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Today's News

  • Sunlight’s Dark Side

    By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters

    These are the longest days of the year, with the sun higher in the sky than at any other time. Like many people living in the northern strip of the country, I used to spend a good bit of time worshipping the sun each June. I didn’t use any sunscreen because I found that after a few days outdoors, my exposed parts were red-brown – and my chronic joint pains were cut in half.

  • Fiber project may cause traffic delays

    Construction projects and road closures seem to go hand in hand. Drivers traveling along Trinity have seen some lane closures lately, particularly between Knecht Street and 20th Street.

  • The seven percent solution: LANL has role to play in evolving discussion on energy efficience.

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    FAR OUT  Mass transportation and long distance electric transmission could be given a tremendous boost in some scenarios for the future, including this artist’s vision of a 4000 MPH long distance, underground MAGLEV system that also carries a superconducting cable.

  • Republicans to meet Saturday

    The Los Alamos Republicans are offering an opportunity to socialize, dine and meet one of the likely gubernatorial candidates, Allen Weh, during its annual picnic. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Rover Park.

    Additionally, the local party’s chairman, Ron Dolin, will speak.

    The menu for the picnic includes hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages. Participants are encouraged to bring either a side dish or a dessert.

    JoAnn Johnson of the Republican Party said the main purpose behind the picnic is to socialize.

  • Lab addresses fire protection criticism

    A new report by a federal auditor revisits old vulnerabilities in the area of fire protection at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    At the same time, the report gives laboratory managers credit for taking substantial actions based on the audit.

    The report found past failures to correct fire safety issues “that increased the risks of injury or loss of life had a fire occurred at Los Alamos,” along with the risk that hazardous or radiological material could have been released, operations disrupted and buildings and components lost.

  • County receives funds from DOT

    Los Alamos will get more than $377,000 in state road monies.

    The New Mexico Transportation Commission has approved more than $20 million in Local Government Road Funds to improve city and county roads, school bus routes and public school parking lots across the state.

    The county is slated to receive $81,885 from the County Cooperative Agreements for FY 2009-2010 to go toward pavement rehabilitation and improvements of various county roads.

  • Forming friendships through service and soccer

    The Honduran soccer team bested Team USA in early June.

    Fortunately, this was not preparation for the World Cup, but a friendly game between a group of teens from Los Alamos and youth from the orphanage in Honduras where they were visiting.  

    Ten high school students and their four adult chaperones from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish spent the first week of their summer vacation at Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos or Our Little Brothers and Sisters Orphanage in Honduras.

  • School board wrestles with struggling sports programs

    A bleak but not hopeless picture of school sports and other extra-curricular activity programs was the topic of a presentation by Athletic Director Vicki Nelms Thursday evening.

    While the district is some $35,000 in debt between sports and other activities, Nelms made it clear that no sport or program will be “completely wiped off the map.”

  • Running: Marr wins this week’s pace race

    Jackie Marr was the top predictor at Tuesday’s pace race.

    The pace race, sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, started at Piñon Park in White Rock and continued on the nearby bike path. In all, 23 runners and walkers took part in Tuesday’s race.

    This week’s pace race featured a staggered start, with the slower predictors starting first. Those with perfect predictions would finish at the same time.

  • Challacombes have top Games outings; track campers take part in sprint challenge

    Chelsea Challacombe had the top finish in the midget division’s high jump and shot put competition at this year’s New Mexico Games.

    Meanwhile, Zoe Challacombe won three events in the Games’ bantam track and field competition.

    The New Mexico Games’ meet was held May 31.

    Zoe Challacombe took top honors in the 800 meters, high jump and shot put in the bantam division. She posted an 800 time of 3 minutes, .94 seconds.