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Today's News

  • VIDEO: It's Here: a Car That Also Flies

    Flying cars aren't just science fiction anymore.Terrafugia is showing off a prototype flying car at the New York International Auto Show. The machine has completed its first flight. It is expected to go on sale next year.

  • NNSA releases FY 2011 Performance Evaluation Report for LANS

    In the face of impending litigation, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) released the Performance Evaluation Reports for its eight nuclear weapons sites including Los Alamos Wednesday.

    On March 28, Nuclear Watch New Mexico filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in federal court in Albuquerque.

    “ These reports are the government’s scorecard for awarding tens of millions of dollars to nuclear weapons contractors, and were previously available to the public until 2009,” Nuclear Watch New Mexico’s Jay Coghlan said. “However, since that time the NNSA has withheld them in a general move toward less contractor accountability. We sought to help reverse that wrong direction through our litigation.”

  • Be There 04-04-12

    Today
    GeekOut Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    Regina Wheeler, known in Los Alamos for establishing multiple environmental initiatives, and Karlis Viceps from Positive Energy, will discuss economic, design and installation considerations for solar photovoltaic systems. Learn about economic incentives, mounting and modules, quality installation methods and much more at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of Mesa Public Library. The public is invited.

    Thursday

  • LAPS Foundation sponsors Great Conversations

    Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert.
    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation will host the Third Annual Great Conversations from 2-4:30 p.m. April 22 at Los Alamos High School, in the new building.
    Two of the 14 tables are featured below.           
                           
    Round the Roundhouse: Where are the big wheels?

  • ‘The Snapper’ details an unexpected pregnancy

    Pregnant women get asked many questions as they await their babies: When are you due? Is it a boy or a girl? Have you picked out a name? Have you written a birth plan?
    Or even, sometimes: Who’s the father?
    In “The Snapper,” sort of a 1993 Irish precursor to the 2007 American mega hit “Knocked Up” — in that both comedies star a fetus that does not result from sacred marital love, but rather from booze — 20-year-old Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) does not want to answer that last question.

  • Update 04-04-12

    Spring Fling

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will host a Spring Fling for all ages, from noon-
    4 p.m. through Friday. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 662-8170 or visit losalamos
    nm.us/rec.

    LWV luncheon

    The League of Women Voters will have County Clerk Janet Foster and Election Manager Gloria Maestas as speakers at 11:45 a.m. April 12 for Lunch with a Leader.  The luncheon will be at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    March on Hunger

  • Johnson is engaged in the community

    Kenneth Johnson has spent 40 years of his life in Los Alamos. He was a child here when Los Alamos was still a closed city.

    He moved away, came back for his graduate and post doctorate work, left to reside in Switzerland for six years, then returned and never left.

    “I’ve seen the community change tremendously over several decades and kind of remember some of the old days being better - but memory is kind,” Johnson said.

  • New effort by MDs to cut wasteful medical spending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Old checklist for doctors: order that test, write that prescription. New checklist for doctors: first ask yourself if the patient really needs it.
    Nine medical societies representing nearly 375,000 physicians are challenging the widely held perception that more health care is better, releasing lists Wednesday of tests and treatments their members should no longer automatically order.
    The 45 items listed include most repeat colonoscopies within 10 years of a first such test, early imaging for most back pain, brain scans for patients who fainted but didn’t have seizures, and antibiotics for mild- to-moderate sinus distress.

  • NMDOT secures pilgrimage route

    New Mexico Transportation Secretary Alvin Dominguez announced Tuesday that the Department’s maintenance crews are preparing for safe walking areas along various New Mexico highways for the annual Good Friday Pilgrimage to the Santurario de Chimayó.

    To further enhance the safety for this event, the department has asked law enforcement agencies to assist in the enforcement of a state law that does not allow encroachments, including concession or roadside stands, along state highway right-of-way.

    This is a multi-agency coordinated event using the National Incident Management system, and the New Mexico Department of Transportation is working closely with local entities to provide a safe walking area for this year’s event.

  • Vandals smash windows in WR

    A vandalism spree along Rio Bravo Drive and Potrillo Drive in White Rock over the April Fool’s weekend left some residents without transportation.

    Los Alamos Police Department dispatch logs indicate on March 31 four people called in reporting damage to their vehicles.

    “Who ever did this went on a rampage,” Rio Bravo resident Lois Schneider said, adding that a few of her neighbors had also been hit.

    She said her husband made the call to the police. He reported that it looked like the windows of his pickup truck had been shot out, at which point he noticed that two other vehicles had also been vandalized at his address.