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Today's News

  • LANS awards $251M contract to SOC Los Alamos

    SOC LLC has been awarded a contract to continue providing protective force services at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. The contract is for three years with two one-year extensions and has a value of about $251 million.

  • SOC again awarded LANL's protective force contract

    SOC LLC has been awarded a contract to continue providing protective force services at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The contract is for three years with two one-year extensions and has a value of about $251 million.

    OC LLC, operating as SOC Los Alamos, has provided protective force services for Los Alamos for more than a decade.

    The company was previously known as Protection Technology Los Alamos (PTLA).

    Its current contract runs through Dec. 22, with the new contract to begin the following day.

  • Volleyball: Toppers finish off regular season with 3-1 win at home

    On Senior Night at Griffith Gymnasium, a junior jump-started the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team’s effort to finish off the 2010 District 2AAAA season undefeated.
    Hilltopper Chase Ealey had six spike kills in the first set of Wednesday’s match as Los Alamos finished off its regular season with a 3-1 victory over the Capital Jaguars.
    Los Alamos, which had posted five straight shutout victories heading into the final two matches of the season, dropped sets against both Española Valley Saturday and the Jaguars Wednesday.

  • Cross country: LA primed to grab two big wins at 2AAAA title races

    The only question concerning the outcome of the 2010 District 2AAAA cross country championships is not who will win, but by how much.
    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams are the favorites to win in Friday’s district meet, which will be run at Santa Fe’s Municipal Recreation Center just off N.M. 599.
    As usual, the Hilltoppers are King Kong-sized favorites heading into the race.

  • Cross country: Barranca Mesa, Chamisa win team competition at Mile Run

    The girls team from Barranca Mesa finished with a near-perfect score at Friday’s Elementary School Mile Run.
    The run is held annually in conjunction with the Los Alamos Invitational cross country meet. Any elementary school student is eligible to compete in the run.
    Zoe Challacombe, a sixth-grader at Barranca Mesa, led a group of sixth graders from her school to the near-perfect finish. Only Aspen’s Maria Sandoval broke up the perfect score bid in the race, edging out Kenidee Hatler, Barranca’s fifth runner.

  • Election problems mount at SOS office

    With the general election just five days away, the timing couldn’t be much worse for the Secretary of State’s (SOS) office to start having major problems.
    Next Tuesday’s nationwide general election will stretch to Saturday, Nov. 6 in New Mexico because the printer of ballot proofs for six counties, including Los Alamos, was behind schedule getting the proofs out. The deadline was Sept. 18 for county clerks to send absentee ballots to military personnel and residents overseas.

  • LANL's MDA B leak sends 13 to clinic

    Workers uncovered two, 55-gallon drums from an excavation pit at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Material Disposal Area B earlier in the day Wednesday. The drums were uncovered inside an enclosure on the east end of the landfill on DP Road.

  • Consultant hired for White Rock A-19 master plan

    After failed attempts to sell a 60-acre parcel of land identified as A-19 in White Rock to a developer, Los Alamos County staff recommended the creation of a Comprehensive Master Plan for the property. In response, the county council approved hiring consultant team, Dekker, Perich, Sabatini Inc., for $316,105 during its regular meeting Tuesday.
    Council also agreed to applicable gross receipts tax and a $20,000 additional services contingency for crafting the plan.

  • Astronomers discover massive neutron star

    Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered the most massive neutron star yet found, a discovery with strong and wide-ranging impacts across several fields of physics and astrophysics.

  • Update 10-28-10

    Sanchez to meet the public

    GOP Lt. Gov. candidate John Sanchez will meet the public from 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Republican Headquarters in Central Park Square.
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