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Today's News

  • Thinking creatively with waste

    Once the juice from a bottle has been drunk or the final chip from the bag has been eaten, it seems like that plastic bottle or bag is no longer any good. Its use has been used up.

    Not so, according to TerraCycle, a company in New Jersey that turns non-recyclable waste into affordable, eco-friendly products.

    Furthermore, Chamisa Elementary School is among the 60,000 locations that supports TerraCycle’s claim.

  • NMED: LANL PCBs no threat to Rio Grande drinking water

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Environment Department has concluded pollution in the Rio Grande coming from Los Alamos National Laboratory remains below standards for drinking water.

    The department says concentrations fell below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's standard for PCBs in drinking water and are not a threat to Albuquerque's drinking water supply.

    The results released this week come from a 2009 study on water quality in the river near Santa Fe's Buckman diversion project and during storm flows in Albuquerque.

  • Police Beat: 15-year-old nabbed behind the wheel of stolen car

    Check out this week's Police Beat here.

  • News Advisory: State resource team identifies town's potential

    With just the right tweaking – Los Alamos is poised to become a vibrant, thriving Mecca for science and innovation.

    This is the conclusion of a team of state experts who spent three days in town last week dissecting it from top to bottom.

    Read the full story in today's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • UPDATE: Hoops players selected for All-State honors

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  • Swimming: Aquatomics’ results from state, Grand Prix

    Here are the results from the Los Alamos Aquatomics swim team from the Short Course Age Group Championships and the Austin Grand Prix.

    (name, age group, event, finals place, time)

    State 8 and Under Finals

    Feb. 21

    Christopher Cooper, boys 7

    100 IM, 10, 59.69; 25 backstroke, 5, 22.95; 25 breaststroke, 9, 30.91; 50 freestyle, 4, 47.15.

    Olivia DeCroix, girls 7

    25 freestyle, 21, 40.73; 25 backstroke, 18, 33.37.

    Ian Jaegers, boys 7

  • People in the News

    This year’s recipient of the Joel Prichard Memorial Scholarship is Gina Stroud.

    Stroud maintains a higher than 4.0 GPA and scored high on the ACT exam. She serves as a lawyer and a judge for Teen Court and is a member of the Truancy Panel. She is also captain of the speech and debate team, a member of the Natural Helpers and a member of the Los Alamos Youth Leadership.

  • Eastern Star to host visit

    Los Alamos Chapter #63 Order of the Eastern Star will host an exchange visit with Eastern Star Sisters and Brothers from the Colorado Grand Chapter Friday.

    This will be an official visit for Los Alamos Chapter #63, with a visit from New Mexico Worthy Grand Matron Pamala James accompanied by New Mexico Worthy Grand Patron Wayne Walker.

  • 04-21-10 Update

    Learn about snowkiting

      David Cole, 47, of Albuquerque will share information about the new sport of snowkiting at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the main room of Fuller Lodge, with dessert and social time at 7:30 p.m. today, followed by a discussion of trips past and future. The presentation will begin at approximately 8 p.m.

    Poetry Potluck Open Mike

     Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series will hold a Poetry Potluck Open Mike Event featuring Matt Donovan at 7 p.m. Thursday.

  • Senators want to expand compensation

    ALBUQUERQUE — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators from western states wants to expand federal compensation for people who became ill from working in uranium mines, living near debris left from mining or living near atomic tests from the 1940s into the ‘60s.

    The measure, introduced Monday, would broaden who’s eligible for compensation, expand the downwind exposure area to include seven states and fund a study of health impacts on families of uranium workers and people living near uranium development.