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Today's News

  • Library site wrong in every way

    We have appealed the decision to put skateboarding on the front steps of Mesa Public Library (MPL). We make our case to the County Council (CC) at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Building. We are appealing because we have legal standing: We live within 100 yards of the property line. We are also appealing on behalf of many people who expressed their disapproval of this site via signing a petition, personal communication and letters to the editor.

  • Public given chance to purchase county bonds

    A portion of the upcoming sale of Los Alamos County’s Gross Receipts Tax Revenue bonds will be available for purchase by residents in the near future.

    Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne told County Council Tuesday evening that community members have been calling the county asking to buy some of the $71.5 million in debt proceeds needed to complete the county’s Capitol Improvement Projects (CIP).

    The dollar amount of bonds available to the public has yet to be determined.

  • Up for gab: NMED holds first listening session on LANL

    SANTA FE – The “listening session” on Los Alamos National Laboratory Tuesday night at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center brought out much the same group of commentators as other public forums on this subject.

    Recent opportunities for input have included a series of meetings on transformation of the nuclear complex. Those were preceded by formal hearings on the draft environmental impact statement for the laboratory site.

  • Little League: 11-12s advance at state

    The White Rock Little League All-Stars are still alive and kicking at the Majors All-Star state tournament in Los Lunas.

    White Rock dropped its second round game to Enchantment Sunday, but bounced back to top Clovis American Monday night in an elimination game to move on.

    White Rock will face the winner of tonight’s elimination game between Eastdale and Mile High. That game will be played at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Baseball: LA bounced from tournament by Roadrunner

    When the Albuquerque Roadrunner All-Stars got hot, they got hot.

    Roadrunner sent 21 batters to the plate in the first two innings of Monday night’s game and sent Los Alamos’ All-Stars home for the summer.

    Roadrunner scored all 13 of its runs in the first two innings Monday at Senior Field to top Los Alamos in a state Juniors Little League elimination game, 13-2 in five innings.

    After a big come-from-behind win in Friday’s opening round game, Los Alamos lost two straight and was eliminated from contention.

  • Cycling: McCalla, Caruso take Tour de Los Alamos

    Mike McCalla of Santa Fe edged out Santa Fe’s Cameron Brenneman in the top men’s division of the Tour de Los Alamos Sunday.

    The 36th annual bike race, which takes competitors on a loop from Back Gate to White Rock and back up to Los Alamos on East Jemez Road, attracted 148 men and women this year.

    Men in the top category did three laps on the course. Category 3/4 women, junior women and citizen riders completed one lap and all other categories rode two laps.

  • Halfway there: Lab pays tribute to work done

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s new Rad Lab topped out Tuesday at five stories with a traditional ceremony for the workers involved in the project.

    “It’s a long-time tradition in the construction industry, when the building reaches its highest point,” said Rick Holmes, the project division leader for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) project. “We hung a flag and put up a piñon tree, which means the building was constructed safely and signifies good luck for the occupants.”

  • Patrick Blossom

    Patrick Blossom, 53, a lifetime resident of Los Alamos and more recently of Albuquerque, died Thursday July 17, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Cheryl Lynne “Cheri Bell” Blossom; son, Ian Patrick Blossom; daughters, Erin Lindsey Silas, Meghan Leigh East and husband, Brandon; grandchildren, Korinne Kyoko Blossom and Tristan James East; mother, Lorna McIntyre; brothers, Rea Bruce Blossom and wife, Cindy, James Michael Blossom and wife, Tione Joseph, David Andrew Blossom and wife, Carolyn, Robert Quentin Blossom and wife, Cathy; and many other family and friends.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Communicating with dits and dahs

    You may have seen him walking around town with a heavy-duty transmitter strapped to his back, antenna pointing to the sky and a concerted look on his face.

    He’s not a Ghostbuster, John W. Snell is just a history buff of a different breed, and there’s plenty others like him.

    Almost every day, you can catch Snell at Ashley Pond with his headset on, vehemently tapping away at his telegraph key and scrambling to write down the response of whichever radio operator he happens to be talking to at the time.

  • Gulps from a fire hose: Sifting particle collisions in the Large Hadron Collider

    A computer device built at Los Alamos National Laboratory will play a role in the hunt for a missing particle known as the Higgs Boson, when the Large Hadron Collider begins to power up next month near Geneva, Switzerland.