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Today's News

  • Obama defends nuclear energy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the use of nuclear energy despite the calamity in Japan where a nuclear power plant leaked radiation in the wake of a devastating earthquake and tsunami.

    The president told Pittsburgh television station KDKA that all energy sources have their downsides but that the U.S. — which gets 20 percent of its electricity from nuclear power — needs to look at the full array of them.

  • NNSA outlines quake response

     The National Nuclear Security Administration sent 33 experts to Japan this week to help with the situation in Japan.

    NNSA spokesperson Damien LaVera said he did not think anybody from the Los Alamos National Laboratory was sent to Japan.

    LaVera outlined the DOE response to the situation in Japan.

  • Census shows 2010 snapshot of New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has retained its place as the most Hispanic state in the union — and Hispanics are responsible for most of its growth over the past decade.

    U.S. Census Bureau figures released Tuesday show New Mexico grew by more than 240,000 people over the decade to 2 million, with 78 percent of that increase from New Mexico's Hispanics.

  • Fire erupts again at Japanese nuclear plant

    TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant says a fire has broken out again at its No. 4 reactor unit.

    Tokyo Electric Power Co. spokesman Hajimi Motujuku says the blaze erupted early Wednesday in the outer housing of the reactor's containment vessel. Fire fighters are trying to put out the flames. Japan's nuclear safety agency also confirmed the fire, whose cause was not immediately known.

  • More US relief crews exposed to radiation in Japan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More U.S. military crews were exposed to radiation Tuesday as the Pentagon ramped up relief flights over a Japan reeling from an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.

    The Defense Department said the Navy started giving anti-radiation pills to some of those exposed, and Americans on two military bases south of Tokyo were advised to stay indoors as much as possible. Meanwhile, U.S. aviation and energy officials also worked with Japanese counterparts on the nuclear developments.

  • Business barriers seen as hindering LA growth

    Eliminating pockets of blight in the downtown area, developing suitable retail spaces and creating a more business-friendly community were among the issues voiced at Monday’s roundtable event at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. 

    Business owners at the event were given an opportunity to discuss and provide input on the formulation of the county council’s proposed strategic goals.

  • Announcements 03-15-11

    Singers being sought

    Do you like to sing? Join the Choral Society, a non-auditioned chorus for all ages in Los Alamos.
    For their spring concert, they will be sing love songs, some Brahms, favorites from the Beatles and some spirituals.
    Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. Call Chuck, 662-9127, or Wendy, 231-0162, for details.

  • Playing with Legos pays off

    A team of Girl Scouts from Los Alamos has developed an interest in science and engineering while having fun creating and programming robots made of LEGOs.
    The girls, including five 4th graders, three 6th graders and two 7th graders, call their team the “Atomic Flying Pickles,” and they recently completed the 2010 season of an educational program called First Lego League.

  • Be There 03-15-11

    Wednesday
    Raptor Visit at PEEC, 3540 Orange Street. 7 p.m. Three new educational (non-releasable) raptors from the Santa Fe Raptor Center will visit. Educators will tell about the birds — a Swainson’s Hawk, Kestrel and Great Horned Owl — and allow the audience to view them up close. Family-friendly and free.
    Thursday
     A St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1601 Trinity Dr. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information call 690-4620.

  • Spring is in the air

    The warmer weather sent Los Alamos residents outdoors Monday. Here, bikers and walkers enjoy the spring conditions along Central Avenue.