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Today's News

  • 40 Years After the 'Napalm Girl' Photo

    AP 'napalm girl' photo from Vietnam War turns 40. In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing "Too hot! Too hot!" as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village.

  • Summer Family Evenings at PEEC presents: Owls

    Join Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Santa Fe Raptor Center for an evening of owls at 6:30 p.m. June 12 at PEEC, 3540 Orange St.
    Participants will view live owls, learn owl calls and take a walk to listen for owls on the trail.  The event is free to PEEC members and $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required.
    Laura Swartz from the Santa Fe Raptor Center will bring a Barn Owl, Saw-Whet Owl, and a Great Horned Owl to PEEC.  She’ll share information about the owls — how they came to be educational birds and what their lives would be like if they lived in the wild.

  • Be There 06-07-12

    Today
    The First Ever Student Art Show at Karen Wray Fine Art features works by Wray’s students. The show runs through Thursday evening at 2101 Trinity Dr. Suite B2.

    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents, “Run Lola Run,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “The Adventures of Tin Tin,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    Friday
    There will be an exhibit opening, “Los Alamos Opera Guild,” from 5-7 p.m., as part of Los Alamos Friday Night, at the Los Alamos Historical Museum.

  • The Greg Abate Trio kicks off Chamberfest

    Things are happening this summer in Los Alamos. The Friday night concerts seem to have a good turnout. The first show was May 18 at the Kite Fest and there were about 600 folks out there.
    The Red Elvises concert on May 25 drew around 2,500 people and last week’s Laurie Lewis bluegrass/folk concert drew about 1,500 folks.
    Last Friday was the start of what is referred to on Facebook as “Los Alamos Friday Night.” Some businesses are staying open late and trying things to bring more activity to town.

  • NMSBA cited by Dept. of Commerce

    The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) program, a collaboration of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Sandia National Laboratories and the state of New Mexico, received the 2012 Manufacturing Advocate of the Year award from the Manufacturing Extension Partnership under the U.S. Department of Commerce.
    The award was presented in May at the 2012 Manufacturing Innovation conference in Orlando, Fla. for “commitment to the business growth and transformation of U.S.–based manufacturing through work in the manufacturing sector.”

  • Update 06-07-12

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    ChamberFest

     ChamberFest is an annual event that showcases chamber members and this year’s event will be Saturday. Located in the downtown area, businesses display their products and services to the public. There is also a Car Show and Kids Activity Area with a sand pile.

    P & Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    LA County fire, smoking restrictions

  • Former WH aide: Lab directors urged CMRR delay

    First of a series
    Editor's note: Part 2 will include reaction from LANL director Charlie McMillan.

    WASHINGTON — A former White House aide on Monday said the directors of the U.S. national laboratories “came forward” during closed-door budget-planning sessions five months ago to propose a delay in building a plutonium research facility, a plan that has since drawn Republican fire.

    Lawmakers have taken great interest in what heads of the three main laboratories — Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos and Sandia — think about the ramifications of delaying work on the $6 billion Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement plant because these institutions play a key role in overseeing the nuclear arsenal.

  • Edgewood may join NCRTD

    The North Central Regional Transit District may welcome a new voting fellow to its 11-member board of directors as soon as September.

    Late last week, the Town of Edgewood formally requested approval to join the district during a public hearing at NCRTD’s regularly scheduled monthly board meeting.

    Last December the board requested that Executive Director Tony Mortillaro send informational letters regarding board membership to all eligible non-members including the Town of Chama; the Village of Questa; Taos, Picuris and Nambe Pueblos; and Edgewood – of which only Questa and Edgewood responded with interest. But the Edgewood Town Council was the only entity to pass a formal resolution of intent to join NCRTD.

  • Abney case heading to higher court

    The case of alleged child abuser Tyrell Abney is heading to District Court.

    That decision came after Los Alamos County Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados heard nearly three hours of testimony from Detective Brian Schamber and others related to the case. Abney is charged with child abuse resulting in great bodily harm – a first-degree felony.

    After hearing the testimony, Casados took a brief recess and returned to court to announce that Abney’s case would be bound over to District Court. Casados also reduced Abney’s bail to $50,000 cash or surety bond. He’s still being held at the Los Alamos Detention Center. If he’s found guilty Abney could face up to 18 years in prison.

  • Workers' comp with a wrinkle

    The Workers’ Compensation Administration is suggesting yet another attempt to change the statutory language relating to workers who get injured while using drugs or alcohol.  Meanwhile, the workers’ compensation community is more and more concerned about workers who get addicted to drugs as a result of their injuries.