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Today's News

  • Coalition issues statement

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities released a statement following its press conference Friday in Santa Fe.
     “Adequate funding is needed to ensure environmental liabilities are addressed. Funding cuts are undermining DOE’s commitment to a safe and timely cleanup. The hazardous materials incident that occurred last week at TA-21 raises serious questions about the challenges that the site faces in remediating legacy waste and reinforces the urgent need to fund cleanup efforts.

  • Update 03-25-12

    Star party

    Astronomers will be at PEEC, 3540 Orange St.,  a little before 7 p.m. Monday for a view of the crescent moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mars and the Orion Nebula. The program is free and open to the public. If in doubt about visibility, check the PEEC Web site or 662-0460.

    Bulk pickup

    Brush and bulk item collection will take place from 8 a.m. April 2 to 4 p.m. April 6. Items must be out by 8 a.m. April 2 for townsite residents with Monday or Tuesday trash service.

    March on Hunger

  • Large crane to spring into action

    On Monday morning, expect to see a large crane lifted into the air above the Municipal Complex building construction site, as construction begins on framing for the new government complex.
    The crane will be used to set steel beams in place for framework. Crews from Jaynes Corporation and their subcontractors will continue to pour the foundation concurrently with erecting the steel for the three-storey structure. The foundation for the new council chamber has already been laid.
    The site is divided into four zones. Construction during April and May will focus on Zone One, which includes the council chambers and the eastern entrance of the building. Work will progress from east to west and from north to south.

  • Cookies and conversation

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Assets in Action Cookies and Conversation event is held twice a month, on Monday. The program unites local senior citizens and students for lunch and conversation. Those wishing to volunteer or donate cookies for the event can call 661-4846.

  • Smart Meter volunteers may help shape the future

    Homeowners have the chance to participate in a research project that could shape the way we use energy in the future.
    The Department of Public Utilities is seeking 100 volunteers to participate in a smart meter study conducted by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization.
    NEDO will use the information to build a database of energy use patterns in America. “This is all about gathering data for research,” said Deputy Utility Manager Janet Bettinger.  “Volunteers will be part of a world famous project. They’re trying to set standards up for smart meters and the smart grid.”

  • Take the Quality of Ed Survey for 2011-12

    Parents that have students in the Los Alamos Public Schools are invited to take the 2011-2012 Quality of Education Survey. The survey allows school districts and the Public Education Department to obtain input from parents for continuous improvement and to better educate students.
    To participate in the survey visit, 164.64.166.19/studentsurvey/SurveyFrame.asp, then go to the left side of the screen and click on the link, “Take a Survey.” Follow the directions and take the survey provided for your student(s) school(s).
    Hard copies of the survey will be provided at LAPS schools or may be obtained from the receptionist at the Los Alamos Public Schools Administration office. The survey will be active until May 1.
     

  • Births 03-25-12

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    Feb. 29: A boy, Riley Bernard Abney, born to Nicole Allison and Tyrell Abney
    March 3: A girl, Lily Christina Grace Nolen, born to Jacqueline and Blake Nolen
    March 5: A girl, Lisa Shaelyn Suazo, born to Channa Romeo and Shaun Suazo (siblings Jasmin and Shaun Jr.)
    March 7: A boy, Dylan Ryan Thomas Ortiz, born to Adrianna and Nathan Ortiz

  • People in the News 03-25-12

    John Fox, a Los Alamos High School graduate, has received his bachelor’s degree in mineral engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
    He accepted a consultant position with Katanga Mining, Ltd. in Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Fox is the son of Doug and Linda Fox.

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    Jules Carson, of Los Alamos, earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering technology from Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.
    Excelsior College is an accredited, private, nonprofit institution that focuses on the needs of working adults.
    Its primary mission is to increase access to a college degree for adult learners by removing obstacles to their educational goals.

  • Coalition: Fully fund lab cleanup

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is calling on Congress to provide full funding to the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s toxic waste clean-up efforts.
    Members of the group recently returned from Washington, D.C., where they met with members of the New Mexico congressional delegation and federal Department of Energy officials to request adequate funding be provided as part of the fiscal year 2013 budget.

  • Students show what it’s like “Working on the Hill’

    Chamisa third and fourth graders performed the annual musical revue, focusing on Los Alamos history, before a packed audience March 15.
    Beginning with the first inhabitants, the ancient pueblo people, the program progressed forward in time featuring the conquistadores, the Hispanic settlers, the Santa Fe Trail and the Ranch School Boys.  
    Gen. Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer took the stage with solos, as the workers, wives, children and the soldiers from the World War II era sang about their place on the Hill.
    Oppy and Groves sang about knowing “The World Would Never Be the Same Again.”  
    The musical ended with the workers of today’s Hill, celebrating the discoveries, technologies and missions of present-day.