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Today's News

  • Watson to discuss latest in imaging

    Los Alamos National Laboratory research and development engineer Scott Watson talks about the history of imaging technology and the relatively new fields of high-speed photography and flash radiography at a Frontiers in Science series talk at 7 p.m. Thursday (March 8) in the Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road N.W., Albuquerque.
    “Capturing the Light: Scientific Imaging in the Modern World” also showcases the world’s fastest movie camera called MOXIE, for Movies Of eXtreme Imaging Experiments.
    The shoe box-sized device makes movies at 20 million frames per second and won a prestigious 2010 R&D 100 award.

  • Update 03-06-12

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School. They will hold a special session to discuss the bus loop at LAHS.

    Council meeting

    County Council has a special session on Los Alamos Main Street, 6 p.m. today at the White Rock Fire Station #3.

    CIP meeting

    CIP Committee reviews Phase 2 Applications for Golf Course Improvements, 5:15 p.m. today in Council Chambers.

    Public meeting

  • Photography on display

    Levane  (foreground) and Chris Goody (background) were two of dozens of guests who attended the Los Alamos Photography Club’s 17th Annual Show at the Mesa Public Library Monday. The public is invited to view the photos and cast their vote for “Best in Show.” The exhibit ends March 30.

  • Oxygen detected in atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Dione

    Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and an international research team have announced discovery of molecular oxygen ions (O2+) in the upper-most atmosphere of Dione, one of the 62 known moons orbiting the ringed planet.

    The research appeared recently in Geophysical Research Letters and was made possible via instruments aboard NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which was launched in 1997.

    Dione—discovered in 1684 by astronomer Giovanni Cassini (after whom the spacecraft was named)—orbits Saturn at roughly the same distance as our own moon orbits Earth.

    The tiny moon is a mere 700 miles wide and appears to be a thick, pockmarked layer of water ice surrounding a smaller rock core.

  • CRC goes over logrolling language

    The Charter Review Committee (CRC) met Monday night and the only item on the agenda was a question recently posed to them by the County Attorney’s office regarding logrolling and elections.
    County spokesperson Julie Habiger said those in attendance and in the committee debated some of the language. The committee then sent some of that language back to a subcommittee for “further wordsmithing,” Habiger said.

  • School board mulls high school bus loop

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will meet in a special session at 5:30 p.m. today in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School. The only item on the agenda is the high school bus loop.

    The public is invited to attend the meeting and comment on plans for a new bus loop at LAHS. The Board will use this opportunity to inform the public on the latest proposal to construct a bus loop at the high school.

    Pros and cons of two different proposals — one of which is a new access off Diamond Drive and the other involves a reconfiguration of the Smith lot.

  • Been towed? Better get a lift

    Los Alamos residents who have had their vehicles towed may find themselves needing a ride down to Pojoaque or Española to retrieve them.

    That’s because the Los Alamos County Police Department’s wrecker service policy allows for wrecker companies outside of the county to respond to department calls, but the policy fails to require in-county storage lots.

    Three of the five wrecker companies on the department’s wrecker service rotation schedule, which allows companies to “take turns” responding to calls, are located outside the county.

    Mino’s 24 Hour Wrecker Service and Ace’s Towing are located in Pojoaque while Total Secure Towing Service is located in Española.

  • Sadness can turn to depression

    As the warmth of Christmas becomes a much too distant memory, and the thaw of Spring hasn’t poked out from the bushes yet, its often a time when a heavy shouldered sadness rears its ugly head.
    For sun lovers like me, a grey blanket of cloud can really get me down. Whether it’s the glow of the sun on the landscape, the warming rays on my face, or fake sun emanating from a light box, there’s nothing like brightness to lift the spirits. So, when I’m deprived of it for weeks on end, I’m one of the first people to get S.A.D., or seasonally affective disorder.

  • Tax system is an absolute mess

    Legislators are generous in passing tax incentives to bring new companies and jobs to the state. And that’s the problem. They have to be.
    “If you’re in business in New Mexico and you’re paying taxes, come to the Legislature and get a tax credit,” said Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, during a debate on one particular credit. “Pretty soon nobody will be paying taxes.”
    Said Sen. Steve Neville, R-Aztec, “If we don’t offer the tax credit, pretty soon we’ll have no businesses.”
    Pass another credit, problem solved. But not really.

  • Basketball playoffs continue at The Pit

    Out of seven teams from District 2 that made it into the boys and girls state basketball playoffs, only one was left standing following this weekend.

    The Class 4A state girls basketball tournament resumed this morning at The Pit in Albuquerque, while boys basketball tournament continues Wednesday with the quarterfinal round, also at The Pit.