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Today's News

  • LASG brings CMRR argument to town

    The Los Alamos Study Group (LASG) regularly holds meetings in Santa Fe.

    On Tuesday night at Fuller Lodge, the group came to Los Alamos to present its case against the proposed Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) facility.

    Greg Mello, secretary and executive director of LASG, presented various arguments against building the proposed plutonium facility, which included the cost of the project, possible conflicts between construction of CMRR with several other Los Alamos National Laboratory projects and an assertion that the facility is not necessary.

    Because of pending litigation, no one from the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration or LANL attended the forum.

  • Trail Network reopens Thursday

    With the Las Conchas Fire under control and firefighters performing mopup duties in different areas, things are returning to normal.

    Craig Martin, the county’s open space specialist and who is working with BAER officials, announced this morning that all trails on the Los Alamos County Trail Network on county land are open as of 6 a.m.

    At Bandelier National Monument, the Tsankawi area. the Overlook Trail at Juniper Campground, and the Burnt Mesa Trail are open. All other trails are closed.

  • Business guru coming to Los Alamos

    From office procedures to customer care,  national business expert Jon Schallert, who specializes in transforming local companies into irresistible destinations will present his “How to Create a Destination Business” workshop Aug. 10.

    Schallert’s seminar focuses on tools that independent local businesses can use to build their sales and customer traffic.

    A group of Los Alamos business owners attended his two-and-a-half-day Destination Business Boot Camp in Longmont, Colo., last month.  

  • Secure our borders now

    I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that we’ve got a problem with our borders, and it isn’t going away anytime soon — it’s only going to get worse unless we do something about it.
    Fortunately, some of the politicians from non-border states are beginning to get it.
    Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, recently had a tour of the border and concluded that we must provide more resources to secure our border.
    As someone who lives in a border state, has immersed myself in this issue, and has had a first-hand tour of the border in the El Paso sector, I couldn’t agree more with Sen. Landrieu.
    The federal government is clearly not doing enough to secure our borders, and, yes, we do need more resources.

  • Power outages impact Los Alamos residents

    Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ electric line crew spent the evening and early morning troubleshooting two underground power outages, one that began late Tuesday evening and the other early Wednesday morning.
     Tuesday evening’s power outage began around 10 p.m. and affected 40 to 50 customers at the Loma Vista Apartments and a small section of Oppenheimer. Crews restored power at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday by running a temporary line above ground to the area.  Linemen are still investigating the root cause so that permanent repairs may be conducted and the temporary line removed.

  • Power outages impact Los Alamos residents

    Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ electric line crew spent the evening and early morning troubleshooting two underground power outages, one that began late Tuesday evening and the other early Wednesday morning.
     Tuesday evening’s power outage began around 10 p.m. and affected 40 to 50 customers at the Loma Vista Apartments and a small section of Oppenheimer. Crews restored power at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday by running a temporary line above ground to the area.  Linemen are still investigating the root cause so that permanent repairs may be conducted and the temporary line removed.

  • Jailed Palestinian leader asks millions to protest

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An imprisoned Palestinian uprising leader held by Israel called Wednesday for "millions" of people to take to the streets in support of a Palestinian independence bid this fall — a scenario that Israeli officials warn could spin into a new wave of violence.

    With peace talks stalled since 2008, the Palestinians have said they will instead ask the United Nations to recognize their state during the General Assembly session in September.

  • Mixed reaction to 'Gang of 6' budget plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat in the House reacted positively to a new bipartisan budget plan emerging in the Senate, even as a top House GOP military hawk said it would cut defense way too much.

    Asked about the budget unveiled Tuesday by the Senate's "Gang of Six" at a brief appearance with reporters Wednesday morning, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said, "It has some good principles in it."

  • Topes Notes 07-20-11

    For the second night in a row, the Albuquerque Isotopes couldn't hang on to an early lead against the Oklahoma City RedHawks and lost more ground against the Round Rock Express in the division race.

    The RedHawks scored eight runs in the final four innings Tuesday in Albuquerque to win 9-5. The Isotopes socred three times in the bottom of the first and twice more in the bottom of the fourth to go up 5-0 before the RedHawks rallied late.

    Albuquerque has two more games with Oklahoma City in this series, including a 7:05 p.m. start time today. Following that Albuquerque will entertain New Orleans for a four-game set.

  • White Rock topped by Eastdale in 3-1/2 innings, 14-2

    TAOS — It was a big early deficit against a very good ballclub and the White Rock All-Stars wouldn’t be able to overcome it.
    Despite going into Tuesday’s semifinal round contest of the state tournament with some good momentum after two come-from-behind wins, the gap was too much to close. Albuquerque’s Eastdale All-Stars got their bats going early, pounding out nine hits in the first two innings and taking advantage of five errors to upend White Rock 14-2 in 3-1/2 innings at Kit Carson Park.
    Eastdale, one of the favorites in the Majors state softball tournament, had nine hits in the first two innings, including four for extra bases, while White Rock could only come up with single tallies in the tops of the second and fourth.