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  • 'Metal Menagerie'

    Mesa Public Library is hosting the show "Metal Menagerie."

  • Griego to leave LASO post

    Juan Griego will be leaving his post as the Los Alamos Site Office acting manager in March for a two-year stint with the New Mexico National Guard.

    Griego, a native of Espanola and a Los Alamos High School graduate, made the announcement to LASO employees earlier this week.

    And the NNSA Los Alamos Site Office released a statement this morning, confirming his departure in March.

    “I have been blessed with the opportunities to serve with both the Department of Energy/NNSA here in Los Alamos for over 26 years, and the New Mexico National Guard for over 30 years.    Recently, the New Mexico National Guard requested my service as the Deputy Adjutant General on a full-time basis, for up to a two-year period,” Griego said.

    “I have always valued both my military and civil service, and am honored to be considered to serve as the Deputy Adjutant General for the New Mexico National Guard.   This request has been vetted through the NNSA up to the administrator level and approved, reflecting the value that NNSA places on military service contributions by federal civil-service employees.

  • Raw: Woman Thrown on Philly Subway Tracks

    Philadelphia transit police say a suspect has been arrested for throwing a woman on the subway tracks Tuesday afternoon. The woman was able to escape and suffered only bumps and bruises.

     

  • Today in History for January 18th
  • Armstrong admits doping to Oprah

    CHICAGO (AP) — He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped.

    He was light on the details and didn't name names. He mused that he might not have been caught if not for his comeback in 2009. And he was certain his "fate was sealed" when longtime friend, training partner and trusted lieutenant George Hincapie, who was along for the ride on all seven of Armstrong's Tour de France wins from 1999-2005, was forced to give him up to anti-doping authorities.

    But right from the start and more than two dozen times during the first of a two-part interview Thursday night with Oprah Winfrey on her OWN network, the disgraced former cycling champion acknowledged what he had lied about repeatedly for years, and what had been one of the worst-kept secrets for the better part of a week: He was the ringleader of an elaborate doping scheme on a U.S. Postal Service team that swept him to the top of the podium at the Tour de France time after time.

  • Up Close With Lincoln's Bible
  • Hecker to give talk Saturday

    Siegfried Hecker, a former Los Alamos National Laboratory director, will talk about Los Alamos and Kazakhstan at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1967 18th St.
    Hecker, who currently works for the Center for International Security at Stanford University, has given numerous talks on North Korea.
    But this one promises to be different.
    In 1992, the Russians pulled out of their former huge nuclear test site at Semipalatinsk, now in the newly independent Republic of Kazakhstan. Los Alamos scientists were concerned about what the Russians may have left behind that could pose a nuclear proliferation or nuclear terrorism problem.
    “After 14 years of intense efforts to mitigate these potential problems, we are now allowed to tell the story of the key role Los Alamos played,” Hecker said.
    The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Lawry Mann at 662-4590.
     

  • Update 01-17-13

    Coalition meeting

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities will hold its business meeting from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Friday at the Ohkay Casino Conference Center.

    Boy Scouts

    The Los Alamos Boy Scout Museum Society Inc. will hold a community-wide meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in the upstairs meeting room, over the Fabulous 50s restaurant, at the American Legion Post 90.

    Kiwanis

    Kiwanis meets from noon to 1 p.m. each Tuesday at the Masonic Temple, on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. On Jan. 22, Katherine Gauntt of the Walkin N Circles Ranch, Inc., in Edgewood, will speak on the ranch’s horse rescue program.

    Zumba canceled

    The LAHS NJROTC Booster Club and instructors have canceled the Zumba event scheduled for Friday at the Pueblo Complex Gym.

    Ice rink closure

    The Los Alamos County Ice Rink will close one hour early on Feb. 15 to accommodate a private group.  Public skating will be from 1:45-6 p.m. Contact the Ice Rink at 662-4500 with any additional questions.
     

  • Council considers new meeting time

    Tuesday’s Los Alamos County Council work session was largely devoted to answering questions concerning rules and procedures for newly elected councilors.

    One notable topic was a suggestion by Councilor Kristin Henderson that one of council’s three monthly meetings be conducted from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday instead of the usual 7 p.m. Tuesday time.

    “I think lifestyles have changed since that was originally adopted and most evenings, people with children are basically not ever going to be able to come,” Henderson said. “When we have such an issue with losing our families and them not feeling they’re heard or know what’s going on, I think we should look at that.”

    Council Chair Geoff Rodgers asked County Administrator Harry Burgess to weigh in on the practical considerations involved in changing times.

    Burgess said that it might attract Los Alamos National Laboratory personnel, who have rotating Fridays off. The change could also make it more feasible to have non-exempt staff members give input on agenda items they had worked on. The county tries to limit evening attendance to exempt employees to keep overtime to a minimum.

  • Dear Abby advice columnist dies

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren, wrote the long-running "Dear Abby" advice column that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout the world, has died. She was 94.

    Publicist Gene Willis of Universal Uclick said Phillips died Wednesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.