LANL Protesters Released From Jail
From left, Catherine Euler, Cathie Sullivan, Janet Greenwald, Benjamin (Summer) Abbott, Barbara Grothus and Pamela Gilchrist have been released on their own recognizance from the Los Alamos County Detention Facility after being issued criminal citations to appear in court. The six protesters were arrested this morning at Los Alamos National Laboratory and charged with trespassing, failure to obey a lawful order and obstructing traffic. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
Security lined the parking structure at Los Alamos National Laboratory this morning in preparation Read More
Demonstrators Move Protest From LANL to Jail
Protesters marched from Los Alamos National Laboratory this morning to the Los Alamos County Detention Center to chant and show solidarity for six of their members arrested earlier today for blocking traffic near the entrance to LANL. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com Read More
Daughter of Los Alamos Activist Arrested at LANL
Barbara Grothus is arrested this morning along with five other protesters after blocking traffic near the entrance to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Grothus is the daughter of longtime Los Alamos activist Ed Grothus who died from cancer. Following this morning’s arrest, several more protesters entered the street near the same location and blocked traffic for about five minutes. No arrests were made during that action. The protesters have now left LANL property and are marching across the Omega Bridge heading toward the Los Alamos County Detention Facility. They said that they intend Read More
BREAKING NEWS: Six Protesters Arrested at LANL
Protesters demonstrate at Los Alamos National Laboratory this morning on the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Six protesters were arrested a few minutes ago at Los Alamos National Laboratory for blocking morning commuter traffic near the entrance to the complex.
Maria Brazil of (Un)occupy Albuquerque said at the scene that those arrested were from a mixture of groups including No Nukes Now, Pax Christi and she thought she recognized someone from CARD (Citizens for Read More
LANL Temporarily Open to Badge Holders Only
LANL News: and Tweets:
Effective 6 a.m. today, Los Alamos National Laboratory will be open to LANL and Department of Energy badge holders only.
Badges will be physically checked at the Laboratory’s vehicle access points. Those without badges will be directed around the Laboratory via N.M. 4.
“This is a precautionary measure for the safety and security of our employees, our facilities and the general public,” said Mike Lansing, LANL’s associate director for safeguards and security. “We respect everyone’s right to express themselves peacefully Read More
Curiosity Lands on Mars!
NASA’s Curiosity rover has landed on Mars. Curiosity is a car-size, one-ton rover that touched down on Mars at 11:31 a.m. Monday. The landing marks the beginning of a two-year prime mission to investigate.
Courtesy Photos. First photos sent to NASA from Curiosity within minutes of landing on Mars.Read More
Board of Public Utilities Agenda Aug 15
BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES News
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
5:30 p.m. Aug 15, 2012 at DPU Conference Room
170 Central Park Square
I. Call to Order
II. Public Comment
III Chair’s Report
IV. Board Member Reports
V. Manager’s Report
VI. County Administrator’s Report
VII. Council Liaison’s Report
VIII. Environmental Sustainability Board Liaison Report
IX. Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
X. New Business
A. Approval of Budget Carry-overs for Fiscal Year 2012 – Janet Bettinger
B. Approval of Department of Energy (DOE) – Los Alamos County (LAC)
Resource Pool Budget for Fiscal Years 2013-2014 Read More
CONE ZONE: Week of Aug 6
Summer Family Evening Features Duck Buddies
Live ducks are coming 6:30 p.m. Tuesday August 7 to PEEC!
Sallye Sibbitt of the Duck Buddies comes to PEEC to talk about ducks: what they eat, how their anatomy helps them swim, their lifespan, their place in the environment and more. She’ll also tell all about the ducks that live at Ashley Pond, and she’ll have hands-on items and projects, and live ducks, too.
Free to member families, $5 donation to Duck Buddies for non-member families. Read More
Art in Public Places Board Agenda for Wed Aug 8
LOS ALAMOS COUNTY ARTS IN PUBLIC PLACES BOARD
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012
4:30 to 6 p.m. – Mesa Public Library Upstairs Meeting Room #3
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. PUBLIC COMMENT (This section on the agenda is reserved for questions and comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda. Speakers will be limited to four minutes each.)
III. APP BOARD BUSINESS
A. Approval of Minutes from July 11, 2012
IV. CURRENT PROJECTS
A. Discuss the Utilities Department “Smart House” Project and Possible Selection of Artwork (Nebel and Bossert)
B. Discussion and Possible Selection of Read More
County Line Details Upcoming Events
LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News
Council Meeting on Tuesday
What’s on the agenda? An update on Economic Development projects, budgets and priorities, plus a discussion of options for the Valles Caldera National Preserve’s visitor access…and much more! Attend the meeting at 7 p.m. in Chambers (inside the Community Building), watch it on PAC-8, or stream it live from our webpage. Download the agenda:
A Vacancy on County Council
Councilor Ron Selvage resigned on August 2, which leaves a vacancy on the Council. Under Read More
Light Turnout for Start of Anti-Nuke Protest
A small crowd gathered Sunday afternoon at Ashley Pond for the kick off of two days of Anti-Nuclear protests. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com.
