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Today's News

  • House Republicans call for 'full funding' of nuke infrastructure

    With the deadline of Friday, the pressure is on in Washington to come up with a budget resolution.
    If a compromised is not reached, the federal government will shut down, which means the Los Alamos National Laboratory will have to close.
    Republicans and Democrats, of course, differ on what needs to be cut.
    But they actually do agree on one thing.
    The House Republicans unveiled a budget plan Wednesday morning, which calls for “full funding” to modernize the nuclear weapons infrastructure in the United States.
    The report was light on details, but the report did say, ““full funding for the modernization of the infrastructure that builds and maintains the nation’s nuclear weapons systems.”

  • Crews complete restoration at DP East

    Crews have completed grading and site restoration at the former site of a cluster of buildings on the east end of Technical Area 21. LANL and subcontractor crews demolished 10 structures during the past year with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
    Nearly 70,000 square feet of buildings were demolished in the area known as DP East, including the Tritium Systems Test Assembly (TSTA) facility and the 34,272-square-foot Building 21-209, which housed offices and labs.  The area is part of a large complex located at the end of DP Road in Los Alamos.

  • Los Alamos County Warrants

    The following people, with Los Alamos addresses, have active bench warrants for Los Alamos Municipal Court.  To handle the matter those listed should contact the Municipal Court immediately at (505) 662-8025 or 2500 Trinity Drive, Suite C:
    Name                  Year of Birth
    Akerele, Jeanmarc         1970
    Allen, Christopher         1983
    Alvarado, Eddie         1991
    Arras, Slyvia         1985
    Arvizo, Carlos         1974
    Barker, Joel         1970

  • Municipal court seeks to clear up 70 cases

    For the first time in a decade, Los Alamos Municipal Court is publishing its bench warrant list. The list contains all the names of local residents who possess outstanding bench warrants in Municipal Court.

    “We’re looking to close out these cases so we want people to voluntarily come in to the Municipal Court on the main level of the Justice Center and pay their citations, fees and fines,” said Court Administrator Lisa Zuhn during an interview Tuesday afternoon. “The majority of the warrants involve traffic violations in which the driver has failed to appear in court or failed to pay fines.”

    The court is seeking 70 Los Alamos County residents and another 150 people who reside in the Española Valley, Zuhn said.

  • County turns down exemption

    If  local residents and businesses have to go through the planning and zoning process then a county project should as well, the Los Alamos County Council unanimously decided during its Tuesday night meeting.

    The council rejected the staff’s request to exempt the Japan New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization’s (NEDO) Smart House from the county’s site plan/special use permit approval process, in spite of the fact that the demonstration facility doesn’t fit into any existing category in terms of the type of structure that will ultimately house the project.  

    “We need to hold ourselves to the same standards everyone else adheres to,” Councilor Geoff Rodgers said.

  • English only please

    Have you noticed how the same old divisive legislative proposals invariably get new leases on life when a fresh batch of right-leaning politicos gets elected to Congress?
    For example, it’s a safe bet that somewhere along the line, there’ll be a hue and cry to cut federal funding for public broadcasting.
    It’s equally predictable there’ll be renewed zeal for so-called “English only” legislation designed to make English the official language of these United States. This one has legs and comes back to haunt political season after political season.
    And, sure enough, it is upon us anew, thanks in part to the large cadre of Republican Tea Partiers who were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives last November.

  • Baseball: One charge dropped against Bonds in trial

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the five charges in Barry Bonds’ perjury trial has been dropped and the defense has rested without calling a single witness.
    Bonds’ attorney Allen Ruby announced the move Wednesday morning, which means the slugger will not take the stand in his own defense against charges that he lied to a federal grand jury by saying he never knowingly used performance-enhancing drugs.
    The jury of eight-women and four men was sent home and ordered to return Thursday to begin deliberations after hearing closing arguments and instructions from the judge.

  • Sports update 04-06-11

    Softball game will be on KRSN

    This afternoon’s Los Alamos-Española Valley softball game will be broadcast on KRSN AM 1490.
    The game, live from White Rock, is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. It will also be streamed on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

    Isotopes open against Omaha Storm Chasers Thursday

  • Softball: Toppers, Sundevils open 2-4A play

    Starting today, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team will get a shot at defending its District 2-4A crown.
    Los Alamos hosts what has been its toughest district opponent at 4 p.m. Española Valley’s Sundevils will be looking to put the Hilltoppers into an early district hole at Overlook Park in White Rock.
    The Hilltoppers were dominant in the 2010 2-4A race, going a spotless 12-0 against the other four district squads. While the Hilltoppers have been playing better ball in recent weeks, pulling off the same feat in 2011 could be a tall order.
    Manager Roger Anaya said the district race could be a tight one this season and getting off to a good start will be key.

  • 2012 hopefuls tread carefully on Ryan budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mindful of the political risks, most Republican presidential hopefuls treaded gingerly after House Republicans unveiled a budget plan that would slash federal spending by about $5 trillion over 10 years while revamping health programs for the elderly and poor.

    Several, including former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, praised the budget's sponsor, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, but stopped short of fully endorsing the blueprint and didn't indicate whether they backed the massive changes in Medicare and Medicaid. Others, such as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, were silent on the plan.