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Staffing And Infrastructure Needs Top Discussion At LANL Community Conversations Breakfast At Buffalo Thunder


Attendees hear the latest developments at LANL during the Community Conversations Breakfast Wednesday at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason spoke to educators, business people and community leaders at a LANL Community Conversation Breakfast Wednesday at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Staffing and infrastructure topped the agenda.

LANL Director Thom Mason. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Sustained growth is predicted for LANL, Read More

Catch Of The Week: Church And Synagogue Scams

Los Alamos


Scams targeting churches have been around for quite some time; scammers finally realized they could target synagogues, too. 

The scam echoes the same components of the scams that have been targeting churches for years; an email spoofing a religious leader, requesting gift card purchase as a “favor” to help a congregant “in need”. 

This scam has been reported across the country, from the Bay Area to Philadelphia; over 20 synagogues across the country have reported being affected by this scam. The scam starts with an email sent from an address that looks very Read More

Catch Of The Week: Coronavirus Email Scams

Los Alamos


So if you’ve seen the brilliant movie “Groundhog Day” where Bill Murray lives out the same brutal day over and over, basically this is the cybersecurity situation today.  Another day, another phishing scam.

The World Health Organization has just classified the coronavirus outbreak as a global emergency. In addition to having to worry about it spreading across the world, we also have to worry about it infecting our inboxes.

Yes, scammers are spamming everyone with phishing emails about coronavirus. Consumer advocates across the country are warning people Read More

Los Alamos Residents Bryan Fearey And Maureen Connolly Endow Chemistry Scholarship For Students Passionate About Arts

Maureen Connolly and Bryan Fearey have created the Fearey/Connolly Endowed Scholarship for Science and the Arts. Courtesy/LANLF


Los Alamos residents Bryan Fearey and Maureen Connolly met during their graduate work at Iowa State University, where they both earned PhDs in physical chemistry.

Fearey spent 32 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) while Connolly taught science to students ranging from college level to preschool.

Their relationship has been deepened by a mutual passion for the arts. Fearey’s skill as a clarinetist and saxophonist led him to Read More

National Commander Visits American Legion Post 90

American Legion National Commander, William ‘Bill’ Oxford visits American Legion Post 90 Monday on Trinity Drive in Los Alamos. The Commander and his entourage arrived in the early afternoon and participated in a windshield tour of the technical areas of Los Alamos National Laboratory focusing on the historical aspect of the lab. The tour was followed by dinner at Post 90. Seated at the head table from left, American Legion National Historian James Mariner, New Mexico National Executive Committee Member Paul Espinoza, Commander Oxford at the speaker’s podium, Post 90 Commander Dan Mack, Read More

LANL: Acetone + Light Creates Green Jet Fuel Additive

Starting with acetone derived from plants, scientists at Los Alamos are converting this simple molecule into jet fuel using a novel process that uses light. This has the potential to be blended with regular jet fuel to offer a greener option. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Take biomass-derived acetone—common nail polish remover—use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons, and, voila, you have a domestically generated product that can be blended with conventional jet fuel to fly while providing environmental benefits, creating domestic jobs, securing the nation’s global leadership Read More

LANL Foundation: STEAM Day At Legislature Jan. 22

Scene at the 2019 STEAM Day at the Legislature. Photo by Andrea Neal/LANF

Scene at the 2019 STEAM Day at the Legislature. Photo by Andrea Neal/LANF


SANTA FE — The community is invited to join the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation (LANLF), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 22 for STEAM Day at the Legislature.

Two dozen educational organizations from throughout the state that advocate for STEAM education from kindergarten to career will provide hands-on STEAM activities for all ages.

Leaders, advocates and policy makers will share their vision for Science, Technology, Engineering, Read More

New Mexico State Game Commission Announces New Member Sharon Salazar Hickey Of LANL


SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission announces its newest member Sharon Salazar Hickey.

Hickey serves as a program manager for the Associate Laboratory Director for Environment, Safety, Health, Quality, Safeguards and Security whose goal is to protect and preserve people, the environment, resources and information at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Leading the Office of Institutional Policy, Hickey has extensive experience in policies and procedures, government contracts, employment law and alternative dispute and conflict resolution.

Hickey is a native Read More