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Today's News

  • Primary election just weeks away

    This year’s primary election is less than a month away, and as candidates enter the final sprint to the finish line the League of Women Voters lined up primary hopefuls for the District 5 state Senate and District 3 Public Regulation Commission races so the Los Alamos public could ask questions.

    Each race only has a Democratic primary. There are no Republican candidates for either post.

    In the District 5 Senate Race, Rio Arriba County Commissioner Alfredo Montoya of Alcade is facing off against incumbent 12-year veteran lawmaker Richard Martinez of Espanola.

    Montoya said he was running to give District 5 constituents a new representation with a fresh perspective, while Martinez touted his extensive experience in the legislature.

  • Planting for the future

    Volunteers as young as four years old worked alongside tribal elders to plant 200 fruit trees at San Ildefonso Pueblo this week. The project is another step in the pueblo’s effort to revitalize its traditions, culture and the health of its people through farming.

    “Water and land have always been sacred to our people,” said Farm Mentor Tim Martinez. “It’s all about bringing back good advice from our elders and grandparents, both through our senior center and from those that have left us.”

  • NNMCAB celebrates new Pojoaque home

    The Northern New Mexico Citizen’s Advisory Board (NNMCAB) played host this week to about 50 people who turned out to celebrate the opening of the NNMCAB’s new office in Pojoaque.

    The office building is located at 94 Cities of Gold Road, next to the Pojoaque Visitors Center, and it serves as administrative office, meeting place and reading room for regulatory documents associated with environmental work at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

  • Update 05-20-12

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Community Building.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. Thursday. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Eclipse viewing

    The eclipse will be visible from White Rock just before sunset Sunday and PEEC will have telescopes with a solar filter to watch. Meet at the soccer fields at Overlook Park at 6:30 to begin viewing. 100 pairs of solar viewing glasses are available for free. They can can be purchased in advance at Otowi Station.

    Spring concert

  • Breaking ground at Consortium

    LANL Director Charlie McMillan and U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined in the New Mexico Consortium Biological Laboratory groundbreaking ceremony on Friday.

  • Luján calls for study to broaden lab’s mission

    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District offered an amendment Friday to the National Defense Authorization Act, which in response to recent reports, calls for a study about broadening the mission of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) national laboratories. The amendment passed with unanimous support.

  • Two from LANL selected for DOE Early Career Awards

    Amy Clarke of Los Alamos National Lab’s Metallurgy group and Ivan Vitev of the lab’s Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group are among the recipients of the DOE Office of Science 2012 Early Career Awards.
    The DOE Office of Science recently announced the researchers who have been selected for a financial award under the fiscal year 2012 Early Career Research Program. The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the Office of Science.
    Research achievements

  • Cone Zone 05-20-12

    Public Works Projects

    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us, call
    662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us.

    Eastern Area 2
    Concrete, Paving and Utility Project — Phase 1
    Expect shoulder work on Canyon Road between Manhattan Loop east and Nugget.
    Contractor will be potholing to verify utility locations in advance of actual construction, which will begin the week of May 28.
    If the potholing blocks the sidewalks, a pedestrian pathway will be provided. No traffic delays are anticipated.
    N.M. 4 Improvements Project

  • Animal Shelter 05-20-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love.
    Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped.

    DOGS
    Daisy — Three year old female Rottie-mix. A nice dog, but very strong. Would benefit from leadership and calm and consistent training. Former owner says she’s good with kids.
    Ollie —Gentle, older red Chow-mix. Calm, would be good in a quiet home. She is protective of her food, so we suggest a home with children older than 12.

  • News for Retirees 05-20-12

    May 20-26
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    LARSO Advisory Board Council meeting
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tater tot casserole
    12:30 p.m.    Driver safety program
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Low vision/hearing group