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N3B Los Alamos Official Tells NNMCAB Clean-Up Of Material Disposal Areas Won’t Be Quick

on July 31, 2018 - 7:24am

EM-LA Deputy Designated Federal Officer Lee Bishop, left, chats with N3B Los Alamos RCRA Remediation Program Director Erich Evered prior to Evered's presentation. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

NNMCAB member Robert Hull of Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc., left, listens to presentations during the July 25 meeting at Santa Fe Community College. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

EM-LA Deputy Designated Federal Officer Lee Bishop, right, speaks with N3B's Kristin Henderson, left, and Alison Scott Majure during the networking break at the NNMCAB meeting July 25 at SFCC. Photo

LANL Foundation Awards 20 Scholarships

on July 30, 2018 - 5:09pm

LANL FOUNDATION News:

Espanola— The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation awarded 20 scholarships, each worth $1,500 to Northern New Mexico students in three categories.

New in 2018, the Abiquiú Land Grant – Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Scholarship is specifically designated for descendants of an Abiquiú Land Grant family. Marisa-Ann Lopez of Santa Fe, who is studying culinary arts at Santa Fe Community College, is the inaugural recipient of this award.

LANL Sponsors Back To School Drive For Students

on July 30, 2018 - 8:29am

Last year LANL collected 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies and aims to help as many children again this year. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Drop-off locations in Los Alamos, White Rock and Española

The new school year is not too far away, and Los Alamos National Laboratory—with help from its employees and the community—is sponsoring a Back to School Drive to help local students succeed.

“Last year we collected 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies,” drive organizer Selena Valencia said. “We're aiming to help as many children again this year.”

Through Aug.

N3B Los Alamos Releases LANL Interim Facility-Wide Groundwater Monitoring Plan

on July 30, 2018 - 7:45am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos National Laboratory Environmental Management contractor N3B has released the Interim Facility-Wide Groundwater Monitoring Plan for the 2019 monitoring year which runs from October to September 2019.

N3B environmental remediation manager Joe Legare told the Los Alamos Daily Post at the Northern New Mexico Citizen’s Advisory Board meeting Wednesday at Santa Fe Community College that he was pleased to announce that the report, a milestone for the new LANL Environmental Management contractor, has been issued.

Groundwater

Law Enforcement And Fire Personnel Participate In Active Threat Integrated Response Scenarios

on July 28, 2018 - 8:03am

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew leads a rescue task force of two fire/medical personnel and a Department of Corrections officer Friday morning into Pinon Elementary School in White Rock during one of several joint law enforcement/EMS active shooter scenarios staged throughout the day.

Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board Seeks New Members

on July 27, 2018 - 4:44pm

NNMCAB News

The U.S. Department of Energy is recruiting members to the Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board (NNMCAB).

The Board is a site-specific advisory board to DOE, which is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and advises the Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office through a formal recommendation process on environmental remediation and waste management activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory and surrounding communities

NNMCAB Executive Director Menice Santistevan Santistevan said members are appointed by the Assistant Secretary for Environmental

Los Alamos Officials Discuss LANL Management Contract Transition Issues During Washington Trip

on July 27, 2018 - 9:03am

Officials gathered Thursday in the office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, center, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the Los Alamos National Laboratory management contract transition and accompanying issues, from left, Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler, Council Chair David Izraelevitz, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, Councilor Morrie Pongratz and County Manager Harry Burgess. Courtesy photo

Stanley Riveles Elected NNMCAB Chair Effective Oct. 1

on July 27, 2018 - 6:26am

NNMCAB members elect Dr. Stanley Riveles chair Wednesday during their quarterly meeting at Santa Fe Community College. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Stanley A. Riveles of Taos was elected chair of the Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board Wednesday during the board’s meeting at Santa Fe Community College. He takes over in October from Chair Gerard Martinez y Valencia.

