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Today's News

  • Running: Trail Runs expecting 650 participants

    The founder of the long, difficult races that make up the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs was no stranger to long, difficult races himself.

    Runner Aaron Goldman saw the race he founded grow by leaps and bounds throughout its four years of existence, but would not get to see its fifth running. Goldman died April 26.

    The fifth annual Jemez Mountain Trail Runs will be held Saturday starting at the Los Alamos Posse Shack. The competitions include a 50-mile run, a 50-kilometer run and a half-marathon.

  • New Mexico, Intel propose water rights agreement

    ALBUQUERQUE — Computer chip manufacturer Intel Corp. and the Interstate Stream Commission have reached an agreement that would improve the company’s competitive position while ensuring that New Mexico keeps enough water in the Rio Grande for downstream users and endangered species.

    The agreement was presented Wednesday during the commission’s regular meeting in Albuquerque. Commissioners decided to postpone action on the agreement until their June 16 meeting.

  • Court won’t review mining permit

    ALBUQUERQUE — A federal appeals court has refused to review a ruling upholding a federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission decision that will allow a company to leach uranium at an aquifer that supplies drinking water for 15,000 Navajos in northwestern New Mexico.

    Eric Jantz, an attorney for the Santa Fe-based Environmental Law Center, which represents mining opponents, said Wednesday the center is looking at whether there are other legal options.

    “This is a sad day for justice,” he said.

  • Baha’is of Los Alamos to celebrate the Holy Days

    Baha’is of Los Alamos is joining Baha’is throughout the world in celebrating two of the nine annual Holy Days.  

    Saturday, Baha’is will gather to celebrate the Declaration of the Bab, the prophet-martyr of the Baha’i faith and the herald of the coming of Baha’u’llah.

    The Bab, which means Gate, declared his mission on May 22, 1844, in the city of Shiraz, Persia or modern day Iran.

  • Siren testing on DP Road

    Beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos County will  conduct siren testing at the Material Disposal Area B (MDA B) located along DP Road.  

    “LANL has recently installed a portable siren at MDA B to alert site workers and the public to possible emergencies that may arise during the mitigation work taking place within the enclosure,” said Phil Taylor, Emergency Management Specialist for Los Alamos County. “We’d like to hear what the siren sounds like.”

  • New center being considered

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series regarding the Los Alamos County Council’s consideration of four upcoming projects

    The Los Alamos Historical Society and Los Alamos County have teamed up to develop a joint project that could soon benefit archive and storage needs for both entities. The project is moving forward under the county’s new Capital Improvement Program process, which began last year.

  • The race for governor is on

    SANTA FE — And the race is on. As predicted here a few days ago, narrowing the Republican gubernatorial race to two candidates  has meant they’re pulling out all the stops.

    Both Allen Weh and Susana Martinez  surely had been doing internal polling to determine approximately how their campaigns were faring,

  • To Tweet or not to Tweet

    Tweeting Dum and Tweeting Dee agree to have a battle. For Tweeting Dum tweeted Tweeting Dee a tweet that twit his trattle.  

    I am typing on my computer. My dog just walked into the room. I am drinking a cup of green tea. A car beeped its horn outside. I’m typing some more.

  • Founder of Ovarian Cancer Together says goodbye to Los Alamos

    In 2001, when Kay Kerbyson followed her husband to Los Alamos, she had no idea what life would have in store for her.  

  • Learn to plant wisely at Authors Speak

    Judith Phillips  is working to usher people outdoors. Not only is this award-winning landscape designer and owner of Judith Phillips Design Oasis coaxing people to experience the great outdoors, but she is showing them how to sculpt their outside spaces the correct way.