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Today's News

  • LANL Foundation announces scholarship winners

    Last week, the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation announced the 2012 scholarship recipient awardees.  
    Sixty-eight students were awarded a total of $401,000 in scholarships.  The recipient of the top Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund) $30,000 Platinum award is Scott Carlsten, a Los Alamos High School senior and burgeoning career scientist.

  • DPU enlists council's help with EPA ruling

    The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will ask the County Council's support for its efforts to delay an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandate concerning the San Juan Generating Station until the matter is decided in court.
    At issue is the EPA requirement that PNM install select catalytic reduction technology (SCR) on all four units of the generating station (located near Farmington, N.M.) in order to meet federal standards for improving visibility in the region's national parks and wilderness areas.
    The EPA's Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) is based on a requirement that older operating plants use Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) unless an alternative can achieve greater reasonable progress toward reducing regional haze.

  • Custody battle near resolution

    A Los Alamos’s father’s four-year custody battle could reach resolution later this spring.
    “It’s so exciting because we’re at a point where we’re getting somewhere,” Robert Manzanares said. “The finish line is in sight — there will be a determination.”
    Manzanares has been fighting for custody of his daughter after the girl’s mother, Carie Terry, fled to Utah in 2008, gave birth to the girl and put her up for adoption, according to court documents. Meanwhile, Manzanares testified he had no knowledge of Terry’s actions and was under the impression she would return from visiting her ailing father in Utah.

  • Sharing their stories

    Speakers join hands following their presentations for “Mind Interrupted: Stories of Lives Affected by Mental Illness,” Saturday at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M. introduced the stories. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Tri-County Behavioral Health Collaborative, Los Alamos National Bank and Zia Credit Union sponsored the event.

  • 557 take LANL buyout

    Officials were hoping between 400 and 800 employees would take the voluntary separation agreement.
    On Monday, Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that 557 employees will leave the lab as part of a voluntary separation program. The employees come from nearly all lab functions, excluding certain essential areas.
    The last day of work for those employees will be April 5.
    “I would like to thank each and every employee who volunteered for the program,” said LANL Director Charlie McMillan. “Some of them devoted their entire careers to serving the nation during a truly historic time for the country and the lab. They set the example that we will continue to follow.”

  • Remembering a Civil War hero

    Over the past month, we’ve been recalling New Mexico’s role in the Civil War.
    It’s often a surprise to newcomers and even New Mexicans that we did, in fact, have Civil War battles and skirmishes here. They’re not Gettysburg, but we have battlegrounds: Mesilla, Valverde, Cubero, Albuquerque, Glorieta  and Peralta.
    And we have heroes. In the retelling, our chroniclers usually say we were rescued by Coloradoans, which isn’t entirely true. They forget Manuel Antonio Chaves. Every school child should know this name.

  • ‘Tyranny of the majority?’

    A question:
    After reading the Los Alamos Monitor coverage of Council’s  approval of charter review actions, I was struck by the phrase put forward “the tyranny of the majority.”
    What could this mean?
    I thought that representatives and those desiring to be representatives were there to represent the people of the community.
    Could it mean instead they favor the assumed “wisdom” of their own or colleagues is what really matters?
    Sounds like an election issue.
    Robert A. Nunz
    Los Alamos

  • Sports Schedule March 26-31

    Today

    Baseball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, boys and girls JV, 3 p.m.

    Softball: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Friday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Tebow introduced in Big Apple

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Tim Tebow got his first New York close-up Monday.

    And he handled it all with the same cool approach — smiling, polite, composed — that has won over so many football fans around the country.

    Speaking at news conference in the Jets' field house, because the media crush so great the session couldn't be held in the team's normal press room, the headline-grabbing New York backup QB went out of his way to play down any conflict between himself and starter Mark Sanchez.

  • Sports Update 03-27-12

     

    Pace Race season starts April 3

    The Atomic City Roadrunners running club will open its 2012 Pace Race season April 3.
    The Roadrunners’ first race of the season will be at Canyon Rim Trail. Race time is 6 p.m.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners races every Tuesday during Daylight Savings Time. Participants in the club’s weekly Pace Races predict their finishing times on the 1- and 3-mile courses. Race winners are those who come closest to their predicted times.
    Season dues are $20 for individuals and $30 for families. Members contribute $.50 per race and non-members $1.50 per race.
    For more information, contact Ted Williams at 672-1639 or visit the club’s website, www.atomicrunners.com.