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  • Bible Answers: There's a Biblical answer for the 'heebie jeebies'

    “I get what I call the ‘heebie jeebies’ once in a while. You know, that little shiver associated with something spooky, that sneaking sense of impending doom. Does the Bible say anything about that?” — Will

    Everyone has had that sensation: your hair stands on end, your stomach lurches, you look over your shoulder, you have an eerie feeling of threat.
    This extrasensory perception is prompted by strange noises in the night, weird coincidences and scary movies. It might also actually be a legitimate (conscious or subconscious) forewarning of danger. Such sensations likely ought not be taken too lightly.

  • Forecast holds little promise for state 


    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A three-week surge of winter weather has helped pull New Mexico from the brink of a record-dry year, but officials said Thursday the state appears to be set up for another dose of dry, windy and warm weather this spring.
    New Mexico is coming off of what forecasters with the National Weather Service have logged as the state’s sixth driest year on record. It would have been one of the worst had a series of storms not dumped much-needed snow and rain around the state in December.

  • Lab, Malaysia collaborate on dwarfism

    Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Centre for Chemical Biology at Universiti Sains Malaysia (CCB@USM) have launched a human genome project to study an individual with achondroplasia disorder, the most common form of dwarfism.
    The project began with the dream of Malaysian graduate student Ling Sze Lee to answer the question “Why am I different?”

  • UNM-LA to offer Microsoft course

    UNM-Los Alamos announces its first courses as a member of the Microsoft IT Academy Program. UNM-LA is the only organization in northern New Mexico that offers Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses.
    “UNM-LA offers these courses at extremely competitive package pricing, along with many extras,” Program Coordinator Gary Garrett said.
    Exam vouchers for certification exams (accepted by Prometric testing centers) are included in the package. See the website for a full list of package extras.
    The courses will be offered in a unique 10-week format beginning February 1, said Garrett.

  • Construction to begin in February

    Mountain States Constructors, Inc., will begin construction of roadway and pedestrian improvements on N.M. 4 between east of Rover to west of Pajarito Road in early February.
    Planned improvements include landscaped buffers, sidewalks, a combined bike lane/turn lane, enhanced drainage, and a landscaped center median with left turn lanes.
    All work should be complete in October 2012.
    Expect to see work zones on N.M. 4 as the contractor gets started.
    According to the initial traffic control plan submittal, work will be accomplished in phases.

  • Update 01-20-12

    LAPS board

    The LAPS Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 for a work session at Chamisa Elementary.

    Golf meeting

    A public meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge to discuss the progress of the Golf Course Improvements project and two new conceptual layouts will be presented. 

    Deadline looms

    Residents interested in applying for the vacancies on the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) Board of Directors are reminded that the application process will close at 5 p.m., Tuesday.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Jan. 31 in the council chambers.

    History nuts

  • Students avoid LANL budget cutbacks

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Integrated Stewardship made some decisions regarding its student hiring process, according to the lab’s internal website this week.

    The LISC, which is trying to make financial decisions in order to achieve $200 million in savings across the lab, announced it would not be mandating specific cuts to the number of students or require a specific cost reduction to student programs.

  • Montaño talks about life in Los Alamos

    Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a three part series.

    Chuck Montaño began his LANL career June 1, 1978 working in the Special Nuclear Materials and Safeguards Division. He tracked the movement of all nuclear materials at the lab, conducting periodic audits to ensure materials were where they should be, he said.  

    Montaño raised his family in Los Alamos. Together with wife Elaine and children Carlos and Carla, both Los Alamos High School graduates, the Montaños lived in the Western Area and Barranca Mesa for 20 years. 

  • Putting on a Shine

    Firefighters at Station 3 in White Rock swab the driveway and put a shine on department vehicles Thursday.

  • Residents get peek at latest Nature Center Design

    Sixty citizens eager to view the latest design for a Los Alamos Nature Center filled Fuller Lodge Thursday night.

    Catalyst Architecture’s Jeffrey Zucker presented a review of his firm’s work for the Phase 1 CIP process, culminating in a final design that represents the public input received in the first two meetings.

    The new design is site-specific for the location that was overwhelmingly preferred by the public in the first presentation, the old skateboard park on Canyon Road. It now incorporates the desired features of the earlier designs, the Lodge (reminiscent of Fuller Lodge’s rustic look) and the Fibonacci (loosely based of the spiral found in natural objects like pine cones).