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  • GAO finds hazards in nuclear weapons work

    A report on worker safety commissioned by the two senior Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee called for stronger management and oversight of the three nuclear weapons laboratories by the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration.The report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office replayed a litany of safety problems at nuclear weapons laboratories that have been the subject of numerous Congressional investigations, audits and other reports since 2000.The report responded to a request by Rep.

  • High-density residential could replace open space

    The planning and zoning commission took another step to prepare for the Trinity Site development when it approved a zoning change at Wednesday evening’s meeting. The change affects parcel A-8, a 24-plus acre parcel which lies between Los Alamos Canyon and D.P.

  • Window opens for voluntary departures

    The voluntary program to reduce the workforce at Los Alamos National Laboratory began Wednesday, after formal approval from the National Nuclear Security Administration.The program is an effort to reduce the workforce by 500-750 employees, in order to avoid an involuntary selection of individuals for lay-offs. If the total reaches 750, that would amount to about 9 percent of regular laboratory employees.Some employees may find they are not eligible to resign.

  • Star of Wonder

    Stars don’t always die the same way, but now there is evidence that up to a point, the most massive stars may experience the most spectacular deaths.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Education Series video



    Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Education Series Video Presentation

    Asperger’s Syndrome: A guide for Parents and Professionals

    Tony Attwood, Ph.D.

    Facilitated by Christine Hazard, Ph.D.

    Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the Los Alamos Public Schools Board Room at 751 Trinity Drive.

    Questions? 663-2524 or 663-2755


  • Lois Godfrey

    Lois Godfrey was born in March 1928, in Cambridge, Mass., and died Nov. 26, 2007, in Boulder, Colo., after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. Lois attended the University of Michigan, and graduated from Simmons College, Boston, with a degree in library science. She married Tom Godfrey in 1950, and they moved to Los Alamos, N.M., in 1954, where their daughter was born in 1955. Lois worked at the LANL library until her retirement, and co-authored the Dictionary of Report Series Codes, two editions.

  • Mary Elizabeth Rose

    Mary Elizabeth Rose, 87, passed away in Los Alamos on Nov. 21, 2007, after pneumonia and congestive heart failure. She was preceded in death by her mother and father.She was born in Bloomington, Ind., on Oct. 14, 1920, to Albert and Mary McIlveen. She married Donald Rose in Bloomington, Ind., in 1952. She received her B.A. from Indiana University. She was a Physics Department Office Manager at Indiana University. Mary was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec.

  • Helen Enders

    Helen Enders, 85, passed away in Los Alamos Nov. 26 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Enders, and sisters Alma, Cecil, Hazel, Pearl, Evelyn and Thelma. Helen was born in Grandview, Tenn. She retired from the State Highway Department and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.

  • More roadblocks to bypass

    Tuesday’s meeting of the county council was a brief one, with only one item for discussion on the business agenda: the approval of an agreement with the New Mexico Department of Transportation for $2 million in funding associated with the West Jemez bypass project.Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman introduced the item to council and the public by first explaining the history of the funding from the state.“When we first started, the governor had promised $6 million, then the legislature said $2 million,” Zimmerman said.

  • Workshops to help lab workers make decisions

    In the wake of the reduction in force at LANL, many employees and contractors are wondering if they can successfully retire.Zia Credit Union and Charles Stephen and Company are co-sponsoring a pair of workshops to help separating lab workers answer this question and more. The workshops will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 3, in the Zia Credit Union training room, 1001 Central Ave.