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Today's News

  • Get ready to dance and whistle

    Los Pinguos brought their music to Los Alamos three years ago, making the Trinity Beverage Company explode with their Argentine tango, salsa, and mambo music. So much dynamite powered the performance that Los Alamos Summer Concert Series producer Russ Gordon has been working to get the band to return.

    He succeeded. Friday, the band will once again entertain the crowds of Los Alamos starting at 7 p.m. at 15th Street and Central Avenue.

  • Physicist is remembered

    The Los Alamos Historical Society is pleased to announce the publication of “The Forgotten Physicist: Robert Bacher, 1905-2004” by Los Alamos National Laboratory historian Alan B. Carr.

    The book describes the life and career of a man frequently mentioned in other books about the Manhattan Project but whose importance to that project and the atomic era has not been presented in depth until now.

    During an interview in 1993, Hans Bethe described Bacher as “the most important person (at Los Alamos) next to Oppenheimer.”

  • Children lead effort to stop the use of plastic bags

    Plastic bags have really left a mark on the environment. They are made from petroleum, harmful to animals, and rather than bio-degrading, plastic bags are photodegradable; the sun breaks the bags into smaller and smaller parts, but these pieces never go away.

    As a result, members of the Pajarito Envrionmental Education Center’s Kinnikinnick Club, a nature club for students in grade four through six, are working to wipe away the mark left by plastic bags on the environment.

  • Days and nights of stars

    A series of evening lectures focusing on astronomy and space sciences continues today at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum.

    Astrophysicist Gabriel Rockefeller’s talk will focus on gamma-ray bursts, he said today, both the current state-of-the-art and also the relatively short history of rapidly accumulated knowledge.

    “How did we first discover this astrophysical phenomenon? How do the bursts form and what’s behind them?” he asked.

  • LAMC fined for improper waste disposal

    Improper disposal of infectious waste goes hand-in-hand with hefty fines from the New Mexico Environment Department.

    No place knows better than Los Alamos Medical Center, which was issued a $51,250 penalty by the state Tuesday for three violations of the Solid Waste Act occurring from October 2006 through January 2007.

    The inspections determined the hospital attempted to improperly dispose infectious waste at the county landfill – including two human placentas with attached umbilical cords, vials of blood, gauze, bedding, plastic tubing and needles.

  • County attorney's performance rewarded

    A salary increase and plenty of praise were showered on County Attorney Mary McInerny at Tuesday’s County Council meeting held in Council Chambers.

    Council voted 7-to-0 to approve minor adjustments to McInerny’s contract and to raise her annual salary from $128,000 to $135,000.

    Council Vice Chair Robert Gibson explained that McInerny was hired in the middle of the county’s current fiscal year.

  • School board nixes fine print

    Although the pending approval of a lease resolution with Los Alamos National Laboratory took up the bulk of Tuesday’s school board meeting, a presentation given by teachers of the Career Tech program at Los Alamos High School managed to steal the spotlight.

    Board members along with Charlotte Hetherington, a Santa Fe attorney hired by the district to bargain with LANL, protracted negotiations over existing sites that Los Alamos Public Schools leases to the lab, which include the Mesa, Pueblo, Pajarito and Canyon sites.

  • LANL nanotech greens company's business plan

    Manhattan Scientifics (MHTX) announced Tuesday that it was marketing NanoTitanium, the company’s proprietary nanostructured metal. The material came out of a post-cold-war collaboration between atomic weapons scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Russian counterparts.

    On July 2, Manahattan Scientifics held a press conference in Albuquerque where company officials were joined by a delegation of state political figures to announce the acquisition of Metallicum.

  • The beauty of lace revealed

    Classical and folk art, along with history, are intertwined within delicate and elaborate patterns of lace in the “Handmade Lace: From Fine Art to Folk Art” exhibit at Mesa Public Library.

    If visitors are looking at the black Spanish mantilla or the 1680 Italian “snow lace” and wonder just how these pieces of art were created, an answer will be provided soon. The New Mexico Enchanted Lacers will host demonstrations on lace-making techniques all day Saturday at the library.

  • Thinking Makes It So: The world of Wimbledon

    You watched the match, right? Clicked the TV on at 7 a.m. Sunday morning, without even lifting your head? Eventually rubbed your eyes, rolled your pillow in half so you could lean back on it and see the screen, and realized you forgot to take your contacts out the night before?

    You watched what many people are saying was the best tennis match ever.