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Today's News

  • Bingaman Bill would improve monitoring and reporting of infectious diseases

    Federal legislation aimed at strengthening the federal government’s monitoring and reporting of infectious diseases – most recently the H1N1 flu outbreak, was introduced  by Sen. Jeff Bingaman on Friday.

    Bingaman’s “Strengthening America’s Public Health System Act” seeks to improve electronic disease surveillance and reporting so that all state and local health departments and public health laboratories can readily and seamlessly receive, monitor and report infectious diseases.

  • Rendija Canyon Master Plan could be revived

    After a two-year hiatus, the Rendija Canyon Master Plan is having life breathed into it once again.

    On Tuesday night, during the county council meeting Community Development Director Rick Bohn will give councilors a briefing on the master plan.

  • County projects top agenda

    County projects will be the highlight of Tuesday night’s council meeting. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Community Building.

    Council will begin the evening by recognizing the Atomic City Transit for two awards they recently received at the 2009 Annual Conference for the New Mexico Passenger Transportation Association.

  • Los Alamos represented at the Kentucky Derby

    Patricia Rogers, a former Los Alamos County Councilor and currently an Albuquerque resident, and Martha Hawkins of Los Alamos, were among the 151,000 spectators who watched an unknown horse from New Mexico achieve victory during the Kentucky Derby.

    Mine That Bird raced from obscurity into fame during the 135th derby, May 2 in Louisville, Ky.

    Hawkins said she and her friend turned to each other during the race and exclaimed, “Number 8! What’s the name of that horse?”

  • ‘Music Man’ show has everyone up on their feet

    A Mother’s Day Performance of “The Music Man” had people on their feet by the end of the performance. Julia Fair, Daren Savage and Melissa Balice directed and choreographed the combined Chamisa and Pinon Elementary School production of “The Music Man.”

  • Grappling with the energy challenge: LANL hosts international conference

    Los Alamos National Laboratory hosts a week-long conference with a focus on “Energy in the 21st Century” starting Monday in Santa Fe.

    The 29th annual conference of the lab’s 30-year old Center for Non-Linear Studies, is taking a whack at the global energy problem as a complex system. The complexity of a non-linear system, in which a particular input may not always have a simple output, is the kind of problem to which the center is well accustomed, but the scale of this particular topic is especially challenging.

  • A powerful statement

    In the world of today, money is tight. The only ones who seem to have money is the federal government - and they are borrowing to the hilt.

    But state government is strapped, as is Los Alamos Schools.

    In an effort to help the situation here, Ellen Mills, president of the Los Alamos Federation of School Employees, told the school board that the union argeed to take a pay cut.

    This action should not be just brushed away without notice, it is an extraordinary event that deserves notice and praise.

  • DPU customers could see rate hike

    Department of Public Utilities customers could see an increase in their sewer rates soon.

    During its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, the Board of Public Utilities will consider the DPU’s proposed increases to local sewer rates for both, individually and non-individually metered customers. The proposed increases are $.045, $0.70 and $1.10.

  • Sundance offshoot planted in New Mexico

    SANTA FE – Lead actor and producer/director Robert Redford is determined to help Native American and Hispanic filmmakers and New Mexico is more than happy to join in.

    Gov. Richardson and Redford announced an alliance Thursday that will, for now, be called Sundance in New Mexico. Redford founded the Sundance Institute in Utah in 1981, where it has become a world-famous center for developing and showcasing independent film production.

  • Prescribed burn under control

    Fire managers have been treating a 6,500 acre La Sotella Prescribed Burn area eight miles south of Abiquiu with hand and aerial ignitions.

    The burn is within prescription and is under control.

    Currently the burn is releasing a lot of smoke, which is drifting east towards the small communities north of Espanola including El Duende, Chamita, San Juan and Hernandez.  Smoke also is very visible from I-25 and US 285.