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Today's News

  • Today in History for April 19th
  • NFL season to open with Ravens at Broncos

     

    NEW YORK (AP) — Peyton Manning back in Indianapolis — in a Broncos uniform.

    Peyton vs. younger brother Eli in another Manning Bowl.

    Andy Reid returning to Philadelphia: Let the booing begin now?

    The NFL schedule is filled with return visits and intriguing matchups, beginning with a road game for the defending Super Bowl champions.

  • LANL quality assurance division gets recognition

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Quality and Performance Assurance Division received Piñon Recognition from Quality New Mexico and will be recognized at QNM’s annual learning summit and awards ceremony April 22-23 in Albuquerque.
    Piñon Recognition signifies that organizations have demonstrated development and use of systematic processes as a foundation for analysis and improvement to attain improved organizational outcomes, according to Quality New Mexico’s webpage qualitynewmexico.org.
    The Quality and Performance Assurance Division is responsible for developing and overseeing implementation of the Lab’s quality assurance and contractor assurance programs that are part of the contract between Los Alamos National Security, LLC, the National Nuclear Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • National Park week begins Saturday

    Beginning Saturday, Bandelier National Monument and other National Park Service areas around the country will be observing National Park Week. With over 400 areas, there’s a lot to celebrate.
    Monday, April 22, through Friday, April 26, will be Fee Free Days, when there is no admission fee to enter the park. Also on those days, different members of the park staff, plus the president of the Friends of Bandelier, will be giving interviews on KRSN AM 1490 at 8:30 each morning.
    Between Saturday and Sunday, April 28, some of the park’s Pueblo cultural demonstrators will be showing and selling their crafts at the Visitor Center each day, except Monday and Tuesday.
    On Saturday from 10-2, the park will have a booth at the Earth Day Festival at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center in Los Alamos. That evening the park will observe National Astronomy Day with a ranger program at 8 p.m. at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater, telescope viewing of the night sky including a constellation tour. If it is cloudy, there will be a multimedia presentation.
    At 8 a.m. Sunday, the park trails program lead will offer a 6-mile hike on Burnt Mesa, which will include some scrambling and also off-trail travel.

  • Windy White Rock

    The storm that blew through White Rock Tuesday left some damage at Ann Walther’s home. Walther said a big part of the tree came down around 4:30 p.m.  

  • Update 04-18-13

    Town Hall

    State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Santa Fe) will join with the AARP of Los Alamos to hold a Town Hall meeting from 1-3 p.m. on Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

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    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the DPU Conference Room.

    PEEC parking

    Earth Day Festival at PEEC, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3540 Orange Street. All welcome to enjoy Clan Tynker and Hill Stompers, booths, food, activities for all ages. Free, but you must park at Sullivan Field and take the free Atomic City Transit shuttle bus to PEEC (no parking at the high school this year due to school activities). 

  • Drug takeback day set for April 27

    The Los Alamos Police Department is having a “Drug Takeback Day” on April 27. Any resident who has prescription drugs they are no longer using are invited to drop them off at pre designated drop off points, no questions asked.
    According to LAPD Commander Randy Foster, the LAPD has been in the program for two years, and it’s a popular one in Los Alamos.
    “The number of drugs we take in at each event can be measured in pounds,” said Cmr Foster.
    The event will feature two locations. One will be at the Los Alamos Medical Center, located at 3917 West Road on the east side of the parking lot. The other location will be in White Rock in the White Rock Public Library’s parking lot, located at 133 Longview Drive.
    “The DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) allowed us to do a second site so senior citizens living in White Rock wouldn’t have to travel up the hill,” said LAPD Sgt. Oliver Morris, who is in charge of the program.

  • Top Kiwanis adviser

    Don Casperson of Los Alamos was named the Kiwanis Adviser of the Year after gaining the award at the Key Club’s District Convention in El Paso last weekend. A number of people nominated Casperson. Aspen Elementary School teacher Sharon Allen wrote, “This man is on-the-go constantly, supporting all ages of kids in our small community. ... He attends every meeting of every club he sponsors and that is usually four meetings a week.” Kathleen Boeritger, a chemistry teacher at Los Alamos High School, added, ”In the four years since I became the Key Club Academic Advisor, Don has never missed a meeting unless he was out of town.          

  • Mesa smart meter study reaches 500-plus

    Participation in the Mesa Smart Meter Study continues to grow this week as the final April 28 deadline nears, reported officials at the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities.
    Project collaborators are recruiting the final residents of North and Barranca Mesa.
    The DPU, Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Kyoto University researchers, and Toshiba are working together to measure electric usage behavior in response to pricing signals, called “demand response.”
    The study is open to any residence in North Mesa and Barranca Mesa, with two weeks left to sign up. Recruitment for the study, which has garnered more than 500 participants so far, will close April 28 and study activities will be completed in February of 2014.
    It is completely separate from a household’s electric bill, and there is no cost to participate. The intake survey for the Mesa Smart Meter Study can be completed in 5 minutes and may be taken at https://www.rmrsurveys2.com/LosAlamos.
    A follow up mailing in May will let participants know of further details, including their study grouping.
    Once the intake survey is completed a participant is officially entered into the Mesa Smart Meter Study.

  • Legislators at the lab

    State Representatives Stephanie Garcia Richard and Carl Trujillo spent Monday morning meeting with LANL scientists and staff. Garcia Richard, meanwhile, will host a town hall meeting along with the AARP at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.