Dr. Stanley A. Riveles

Riveles told the Los Alamos Daily Post Thursday that the NNMCAB should not be underestimated as a way to access Los

LANL: Enter The World Of Videogame Speedrunning

on July 26, 2018 - 8:18am
Speedrunner Don DeChellis of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy photo
 
LANL News:
 
Donald DeChellis of the Metal Production groupat Los Alamos National Laboratory picks up a videogame controller and stares intently into a large computer screen. The vintage game Super Mario World flickers to life, but this is no typical video-gaming session. DeChellis is a speedrunner, a new type of video-gamer whose goal is to complete the entire videogame as quickly as possible.
 
“Most of the videogames I’ve played I’ve managed to complete in about one and one-half hours,” DeChellis said.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Visits With LANL Director Designate Thom Mason In Washington, D.C.

on July 25, 2018 - 9:12am

U.S. Sen. Heinrich (D-NM) meets Tuesday with Los Alamos National Laboratory Director designate Dr. Thom Mason in the senator’s office in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo

U.S. Sen. Heinrich (D-NM) chatting Tuesday with LANL Director designate Dr. Thom Mason in the senator’s office in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo

LANL Chemist Jaqueline Loetsch Kiplinger Elected Fellow Of American Chemical Society

on July 25, 2018 - 5:57am
Jaqueline Loetsch Kiplinger
 
LANL News:
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow Jaqueline Loetsch Kiplinger has been announced as a fellow of the American Chemical Society. She is among 51 new fellows for the nation’s key chemistry organization and is one of only seven from Los Alamos in the laboratory’s 75-year history.
 
“I am very honored and humbled to be distinguished as an ACS Fellow and to join many great scientists who already hold this lifetime recognition for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and ACS,” Kiplinger said.

Promising LANL Innovations Take Spotlight

on July 24, 2018 - 9:39am

From left, Antonio Redondo, division leader Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation; Nancy Jo Nicholas, principal associate director of global security at LANL; Bette Korber, 2018 Richard P. Feynman Innovation Prize awardee from Los Alamos theoretical biology and biophysics division; Lee Finewood of DOE NNSA Administration Office of Strategic Partnerships Programs; Daniel Lockney, program executive of NASA technology transfer. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

 

Los Alamos scientist Bette Korber was recently honored with the 2018 Richard P.

RCLC Awards Contract To CPLC New Mexico, Inc.

on July 23, 2018 - 8:53am

RCLC board member and Los Alamos County Councilor Morrie Pongratz, right, and CPLC President/CEO Roger Gonzales chat following Friday's RCLC meeting in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board awarded a two-year contract Friday to CPLC New Mexico, Inc., to provide executive director services for the Coalition at an annual cost of $169,288.

Company President and CEO Roger A.

New Method For Detecting Malicious Emails

on July 22, 2018 - 7:14am

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HSNW News:

Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) Malware Lab have developed a new method for detecting malicious emails that is more effective than the top 60 antivirus engines on the market.

“Current e-mail solutions use rule-based methods and don’t analyze other elements of the message,” said Dr. Nir Nissim, head of the David and Janet Polak Family Malware Lab at Cyber@BGU, and a member of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management.

LANL Foundation's Education Grants Call For Applications

on July 21, 2018 - 2:41pm
LANL FOUNDATION News:
 
The LANL Foundation is accepting applications for $2,500 education and community outreach grants. The deadline for submission in the second yearly grantmaking cycle is Aug. 15.
 
Two types of grants are offered to nonprofit organizations, schools or education programs. Education Outreach Grants directly support public school children in grades K–12. Community Outreach Grants meet the Foundation’s mission and vision of innovative programming, collaboration and advocacy for lifelong learning but need not be tied directly to K–12 public education.

UPTE Applauds New LANL Contract That Supports Research, Development And Employees...

on July 21, 2018 - 7:26am

UPTE News:

UPTE Applauds New LANL Contract That Supports Research, Development and Employees – Not Profits; and Urges New Contractor to Adopt Two Structural Reforms, Offers to Help Change Safety Culture

UPTE’s years-long lobbying of DOE for a return to non-profit operators for the national laboratories has paid off at LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory). Beginning in November of this year the new contract will pay Triad National Security, LLC $2.5 billion per year for up to ten years to manage and operate LANL.

