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Today's News

  • Buddy, can you spare a watt

    We’ve all got a lot to learn about energy and climate.

    That’s the take home capsule I got from Los Alamos National Laboratory’s recent conference in Santa Fe on Energy for the 21st Century.

    It was a fascinating event, as much for what it was as for what it was not. That’s why I’m still thinking about it.

  • Raphaelson wants to be more than a judge

    After spending 20 years as a lawyer, Sheri Raphaelson of Tierra Amarilla, said she felt honored to be appointed to the position of First District Judge by Gov. Richardson.

    “All I have to worry about is the law,” she said.

    Raphaelson spoke to the Los Alamos Democratic Party Central Committee on Thursday about her career before her appointment in March and her career since.

    Before the appointment, Raphaelson had her own one-woman law firm in Española, as a criminal defense lawyer.

  • How did it come to this?

    We have to admit, we were a bit confused – and surprised – by the filings notices of tort claims by the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration and Los Alamos National Laboratory against Los Alamos County.

    Why has this not been resolved already? What is the motive here?

    The notices pertain to a Feb. 21 incident that reportedly occurred while the Los Alamos Fire Department was conducting training at a LANL parking structure.

  • Los Alamos’ new royalty

    Donned with shiny crowns on their cowboy hats and satin sashes looped over their shoulders, Brittany Robbins and Katelyn Littleton look like royalty, which is fitting because Robbins is this year’s Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo queen and Littleton is the princess.

    Both embrace the responsibility of ruling over the county event.

    “I enjoy the responsibility quite a lot,” Robbins said.

    She added, “And who doesn’t like getting dressed up with all her bling, bling?”

  • Chorus, barbershop quartet to join forces Saturday

    The Enchanted Mesa Show Chorus from Albuquerque is hosting a concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at White Rock Baptist Church but they will share the stage with a few familiar faces.

    The local barbershop quartet Lads of Enchantment will be the chorus’ special guest.

    Phil Seeger, president of the Lads of Enchantment, said it is the first time the quartet has performed with the chorus.

    “And we think it’s a pretty special opportunity because the Enchanted Mesa Show Chorus is a good one,” he said.

  • Los Alamos Choral Society’s concert a success

    Fifty singers from the Los Alamos Choral Society, with 18 singers from the Santa Fe Music Works offered three sacred works May 17 at the Methodist Church, under the direction of Dr. Mary Badarack, accompanied by Cindy Little, with organist Francis Meier and percussionist Kip Bishofberger in the Bernstein “Chichester Psalms.”  

  • Cycling: Calvert, Baum win Punishment

    A big rock made more than a few riders take a tumble. Breaux Burns lost his chain four different times. Many competitors had to jump off their bikes and walk them up steep portions.

    Welcome to the Pajarito Punishment.

    Pajarito Mountain played host once again to the Pajarito Punishment, one of the toughest courses on the New Mexico Off Road Series. Nearly 170 riders took part in the event from professional riders to beginners.

    “The mountain won (Saturday),” first-time rider Mark Katko said. “It was a lot of fun, but it was tough.”

  • NNSA, LANL file tort claims against Los Alamos County

    In separate documents Friday, the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration and Los Alamos National Laboratory submitted notices of tort claims against Los Alamos County.

    The notices pertain to a Feb. 21 incident that reportedly occurred while the Los Alamos Fire Department was conducting training at a LANL parking structure at TA-3.

    The fire drill involved connecting a pumper truck to a stand pipe within the parking structure and then pressurizing the fire protection system with water.

  • A no lose position

    Gov. Richardson and Sen. Jeff Bingaman made a joint appearance this week to push the idea of a dental school for the state.

    That seems uncontroversial enough.

    They announded that New Mexico has a shortage of dentists and state officials plan to study whether it’s feasible to establish a dental school to provide more dental care professionals.

    Sounds good.

    The men said that the study will look at the costs of establishing and operating a dental school as well as where it should be located.

  • Lab Posts Danger Signs

    Los Alamos National Laboratory isn’t taking any chances about safety problems related to old munitions that might be lying around or recently exposed in the area.

    Last November two old mortar shells were found by a hiker near the boundary of TA-33 and TA-70 in Ancho Canyon, south of White Rock.

    The discovery was reported to the Los Police Department at the time and a hazardous devices team was called out for tests.