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Today's News

  • Update 01-23-11

    Chat with the Chief
    From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 24, Chief Wayne Torpy will be available to talk with anyone on a walk-in basis at his office. This an opportunity to get your question asked, your concern voiced and your needs addressed. No need to make an appointment. For more information, phone 663-1733.

    Personnel Board meeting
    The county Personnel Board will meet at 11:30 a.m. in Fuller Lodge’s Nambé Room. Agenda items include an update on the human resources manager  position, the 2011 meeting calendar and the employee survey update.

  • Middle School Science Bowl

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory hires state firm for waste staging facility

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has selected an Albuquerque small business, Weidlinger-Navarro Northern New Mexico Joint Venture, to perform architectural and engineering work for the Lab’s new transuranic (TRU) waste staging facility.
    The approximately $5 million task order is expected to run through October 2012.
    Weidlinger-Navarro will support the preliminary and final design phases of the 5-acre complex, where waste containers will be staged, characterized, and certified prior to shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) repository near Carlsbad.

  • After failed Iran nuclear talks: What now?

    ISTANBUL — The collapse of another attempt at international outreach to Iran on Saturday has left world powers with few options except to wait — and hope that the bite of sanctions will persuade Tehran to reconsider its refusal to stop activities that could be harnessed to make nuclear weapons.

  • LANL honored with awards in Technology Transfer

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently congratulated, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories for receiving a combined total of five 2011 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Awards for Excellence in Technology Transfer.
    The award honors scientists and research organizations that successfully advance their technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace.

  • LAHS Symphonic Orchestra earns All-State honors

    Los Alamos High School Symphonic Orchestra, directed by Michael Gyurik was selected as the 2011 New Mexico All-State Honor Orchestra. The 28-member group performed a concert on Jan. 6 at Popejoy Hall on the University of New Mexico campus.

  • Super spellers

    Chamisa Elementary School Principal Debbie Smith and pronouncer Judy Crocker, poses with Chamisa spelling bee winners on Wednesday afternoon. From left to right: Karyssa Garcia, first place (fourth grade); Brandon Bao, second place (sixth grade); Andy Shinn, third place (sixth grade); and Sonyia Williams, alternate (fourth grade)
    The winners proceed to the county bee held Tuesday night at Chamisa.

  • Summit Garden club celebrates 50 years

    Summit Garden Club members Priscilla Hardekopf, left, and Margaret Hanson, are shown with scrapbooks and a “crazy hat” from past events of the club, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a luncheon Feb. 2.  Past and present members are welcome. Call Dorothy Crawford at 672-3315 for more information.

  • Births 01-23-11

    The following births were reported at Los Alamos Medical Center:

    Dec. 14: A boy, Julian Joseph, born to Rosanne and Julian Joseph     
    Dec. 19: A boy, Tollan James Edward Anteau, born to Brittany Graham and Ryan Anteau
    Dec. 24: A girl, Ella Nicole Pearce, born to Margo and Kyle Pearce
    Dec. 24: A girl, Greeshma Shivani Shivakumar, born to Geetha Beetadahalli Ningappa and Shivakumara Siddaramappa
    Dec. 28: A girl, Brooke Neve Welch, born to Antonette Rodriguez and Jon-Michael Welch

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 01-23-11

    Monday — Rock painting
    Tuesday —  Lego vehicles
    Wednesday —  Movies and munchies
    Thursday —  Wii games
    Friday — Pictionary

    Memberships are free and open to third to eighth graders.  
    The center is open from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and from noon-
    6 p.m. Wednesday.
    For more information call 662-9412 or 672-1656.
    The Youth Activity Center is a program of the Los Alamos Family Council.