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Today's News

  • Safety board wary of seismic issues at LANL

    The latest Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board’s report to Congress reiterated its concern about the Department of Energy relying on the current Chemistry and Metallurgy Research facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the 9212 Complex at Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

    In a report, Chairman Peter Winokur, wrote, “The Board recognizes that Congress has authorized replacements for each of these facilities, but the fact remains that both will be called upon to support essential mission work for at least another decade.

  • Bandelier Shuttle Runs Near Capacity

    Atomic City Transit (ACT) shuttles to Bandelier National Monument have been running at near capacity since the service began Sept. 26. The joint venture between the National Park Service and Los Alamos County has been characterized a success.

    Park Superintendent Jason Lott approached Acting County Administrator Randy Autio for help with reopening archeological sites in Frijoles Canyon, the main draw for visitors. Bridges over Frijoles Creek were removed after the Las Conchas fire to reduce flood damage, cutting access to half the visitor parking.

    Visitation is normally high in October, especially during Balloon Fiesta, but Lott needed a solution to the parking situation in order to accommodate the added tourism traffic.

  • Raiders owner Al Davis dies

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Al Davis, the renegade owner of the Oakland Raiders who bucked NFL authority while exhorting his silver-and-black team to "Just win, baby!," died Saturday. He was 82.

    The Hall of Famer died at his home in Oakland, the team said. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

    Davis was one of the most important figures in NFL history — a rebel with a subpoena. That was most evident during the 1980s when he went to court — and won — for the right to move his team from Oakland to Los Angeles. Even after he moved the Raiders back to the Bay Area in 1995, he sued for $1.2 billion to establish that he still owned the rights to the L.A. market.

  • Hilltoppers leave Bernalillo scoreless; prep football scores from around the state

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Los Alamos 38, Bernalillo 0

    Carrizozo 26, Magdalena 12

    Cleveland 42, Valley 0

    Clovis 33, Artesia 25

    Crownpoint 48, Wingate 0

    Dalhart, Texas 31, Clayton 0

    Dulce 28, Ramah 0

    Estancia 29, NMMI 27

    Farmington 35, Bloomfield 0

    Foothill 25, Animas 6

    Gateway Christian 48, Springer 6

    Goddard 26, Carlsbad 7

    Hagerman 26, Mescalero Apache 22

    Highland 64, Albuquerque High 6

    Hot Springs 19, Hatch Valley 9

    Laguna-Acoma 54, Zuni 7

  • Second semi crashes on N.M. 4

    So what are the odds? It was déjà vu all over again.

    Some might think there are better odds of winning the lottery than what happened on N.M. 4 Friday.

    But for the people that regularly use that route to the Jemez Mountains, this was no lottery.

    For the second time in two days, a semi truck, hauling crushed cars, crashed on N.M. 4 near mile marker 49.

    This time, Los Alamos Police Department Sgt. Jeremy Duran said, the accident was at the hair-pin curve right before the intersection of N.M. 4 and West Jemez Road.

    Duran, who did not have the police report available, said there were no injuries but it was the same company (BB Transport of Colorado) that owned the truck but it was a different driver.

  • Church Listings 10-07-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
     
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • Defining the Orthodox Christian Church

    What is the Orthodox Christian Church? — George P.

    Multitudes of names for many differing Christian groups is a relatively recent development within Christianity. The ancient church was one community and thus needed one name — Christian. That one group exists today. The ancient church was founded by Christ and His Apostles and was established on Pentecost by the Holy Spirit. The ancient Christians received a lifestyle from Christ, not merely a new moral code; they believed particular things about God and their relationship with Him.

  • State Briefs 10-07-11

    Campaign contribution limits challenged

    SANTA FE — The state Republican Party, GOP legislators and others are asking a federal court to invalidate part of a newly imposed state law limiting certain campaign contributions.
    They filed a lawsuit Friday contending it’s unconstitutional to cap the amount that can be contributed to political parties and restrict how much they can give to local party organizations or candidates.
    The contribution limits were enacted in 2009 but took effect after last year’s general election. Previously, political committees and most candidates in New Mexico could accept contributions of any amount.

  • Update 10-07-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Oct. 11 for a special session in council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m. , Oct. 18 in the chamber conference room.

    Fundraiser canceled

    The Olions Dinner Theatre fundraising event scheduled for today at 5:30 p.m. has been canceled.

    Bond issue

    Kiwanis meets each Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, on Sage near 15th and Canyon. On Oct. 11, Charmian Schaller, co-chairwoman of the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos newsletter, will discuss the bond issue for the county swimming pool. 

    Ribbon cutting

  • Lab, subcontractors help flood-damaged Santa Clara Pueblo

    LANL and a consortium of major subcontractors, including EnergySolutions and Frank’s Supply Company, teamed to help Santa Clara Pueblo this week as families there struggle with the effects of flooding caused by the Las Conchas Fire.

    Two front-end loaders from EnergySolutions will help the Pueblo remove debris and mud from retention ponds and drainages. Without properly functioning flood controls, storm water simply flushes down canyon—taking trees, boulders, trash, and anything in its way.