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Today's News

  • UNM hires former Notre Dame coach

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has hired former Notre Dame coach Bob Davie to head up its troubled football program.

    Vice President of Athletics Paul Krebs announced the appointment Wednesday. UNM has scheduled a news conference Thursday afternoon to introduce Davie, who will become the university's 31st head coach.

    Davie hasn't coached since being fired in 2001 by Notre Dame. During his five years as head coach of the Irish, he compiled a 35-25 record, which at the time was the third-worst winning percentage for the Irish. He also led the team to three bowl games, all losses.

  • Hiking and climbing the Slovenian Alps

    Join the Mountaineers today to learn the “must-do” hiking and climbing routes in the Julian Alps of Slovenia.
    Petra McDowell, a native of Slovenia, will present “The Sunny Side of the Alps” at 8 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The presentation is free and open to the public.
    McDowell will introduce Slovenia and its culture, followed by a discussion of her explorations in the heart of Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. In addition to describing trail networks and climbing routes, she will provide practical information for future visitors to the area.

  • Be There 11-16-11

    Today
    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce presents FAN Club from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market. Enjoy food and networking.

    Thursday
    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Winnie the Pooh,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    The Authors Speak Series presents “David Stuart: People of the Pajarito Plateau,” at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda. The event is being held one week earlier due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The Los Alamos Democratic Party featured speaker will be  Donald Morris, a longtime Los Alamos Democrat. He will speak at 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. All are welcome to attend.   

  • Sexual harassment charges aren't going away

    Sexual harassment isn’t just a complaint – it’s become a small industry of legal specialists ready to accuse or defend, plus consultants called in to educate workers.
    On the job, I’ve sat through a few of these workshops.
    Lots of people have, and yet the lawyers and consultants haven’t run out of work. And late-night comedians still have plenty of fodder.
    As Herman Cain, Republican candidate for president, fights his battles with accusers, we see new accusations against two managers at the state Workforce Solutions Department, of all places. “Multiple” women in the call center complain of unwanted physical touching, crude remarks and supervisors who ask them for dates, according to news reports.

  • Foreign college student numbers down in NM

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico colleges and universities are seeing a 6 percent drop in foreign students at a time when colleges nationwide are enrolling a record high number of international students, according to a new report on international education.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the nonprofit group Institute of International Education said in a study released Monday that the number of foreign students at New Mexico schools declined by about 175 this year to 2,724 largely by big reductions in international students enrolling at New Mexico State University.

  • New Mexico fines private prison operator

    SANTA FE (AP) — The state is fining a private prison operator $1.1 million for not adequately staffing a prison it operates in Hobbs, New Mexico's top corrections official said.

    Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel says Florida-based GEO Group agreed to pay the settlement last week following a meeting between the state Department of Corrections and the company's top management.

    "They've agreed on it," Marcantel said of GEO. "It's a very fair way of doing it. They are not completely happy. It needed to be done."

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports GEO officials could not be reached for comment Monday night.

  • Keep your business on the Hill

    This week I’d like you to think about community and how local businesses contribute to it.
    On Nov. 26, the second annual Small Business Saturday will be sponsored throughout the country.
    The goal is for you to shop locally and help energize the economy by stimulating local business.
    If you have ever heard the presentation by Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation about how spending your money local works, you will never shop the same again.
    I understand that sometimes you just need to (or want to) get off the hill to do some shopping, but when you can buy something, even something small, buy it here.

  • Be There 11-15-11

    Today
    The Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces New Mexico Legislative District 43 Rep. Jim Hall, who will present a talk on the recently completed special session of the New Mexico Legislature at the Chapter’s November dinner meeting. The meeting will be today at the Best Western Hilltop House, third floor. The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. Hall’s talk will begin at about 7:15 p.m.

    Wednesday
    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce presents FAN Club from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market. Enjoy food and networking.

    Thursday

  • Update 11-15-11

    County Council

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 tonight  in the White Rock Fire House No. 3.

    Reception

    The Los Alamos County Council will host a reception to welcome the new County Administrator Harry Burgess, along with the new Fire Chief, Troy Hughes, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. The public is invited to attend.

    ESB Meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Eco Station.

    BPU Meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 16 at the DPU Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.

  • LANL works on ultra-low field MRI

    LANL researchers are developing a system to make ultra-low field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) commercially viable for medical applications.
    The researchers have been working on an ultra-low field MRI system using low temperature SQUIDS (supercomputing quantum interference devices). Ultra-low field MRI with low temperature SQUIDs in a shielded room has many potential advantages for medical imaging, such as convenience, enhanced contrast, and open design.