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Today's News

  • Triatomics: Brugs win Splash-N-Dash June 18

    Pat Brug and Elizabeth Brug were the top finishers at the first Splash-N-Dash last week.

    The Splash-N-Dash, sponsored by the Triatomics Multisports Club and Los Alamos County, was held June 18.

    Pat Brug had the top time on the long course, which consisted of a 400-yard swim and a 5K run. Brug was the only competitor to finish the swim in under five minutes, then held off Jeff Johnson in the running portion to earn a time of 24:38.

    Johnson, who had the fastest 5K time in the event with a 19:37, was second on the long course, finishing in 24:55.

  • Our View: Early budget work needs work

    The proposals coming from the House Appropriators Committee were a mixed bag and a bit hard to understand.

    While adding millions to energy and water work, it cut out work on the lab’s Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement facility. This is hard to understand.

    You can argue that we don’t need a huge new stockpile of nuclear weapons, that is fine. But to say we need no work, no production, no research seems foolish to us.

  • Broadcasting live from Los Alamos

    Amateur radio operators will be broadcasting across the country and throughout the world this weekend.

    About 20 operators from Los Alamos Amateur Radio Club will be setting up stations, hooking up generators and transmitting their voices on radio waves from North Mesa Picnic Grounds to hone and sharpen their skills.

    In 24 hours, the operators will attempt to make as many contacts as possible.

  • One last hurrah

    Janet Bosarge is preparing to move out of the area, but not before throwing one last art party. Bosarge’s fine arts party will be held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at her home, located at 2326 Canyon Glen.

    The art show will feature Los Alamos artists Mary Carol Williams and Ellen Randall. Sculpturor and photographer John Fleming, photographer Harry Clifford, oil painter Stede Barber, watercolor painter Barb Ruble and artist Christina Boyce of Des Moines, will also show their work at the party.

  • Lighting up the July 4 sky

    Primary colors will decorate the Kiwanis’ Fourth of July celebration; splashes of red, white and blue set aglow by glittery fireworks, will fill up Overlook Park July 4. The spectacle, which gathers together about 15,000 people, has been held for 30 years. Its origins started around the 1960s and began with a man interested in bringing a Fourth of July celebration, like the one from his home town, to Los Alamos.

  • Medical Minute: Doctors are the driving force

    LAMC is growing.

    New service lines are being developed, and major construction projects are on the drawing table. But without our great physicians, none of those things would make much difference.

    To assure that our hospital continues its progress toward becoming a world-class facility, physician development is among the highest priorities.

  • Proposed weapons cuts opposed

    New Mexico’s senior senator criticized passage on Wednesday of a House spending bill, and the state’s only representative on the House appropriations committee was also the only member of the committee to vote against the proposed bill.

    Speaking of a provision to terminate pit production at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the energy and water appropriation proposal, Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., said the measure would leave the nation without capacity to respond to evolving security and technical challenges.

  • Minimizing outages priority for utilities

    Over the next four years, Los Alamos County will be fitted for a new electrical backbone.

    In an effort to reduce the impact of power outages and replace aging equipment, the department of public utilities conducted a condition assessment of the electric distribution system in 2006, from which a prioritization scheme was developed to begin renewing the electrical infrastructure in Los Alamos.

  • Airport Basin OK'd for lift off

    An amendment to Los Alamos County’s Airport Basin services agreement with Hensel Phelps Construction New Mexico, LLC was approved unanimously by County Council Tuesday evening. The amendment authorizes Hensel Phelps to move forward with the site work associated with the project.

    Prior to the vote, Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman presented council with an executive summary, comparison spreadsheet, budget and cost comparisons for the $14 million Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP).

  • Abate to bring bebop back to the Hill

    He seems to like us and we definitely like him.

    Greg Abate (pronounced “Ah-bot-tay”) has been to the Hill a number of times, drawing enthusiast jazz fans from all over the mesas. He returns at 7 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Central Avenue and Main Street, under the auspices of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.