Today's News

  • Local doctor returns from Kuwait deployment

    Paul Daly, a Family Practice physician with Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico, recently returned from his fourth mobilization as an Army Reserve medical officer. During this deployment,  Daly was assigned to the 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) Brigade as its command surgeon.

    The 310th ESC is based out of Indianapolis, but draws soldiers from several neighboring states. The function of an ESC is to provide combat services support.

  • Luján reacts to conclusions from NRC

    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District weighed in on a new report by the National Research Council (NRC) that examines the long-term scientific and engineering vitality at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) laboratories, including Los Alamos and Sandia.
    The report recommended broadening the labs’ mission and moving to a governance model based more on trust and less on transactional oversight.
    “The scientific and engineering vitality of these labs has always been and will continue to be one of their most important assets,” Luján said.

  • No good vibes at Municipal site

    Residents living near the construction site of the new municipal building no doubt know the pad has been completed for the new county complex. The soil compaction that has raised concerns for area homeowners is nearly complete.

    Some further compaction is needed to complete work on Iris Street and the parking area, but Capital Projects Manager Dan Erickson hopes that leg of the project is less intense. The same compactor will be used for a portion of that work, but Erickson said that the contractor, Jaynes Corporation, may utilize smaller equipment as well.

  • Fallout continues from CMRR: Legislative decision leaves more questions than answers in Los Alamos

    It’s been a long week for those involved with the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility.

    And the extent of the fallout remains uncertain.

    Lab director Charlie McMillan has scheduled an all-hands meeting for LANL employees Tuesday to discuss the CMRR project, which was deferred for five years after the funding was yanked in the President’s FY13 budget request.

    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce has become involved in an attempt to figure out the impact on several businesses and subcontractors.

  • Fallout continues from CMRR: Protesting and lobbying helped turn the tide in Washington

    Depending on how one looks at it, the activists can take credit and/or the blame for the decision that will defer construction of the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement.

    On Monday, the President’s FY 13 budget zeroed out funding for the project.

    Throughout the process critics showed up in force at the various public comment meetings throughout the state.

    With the exception of the Los Alamos meeting, at least 40 to 50 people spoke out against the project.

    And a lot of those same people headed to Washington to lobby Congress.

    Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group has been to Washington three times and also New York once this year.

  • Word on the Street 02-19-12

    Teen Pulse staff member and Los Alamos High School senior Ada Ciuca asked LAHS students, “If you could elect anyone for president, who would it be and why?”

  • Doors’ reissue delivers nothing but empty promises

    According to legend, starving artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin sold their souls to the devil in exchange for riches and fame.
    Each of these artists died at age 27, at the height of their careers, which adds to the myth.
    The fact that the trio — and other artists like Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain — all died at 27, after achieving fame has added to the legend, which has become known as the “27 Club.”
    Morrison was arguably the most controversial of 1960s artists. His band, The Doors, rose to fame in the late 60s and in their short four years together, left a trail of devastation wherever they went.

  • Ask Alex: Ladies’ facial expressions in the hall: What do they mean?

    I should begin by making a few things clear. First, no one can fathom the female mind.
    Second, the confusing ways of the woman do not stop in the hallway.
    Third, everything a woman says or does not say, can and will be misinterpreted. Are you sure you would still like to continue this long venture down an endless trail of nail polish, perfume and all things glitter? Of course you would.
    That want is inescapable. Pubescence in all its complications made sure of that.
    To begin your attempt at understanding girls, you must understand that everything you think you know is wrong.
    Even if it makes sense to everyone and can be proven by complex mathematics, you are incorrect. The pretty girl across the hallway smiled at you. Oh joy of joys.

  • Smoking is more than a health issue

    People have vices and that’s understandable. I respect that because I have vices myself, (hint: they involve a certain intense actor from the movie “300”).
    However, that’s not the topic that will be addressed. Instead, smoking is up for discussion. Most people know that apart from being dangerous, smoking is also disgusting and smelly.
    Granted, this is a free country and people have the right to enjoy a cigarette, but in a fair world, non-smokers would be allowed to enjoy  fresh air and clear lungs.

  • News for Retirees 02-19-12

    Feb. 19-25, 2012
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    BESC closed in observance of Presidents Day

    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Sweet ‘n sour pork
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    7 p.m.    Bridge