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Cone Zone: Road Construction for Week of May 21

COUNTY News:

Public Works Projects:

Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 1

Expect shoulder work on Canyon Road between Manhattan Loop east and Nugget. Contractor will be potholing to verify utility locations in advance of actual construction, which will begin the week of May 28. If the potholing blocks the sidewalks, a pedestrian pathway will be provided. No traffic delays are anticipated.

N.M. 4 Improvements Project

Traffic continues to be on the south side of N.M. 4 between Rover Blvd and Grand Canyon/Pajarito Road. Speed limit within the construction area is 30


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SFI Presents Evolution on ‘Realistic’ Landscapes Tuesday

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Peter Schuster of the University of Vienna and Santa Fe Institute external professor will present the talk, Evolution on “Realistic” Landscapes at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday May 22 in the Medium Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute.

Abstract: Ever since Sewall Wrights publication of the landscape metaphor in 1932 evolutionary optimization is visualized as hill climbing on a rugged landscape. It took more than 50 years before the first reliable data became available that gave an idea how these evolutionary landscapes might look like and only this year the first large


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Udall to Help Break Ground at Los Alamos Energy Facility

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will speak at 4 p.m. today at a groundbreaking ceremony for the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Research Laboratory at 95 Entrada Dr. near the Los Alamos Cooperative Market.

Construction of the laboratory, and the ensuing research, is the product of a partnership from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County and NMC.

The new lab will be utilized by Dr. Richard Sayre and his growing team of researchers.

Sayre is director of the Biofuels Project at NMC and chief scientist for the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB).

Their research


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Active Duty U.S. Military Offered Free Entrance to All National Parks Beginning Saturday

BANDELIER News:

The National Park Service has announced that on Saturday May 19, which is Armed Forces Day, it will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397
National Park Service areas for active duty military members and their dependents.

This military version of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass also permits free entrance to sites managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Forest Service.

The pass is available at these locations as well.

“We all owe


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GOP Elects Delegates to Quadrennial Convention

The Los Alamos County GOP held its Quadrennial County Convention Thursday evening at the Los Alamos VFW.

The purpose of the County Quadrennial Convention was to elect delegates to the Republican Party of New Mexico Quadrennial Convention to be held June 9 in Albuquerque.

The State Convention will elect delegates to the National GOP Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Newly elected Delegates seated from left, Heather McClenaghan, Marie O’Neill, JoAnn Johnson and standing from left, Bob McClenaghan, Mike Weaver, Bill McKerley and Jordan Redmond. Courtesy/GOP


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Public invited to PEEC/Pajarito Astronomers Annular Eclipse Event Sunday at Overlook

PEEC News:

One projecting telescope, four viewing telescopes with solar filters and 100 eclipse-viewing glasses will be available at Sunday’s big Annular Eclipse Event at Overlook Park in White Rock.

The Pajarito Astronomers and Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) are sponsoring the event and will assist people who choose to make simple pinhole viewers at the park. People who have their own telescopes with solar filters are welcome to bring them to view the eclipse.

Thanks to a generous donor, solar viewing glasses will be distributed to the first 100 people who would like


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Candidates State Their Positions at League Forum

U.S. Congressional District 3 candidates Jefferson Byrd, speaking, and Rick Newton are Republicans running against each other in the June 5 Primary Election. The candidates discussed their positions and fielded questions from the audience and the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos, the nonpartisan organization sponsoring tonight’s Forum. The winner of the June 5 Primary Election will face Democratic incumbent Rep. Ben Ray Lujan in the November General Election. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Monica Zamora and Victor Lopez are running for the New Mexico State Court


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League of Women Voters Forum Draws 11 Candidates, Full Audience, Plenty of Questions

President Barbara Calef of the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos opens tonight’s Candidates’ Forum underway in the Lecture Hall at UNM-Los Alamos. The Forum consists of only those candidates who are in contested races. In laying the ground rules, Calef asked the 11 candidates in attendance to refrain from personal attacks. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

State Sen. Richard Martinez, D-Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties chats with audience members as he awaits his opportunity to participate in tonight’s forum. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost/com


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Condition of 11-Week-Old Infant Remains Stable

 

June 7, 2012 – 9:56am

 

Defendant Tyrell Abney during a brief break in court proceedings at the Justice Center Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

During a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Magistrate Court, Judge Pat Casados found probable cause that Tyrell Abney of Los Alamos committed the crime of child abuse in the first degree last month against his infant son.

Abney, 18, faces a mandatory 18 years in prison if convicted.

It came out during the hearing that although originally reported to be 11 weeks old when the alleged abuse


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