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Today's News

  • Giddyup for the robot rodeo

    Hazardous devices teams from around the Southwest will wrangle their bomb squad robots at the fourth annual Robot Rodeo beginning Wednesday at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The rodeo gets under way at 8 a.m. at Technical Area 49, a remote section of laboratory property near the entrance to Bandelier National Monument. Six teams are scheduled to participate in the three-day competition.

  • A natural inclination to teach

    Teaching seems to be in Jenny Diesbury-Lathrop’s genes. “Since I was a little kid, I played school so I think it was just in me since I was born,” she said.

    Diesbury-Lathrop, a fifth-grade teacher at Aspen Elementary School, has stayed true to her educator instincts.  She has taught in the Los Alamos Public Schools for 14 years. For three years, she has worked at Aspen Elementary School. Previously, she taught at Mountain Elementary School.

  • Building design takes shape

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a four-part series regarding Los Alamos County Council’s consideration of four upcoming projects.

     

    The County Recreation Division is pursuing a new golf course clubhouse as a Capital Improvement Project because the current structure is literally beginning to crumble.

  • Sports update

    LAGC driving range, practice green to stay open late Thursdays

    Los Alamos Golf Course announced that it will sponsor its Thursday Night Special event each week.

    For the Thursday Night Special, lights will be set up for players to hit at the driving range and putting competitions will be held on the practice green.

    Additionally, music will be played by Cheytown Productions and The Grill will be open for food service.

    The driving range and practice greens will be open until 9:30 p.m.

  • Council action and petition precursor are instructive

    By concentrating on the subject material, council once again chose to look at the proposal in a manner, which avoided directly dealing with the underlying issue. The subject matter of any ordinance initiative or referendum initiative is but the tip of the iceberg.  

  • Get the skinny behind what’s scary

    Why are we so fascinated with monsters, ghosts and vampires?  Folk tales are as stuffed with scary beings as modern movies, TV series and novels.

    Dr. Mickey Marsee will explore this question in the UNM-LA summer class, “The Monster Within: Monsters and Vampires in Fiction and Movies.” The three-credit class will meet from noon-2 p.m. Mondays starting June 7 for eight weeks. It will also be offered in the fall. Students may audit the course or take it for credit.

  • Lt. gov.’s job could be cut

    SANTA FE — Are lieutenant governors really necessary? State Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, a Democratic candidate for the position, notes that the job description isn’t very interesting.

    Preside over the Senate, break tie votes and stand in when the governor is out of state, the senator said, adding that one should not dare do anything serious. Just stay ceremonial, he says.

  • News Alert: New analysis reveals local health department job losses

    Nearly half of local health departments lost skilled workers in the second half of 2009 – threatening essential services.

    A just-completed analysis of a new survey on local health department job losses illustrates the uphill battle that local health departments continue to fight as they struggle to keep Americans safe and provide basic disease prevention and emergency preparedness services in the face of budget cuts.

  • Update: Super Bowl going into the cold in 2014

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Check the antifreeze, grab the mittens, make sure the airport's not snowed in.

    We're going to the Super Bowl.

    In New Jersey. In February!

    NFL owners voted Tuesday to put the 2014 Super Bowl in the new $1.6 billion Meadowlands Stadium that this season will become home to the New York Jets and Giants. It's the first time the league has gone to a cold weather site that doesn't have a dome and, until now, those places couldn't even bid on the big game.

  • Panel expands benefits to sickened Los Alamos lab workers

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A federal advisory panel has approved a petition that will expand the number of sick Los Alamos National Laboratory workers who will be eligible to receive compensation.

    The petition next requires the approval of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

    The Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health approved a petition that provides coverage to workers who developed radiogenic cancers after having been employed for at least 250 days at the laboratory between March 15, 1943, and Dec. 31, 1975.