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Today's News

  • New UNM-LA board members sworn in

    The newest members of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board, Stephen Boerigter and Linda Hull are sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk Monday.

     

  • Illinois abolishes death penalty

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn abolished the death penalty Wednesday, more than a decade after the state imposed a moratorium on executions out of concern that innocent people could be put to death by a justice system that had wrongly condemned 13 men.
    Quinn also commuted the sentences of all 15 inmates remaining on Illinois’ death row. They will now serve life in prison.

  • Update 03-09-11

    CMRR update
    A CMRR meeting will be at
    6:30 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge for the public.

    CRC to meet
    The Charter Review Committee will meet Monday to explore the option of having a mayor/council form of government. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. in the Community Bldg. training room.

     PEEC offers new class
    “Exploring the World - Travel journals, artist journals and nature journals” workshop is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

  • DISH Network pulls plug on local affiliates

    Residents who have DISH Network received a rude awakening this week as the local Fox and CBS affiliates were pulled off the air.
    The dispute stems from LIN Media, a multimedia company based out of Providence, R.I., who couldn’t reach an agreement with DISH Network prior to the current contract expiring on March 4.
    LIN Media owns television stations in 19 markets.

  • Surveys to guide LAPS cuts

    Belt-tightening and budgeting is becoming commonplace in light of the country’s economic situation. Families and individuals are feeling the pinch, as are state and school entities.
    For the past several months, the Los Alamos Public Schools Long Range Financial Planning Committee worked on putting together a series of surveys that allowed LAPS stakeholders to have input on the budget process. The survey closed on March 6 and now the planning committee will begin compiling information to be shared with the public during a school board meeting in April.

  • Cielo cleared for classified operation use

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that its supercomputer platform Cielo has been approved for classified operations.
    Cielo, which supports Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, is a petascale supercomputer that helps NNSA ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of the nuclear stockpile while maintaining the moratorium on underground nuclear explosive testing.

  • LA Smart Grid project could have global impact

    A top official with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) said he expects the Smart Grid project to have a worldwide impact and solve some of the challenges involved in developing a sustainable world economy.

    The Smart Grid Collaborative Demonstration Project is a partnership that includes Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities and a consortium of 19 Japanese companies otherwise known as NEDO.

  • LAMC CEO resigns after physician vote

    Wally Vette announced his resignation as head of Los Alamos Medical Center in a letter to staff Tuesday.

    The news caught many by surprise because Vette has been in the top job at the hospital less than a year.

    He joined LAMC as chief executive officer last June.

    The news comes on the heels of a physicians meeting at which no confidence sentiments were expressed regarding Vette, according to a source close to the situation.

  • Space shuttle Discovery lands, ends flying career

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Discovery ended its career as the world's most flown spaceship Wednesday, returning from orbit for the last time and taking off in a new direction as a museum piece.

    After a flawless trip to the International Space Station, NASA's oldest shuttle swooped through a few wispy clouds on its way to its final touchdown.

    "To the ship that has led the way time and time again, we say, 'Farewell Discovery,'" declared Mission Control commentator Josh Byerly.

  • Suicide bomber kills 36 at funeral in NW Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a funeral attended by anti-Taliban militiamen in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 36 mourners and wounding more than 100 in the deadliest militant attack in the country this year. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility.

    The blast near the city of Peshawar was not far from the tribally administered regions bordering Afghanistan where militants are at their strongest. The area struck is home to several tribal armies that battle the Taliban with the government's encouragement.