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Today's News

  • Gas line project aims to ensure dependability

    When all phases are complete, a $1.5 million high-pressure loop natural gas line will connect the east station to North and Barranca Mesas and will increase reliability of service for customers in those neighborhoods.

    The Department of Public Utilities is currently spending $622,000 on the first phase of the project, which is an 8,300-foot gas line from North Mesa to Barranca Mesa.

    Although there haven’t been any problems with the existing gas line, the project was launched in an effort to ensure reliability.

  • Be There 04-05-11

    Wednesday
    Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag Performance Series presents pianist Bill Leland at noon at Fuller Lodge.

    Los Alamos Fitness Center and Trinity Natural health will have a free lecture at 2:30 p.m. This month’s topic will be, “Pantry Herbology,” presented by Dr. Bobbie Hall, M.H., N.D.

    The April Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site.  Call 412-9371 for information.

    The Sierra Club will host an open meeting at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library. The winners of the Sierra Club’s Environmental Award will present their posters.
    April 7

  • Environmentally-conscious students to attend conference

    Later this month, three students from the Los Alamos High School Environmental Club and a Pajarito Environmental Education Center club mentor will travel to Washington DC, to attend Powershift 2011.
    Powershift is a national student conference about clean energy and green jobs. Students will attend workshops, training and regional networking sessions, as well as visit Congressional offices to speak with legislators about environmental issues.

  • Leland brings his musical expertise to LA

    For more than 40 years, Dr. William Leland, a well-known New Mexico musician, has performed many times throughout the state. At noon Wednesday, Leland will visit Los Alamos as part of the Brown Bag Series at Fuller Lodge.
    Leland has a long musical history. He served as pianist in residence and professor of music at New Mexico State University from 1969 to 2000, and has continued to perform, both as a soloist and ensemble artist since his retirement.

  • Great Conversations slated for Sunday

    Once again, the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner is coming to town. Join a group of tablemates and a speaker at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative and fun conversation.
    This is the eighth in a series of articles on the featured speakers. For a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com.
    Tickets are $60 per person and include appetizers, a gourmet meal, wine, dessert and coffee. Registration is open now and is complete when payment is received.
    Geoff Reeves
    Topic:  Brillig Beer Works: A Brewpub That Never Was andthe Beers It Serves
     • How do you make a glass of beer anyway?

  • Efficiency in regulations

    A lack of sturdy regulation is a large, worsening problem for the nation’s economy in all its aspects. Today’s essay outlines sorely needed advances of large scope. Ensuing columns will amplify key features. Judge the whole.
    Dept. of Regulatory Science & Technology Tools move us faster than slogans. A painting can show new ways of seeing things, unless we stand too near it. It works the same with regulation.
    Camps of competing interests exchange infamies over the need for regulation. Industry decries the strictness of regulations. Camps berate the enforcement of regulations.  
    The efficiency of regulation gets the least attention, yet is vital to the most interests.

  • Seen at the Scene: Training for Disaster

    Debbi Maez and Terry Dubois recently did training exercises with  Maez’s Black Labrador Coalby. Maez and Coalby, recently certified, are now able to be deployed to massive urban disasters around the world.

  • Council to discuss Smart House tonight

    During the regular Los Alamos County Council meeting at 7 p.m. today at the community building, council will decide if it will exempt the county’s site plan/special use permit approval process for the Japan New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Demonstration House.
    The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU), Los Alamos National Laboratory and NEDO are teaming up to develop “Smart Grid technology” in Los Alamos.  “Smart Grids” are new-generation electrical power networks that efficiently control and balance the supply and demand of power through digital information that integrates small and large-scale renewable energy sources.
    The Los Alamos Smart Grid project includes:

  • Sports Update: Roadrunners open season tonight

     

    The Atomic City Roadrunners will host their first Pace Race of the season tonight.
    The race is scheduled to be run on the Canyon Rim Trail. The 1.5-mile race starts at 6 p.m.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners host Pace Races weekly during daylight savings time hours. Runners usually have their choice of 1- or 3-mile course.
    For more information, call 672-1639

  • Schedule for April 5-9

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