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Today's News

  • CIP Phase I public meetings to begin in October

    The County’s Community Development Department has scheduled seven Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) public hearings for Phase 1 “studies” in October and November.
    The 10-member CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hear brief presentations from each applicant, have the opportunity to ask questions, and then receive public comments on each application. The public is encouraged to attend.
    All meetings will be from 5:15 – 7:45 p.m. in council chambers in Los Alamos, unless otherwise noted.
    Oct. 6

  • Teeing off for United Way

    Hungry golfers fill their plates with shrimp, tostadas, guacamole and rice after participating in the annual Chamber Golf Tournament benefiting United Way Friday at the Los Alamos Golf Club.

  • Update 09-23-10

    Fall quarterly
    pick up

    Quarterly pick up begins Monday, Oct. 4 in Los Alamos townsite.  Have furniture, appliances  and yard debris at the curb by 8 a.m. on Monday.  More information is  available at www.losalamosnm.us/gogreen.

    National take-
    back initiative
    for expired drugs

      On Saturday, DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from the nation’s medicine cabinets.

  • LANL, Bradbury Science Museum takes science on the road

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum Science on Wheels educational program is offering new, renewable energy-related workshops during the 2010-11 school year.
    The classes are designed to generate interest in science and renewable energy by students at schools throughout Northern New Mexico.
    Beginning in October, the museum’s science educators will offer four Science on Wheels workshops on Energy Explorations, Solar Energy, Wind Energy and Fuel Cells.

  • The light bulb burns bright in Los Alamos

    A great idea is often symbolized with a light bulb. In Los Alamos, that light bulb radiates a whole new light; in fact, it seems to have a green tint.
    The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities was awarded the 2010 Energy Leadership Award from the New Mexico Association of Energy Engineers (NMAEE) Tuesday in Albuquerque. The award was in recognition of DPU Manager John Arrowsmith’s efforts in the Los Alamos Smart Grid demonstration project.

  • Russians side with firefighters union

    Who would have thought that a local battle between the firefighters’ union and county government would have international reach?
    Certainly not the Los Alamos County Council.
    In an unexpected move in front of the council Tuesday night, a visiting group of firefighters and policemen from Russia issued a statement supporting the local firefighters’ efforts to get higher pay and benefits.
    The visitors are from Sarov, Los Alamos’ Sister City in Russia. They were introduced to the county council as part of their visit.

  • Burning Our Own Fuels

    The Gulf oil spill has shown us just one of the downsides of petroleum.
    That makes the mind of even a geologist like me turn to several questions about the future.
    Could we Americans grow more of our own fuel – enough to run a number of our cars, trucks and airplanes?
    And, quite importantly, could we do so without displacing food crops like corn?
    Pretty much everybody from all sorts of political persuasions is interested in those issues.

  • 'Topper Notes: LA has homecoming work cut out for it

    Homecoming week is often a reason for the hosting football team to celebrate.
    Los Alamos will have a lot to celebrate if it pulls off what would be the biggest upset in the state this season should it knock off its homecoming opponent Friday night.

  • Volleyball: ´Toppers pick up pair of home sweeps

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team opened its 2010 home schedule with a pair of wins, including a sweep over one of Class AAAA’s most feared squads.
    In consecutive nights, the Hilltoppers topped both the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals, usually a solid Class AAA program, and the Moriarty Pintos. The Hilltoppers dropped both the Cardinals and the Pintos 3-0 at Griffith Gymnasium.
    The matches were the first two home appearances of the season for the Hilltoppers, who will bounce back-and-forth for most of the rest of the season.

  • NM jobless rate hits 8.3 percent in August

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's unemployment rate rose slightly in August to 8.3 percent, up from 8.2 percent in July.

    New Mexico's jobless rate was 7.6 percent in August 2009.

    State labor officials say New Mexico has lost 9,900 jobs since then.

    The national unemployment rate in August was 9.6 percent.

    The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions says more industries in the state are losing jobs than gaining them.