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Today's News

  • Inspector General presses for answers on certain lab costs

    The Office of Inspector General issued a report this week which looks into the questioned, unresolved and potentially unallowable costs that have been incurred by the Los Alamos National Laboratory during FY 2008 and 2009.

    The report claims it has identified $2 million in questioned and unresolved costs claimed by Los Alamos during those fiscal years.

    “We also identified more than $437 million in FYs 2008 and 2009 and prior year subcontract costs that were unresolved pending audit or review by Los Alamos’ Internal Audit. Finally we noted other concerns that need to be addressed to ensure that only allowable costs are claimed and reimbursed to Los Alamos,” the report stated.

  • Be There 04-26-12

    Today
    The Los Alamos High School Olions present their spring musical at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for seniors and students; and can be purchased at Otowi Station Book store or at the door.

  • Thank You 04-26-12

    We thank Los Alamos National Bank again for a very generous contribution to the Gift Fund of the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    LANB’s support allows lower-income children and adults in Los Alamos and surrounding communities to have access to our programs of lessons, exercise and recreation.
    During 2011, recipients of all ages were supported by this program and greatly enjoyed using the Aquatic Center.

  • Microchipping clinic Saturday

    An opportunity is available Saturday at the 2012 Dog Jog to participate in a $20 reduced fee microchip clinic. Veterinarians from Animal Clinic of Los Alamos and Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital have donated their time and expertise to implant the microchips.
    The fee includes the registration of the microchip to a database that can be read by shelters and veterinary clinics throughout the United States.
    No sign is up required ahead of time, just stop by Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock from 9-10:30 am. The clinic is open to the public; participation in the Dog Jog is not required.
    The best reason to have an animal micro chipped is the improved chance that the animal will be reunited with its owner if it becomes lost or stolen.

  • Rethinking treatment of horses

    Some months ago, there seemed to be an increase in news stories about mistreated horses: horses starving on drought-blighted open range or neglected in too-small private fields. Horses are such noble animals, I had always thought. How can anybody mistreat a horse?  
    A rancher told me this was happening because of federal regulatory changes that forced the closure of all U.S. horse slaughterhouses. There was no simple way to dispose of a no-longer-useful horse.

  • Stimulating sustainability discussion

    The lights dim. The bass beat is thumping.  The spotlight flashes to life and the announcer roars “Here is the starting lineup for your Environmental Sustainability Board.
    Serving as Board Chair is White Rock resident Liza Ermeling. Assisting as Vice-Chair is Stephen Tenbrink. Rounding out the Board lineup are Larry Warner, Brooke Davis, Walter Tuzel, Steve Boerigter and Don Machen.”
    OK, so the Environmental Sustainability Board members may not be as famous as the starting five of your favorite sports team but we want to change that, at least within the community.  
    The Environmental Sustainability Board serves as an advisory body to the county council on environmental sustainability issues.

  • District singles, doubles titles up for grabs

    The District 2-4A championship tennis tournaments have been something of one-sided affairs of late.
    Los Alamos’ boys and girls teams are undefeated at the district tournament since joining 2-4A in 2000. While in team competition that’s unlikely to change in 2012, the individual tournament could be very competitive.
    The district tournament starts Friday and continues through Saturday in Santa Fe.
    Most of the Hilltopper girls’ top players have elected to combine to play in this year’s doubles draw, leaving the singles competition wide open. Meanwhile, the second and third spots in the boys singles draw appear to be up for grabs as well.

  • Sports Update 04-26-12

    Track program returns June 6

    The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program June 6.
    The program is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. The competition will be at Sullivan Field starting at 10 a.m.
    Interested participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate along with registration materials. There is no charge for participation.
    For more information, call 662-8173 or visit www.losalamosnm.us/rec on the Internet.

    5K to benefit Alzheimer’s research

  • Senior men's golf tournament results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments at Sierra del Rio Golf Course April 17-18:

    April 17

    First flight

    First low gross
    Bob Sherman, Santa Fe, 70.

    Second low gross
    Chuck Padilla, Las Vegas, 70.

    First low net
    Bruce Dickinson, Corrales, 67.

    Second flight

    First low gross
    Richard McDowell, Albuquerque, 82.

    Second low gross
    Warren Bush, Albuquerque, 86.

    First low net
    Phil Allen, Gallup, 69.

    Third flight

    First low gross
    Don Holifield, Santa Fe, 86.

    Second low gross

  • The Next Level 04-26-12

    Former LA athletes excel in classroom for UNM Lobos