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Today's News

  • Candidates share their views on education in LA

    Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series.

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos and Los Alamos Board of Education candidates gathered at UNM-LA Thursday night to field questions by their constituents during a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters.
    Approximately two-dozen members of the public attended the event, but only a handful seized the opportunity to ask the candidates questions about their platforms and their vision for the boards on which they hope to serve.

  • Council approves legislative agenda

    Every year, the Los Alamos County Council’s State Legislative Committee submits a state legislative agenda for adoption. This year, though, the committee is not requesting capital funds.

  • LANL honors seven small businesses

    In all, close to 1,300 small businesses do business with the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    On Thursday, LANL held a recognition ceremony at Fuller Lodge for seven businesses that were most successful in the past fiscal year.
    “We are here today to recognize the seven suppliers we believe have done an outstanding job at the lab,” LANL Small Business Program Manager Dennis Roybal said.

  • Update 01-21-11

    Chat with the Chief
    From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 24, Chief Wayne Torpy will be available to talk with anyone on a walk-in basis at his office. This an opportunity to get your question asked, your concern voiced and your needs addressed. No oneed to make an appointment. For more information, phone 663-1733.

    Controlled burn
    Bandelier will burn five acres of land along N.M. 4 and Forest Road 289, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. today.

  • Up on the rooftop

    Work on the roof at Fuller Lodge is winding down. Construction began on Sept. 27. The original completion date was slated for Jan. 19, but because of two change orders, the date has been moved to Feb. 20. One change involved the contractor, that found a better product with which to construct the roof. The second change involved matching shingles with the uneven roof line of the building. The project involves removing the wooden shingles and replacing them with a metal roof that looks like the original.

  • Bishop earns top honor

    Alan Bishop, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s associate director for theory, simulation, and computation, has been selected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. The IOP is a scientific charity devoted to increasing the practice, understanding, and application of physics. Fellows are distinguished as having a very high level of achievement in physics and demonstrating outstanding contributions to the profession.

  • Science Fair set for this weekend

    Young Los Alamos scientists will gather this weekend at the LAMS cafeteria and gymnasium to show off their experiments during the Los Alamos County Science Fair.
    Two hundred thirty-one students will participate in the fair, with students in kindergarten through fifth grade, as well as those in fourth through 12th grade showing their individual and team projects.

  • Sierra Club sues Gov. Martinez

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Sierra Club has sued Gov. Susana Martinez after she prevented the publication of building codes intended to promote energy-saving standards.
    Shortly after the Republican governor took office Jan. 1, she issued an executive order suspending all pending and proposed regulations for 90 days while a task force reviews the measures.

  • Pile burning to continue Saturday

    The Los Alamos County Parks Division and the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue maintenance burning in Pueblo and Acid canyons on Saturday.
    “We want to take advantage of the heavy snow cover on the north-facing slopes to get rid of fuel near the downtown area,” said Craig Martin, the Los Alamos County open space specialist.
    The burn plan calls for igniting about 100 piles on Saturday morning. The piles are located in Acid and Pueblo canyons along Canyon Road from the aquatic center to about 15th Street.

  • State News at a Glance 01-21-11

    Session bill passes