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Today's News

  • La Leche League meeting Monday

    La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss, “Nutrition and Weaning” at their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the nursery at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.
    All interested, pregnant or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audiotapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • Martin selected for award

    Lana Martin, who teaches 6th grade at Barranca Mesa Elementary School was selected as the Los Alamos Public Schools 2012 Excellence for Student Achievement Award. The award is presented annually to a staff member, community member, parent, student, or community volunteer for promoting the enhancement of student achievement. The award winner is also credited with focusing on the local school boards efforts to improvement student achievement.
    Martin has taught at Barranca for six years. Her students’ parents nominated her. They noted how impressed they were with their children’s achievement over time. They also spoke to her ability to improve the achievement of students, who were below proficiency.

  • News for Retirees 04-01-12

    April 1-7
    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
    8:30, 10 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken and dumplings
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Spaghetti
    12:30 p.m.    Better breathers

  • Births 04-01-12

    The Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    Feb. 28: A girl, Aubrey Becerra, born to Katrina Gonzales and Charles Becerra
    March 15: A girl, Catalina Gayle Sutton, born to Jaclyn and Andrew Sutton
    March 16: A boy, Ethan John Quintana, born to Anita and John Quintana
    March 19: A boy, Nolan Edward Marquez, born to Agatha and Jaryd Marquez
    March 22: A boy, Devon D. Lopez, born to Andrea Cordova and Gilbert A. Lopez II

  • GAO makes recommendations

    The Government Accountability Office weighed in on the deferred Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement project this week and according to its report, costs will escalate even more if the Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration decide to proceed with the project down the road.

    According to its most recent estimates prepared in April 2010, NNSA determined that the CMRR will cost between $3.7 billion and $5.8 billion — nearly a six-fold increase from the initial estimate.

  • Laboratory releases cause of chemical reaction at TA-21

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed what caused the chemical reaction in a bottle containing liquid drawn for a 60-year-old cylinder at Technical Area 21, which caused lab officials to summon Hazmat and emergency personnel March 14.

    LANL spokesperson Colleen Curran said this week that the chemical that reacted was nickel tetracarbonyl, which was used in a variety of industrial processes.

    According to Websters Dictionary, nickel tetracarbonyl is a volatile flammable poisonous liquid compound Ni(CO)4 obtained by passing carbon monoxide over finely divided nickel and readily decomposed by heating.

  • LANL says it’s ahead of schedule on waste removal

    The TRU Waste Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory is currently two months ahead of schedule processing and repackaging waste stored in large fiberglass-reinforced boxes (FRPs).

    These large boxes pose particular repackaging challenges since they contain many different types of radioactively contaminated equipment and can be up to 30-feet long. The contents must be characterized, then repackaged to meet the criteria of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant or other permanent disposal facilities, before being shipped to those locations.

    Program Manager Michael Romero credits the skill of workers, efficient processing and good planning for the work being so far ahead of schedule.

  • Update 04-01-12

    Kiwanis

     Environmental scientist Chick Keller will discuss PEEC Earth Day events scheduled April 21 and the Nature Center capital improvement project at the weekly Kiwanis meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Masonic temple.

    Bulk pickup

    Brush and bulk item collection will take place from 8 a.m. April 2 to 4 p.m. April 6. Items must be out by 8 a.m. April 2 for townsite residents with Monday or Tuesday trash service.

    March on Hunger

  • Trinity Site lease signed

     Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess announced Friday that the county has executed the ground lease and developer agreement with Los Alamos Trinity LP for the property known as the “Trinity Site,” located just south of Trinity Drive and MariMac Plaza on the eastern edge of Los Alamos.
    A slight modification to the agreement was made Thursday after a final meeting with the developer, North American Development Group.
    The change will add up to 90 days during the feasibility period for the developer to consider their pre-leasing efforts regarding the other spaces surrounding the Smith’s Marketplace.

  • NMDOT announces changes to service

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced changes in the Park and Ride schedule that will affect Los Alamos commuters. Changes go into effect April 2.

    The most significant change affects the Pojoaque stop, which will be relocated to the parking lot adjacent to the Cities of Gold Casino. Service to Buffalo Thunder Resort will be discontinued. The Alta Vista curbside stop in Santa Fe will not be eliminated.