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Today's News

  • LA receives grant for pilot program

    G-Ball has been described as golf’s version of T-Ball. Los Alamos Recreation Division has been awarded a grant for the Starting New at Golf (SNAG) G-Ball pilot program.

    Los Alamos County is one of a select handful of communities in the U.S. to receive the grant. The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) awarded the grants, which totaled $180,000. Los Alamos is still awaiting word on the dollar amount it will receive, Recreation Programs Manager Diane Marquez said.

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  • Stripping criminals of ill-gotten gains

    n an effort to interrupt a criminal’s ability to achieve financial gains through illegal activity, the United States Marshals Service has added a new Asset Forfeiture Criminal Investigator to its New Mexico team.

  • Edgewater earns DOE honor

     

    Edgewater Technical Associates, LLC, of Los Alamos was named Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Department of Energy.

    DOE, the largest civilian contracting agency within the Federal government, is conducting its 12th Annual Small Business Conference & Expo at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri today through Thursday.

  • Enrollment open for Boys and Girls State

    Boys State and Girls State  will be held  in June at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.  
    Los Alamos High School juniors can receive three college credit hours  for participating. The credit hours are fully transferable to other colleges.
    Boys State and Girls State are programs of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary that supply a civics education.  
    In the week-long program that students learn government from the ground up by total immersion in the process by joining a political party, selecting candidates, campaigning, getting elected and serving in office.
    The boys and girls act as mayors, sheriffs, judges, legislators, prosecutors as district attorneys and many others.

  • Tessive hosts open house

    Tessive, a local company, hosted an open house Friday afternoon.
    The open house featured the Tessive Time Filter, which will bepresented at the Cine Gear Expo June 3 at the Studios at Paramount in Los
    Angeles.  
    The filter,  according to a press release, corrects a phenomenon known as temporal aliasing in a motion picture. Temporal aliasing  causes objects to appear to jump or appear at a location instead of giving the impression of smoothly moving towards them.
    Temporal aliasing also causes substantial image distortion in any motion picture sequence.

  • Microsoft agrees to buy Skype for $8.5B--video extra

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal in the software maker's 36-year history.

    Buying Skype gives Microsoft access to a user base of about 170 million people who log in to Skype every month, using the Internet and Skype usernames as a complement to the traditional phone network and its phone numbers.

    Microsoft said it will marry Skype's functions to its Xbox game console, Outlook email program and Windows smartphones. All of these platforms already have other options for Internet calling, but the addition of Skype users would expand their reach, making them more useful.

  • Lawmakers name panel to work on NM redistricting

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislative leaders named an 18-member committee on Monday to start work on redistricting, but a top Senate Democrat complained that lawmakers will be hindered because the governor vetoed $100,000 for the panel's expenses.

    Senate President Tim Jennings of Roswell said the veto likely will force cost-cutting by the Legislature, including possible limits on some lawmakers attending interim study committee meetings in New Mexico and travel to out-of-state legislative conferences.

  • Gingrich tosses hat in the ring for GOP presidential run--video extra

    ATLANTA (AP) — Newt Gingrich, the House speaker who led a national GOP resurgence in the 1990s before facing ethics questions and resigning, is running for president.

    Gingrich's announcement, made on social networking websites Monday, came after months of public flirting with a bid. He enters a slow-to-form GOP presidential field that has left some Republicans craving more options as they search for a nominee strong enough to credibly challenge President Barack Obama.

  • Full face transplant patient makes 1st appearance--video extra

    BOSTON (AP) — The nation's first full face transplant recipient said the first thing his young daughter told him when she saw him after the operation was "Daddy, you're so handsome."

    Dallas Wiens, sporting a goatee and dark sunglasses, joined surgeons Monday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston in his first public appearance since the 15-hour procedure in March.

    "It feels natural," said the 25-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, man, who received a new nose, lips, skin, muscle and nerves from an anonymous donor. The operation was paid for by the U.S. military, which hopes to use findings from the procedure to help soldiers with severe facial wounds.