Sunday Aug. 5 in Los Alamos:
- Rally in Ashley Pond Park, Los Alamos, speakers, music, teach-ins and information
- Audio link to the sounding of the Peace Bell in Hiroshima, Japan (5:15 p.m.)
- “Sackcloth and Ashes” peace march to LANL led by Pax Christi, New Mexico (5:20 p.m.)
- Floating of peace lanterns on Ashley Pond (following peace march)
Monday Aug. 6 in Los Alamos:
- A full day of non-violent direct action in Los Alamos beginning at 7 a.m. with
Kiwanis Club Speaker Schedule for August
The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos meets noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Masonic Lodge on Sage, near the intersection of 15th Street and Canyon Road. Guests are always welcome!
Aug 7 – First Vice President Don Casperson will give a detailed report on the Kiwanis International Convention held in late June in New Orleans.
Aug 14 – Debbie Maes and her search-and-rescue dog – one of four Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certified dogs in the state of New Mexico – will be Kiwanis guests.
Aug 21 – Heather McClenahan, executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society, will Read More
Watch NASA TV Live
Live NASA Television coverage of the Curiosity Rover Mars Mission. Curiosity is scheduled to land on Mars at 11:31PM MST.:
Watch the landing coverage at the Bradbury Science Museum in downtown Los Alamos. Click here for details. Read More
FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO…INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS…CHUSKA MOUNTAINS…FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS…
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS…LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY…NORTHWEST
HIGHLANDS…NORTHWEST PLATEAU…SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS…WEST CENTRAL
HIGHLANDS…WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU.
* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING
* A BACK DOOR COLD FRONT THAT MOVED THROUGH WESTERN NEW MEXICO
THIS MORNING WILL INCREASE MOISTURE AND ENHANCE THE POTENTIAL
FOR HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING Read More
Seeing and Observing Part 1: A Tale of Two Trails
Sherlock Holmes has a lesson for us. It is taken from the story “A Scandal in Bohemia”: “When I hear you give your reasons,” I remarked, “the thing always appears to me to be so ridiculously simple that I could easily do it myself, though at each successive instance of your reasoning, I am baffled until you explain your process. And yet I believe that my eyes are as good as yours.”
“Quite so,” Holmes answered, throwing himself down into an armchair. “You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear. For example, you have frequently seen the steps, Read More
Del Norte Sponsors County’s Summer Concert Featuring Eddy and the Nomads
From left, Debbie Acklin, Julie Layton, Tammie Trujillo, Lisa Bakosi, Chelsea Cantrup and Michelle Koller work the Del Norte Booth at the Friday Night Gordon Concert hosted by the credit union. They were selling frito pies and cupcakes to raise money for Making Strides against breast cancer. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Kenny’s BBQ has been a staple at Los Alamos County’s Friday Night Gordon Concerts. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Rains couldn’t stop concert goers from dancing to the music of Eddy and the Nomads. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com Read More
Jordan Ahlers Chairs United Way Youth Team Campaign
UNITED WAY News:
Jordan Ahlers has been named to chair this year’s United Way Youth Team Campaign. She is a senior at Los Alamos High School.
The Youth Team held its kick off meeting Wednesday in the fourth floor conference room at Los Alamos National Bank, which is a major sponsor of the United Way of Northern New Mexico organization.
“These youth are so great and show so much leadership … they ran the whole meeting,” United Way Executive Director Kristy Ortega said. “The Youth Team has grown its campaign every year and this year has set a goal of $11,000 … they Read More
BREAKING NEWS: LAFD Battalion Chief Placed on Administrative Leave
Battalion Chief Kelly Serna
Los Alamos Fire Department Battalion Chief Kelly Sterna has been placed on administrative leave following a report this morning that he had been arrested in Albuquerque Friday night for suspected drunk driving.
Sterna was not on duty at the time, according to the report.
“The Los Alamos Fire Department upholds the highest standards and code of conduct for its officers,” Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes said this afternoon. “We understand that the public places their trust in us to behave in a professional, law-abiding manner, both on and Read More
LANL Protester Tied to ORNL’s Y-12 Security Breach
Photo: Sister Megan Rice
By Carol A. Clark
Sister Megan Rice, 82, arrested in Los Alamos for criminal trespass during a 2010 protest at Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been arrested again, this time for breaching the highest-security area of the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant at Oak Ridge National Laboratory July 28.
Rice and two accomplices, Michael R. Walli, 63, a member of the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House in Washington, D.C. and Greg Boertje-Obed, 57, a member of Veterans for Peace in Duluth, Minn., and a former U.S. Army officer reportedly defaced a building during the predawn protest Read More