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Today's News

  • Celebrating Rosenfest

    The Rosenfest Lectures were held this week at Fuller. Rosenfest was a series of lectures in honor of Louis Rosen, the father of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). Above is a photo of the guest lecturers including left to right, Bill Louis, Eric Pitcher, Mahlon Wilson, Erich Vogt, Paul Lisowski, Robert Redwine, James Bradbury, John Browne, Daniel Shoemaker, Bernie Rosen, and Bernard Rosen.

  • Update 05-24-11

    No trash collection
    No trash or recycling collection Monday May 30. If Monday is your normal trash day, put trash out by 8 a.m. Wednesday June 1.

    Fractal challenge
    A recognition reception and award winner’s announcement of the Los Alamos Public Schools student competition “Fractal Challenge” is set for 5:30-7:00 p.m. Wednesday in the youth gallery downstairs at Mesa Public Library.

    Farmers market
    Several Los Alamos County Councilors will be at the Farmer’s Market 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday to visit with citizens about current projects and issues.

  • Board Passes Budget, Gets New Member

    The Los Alamos Board of Education has a budget and a new school board member.

    At a special meeting Saturday, the school board approved a $33.1 million budget and named Dawn Venhaus as its newest member.

    Venhaus lives in White Rock and will replace Thelma Hahn, who announced her resignation two weeks ago.
    Venhaus and her family moved to New Mexico in 1998 and to the Los Alamos area in 2001. Her husband Tom works at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and she has two children, Graeyson and Elannah. The board voted unanimously to approve her appointment.

  • Special Olympics torch run
  • UNM-LA board debates election

    The local Republican Party chair was also elected chair of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board at Monday’s meeting.

    Ron Dolin was elected by acclimation as board chair, while Stephen Boerigter was elected as secretary, also by acclimation.

    The board then focused on a wide-ranging discussion touching on topics from grants, to a possible mil election sometime next year.

    UNM-LA Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page mentioned that he met with Gov. Susana Martinez at New Mexico Tech in Socorro about a week ago, where she announced a moratorium on building projects. Page said the presidents from the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and New Mexico Tech also attended the event.

  • Judge tosses CMRR lawsuit

    The timing was rather ominous.

    A couple of hours before the first public hearing regarding the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Project, a federal judge threw out a lawsuit that sought to halt development of a $5.8 billion plutonium laboratory at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    U.S. District Court Judith Herrera ruled a new environmental analysis and planned hearings should be adequate to address new concerns about earthquake dangers.

    Understandably, the Department of Energy was happy with the decision.

  • US hits more foreign firms with Iran sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday hit seven foreign companies, including Venezuela's state-owned oil company and an Israeli shipping firm, with sanctions for doing business with Iran that helps fund its nuclear program. At the same time, the administration imposed separate sanctions on more than 15 people and companies in China, Iran, North Korea, Syria and elsewhere for illicit trading in missile technology and weapons of mass destruction.

  • Netanyahu: Israel ready for painful compromises

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Tuesday to make "painful compromises" for peace with the Palestinians, for the first time explicitly saying that some West Bank settlements would find themselves outside Israel's final borders.

    But he tacked on a list of oft-stated conditions that have been unacceptable to the Palestinians in the past, making his peace blueprint unlikely to entice them back to the negotiating table.

  • Running: Jemez Trail Runs results--see photo slideshow

    Nearly 500 people completed the three Jemez Mountain Trail Run races Saturday.

    Los Alamos hosted the event Saturday. Racers had a choice between 50-mile, 50-kilometer and half-marathon varieties.

    Event director Bill Geist said things went off Saturday with few hitches.

    "I thought it went really well," Geist said. "All but one of the surveys we got back said they liked it and the people who ran the aid stations really liked it because they didn't have to worry about keeping water cups filled."

    This year's race was cupless, meaning racers had to keep their own water with them rather than grab water cups at the stations.

  • Football: NFL owners pass player safety amendments

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NFL owners got their major on-field business out of the way quickly Tuesday, leaving them plenty of time to discuss labor strategy.

    The 32 owners voted unanimously to approve rules amendments for player safety that include eliminating a player launching himself into a defenseless opponent. A 15-yard penalty will result for anyone who leaves both feet before contact to spring forward and upward into an opponent and delivers a blow to the helmet with any part of his helmet.