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LANL: Grants Spur Growth In Pueblo Businesses

on February 7, 2018 - 4:29am
Patricia Maestas of the Native Arts Gallery in Ohkay Owingeh. Courtesy photo
LANL News:
A record nine Northern New Mexico Native American-–owned and –operated businesses have received a total of more than $50,000 in the 2018 grants from the Native American Venture Acceleration Fund.
The fund was created by Los Alamos National Laboratory operator Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) and the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) to help the recipients create jobs, increase their revenue base and diversify the area economy.
“These investments create jobs for pueblo-owned

Los Alamos Historical Society Offering Overnight Guided Tour To Trinity Site

on February 7, 2018 - 3:48am
The 100-foot steel tower from which "the gadget" was detonated. Courtesy photo
LAHS News:
Trinity Site, the location where on July 16, 1945, the first man-made nuclear explosion was detonated, is open only twice a year, and the Los Alamos Historical Society is offering a guided tour to the site April 6-7 for the spring opening.
The Society’s Trinity Tour includes a two-day, one night experience via the Alamogordo southern approach through the seldom-seen interior of White Sands Missile Range.

LANL: Novel Computational Biology Model Accurately Describes Dynamics Of Gene Expression

on January 31, 2018 - 10:10am
Yen Ting Lin of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group is working with researchers at Duke University to develop mathematical models that may help explain the role that gene expression plays in conserving circadian rhythms in biological organisms. The research was highlighted in Royal Society Interface. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Using a simple analytical framework for random events within a predictable system, computational biologists have found a new way to accurately model certain forms of gene expression, including the body’s 24-hour internal clock.

LANL: Nearly $1.9 Million Grant Benefits Students, Communities

on January 30, 2018 - 4:56pm
Peñasco High School graduate Charlyna Gonzales is a 2017 scholarship recipient from the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund. She’s studying biomedical engineering and physics at Colby College in Maine. Courtesy photo
LANL News:
Students, small businesses and other community members and groups in Northern New Mexico will benefit this year from a recent, nearly $1.9 million grant from Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), which is the managing and operating contractor for Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The LANS Board of Governors approved the funding through October 1 to

Urgency Of SB17 GRT Bill Conveyed To Committee

on January 29, 2018 - 4:51pm

RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero



Los Alamos Daily Post


“The time to act on Senate Bill 17 is now,” Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Executive Director Andrea Romero told Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee members Friday in Santa Fe.

SB 17 is a bill to stabilize gross receipts tax revenues received from prime contractors at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.

Romero told the Committee prime contractors at the Labs have a long track record of paying tax in New Mexico – at Sandia since 1979 and at Los Alamos

Regional Coalition Defends LANL Tax Stabilization Bill

on January 26, 2018 - 10:24am
RCLC News:
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) is presenting its defense of the Lab Tax Stabilization Bill (SB17), which seeks to maintain the gross receipts tax paid by DOE national labs housed in New Mexico.
The presentation is 2 p.m. today at the New Mexico Legislature Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee, Room 311.
RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero will represent the Coalition in providing testimony to the Committee when the Bill is reviewed. Coalition Board members and community stakeholders are expected to be present in the audience as well. 

LANL Scientists Conduct Study To Help Predict Diseases ... Seek Volunteers In Los Alamos County

on January 26, 2018 - 7:39am

Researchers are looking for volunteers in Los Alamos County to participate in a respiratory pathogen study and provide information and swab samples. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate and the Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico are looking for volunteers in Los Alamos County to participate in a respiratory pathogen study and provide information and swab samples.

“The goal of this study is to develop a system that can predict future emergence of infections, propose the best public health