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LANL Schedules Three Community Forums

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is hosting three Northern New Mexico community forums about the Lab’s voluntary workforce separation program now under way.

The public is invited to ask questions and get answers about Lab workforce action starting Monday, March 12.

Employees, spouses and the general public are welcome to attend.

Lab officials will be on hand to answer questions:

  • March 12 in Pojoaque, 6-7:30 p.m., Cities of Gold Conference Center
  • March 13 in Española, 6-7:30 p.m., Nick L. Salazar Center for the Arts, Northern New Mexico College
  • March 14 in Los Alamos, 6-7:30 p.m.,
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Heinrich Receives Red Boxing Gloves

U.S. Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich-D-N.M., held a news conference with President/CEO Max Ritchman of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare March 2. The event was held at the Center for Progress & Justice in Santa Fe and featured discussion on strengthening Medicare and Social Security for New Mexico’s current and future senior citizens. The NCPSSM endorsed Heinrich and presented him with a pair of red boxing gloves. Heinrich is running against Republican Heather Wilson for retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s seat. Photo by Carl Newton Read More

Los Alamos Democrats Attend Pre-Primary Convention Today


Today’s New Mexico Democratic Pre-Primary Convention at the Albuquerque Convention Center with members of the Los Alamos Delegation including David Izraelevitz, Chris Chandler, Pete Sheehy, Cathy Chapman and Karen Kendall. Photo by Greg Kendall/

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Congressional Candidate Blasts Opponent, Calls on Congress to Halt LANL Layoffs

Candidate Rick Newton News:

Rick Newton, Taos Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in District 3, blasted opponent Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-NM, in a news release, charging him with endangering national security and for having an uncaring attitude toward the nearly 800 people losing their jobs at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Newton ripped incumbent Lujan saying, “Once again, Lujan has chosen the narrow partisan interests of President Obama over the jobs of highly skilled workers in northern New Mexico. Lujan actually said ‘LANL is not immune from these cuts in the President’s budget,’ Read More

Smart Meters: What’s the Buzz?

DPU News

While many smart meter advocates are enthused by the cost savings that smart meters can bring to electric customers, opponents are often concerned about protecting the privacy of their electric usage data.

“There is irony in the privacy issue,” said Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith. “If a smart meter eliminates the monthly need for a utilities meter reader to be stepping around your property, that could be viewed as an enhancement to privacy. It depends on the individual’s definition. “The Board of Public Utilities and our 311 Customer Care Read More

Former Chairman and CEO of Kellogg, Brown & Root Inc. Sentenced for Foreign Bribery and Kickback Schemes

WASHINGTON—Albert “Jack” Stanley, a former chairman and chief executive officer of Kellogg, Brown & Root Inc. (KBR), was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison for conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by participating in a decade-long scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials to obtain engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts and for conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud as part of a separate kickback scheme, the Justice Department’s Criminal Division today announced.

U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison for the Read More

First Person Accounts of Los Alamos Residents Sought

n honor of its 100th year of statehood, the New Mexico Museum of History is requesting first-person accounts of life in 2012.

Los Alamos residents are invited to write a letter about:

  • Where you live and what you do
  • What worries you
  • What give you hope
  • What makes NM your home place and your heart place

The letters will be saved for future historians.

Send to: Centennial Letters Project, NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501. Read More

Los Alamos Nominations Needed for Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts!

The Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts is looking for nominations – and they need Los Alamos nominations!

Categories include individuals and organizations, and can be any affiliation – artists, donors, supporters, patrons, writers, photographers, educators, whatever.

The Governor’s Arts Awards were established in 1974 by Governor Bruce King and First Lady Alice King to honor New Mexicans who have made a significant lifetime contribution to the arts and are identified with New Mexico.

This prestigious annual award recognizes

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Los Amigos de Valles Caldera Makes Significant Restoration Progress

By Greg Kendall

Volunteers create a ‘Zuni’ rock bowl. Bill Zeedyk of Zeedyk Ecological Consulting has co-designed an innovative water retention structure called a ‘Zuni’ rock bowl which creates small meandering pools along a creek path. Zeedyk advises Los Amigos on riparian restoration at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/Los Amigos de Valles Caldera



Los Amigos de Valles Caldera, the non-profit “friends” organization of the Valles Caldera National Preserve was formed in 2006 to help the Preserve accomplish its many goals. Now in its sixth year, the Amigos can Read More

Los Alamos Operated Espanola YMCA Teen Center Hums with Activities

Car modeling class. Courtesy/Espanola YMCA Teen Center

Teen News

Car Modeling Class

Volunteer instructors Lorenzo Martinez and Fabian Valdez of Espanola are volunteering their time and expertise to teach students at the Espanola YMCA Teen Center (EYTC)  how to build “show-worthy” model cars.

 Every Wednesday through March, students are meeting to bring their creative spirits to life by building, designing and painting their unique car models.

“We are excited to be working with this creative duo this year and are looking forward to what our students will create,” Co-Director Read More

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