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Today's News

  • D.C. tackles lab oversight -- at a later time

    The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations had scheduled a hearing for Friday in Washington. The title of the hearing is “DOE’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: Challenges to Safety, Security, and Taxpayer Stewardship.”

    But according to a Thursday afternoon posting of the Energy and Commerce Committee website, the hearing has been postponed indefinitely.

    Among those expected to testify are NNSA administrator Thom D’Agostino and Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman. Others expected to testify include Glenn Podonsky, DOE’s Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer, Gregory Friedman, DOE’s Inspector General and Gene Aloise of the Government Accountability Office.

  • Eyes on the Pies

    Trinity on the Hill members serve pies at their Pie in the Sky fundraiser last week. The House of Hope fundraiser auctioned off pies and served dinner to the community with a goal to build a home in Juaréz in October. Those wishing to make donations can contact the church for details.

  • Local Girl Scout honored

    2012 marks a significant milestone for New Mexico, for Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails and for Girl Scout councils across the country — they all celebrate their 100th anniversaries.
    The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails and the New Mexico State Parks co-hosted a Centennial Celebration on Saturday at Hyde Memorial Park in Santa Fe with more than 100 Girl Scouts, troops, families and members of the public joining in the celebration. Gov. Susana Martinez was the honored guest speaker.
    The festivities began at 10:30 a.m. with the opening ceremony with Martinez.  Following the ceremony, there was cake and activities provided by state parks, the Girl Scouts and community partners.  

  • It’s boot scootin' boogie time

    The Texas country-dance band the Derailers will play Friday at Entrada Business Park as part of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.
    Not only will it be Holiday Inn Express and LA Food Co-op Night, but also KTAOS FM 101.9 will be there and Deborah and Russ Gordon will celebrate her 38th wedding anniversary.
    “I’m gonna help her celebrate since I was there in Petaluma, Calif., 38 years ago,” Gordon said. I remember that day very well and I also remember Aug. 21, 2009.”
    On Aug. 21, 2009 the Derailers last played Los Alamos. According to Gordon, they put on a great concert, but at 9:15 p.m. the band said they would play their last song.

  • Be There 07-19-12

    Today
    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will have their monthly meeting 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. They will discuss upcoming events, a visit from Congressman Martin Heinrich, democratic candidate for U.S. senator.
    Friday
     It’s time to think about Fuller Lodge’s new show, “Tri, Tri and Tri Again.” The show will explore threes; triplets, tripods, whatever three an artist can conjure. Entries are due by July 20. Download an application at library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103899759177-354/CFA_TriTriTri-web-form.pdf.

    Cult Classic Horror Movie Series presents “Videodrome” at 9:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library.

    Saturday

  • Small business, deadbeat dads

    Government leaders keep telling us the engine of economic growth is small business.  They can’t wait to do more to encourage small business. Then they force small businesses to jump through hoops with complicated rules and paperwork.
    Here is what one small business owner told me:
    A few years ago, she learned she had to comply with a program called the New Hires Directory. She is required to file a report, within 20 days of hiring a new employee, giving the employee’s name, address and Social Security number.
    Immigration, you might be thinking. Nope, child support.

  • LFC starts tax conversation

    The Legislative Finance Committee went to Rio Rancho’s version of the end of the world to hear about taxes at its July meeting.
    The presentations by leading tax experts in the state were process, rather than offering exciting specifics worth turning into big headlines. Even so, committee members stayed awake. Sen. John Sapien, Corrales Democrat, was occupied with two computers, a Mac laptop and a tablet. Others had the magnificent view of the Sandia Mountains from the meeting room on the second floor of the new one-building University of New Mexico West.

  • City Championship is July 28-29

    Los Alamos Golf Course is hosting the 65th annual Los Alamos City Championship tournament next weekend. The deadline for registration for the tournament is Tuesday.
    The tournament, which is set for July 28-29, is open to all residents of Los Alamos County and all members of the Los Alamos Golf Association and Los Alamos Women’s Golf Association who have an active PGA Sun Country handicap. Price for registration is $100.
    The City Championship consists of 36 holes of stroke play. Men’s and women’s flights will be determined by handicap and there are gross and net payouts for the top scores in each flight.

  • Olympics Notes 07-19-12

    Nadal drops out of Games with an injury

  • State Notes 07-19-12

    Estrada wins golf title

    LAS CRUCES — Alex Estrada of Belen held on to win this year’s New Mexico-West Texas Amateur championship at Red Hawk Golf Club.
    Estrada went to a sudden-death playoff with Devin Miertschin of El Paso, Texas. In the playoff, Miertschin missed a 5-footer to give Estrada the title.
    Estrada shot a three-day total of 217 to tie Miertschin after 54 holes and force the playoff.
    The top finisher from Northern New Mexico was Marty Sanchez of Santa Fe. Sanchez finished with a three-day total of 230, which placed him tied for 15th.