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Today's News

  • Doug Beason: Physicist, novelist and 'exquisite' collaborator

    “There’s no perfect time to write – you just gotta do it.”Sometimes the most obvious and yet most challenging lessons about the creative process come from seemingly unlikely sources, in this case the associate director of threat reduction at the laboratory.Doug Beason is well known throughout the scientific community.

  • Boy Scouts get ready to party

    The Northern New Mexico District of the Boy Scouts will dedicate its annual banquet this year to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts. British army officer, Major General Robert Baden-Powell, who realized the need for boys joining the army to have more exposure to outdoor life, founded scouting in 1907.

  • Safe driving: Doing your part when it gets icy

    During the winter months, the County would like to remind residents of some important safety considerations for motorists to take, in order to make navigating Los Alamos streets and sidewalks as safe as possible.

  • LA gears up for tough test at Academy

    As the state swim meet inches closer and closer, some members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving team are feeling it.One of the biggest reminders of the title meet’s closeness is this weekend. Los Alamos will compete at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational this weekend, which is held at the Natatorium on the Academy campus, the site of the state title meet.“I’m feeling a little bit of pressure,” Hilltopper senior Kara Leasure said.

  • Boys, girls hoops play doubleheader

    Basketball fans won’t have to go far to see two games Saturday. About the furthest trip they’ll need to make is to the concession stand for a hot dog in between games.Both the Hilltopper boys and girls will be at Griffith Gymnasium Saturday afternoon. Tip-off time for the boys game against Farmington is scheduled for 4 p.m., and the girls game against St.

  • Our view: An undisclosed evaluation

    An undisclosed evaluationThe news that the National Nuclear Security Administration has evaluated Los Alamos National Laboratory’s performance for last year and settled its accounts with Los Alamos National Security, LLC, under the cover of secrecy is disturbing.Some may be suspicious that the federal government has let its problem-prone creation too easily off the hook for the management partnership’s first 18 months of what has been, to say the least, a rocky road.Others may believe Washington has once again made a scapegoa

  • Off and On: Search needs to be highest priority

    There is a very important process going on right now – a search for a new superintendent.In all honesty, this may be the most important hire this community makes for a long time.

  • Thinking Makes It So: Eating humble pie with a side of dirt

    I have quilted myself a biography of poet Joe Fazio (1929-2007), stitching together little URL-patches of minutia.According to one poetry site, he lived in Beverly Hills, Calif. According to another, he resided in Connecticut.He seems to have been very Republican – at least, someone named Joe Fazio declared in a published letter that anyone who ever voted for a pro-abortion candidate was going to Hell.He produced the movies “The Keeper” (2001) and “Firestorm Rising” (2001).

  • LANL managers awarded $58 million fee

    A strong performance in handling its core nuclear missions overcame weaknesses in the areas of cybersecurity, health, safety and management to enable the partnership that runs Los Alamos National Laboratory to collect nearly 80 percent of its fee last year.The details contained in a performance report by the federal supervisors have been withheld from public view.Early last week, as LANL Director Michael Anastasio announced the end of the current round of workforce reductions, he referred to a performance evaluation report by the National Nuclear Security Administ

  • Young scientist in running for $100,000 prize

    Festooned with colorful balloons and a $1,000 check, an Intel Prize Patrol surprised Los Alamos High School senior Ben Dozier in his classroom this morning.