in the Dog Jog in White Rock Saturday morning. The event included a  3.1 mile competitive run or a 2 mile noncompetitive fun walk. The Dog Jog served as a fund raiser for the Friends of the Shelter. The money will be used for the spay neuter program and it supports the Catastrophic Medical Assistance Fund. It also aids in the adoption program and medical expenses.

  • NM gov.’s grandfather was U.S. citizen

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Ever since taking office last year as the nation’s first Hispanic female governor, New Mexico’s Susana Martinez found her family tree scrutinized over whether her grandfather was an illegal immigrant.

    Documents obtained by The Associated Press, however, show that he was lawfully admitted to the U.S. as a permanent resident in 1918 and became a citizen in 1942, something not even Martinez knew and a discovery that removes a potential trouble spot for someone talked about as an attractive Republican vice presidential prospect for Mitt Romney.

  • Manhattan Project communities forge new park alliance

    The formation of a Manhattan Project National Park passed its first hurdle when Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, reviewed the special resource study and recommended its creation to Congress.

    “The secret development of the atomic bomb in multiple locations across the United States is an important story and one of the most transformative events in our nation’s history,” Salazar said. “The Manhattan Project ushered in the atomic age, changed the role of the United States in the world community, and set the stage for the Cold War.”

  • Resignation calls for Bernalillo Co. commissioner

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's mayor is joining a chorus of Republicans calling for the resignation of a Bernalillo County commissioner shown posing with young women in a Philippine city known for prostitution.

    Mayor Richard Berry's office released a statement Saturday saying a long pattern of inappropriate behavior by Republican Commissioner Michael Wiener has reached a point where he should step down for the good of the community.

  • Santa Fe man arrested after chase--Video Extra

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man authorities believe was caught on video shooting up a parked police speed-enforcement vehicle was arrested Friday after a pursuit and a brief standoff with a Santa Fe, N.M., SWAT team.

    Scott Powell, 63, fled from officers trying to serve a search warrant Friday morning, Santa Fe police Sgt. Andrea Dobyns said. He led police on a chase through the city's downtown before being arrested just before noon after a brief SWAT standoff at a doctor's office.

  • Dodging the orange barrels

    Construction on N.M. 4 in White Rock continues to be a headache for motorists as they travel on what has been whittled down to a two-lane highway.

  • Feds prepare for another busy fire season

    TIJERAS (AP) — More than 100 large fires have swept across parts of the nation already this year, and the head of the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday the rest of the 2012 fire season is expected to be just as active as last year’s, which saw historic wildfires on hundreds of square miles in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and elsewhere.
    Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said the Southwest continues to be dry, but the middle part of the U.S. up into the Great Basin could be in for a more severe season as drought marches across a bigger swath of the country.

  • PRC looks at San Juan alternatives

     SANTA FE — Public Regulation Commissioners Jason Marks and Doug Howe are asking the parties involved in planning the environmental modifications of Public Service Company of New Mexico’s (PNM) aging San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) to voluntarily stay litigation until a third alternative can be developed that would begin to reduce the state’s reliance on coal generation.
    The 40-year-old coal-fired plant is in violation of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regional haze reduction rules for polluting the facility’s surrounding area, which includes Mesa Verde National Park and the Weminuche Wilderness Area.