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Today's News

  • NNSA looks to impede nuclear threat

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced the approval of nearly $3 million in funding for collaborative research and development projects aimed at addressing nuclear security challenges.

    The projects, financed by NNSA’s Global Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention (GIPP) program, will be managed jointly through the intergovernmental International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), located in the Russian Federation, and the Science and Technology Center (STCU) in Ukraine.

  • Update 07-27-12

    Art market

    The Los Alamos Creative District will be having its first Art Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hive in White Rock.

    Concert

    Bobby Keys and the Attitudes will play at 7 p.m. today at LANB as part of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. Keys has played with some big names, including the Rolling Stones, however none of those performers are scheduled to appear today.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in council chambers.

    Bridge tournament

    The Atomic City Sectional Bridge Tournament begins today and runs through Sunday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    Science talk

  • DOE begins climate research at Cape Cod

    The Department of Energy today announced that scientists are beginning an air particles research initiative at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts designed to improve model simulations of the Earth’s climate system.

    Specifically, experiments will use dozens of instruments on the ground and in the air to measure cloud properties and tiny particles in the air, such as dust, soot and sea salt—referred to as aerosols.  Addressing the question of how aerosols interact with clouds and change over time will significantly improve the accuracy of computer models that simulate Earth’s climate system.  

  • Leaders lobby in D.C. for lab funding, CMRR

    Members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities and other community business leaders made their second trip to Washington last week.

    A trip by coalition members in March focused on environmental cleanup at the lab. The emphasis this time was on the impact budget cuts for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has on Northern New Mexico communities.

    Others on the trip were there to lobby for reinstatement of funding for the Chemistry Metallurgy Replacement facility that was put on hold earlier this year. 

  • Wildfire Season Winds Down

    Apparently, Los Alamos’ fire season just thought it might get in a couple more licks before closing down for good.

    According to the Los Alamos Fire Department, two fires cropped up on July 2 near the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The fires weren’t close enough to cause immediate concern however and were tamped down pretty quickly. They both occurred about two miles away from any buildings owned by the lab.

    “We had a lightning strike at the bottom of Water Canyon, crews got on it right away, and it was put out that evening,” LAFD Deputy Chief Justin Grider said.

    The other fire occurred later in Rendija Canyon and was under control within two hours.

  • Senators join CMRR chorus

    New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Jeff Bingaman wrote letters Thursday to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Energy Secretary Steven Chu, expressing their concerns with the National Nuclear Security Administration’s decision to defer construction of the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility.
    The letters, dated Thursday, detail consequences of delaying the beleaguered project for five years.
    The letters state:
    “• First, it will adversely impact our nation’s scientific capabilities, especially in analytical chemistry and materials characterization that are central to assuring the safety, reliability and performance of the nuclear deterrent.

  • Raw Video: 71-Year-Old Store Clerk Robbed

    Two men, who walked away from a Wisconsin correctional center, face charges in a crime spree including allegedly brutalizing a 71-year-old convenience store clerk in Florida.

  • Church Listings 07-27-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome. Come join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • Bible Answers: Understanding why life isn't fair

    “Life isn’t fair to me, even if I’m doing what I’m supposed to do. What’s up with that?” — Les

    This is the heart cry of many of us who believe that “being treated fairly” is, well … only fair. An objective glance at human history and a survey of ongoing, widespread suffering in this broken world, however, confirms the observation that human existence is “naturally” inclined toward unfairness.
    Perhaps we ought to be glad that we experience anything good at all.
    According to scripture, God had a good plan from the beginning (Gen. 1-2), apparently intending for humans to live in Edenic bliss. We, unfortunately, tend to mess things up (Gen. 3).

  • Pig Olympics takes center stage

     The Sport-Pig Federation runs the “Pig Olympics.”  Piglets compete in three events; track, swimming, and football.  Since they push the ball around with their noses, maybe it’s more accurately “snoutball”.
     Whether one is trying to break the record for a cowchip toss or a wife-calling “Soo-ey!”, people love watching competitions.
      Finland recently hosted the 17th annual Wife Carrying World Championship games.  One might have expected more husbands to compete, but the rules are very strict.  You have to carry your own wife.