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Today's News

  • Citizens, county mull fate of A-19a tract in White Rock

    A 60-acre plot of land known as A-19a, in the county’s possession since 2002, is getting a renewed focus by officials and it could be the home of a major new development for White Rock.
    A public meeting last Thursday at the White Rock Town Hall began to formulate a best-use vision for the property.
    Since the Department of Energy transferred ownership of the parcel, the county has made two failed attempts to sell the land outright to developers.

  • Many Twists and Turns in LANL Whistleblower Case

    Editor’s Note: This is the second of a multi-part series.
     
    It took years to reach closure on the court case former Los Alamos National Laboratory auditor Charles (Chuck) Montaño launched against his employers alleging whistleblower retaliation.

    Montaño filed the retaliation lawsuit in March 2005 against the regents of the University of California, d/b/a Los Alamos National Laboratory and LANL officials Richard Marquez, John Bretzke, the estate of Vernon Brown and William Barr.

  • Intel team steps into the light

    For a brief moment last week, the Department of Energy pulled back the curtain – ever so slightly – on a clandestine team that’s used to operating under the radar inside Los Alamos National Laboratory and across the globe.

    “We can’t tell you quite what they did, or exactly when they did it – but some people at the laboratory have earned the appreciation of DOE’s Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence,” LANL spokesperson Nancy Ambrosiano said late Monday.

  • Swimming: Aquatomics' results from High Altitude Invite

    Here are the Los Alamos Aquatomics’ results from the High Altitude Invitational held at Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center (name, age group, event, place, time):

    Haley Adams-Brown, girls 9-10
    50 freestyle, 36, 1:09.17; 25 freestyle, 6, 29.50; 50 backstroke, 29, 1:17.40.

    Jillian Bennett,
    girls 9-10
    100 backstroke, 12, 1:38.85; 50 freestyle, 12, 39.67; 100 freestyle, 11, 1:24.84; 50 backstroke, 8, 43.53; 100 IM, 5, 1:34.04; 50 butterfly, 10, 53.64; 100 breaststroke, 3, 1:39.26; 50 breaststroke, 1, 46.80.

  • Basketball: LA girls nab No. 12 spot, boys are out

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team earned a No. 12 seed for the 2011 Class 4A state playoffs.
    Los Alamos will travel to Grants Friday night for the first round of the state tournament, where it will meet the fifth-seeded Grants Pirates.
    The match-ups for the state tournament were released Sunday night by the New Mexico Activities Association. The tournament continues through March 12 when the state champions are determined.

  • Space station gets extra storage room

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station got a sorely needed storage room Tuesday, a 21-foot-long supply closet packed with goods and a humanoid robot that will remain boxed up for another two months.

    The space station and space shuttle crews teamed up to attach the newest module, using a hefty robot arm to anchor it down. It became the 13th room at the sprawling outpost, and the only one devoted entirely to storage.

  • Mass. town approves plan to shame property owners

    WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) — The health board in a Massachusetts town has approved a plan to shame owners of rundown buildings into fixing and securing their properties.

    The plan approved Monday by the Webster board allows the town to place 4-by-8-foot signs on the sides of dilapidated buildings with the owner's names, address and telephone number.

  • Bernanke: Rising oil prices pose threat to economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday that a prolonged rise in oil prices would pose a danger to the economy. But he said a more likely outcome is a temporary and modest increase in consumer prices, not runaway inflation.

  • Wis. gov. to outline ultimate intentions in budget

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, quickly becoming a darling of Republicans across the country for taking on union rights in an effort to address his state's money woes, gets another chance to bolster his conservative credentials when he unveils his full budget plan Tuesday.

  • Rebel-held city near Tripoli celebrates battle win

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Residents of the rebel-held city closest to Libya's capital passed out sweets and cold drinks to fighters Tuesday and celebrated with a victory march after they managed to repel an overnight attack by pro-Gadhafi forces.

    "Allahu Akbar (God is Great) for our victory," residents of Zawiya chanted as they paraded through the city's main square. Some carried on their shoulders an air force colonel they said had just defected to the rebels' side.