Today's News

  • NMED to lab: No renegotiation of Consent Order

    Discussion about the LANL Consent Order has been rare in a public forum.

    But this morning in Santa Fe, New Mexico Environment Department Secretary David Martin gave a presentation to the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities and he made one thing perfectly clear.

    “NMED is not renegotiating the Consent Order,” Martin said.

    So what is the Consent Order?

    An Order of Consent between the New Mexico Environment Department and Los Alamos National Laboratory was signed on March 1, 2005. The Order provides the timetable and requirements for environmental cleanup of hazardous constituents for the laboratory. Following the schedule of the Order, the clean-up program will be completed by 2015.

  • Pint-Sized Shoppers

    Classmates Maia Wells, 23 months, and Drew Bacrania, 2, shop at the Los Alamos Co-operative Market during Wednesday night’s FAN Club sponsored by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

  • District judge to hear cases locally

    Every Wednesday morning beginning in January, local residents will conduct their District Court obligations at the Justice Center in downtown Los Alamos – saving litigants, jurors, police, attorneys, witnesses, family members and friends alike the commute to Santa Fe.   

    “It’s about time,” said District Court Judge Sheri Raphaelson as Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados gave her and her staff a tour of the Justice Center Wednesday.

    Casados explained that many years ago a District Court judge did travel to hear cases occasionally in Los Alamos, adding that she’s not sure why that practice ended.

  • ESB will mull pay as you throw

    The Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) hosts a forum on whether the county should consider a “pay as you throw” (PAYT) option for trash pick up this evening.  

    “This is an information gathering session,” said Brian Bosshardt, assistant to the county administrator. “We’ll explain the generalities of what it means and try to determine if the public wants us to pursue this.”

    The Los Alamos County Council has identified environmental sustainability as one of its key strategic goals. Reducing waste is one step toward achieving that goal. ESB is looking to raise awareness and get residents thinking about how they can decrease their own refuse, whether or not this system is implemented.

  • Airline passengers asked to pony up cash for fuel

    LONDON (AP) — Airlines have already begun charging for food, drinks, seat assignments and baggage. Now one is demanding that passengers cough up extra cash on board for fuel.

    Hundreds of passengers traveling from India to Britain were stranded for six hours in Vienna when their Comtel Air flight stopped for fuel on Tuesday. The charter service asked them to kick in more than 20,000 pounds ($31,000) to fund the rest of the flight to Birmingham, England.

    The situation may represent a new low in customer care in an era when flyers are seeing long lines, long waits and few perks.

  • Out and About 11-17-11

    Art openings

    James Kelly Contemporary presents an opening reception for the artist, Arlene Shechet, from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 550 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will celebrate a sculpture installation by Pascal at Amelia White Park at 3 p.m. Saturday. The park is at the northeast corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Camino Corrales. A reception will follow, from 3:45-5 p.m. at the gallery, 435 S. Guadalupe St.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces the inaugural Affordable Art Group Show. The show opens Nov. 25, with a public reception will be from 5-7 p.m. The gallery is located at 435 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe.

    Arts and crafts fairs

  • Best Sellers 11-17-11

    1. “Coffin Man,” James D. Doss*
    2. “Inheritance,” Christopher Paolini
    3. “Los Alamos Trails,” Craig Martin*
    4. “Introduction to Health Physics,” Herman Cember
    5. “Radiation and Modern Life,” Alan E. Waltar
    6. “Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era,” LANL*
    7. “The Tiger’s Wife,” Tea Obreht
    8. “Española: Images of America,” Camilla Trujillo
    9. “109  East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    10. “Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction,” John Austin

    * Denotes a local or regional author

  • Top 10 Singles 11-17-11

    1. We Found Love, Rihanna

    2. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO

    3. Someone Like You, Adele
    4. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    5. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes

    6. Without You, David Guetta

    7. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People
    8. Good Feeling, Flo Rida
    9. You Make Me Feel, Cobra Starship
    10. Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO


  • LA Happenings 11-17-11

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is currently recruiting singers for the 2011—2012 concert season. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • Recurring Meetings 11-17-11

    Weight loss

    T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), meets at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday mornings in Whittier Hall at the White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd. Weigh-ins start at 9 a.m. For more information, call Lorri at 672-3407 or Francine at 672-1736.


    Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club
    Members ride each Tuesday and Thursday, leaving at 5:30 p.m. from the hospital parking lot. Newcomers are welcome.

    Table tennis