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Today's News

  • LANL taps Pantex vet as head of plutonium operations

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Principal Associate Director for Weapons Programs Bret Knapp has announced the hiring of Jeff Yarbrough as the new Associate Director for Plutonium Science and Manufacturing (ADPSM).

    Yarbrough joins Los Alamos from the B&W Pantex plant in Amarillo, Texas, where he led the Pantex directed stockpile work (DSW) and weapons science campaigns.  During his DSW tenure, B&W Pantex earned the highest performance evaluation score in the history of the Pantex plant.

    His selection was the result of a national search.

  • Movie Depicts Manhattan Project Life -- VIDEO ADDED

    As everybody knows, most of the Manhattan Project era was shrouded in mystery.

    Scientists were hired to come to Los Alamos during World War II to construct the first atomic bomb. Everything was top secret. After all, the U.S. was in a race with Hitler’s Germany to be the first to harness nuclear technology.

    Hollywood has done its best with various movies to depict what they believe went on. And numerous books have been written about the subject.

    But in the past month, the Los Alamos National Laboratory has released rare footage of what life was like for scientists during their very rare spare time.

  • Smith blends poetry and math during special event

    Michael G. Smith is a very-early retired Los Alamos National Laboratory chemist and former adjunct mathematics faculty at Santa Fe Community College.
    He will be the special guest speaker at a Poetry Gatherings special event titled, “Confluence: Patterns and Symmetry in Poetry and Mathematics,” at 6:30 p.m. March 8 in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

  • Curves kicks off annual food drive

    Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year’s donations.
    Each club, including Curves of Los Alamos, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank.
    In addition, Curves of Los Alamos will waive the membership fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to their local food bank from March 12—25.

  • People in the News 03-04-12

    More than 4,400 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2011 semester, including Maslyn Kate Locke, of Los Alamos. She is a junior majoring in behavioral neuroscience. She made the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
    The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in the schools of allied health, architecture, design and planning, business, education, engineering, journalism, music, nursing, pharmacy and social welfare.

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  • Photos offer fresh perspective on issues

    During a lecture sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center Wednesday evening, author and museum curator Katherine Ware offered alternative perspectives of environmental issues, seen through the eyes of contemporary landscape photographers.
    Ware shared photos excerpts from her book “Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment,” a collection of photos from the recent museum exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art bearing the same name.

  • Be There 03-04-12

    Monday
    The Summit Garden Club will meet, with Norma Tech speaking on the subject of the flora of South Africa. Visitors welcome. For more information, contact Dorothy Crawford at 672-3315.

    The 17th Annual Los Alamos Photographers Show will open with a reception at 5 p.m. in the upstairs gallery of Mesa Public Library. The show will be on display through March 30.

    March 6
    PEEC offers a class on Small and Unusual Fruits with Martha Davis. Discover fruits such as gooseberries, currants, Cornelian cherries and quinces to grow in your garden and learn how to cook with them.  $20 or $18 for PEEC members. 3540 Orange St. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Animal Shelter 03-04-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter.

    DOGS
    Dorothy — Yellow Lab-mix. Spayed female, just surrendered. No children, please. Social skills need some work. She is still scared and defensive. Senior volunteers will work with her to evaluate her potential.

  • News for Retirees 03-04-12

    Feb. 28-March 3
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY
    8:30, 10 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Salisbury steak
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Pork chop
    12:30 p.m.    Better breathers

  • Word on the Street 03-04-12

    Teen Pulse staff member and Los Alamos High School senior Ada Ciuca asked LAHS students, “What would you like the new Teen Center to contain?”