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N Square Launches Game Design Competition To Address Nuke Risks

on November 16, 2015 - 11:11am

Courtesy/N Square


Nuclear proliferation remains one of the most vexing and complex issues of our time. Though the Cold War ended long ago, today’s nuclear security situation is more volatile than ever. But with such a huge challenge comes an even bigger opportunity for innovation, and who better to tackle this issue than the gaming community, known for their creativity and collaborative problem solving.

A new design competition is calling on innovators to save the world, in real life, by inspiring creative solutions and novel approaches that foster greater

LANL Monitoring Situation Unfolding In Paris, France

on November 16, 2015 - 7:49am

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is monitoring the situation unfolding in Paris, France.

Security officials are engaged with the Department of Energy (DOE) as well as federal and local law enforcement. There are no known imminent threats to DOE sites or personnel.

LANL employees traveling in France are directed to contact their manager or the Emergency Operations Center for accountability purposes. In addition, the EOC is prepared to take calls for additional assistance and information.

DEA Announces '360 Strategy' To Address Heroin, Prescription Drugs And Violent Crime

on November 15, 2015 - 8:15am
DEA News:
PITTSBURGH, PA  The United States Drug Enforcement Administration announced Pittsburgh as the pilot city for a comprehensive law enforcement and prevention “360 Strategy” to help cities dealing with a heroin and prescription drug abuse epidemic, and its associated violent crime.
DEA Special Agent in Charge for the Philadelphia Division, Gary Tuggle made the announcement along with United States Attorney David J.

LAPS Delayed Start, School Cancelation, Or Early Dismissal Due To Snow Or Ice

on November 14, 2015 - 12:23pm
By Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, Superintendent
Los Alamos Public Schools

This message is to provide districtwide procedures, communications strategies, and to help us further prepare for the winter of 2015-16. 

The information may be particularly important because the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting ~150 percent of the annual average snow fall for northern New Mexico this year.


  • The decision to close school or delay the start of school will usually be made by 5:30 a.m.
  • Official announcements will be made via the media, district web page, LAPS

Wash, Dry And Repeat … Billion Dollar Cleanup Settlement Starts Over

on November 13, 2015 - 1:29pm

New Mexico Environment Department Cabinet Secretary Ryan Flynn asks for input on a revised consent order from members of the Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board Thursday at the Cities of Gold Conference Center in Pojoaque. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/

During a break at the NNMCAB meeting Thursday, from left, NNSA Environmental Programs Office Assistant Manager George Rael, talks to EM Los Alamos Field Office Manager Doug Hintze and contractor Bob Zulick. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/


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POJOAQUE – A citizen’s advisory

LAMS Conducts Lockdown Safety Drill Today

on November 12, 2015 - 11:21am

LAMS News:

The New Mexico Public Education Department requires that every school in the state have a safety plan in place. The Los Alamos Middle School Safety Plan states that the LAMS staff and students will practice evacuation drills, shelter-in-place drills, and lockdown drills in conjunction with the Los Alamos Police Department. 

Today the Los Alamos Middle School and the Los Alamos Police Department practiced the plan for a lockdown drill. Los Alamos police officers participated in the drill to provide objective and valuable feedback.

The administration appreciates the police