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Today's News

  • LANL unable to release history report

    A Los Alamos National Laboratory librarian was unable to release a 30-year-old report on the early history of computing, Steven Aftergood, who directs the Project on Government Secrecy, reported Monday.

    “I got an inquiry from a graduate student who was trying to locate a copy of the report for academic purposes,” Aftergood said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “The subject matter seemed intrinsically interesting. It wasn’t some isolated detail in nuclear physics, but rather a broad sweep of technological history.”

  • Fire official to present Cerro Grande Fire talk

    “The Cerro Grande Fire and Our Recovery “ is the title of a public talk by Los Alamos County Deputy Fire Chief Doug Tucker set for 7 p.m. Friday.

    The talk is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation showing video and lots of news footage taken during and following the fire and will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1967 18th Street.

    The talk is a modified version of the presentation Tucker and LAFD Fire Chief Doug MacDonald have presented around the world.

  • Have a conversation over cookies

    Middle and high school students are invited to join local senior citizens for cookies and milk Thursday. The monthly installment of Cookies and Conversation developed by the Assets In Action project will be held at 1p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    The hour-long meet and greet is a way to build relationships between two entities whose paths may not cross on a regular basis. Seniors and teens are paired up for question and answer sessions that are done with a fast paced tempo, tackling pre-selected questions along with suggestions from the participants.

  • Swimming: Nick Nogar Results

    Here are the results from the Nick Nogar Invitational, held at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center, June XX-XX. Results are listed as follows:

    -Name, club, age group

    -Event, place, time

  • Airport Basin appeal withdrawn

    The appeal of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s approval of the site plan for the Airport Basin Site has been withdrawn, County officials announced late Monday.

    William Arland, III, from Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin and Robb, P.A, had filed the appeal last week on behalf of his firm’s client – Cabot, Cabot and Forbes, Los Alamos Investment Company LLC, of Boston, Mass.– regarding the location of the fueling facility on the Airport Basin Site. Cabot, Cabot and Forbes own the property located at 182 East Gate Drive. NSTC is a tenant in the building.

  • GAO: LANL security lapses not fixed

    The Government Accountability Office has returned to the subject of security at Los Alamos National Laboratory, this time calling for long-term strategies for improvement.

    In the first part of a lengthy report released this morning, GAO responded to a request by lawmakers to describe the security environment at LANL and determine whether new management approaches would sustain security improvements over the long term.

  • Taking a closer look at Alzheimer's disease Thursday

    Take a closer look at Alzheimer’s disease with Dr. Gnana Gnanakaran as he deeply examines the molecular aspects of Alzheimer's disease and approaches to prevention Thursday.

    Gnanakaran’s talk, which is part of the four-part Alzheimer’s lecture series, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bradbury Science Museum.

  • Thinking Makes It So: The perfect column

    This morning, I watched a recording of an unusual reunion.

    Back in 1969, two men adopted a lion cub. Within a year, the cub had outgrown the furniture store in which it had been living in downtown London, so the men contacted a lion specialist in Kenya to help integrate Christian, as they called their pet, into the wild.

    It worked. Within several months, the lion had adapted completely. But the men hadn’t. They missed Christian, and came for a visit nine months after his release.

  • Roundabout's makeover serves dual purpose

    One of the greatest roundabouts ever built in the U.S. is in Clearwater Beach, Fla. It carries up to 58,000 vehicles and 8,000 pedestrians per day. Palm trees sprout from the roundabout’s midsection, replacing a towering fountain deemed too distracting – and the cause of many a fender bender. Frequent wind gusts showering water onto passing cars and drenching pedestrians further contributed to the fountain’s demise.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Mother inspires daughter’s choice to fight crime

    Det. Shari Mills of the Los Alamos Police Department has inspired her daughter, Paige Early, to enter the law enforcement field.

    Early, 30, is a participant at the San Juan College Police Academy in Farmington and intends to return to the LAPD as a patrol officer following her graduation just before Christmas.