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Today's News

  • Piñon students learn about bird banding

    Piñon Elementary sixth graders went to the Jemez, as part of a Pajarito Environmental Education Center program on bird banding. Here, Bandelier National Monument employee Steve Fetig teaches the students about bird banding and the impact of the Las Conchas Fire.

  • LAHS National Merit Scholars

      The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million that will be offered next spring.
      Los Alamos High School Merit semifinalists are left to right: Scott Carlsten, Andrew Zhao, Victoria Wang, Myles Gurule, Horace Zhang, Peter Ahrens, Ciara Sterbenz, Lorenzo Venneri, Miriam Barnum, Isaac Koh, Micha Ben-Naim, Mei Liu, Donald (Andy) McAninch.

  • Join the climate rally

    Community members concerned about climate change will take over Los Alamos on Sept. 24 as part of “Moving Planet,” an international day of action, calling for the world to transition away from fossil fuels. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are expected to participate by moving their bodies toward solutions in climate change.
    In costume and by foot, bike, skateboard, pogo stick — or any other sustainable mode of transit — the rally will move around downtown to call for the community to move beyond fossil fuels.

  • On the Docket 09-21-11

    Sept. 1

    Brandy Marisol-Archuleta, 34, of Española pleaded not guilty in Municipal Court to one count of driving on an expired registration and four counts of failure to appear in court and failure to pay fines. Judge Alan Kirk found Marisol-Archuleta guilty of all charges and sentenced her to pay a $70 fine for driving on an expired registration and for two counts of failure to appear in court and failure to pay fines. The judge deferred for 30 days Marisol-Archuleta’s remaining two counts of failure to appear in court and failure to pay fines. He also charged her a $100 bench warrant fee.  
     
    Sept. 8

  • NMED begins talks with LANL on clean-up

    The New Mexico Environment Department met with representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory on Monday to establish a framework for moving forward on Governor Martinez’s clean-up priorities for Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    “Governor Martinez has emphasized that continued acceleration of above ground transuranic (TRU) waste disposal is a major priority, and protection of ground water and drinking water systems must continue to be priorities notwithstanding potential federal budget decreases,” New Mexico Environment Secretary David Martin said.  

  • Fire calls

    Firefighters go through training at the Los Alamos Fire Department Training Facility on DP Road Friday. The department’s August Fire Calls include 105 emergency medical service calls, five vehicle accidents, two fires and 44 miscellaneous calls.

  • Update 09-21-11

    CIP meeting

    A CIP Project public meeting on Golf Course Improvements, Phase I. will be held at 5:30 tonight in Council Chambers.

    Interveiw

    A panel of community leaders from various organizations and businesses will be interviewing the County Administrator candidates from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 5 p.m . Friday in Council Chambers. Public is welcome to observe.

    Reception

    A panel of community leaders from various organizations and businesses will be interviewing the County Administrator candidates from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 5 p.m . Friday in Council Chambers. Public is welcome to observe.

    Groundbreaking

  • Council reviews CIP processes

    Los Alamos County Council’s monthly work session was dedicated to reviewing changes to Capital Improvements Project (CIP) and Community Development Department (CDD) procedures. The CIP Committee and CDD staff has been making efforts to improve their respective areas.

    Acting Assistant County Administrator Steven Lynne, who sits on the CIP Committee, presented two recommendations.

  • Seismic issues take center stage in CMRR plans

    For six years, they have been holding semi-annual Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Project (CMRR) public meetings.

    The twice-a-year sessions are required as part of a 2005 consent order between the Department of Energy/Los Alamos National Laboratory and a host of community groups.

    In the past, they have gotten somewhat contentious. On Tuesday night, though, at the Crossroads Bible Church, the meeting was quite civil and perhaps it was because some new information was introduced.

    Surging to the forefront in the CMRR controversy is the issue of earthquakes.

    LANL brought out its expert Larry Goen, who said there have been 222 earthquakes between 1973 and 2007 and 91 of them occurred within a 20-kilometer radius of the lab.

  • LA Contingent Calls On Governor

    A contingent from the Los Alamos community paid a visit to Gov. Susana Martinez Tuesday.

    The mission was to reinforce the county’s position on redistricting. In essence, keep Los Alamos intact on the House side.

    “The governor was attentive and engaged,” said school board member Kevin Honnell. “She definitely heard us.”

    “It went extremely well,” said council chair Sharon Stover. “She is very engaged and she understands our issues. It was a good thing she was there during the fire and has an understanding of our community.”