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Today's News

  • Science fair nets 254 projects

    The Assets Award-winning Dawn Brown, her staff and volunteers, burned the midnight oil Friday and pulled off yet another year of science for the Los Alamos Public Schools.
    Brown, along with 11 committee members and curriculum department members Tess Daughton, Megan Lee and Kathy Weinman, allowed the district to shine on Saturday with the annual County Science Fair.
    The registration process, venue and science efforts were visible from the start.
    “To know we are reaching out to encourage district students in the sciences, engineering and technology means we are sparking an interest in LAPS students,” Brown said.

  • Second person dead after Santa Fe shootings

        SANTA FE (AP) — A second person has died in a shooting in Santa Fe as police searched Tuesday for the suspect.
    Santa Fe County Sheriff’s officials said Theresa Vigil, 51, died of a gunshot wound to the head. A teenage boy was found dead at the scene of the shooting Monday in south Santa Fe.
    Sheriff’s officials said they were looking for a man they believe shot and killed the two after confronting the woman about rent.
    A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Arthur Samuel Anaya, 54, on two open counts of murder. Authorities say the suspect has a long criminal record and has been diagnosed with mental problems.
    Police say Anaya allegedly shot both Vigil and 16-year-old Austin Urban in their home.

  • Nature Center Concept

    Becky Shankland of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center displays the architectural drawing of the Los Alamos Nature Center. Last week, at Fuller Lodge, Catalyst Architecture’s Jeffrey Zucker presented a review of his firm’s work for the Phase 1 CIP process, culminating in a final design that represents the public input received in the first two meetings.

  • Celebrate National Nuclear Science Week

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is committed to promoting excellence in nuclear science and attracting the next generation of nuclear security experts to the field. As part of this commitment, this week NNSA is joining in the celebration of National Nuclear Science Week.
    “NNSA is fortunate to have outstanding men and women from throughout the national nuclear security enterprise who protect our nation’s security, enhance global security, and push the boundaries of science and discovery,” said Don Cook, NNSA’s Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs. “I applaud the work that they do in continuing to meet NNSA’s mission and deliver on President Obama’s nuclear security objectives.”

  • Venture Acceleration Funds taking applications

    The Venture Acceleration Fund of Los Alamos National Security, LLC, the company that manages and operates Los Alamos National Laboratory for the National Nuclear Security Administration, is now accepting applications for the 2012 calendar year. The three companies selected in the completion will receive up to $100,000 each to commercialize technology and take it to market faster.

  • Activists rally on NM driver's licenses

    SANTA FE  (AP) — Hundreds of immigrant advocates arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday to protest Gov. Susana Martinez’s attempts to repeal a state law that allows illegal immigrants to get New Mexico driver’s licenses.
    A coalition of immigrant groups, religious organizations and student activists from across the state gathered at the Roundhouse then marched around the Capitol building in what has become a regular scene since Martinez took office last year.
    They chanted slogans protesting Martinez and held signs that said “New Mexico is not Arizona” as advocates pressed the governor and state lawmakers to uphold law.

  • Update 01-25-12

    LAPS board

    The LAPS Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for a work session at Chamisa Elementary.

    Open house

    Trinity Natural Health will welcome the community to its new location at 464 Central Avenue, Suite 5.. The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 5 p.m. today.

    At the Hive

    The Hive in White Rock is hosting Dr. Richard Sayre, who will present an overview of his vision for algal research in Los Alamos at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. 

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the council chambers.

    History nuts

    Join the Los Alamos History Nuts! at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Public Library.

  • Biofuels expert to share vision

    The Hive in White Rock is hosting Dr. Richard Sayre, who will present an overview of his vision for algal research in Los Alamos at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.  

    “When thinking about green business potentials here, technology development is a piece of the picture,” said Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. “Dr. Sayre coming to Los Alamos to continue his work is an exciting development. It will be great to get a sense of what he is working on and working toward. Environmental projects are another part of the picture of green business potentials.

  • Fight For Lab Workers Becomes Personal

    SANTA FE (AP) — Amid the uncertainty of what House Speaker Ben Luján’s Stage 4 lung cancer means for him and his family, one thing is clear in Luján’s mind: His exposure to asbestos at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from the 1960s to the ‘80s is to blame for the dreaded disease.

    Luján said in an interview last week that nothing else makes sense.

    “I never was a smoker, and my friend Ray Ruiz also worked up there with me, and he had a similar situation,” Luján said. “Other than that, I don’t see any other reason for me to have it.”

    Ruiz, a former state representative, died in 2004 of lung cancer that he said was caused by his work at LANL.

  • Community links concept wins out

    Just six weeks ago, Fuller Lodge rang with impassioned speeches by 150 supporters and detractors of a proposal for improving the Los Alamos golf course. Designs proposed by the Golf Resource Group (GRG) would have virtually decimated trails bordering the course to create a championship style golf course. Outdoor enthusiasts were outraged.

    So GRG took steps to create a win/win situation. GRG President Andy Staples met with three groups of open space users and one group of golfers, who offered input into what lines they were unwilling to cross and what their most critical goals were.

    Staples then developed two alternatives, which received enthusiastic responses from the groups and seemed to garner approval during public discussion Tuesday night.