Today's News

  • Nuke Safety Board to convene in Santa Fe

    The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board will be in Santa Fe Thursday to conduct a public meeting and discuss seismic safety of the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The sessions will be from 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 Marcy Street.

    The DNFSB is an independent agency in the executive branch of the U.S. government that oversees health and safety issues at defense nuclear facilities at LANL.

    During the first session, the board will receive testimony on National Nuclear Security Administration actions to address Plutonium Facility seismic issues that lead to severe accident scenarios.

  • Residential permit process draws scrutiny

    The Los Alamos County Council praised the Community Development Department’s (CDD) progress on the permit process and urged them to move forward with implementation.

    Council asked Acting Community Development Director Steve Brugger to begin work on streamlining residential permits in May, after hearing the progress made on expediting commercial permits.

    Professional Facilitator Tim Karpoff was hired to moderate separate focus group sessions with county permitting staff, residential builders and designers. To assure that participants would speak candidly about perceived problems, no county staff participated in or observed the private sector sessions.

  • Joe Frazier remembered in S.C.

    BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Long before he became Smokin’ Joe, the future heavyweight champion was known in his South Carolina hometown as “Billy Boy” — a stocky farmer’s son who honed his devastating left hook on a punching bag made from a flour sack stuffed with corn cobs and rags.
    Joe Frazier would make Philadelphia his adopted home, but his roots ran deep in South Carolina where he was born in 1944. More than 250 people gathered Wednesday for a memorial service near his hometown of Beaufort.
    “He was Joe Frazier to the world, but he was our Uncle Billy,” said Dannette Frazier, one of about a dozen of Frazier’s nieces and nephews who still live near the 10-acre farm where the boxer was raised.

  • Sports Update 11-16-11

    No LA players picked for North-South volleyball

  • Webb takes sixth in N.M. Open

    Patrick Webb of Los Alamos finished sixth in the Open Mixed Epee competition at the New Mexico Open last month.
    Webb, who competes for Los Alamos Fencing Club, was among the top finishers in Epee, pacing three LAFC participants in the event.
    The New Mexico Open, held in Albuquerque, is one of the major fencing events sponsored by United States Fencing Association’s Rocky Mountain Section. In all, 46 Epeeists took part in the open mixed division from all around the southwest.
    Following Webb, who advanced to the quarterfinals of direct elimination, Tom Hill was 18th overall and Jack Stafurik finished 42nd.

  • LA tops Capital, loses to St. Pius

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team football squad split its final two games of the regular season, topping Capital but falling to St. Pius X.
    In its home finale Oct. 24, the Hilltoppers thumped Capital’s Jaguars 59-14. The following week, the Hilltoppers lost to St. Pius’ Sartans, 26-6.
    Against Capital, Skylar Veenis and Sam Ortiz combined for a whopping seven touchdowns, with Veenis scoring four times. Alex Delamarter also scored in that contest.
    In both the final two games, Los Alamos shuffled in as many players as it could.

  • Food pick up scheduled for Saturday

    The 14th annual Fall Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday in Los Alamos and White Rock. This community food drive is jointly conducted by the Los Alamos Letter Carriers Union (NALC-4112), the Northern New Mexico District of the Boy Scouts of America, LA CARES and the LA Community Food Banks, with the support of the National Letter Carriers Union, the Knights of Columbus, Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, the Los Alamos postmaster and many individual volunteers.
    The drive supports more than 100 families in Los Alamos through regular food distributions by LA CARES and also the San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen in Española.

  • Stamp out hunger one step at a time

    Hunger and poverty are rampant in the world and escalating in the current economic conditions.
    The CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot is a local community event aimed at helping to ease those problems. The event is an opportunity for everyone to “walk the talk” to fight hunger and poverty in the community and around the world.
    The Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Middle School cafeteria.
    Those interested in participating should be there between 1-1:45 p.m. to register, sponsor a walker or both.

  • UNM hires former Notre Dame coach

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has hired former Notre Dame coach Bob Davie to head up its troubled football program.

    Vice President of Athletics Paul Krebs announced the appointment Wednesday. UNM has scheduled a news conference Thursday afternoon to introduce Davie, who will become the university's 31st head coach.

    Davie hasn't coached since being fired in 2001 by Notre Dame. During his five years as head coach of the Irish, he compiled a 35-25 record, which at the time was the third-worst winning percentage for the Irish. He also led the team to three bowl games, all losses.

  • Hiking and climbing the Slovenian Alps

    Join the Mountaineers today to learn the “must-do” hiking and climbing routes in the Julian Alps of Slovenia.
    Petra McDowell, a native of Slovenia, will present “The Sunny Side of the Alps” at 8 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The presentation is free and open to the public.
    McDowell will introduce Slovenia and its culture, followed by a discussion of her explorations in the heart of Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. In addition to describing trail networks and climbing routes, she will provide practical information for future visitors to the area.