Emergency responders. Courtesy/NNSA
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Participants from 16 countries took part in a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) international radiation medical (I-MED) training course last week in Vienna, Austria. The training was hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Joseph J. Krol, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Retired), is the Associate Administrator for NNSA’s Office of Emergency Operations. Courtesy/NNSA
“The course instructed medical responders on how to treat injured contaminated patients following a radiation Read More
–Attorney DeAnza Valencia Sapien will assume the lead role of executive director for the Coalition.
The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities announced Friday that it has contracted with the MVM Group to provide executive director services to help move the Coalition forward.
The MVM Group is a strategic consulting firm focused on the intersection of business strategy, public policy and reputation management.
Partners DeAnza Valencia Sapien, Yasine Mogharreban Armstrong and Lillian Montoya-Rael, lead the firm.
The MVM Group has extensive experience in assisting companies, Read More
New Mexico House District 43 Democratic candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard marched in the Espanola Fiesta Parade Sunday with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Sunday. Richard and Udall were joined by New Mexico’s U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich and about 100 other people walking in the parade in support of Democratic candidates. More than a dozen Los Alamos residents traveled to Espanola to participate in the event for which several thousand people lined the streets.Richard met voters from areas of Rio Arriba that now share the same legislative district with Los Alamos. Courtesy Read More
Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin of the Los Alamos Concert Association is the featured speaker at the Rotary Club noon lunch meeting Tuesday at the Dixie Girl Restaurant.
McLaughlin will talk about the upcoming concert season, which begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 at Duane Smith Auditorium, with Rachel Barton Pine, violin with Matthew Hagle, piano.
David Finckel, cello, Wu Han, piano and Philip Setzer, violin perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
Jeremy Denk, piano performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
Calefax Reed Quintet performs at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013.
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Artist Sheridan Brown with one of her pet portraits,
The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.
Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.
July 6 at 12:19 p.m. / A 59-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone stole cigarettes and an employment badge from his vehicle parked on Myrtle Street. The estimated loss is unknown.
July 6 at 12:20 p.m. / A 30-year-old Los Alamos women reported that someone stole items from her house in the 500 block of Oppenheimer including jewelry and prescription medicine. The estimated loss is unknown. Read More
Eight swimmers from the Charger Aquatics – Los Alamos swim team attended a unique competitive swim camp June 16-24 at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Swimmers include Maria Venneri, 15, Connor Schultz, 16, Sam Harris, 15, Sarah Lott, 14, Isabelle Runde, 14, Kaan Unal, 13, Radhika Iyer, 12 and Sara Shiina, 12.
The camp offered the swimmers the latest information in training, stroke technique,
- Passageway Stretches Length of Two Football Fields
Agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) along with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Border Patrol, Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and Arizona Department of Public Safety executed a search warrant July 7 at a business used to conceal the U.S. entrance to a tunnel that stretched 240 yards underground to an ice
The Santa Fe Community Lecture, “The Myth of Common Sense: Why Everything that Seems Obvious Isn’t” is set for 7:30 p.m., Wednesday July 25 at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe.
Principal Researcher, Microsoft; author,”Everything Is Obvious Once You Know The Answer;” former SFI External Professor
Abstract: Relying on “common sense” is the sensible thing to do, right? Not always. Although common sense can be useful for dealing with everyday problems, it can suffer from systematic failures when applied to Read More
“We are at the dawn of a technological arms race, an arms race between people who are using technology for good and those who are using it for ill.” -Marc Goodman
Marc Goodman imagines the future crime and terrorism challenges we will all face as a result of advancing technologies.
He thinks deeply about the disruptive security implications of robotics, artificial intelligence, social data, virtual reality and synthetic biology.
Technology, he says, is affording exponentially growing power to non-state actors and rogue players, with significant consequences for our common global security. Read More
Courtesy/Los Alamos Arts Council
More than 50 roles will be cast for students entering grades 1 through 12 for the Missoula Children’s Theatre “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast.”
The casting call is 9:30 a.m., Monday July 23 at Crossroads Bible Church, N.M. 502 on the south side of road between the Hilltop House Hotel and Los Alamos County Airport
Parent or guardian must be with each child when registering in order to sign the permission form.
All auditioners should plan to attend the entire morning audition and, if selected, have an open calendar from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m., for the week Read More
The Los Alamos Opera Guild hosted a concert of Apprentice Singers at Fuller Lodge Sunday. Founded in 1957, The Los Alamos Opera Guild is the oldest guild of the Santa Fe Opera. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Board Member Anna Earlene Caspersen of the Los Alamos Opera Guild before the concert Sunday. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos Opera Guild hosted a concert of Apprentice Singers at Fuller Lodge Sunday. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Board Member Anna Earline Caspersen, left, and Dr. Mary Cummings, president of the Los Alamos Opera Guild chat Read More
By Morris B. Pongratz
Because the Los Alamos Public Schools system depends heavily on the “DOE $8 million,” a headline on page C1 of the Tuesday, July 3, 2012 Albuquerque Journal caught my eye.
The headline “Federal Funds Key for Schools” was for a column written by Jenny Kane of the Farmington Daily News.
The article was based on a recently released United States Census Bureau report entitled “Public Education Finances: 2010” (http://www.census.gov/govs/school/) written by Mark Dixon.
The report contains Public Elementary–Secondary Education Finance Data from the Read More
GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY News:
Wheeler Geologic Area near Creede, Colo. Courtsy/LAGS
Dr. Paul G. Drakos, Senior Geologist and Vice President of Glorieta Geoscience, Inc. in Santa Fe is the featured speaker for the Los Alamos Geological Society meeting, set for 7:30 p.m., Tuesday July 17 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road, Los Alamos.
Drakos’ talk is entitled, “Soil-stratigraphic framework, timing of recent eolian events, and preservation of archaeological sites on the Pajarito Plateau.”
Stratigraphic relationships and soil characteristics provide a geomorphic Read More
MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News:
Join Joe Hayes for a family evening of fun and tall tales in English and Spanish at 7 p.m., Thursday July 26 on the lawn at Fuller Lodge, weather permitting, inside if not, presented by Mesa Public Library.
Bring a picnic and come early to get a good spot for this beloved, official New Mexico Centennial storyteller and former teacher with Los Alamos Public Schools.
As Hayes notes, “I’ll tell a selection of favorite stories gleaned from New Mexico’s diverse cultures. I’ve been traveling the state with my stories for more than 30 of the 100 years of statehood, Read More
Public Works Projects:
N.M. 4 Improvements Project
Motorists can expect a relatively open roadway this week with temporary tabs marking driving lanes.
Permanent striping and roadway markings will be placed in approximately two weeks, allowing the latest pavement application adequate time to cure.
As the contractor works to finish up any remaining median or shoulder work, intermittent lane closures can be expected.
The speed limit within the construction area is 30 mph. Please drive defensively and watch for construction vehicles.
Pavement Preservation Program
Crews will Read More
OPPENHEIMER MEMORIAL LECTURE News:
Award-winning UC Berkeley astrophysicist Alex Filippenko will deliver the 42nd Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, in the Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos.
The lecture, “Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe,” is free and open to the public.
Filippenko has made a career of studying supernovae and using these cosmic beacons to probe the vastness of space.
Filippenko was a member of two independent teams that in 1998 reported, based on observations of supernovae, that the universe was expanding at a runaway pace.
The leaders of those Read More