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Today's News

  • Clarification 06-14-12

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory held an “employee recognition and celebration” this morning at the Radiological Laboratory Utility Office Building. In a story in Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor, Joni Arends from Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety referred to the event as a “ribbon cutting.”

     

  • DOE cites businesses

    Three businesses that provide services to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) received Department of Energy small business awards for fiscal year 2011 and will be recognized by DOE at a ceremony June 27 in Washington, D.C.
     Eberline Services of Santa Fe received DOE’s Small Business of the Year award. Eberline conducted environmental drilling services at LANL. The work in 2011 was completed without recordable injuries or lost work time because of accidents. The company also provided gamma-ray spectroscopy analyses as part of LANL’s recently completed remediation of Material Disposal Area B (Technical Area 21) east of downtown Los Alamos.

  • Bun Ryan honored with John F. Kennedy Award

    Bernard (Bun) Ryan, was awarded the John F. Kennedy award recently by the Los Alamos Democratic Party.
    Ryan has lived the ideals that JFK professed.
    John Kennedy believed that, “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” He believed that the small numbers of Americans who have resources have representatives in Washington to protect their interests, but that it was the responsibility of the President of the United States to protect the others. JFK espoused a basic tenet of the Democratic Party: it is only through working together, private and public, neighbor and stranger that we will be truly prosperous. For these reasons we honored him.  May 29 would have been his 95th birthday.

  • Sarov delegation calls on council

    Councilors Frances Berting and Ron Selvage present gifts to the delegation from Sarov, Russia, Los Alamos’ Sister City.

  • Update 06-14-12

    CIP meeting

    The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at 5:15 p.m. in council chambers.

    Concert

    The Police Experience will play a free concert during the Relay for Life at Ashley Pond Friday night. Music will start at 7 p.m.

    P & Z meeting

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

    Flag Day

    The Los Alamos Elks Lodge will be hosting a Flag Day Ceremony at 6 p.m. today at the Elks Lodge (on Trinity, next to Sonic). For more information, contact the Elks at 662-5611.

    Restrictions

  • Councilors debate duties of clerk, sheriff

    The most surprising thing about Tuesday night’s county council meeting was the lack of public comment on proposed charter amendments, including the hotly contested issue of the sheriff’s role. The only public comment came from Charter Review Committee (CRC) members clarifying specific issues.

    However, council’s debates on some CRC recommendations mirrored previous arguments among committee members and the public.

    That was most apparent in the divide over the sheriff’s office. Councilor Francis Berting made a motion that was seconded by councilor Mike Wismer, in a move that would transfer the sheriff’s duties to the Los Alamos Police Department and eliminate the position.

  • Tai Chi time

    A small group took advantage of the cool morning temperatures and gathered at Ashley Pond Thursday morning to practice Tai Chi.

  • LAPS board hammers out Schmidt's new contract

    Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt’s new two-year contract begins July 1, but before it goes into effect, the Board of Education is hoping to hammer out one fine detail.

    The board initially awarded Schmidt the contract back in January.

    School Board member Melanie McKinley said the board recently returned from a school law conference in Albuquerque where she learned that new requirements regarding Title IX federal funding would be enforced this year.

    That includes a new requirement that figures-based data regarding the New Mexico Schools Athletics Equity Act be posted online Oct. 31 if the district fails to be in compliance with the law.

  • Training Days

    Competitors kick toward the finish line of the running leg at the 2011 Los Alamos Triathlon. The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club will host the first Splash ‘n’ Dash of the year June 27. The Splash ‘n’ Dash is for participants wanting to prepare for the Los Alamos Triathlon in mid August. Registration for the Splash ‘n’ Dash is limited to 75 participants. Visit triatomics.org for more information.

  • Topes Notes 06-14-12

    Round Rock takes series finale over Albuquerque