Oppenheimer Photograph Exhibit Extended

on July 20, 2018 - 8:29am

Dorothy McKibbin and J. Robert Oppenheimer mingle with party guests. Courtesy/Los Alamos History Museum

COMMUNITY News: 

 

J. Robert Oppenheimer at the board. Courtesy/Los Alamos History Museum

In conjunction with the production of John Adams' opera "Doctor Atomic" at the Santa Fe Opera this summer, the exhibit, “J. Robert Oppenheimer: Photographs From His Life: 1904-1967”, has been extended through Sept. 15, at the Los Alamos History Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row in Los Alamos.

This exhibit, curated and owned by the J.

LANL Commuters Urged To Drive Safe And Be Patient During Road Construction

on July 19, 2018 - 1:00pm

The NM 502 eastbound and westbound ramps to NM 4, shown in red, are scheduled to be closed Friday and Saturday, July 20-21. Courtesy image

NNSA News:

Work on the Supplemental Environmental Project road improvements will ramp up considerably Friday, impacting the NM 4/NM 502 interchange and lane configuration of NM 502.

The safety of the workers as well as the safety of residents is of utmost importance. Law enforcement support is being sought to ensure drivers obey traffic instructions and consider the safety of the construction workers. Commuters should account for traffic delays.

Chandler; Cisneros Discuss LANL Contract With LFC

on July 19, 2018 - 10:06am

Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler, left, chats with LFC Chair Sen. Patricia Lundstrom and Commitee Director David Abbey Wednesday at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Sen. Carlos R. Cisneros questions the tax status of LANL's new managment and operating contractor, Triad National Security, LLC during Wednesday's LFC meeting at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Concerns about the potential loss of gross receipts tax revenue to Los Alamos County and the state were discussed

Legislative Finance Committee Meets In Los Alamos

on July 19, 2018 - 9:39am
Rep. Patricia Lundstrom opens the Legisaltive Finance Committee meeting Wednesday morning at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler, right, and UNM-LA CEO Cindy Rooney answer questions Wednesday following their opening remarks. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Staff Report

The Legislative Finance Committee spent the day Wednesday in Los Alamos at UNM-LA hearing from representatives of Los Alamos National Laboratory, UNM-LA, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Public Schools, Public Education Department and New Mexico

NNMCAB Holds Board Election, Talk On Material Disposal Area C; Updates From Hintze, NMED July 25

on July 18, 2018 - 7:13am

NNMCAB News

Members of the Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board are scheduled to elect a new chair and vice chair for FY-2019 during a meeting 1- 5:15 p.m., July 25 in the Jemez Complex at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave., in Santa Fe.

Also on the agenda is a presentation on Material Disposal Area C at Los Alamos National Laboratory and an overview of the aggregate areas. In addition, there will be agency updates from Doug Hintze, manager of the Environmental Management-Los Alamos Field Office and John Kieling of the New Mexico Environment Department. 

The Northern

LANL: Feeding Plants To This Algae Could Fuel Cars

on July 17, 2018 - 3:47pm

LANL scientist Amanda Barry studies how biofuel-producing algae can be fed various grasses to improve their productivity. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

 

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and partner institutions provided today the first published report of algae using raw plants as a carbon energy source.

 

The research shows that a freshwater production strain of microalgae, Auxenochlorella protothecoides, is capable of directly degrading and utilizing non-food plant substrates, such as switchgrass, for improved cell growth and lipid productivity, useful for boosting the

Los Alamos Chamber Breakfast Features Financial Advisor Shelly Wiemann Thursday

on July 17, 2018 - 9:24am

CHAMBER News:

This month's Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Breakfast features Edward Jones Financial Advisor Shelly Wiemann who talk about "Tools & Strategies To Help Make Building, Running & Preserving A Business Easier".

Fleur de Lys is catering the Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19 in Wallace Hall at at UNM-LA. The event includes a tasty breakfast, some networking time, and an opportunity learn about resources available to the business community.

Chamber of Commerce Breakfasts are presented with the generous support of the LANL Community Partnership Office.

To attend, register

LANL Releases Radionuclide Air Emissions Report

on July 17, 2018 - 7:04am
Map of LANL air sampling stations around Los Alamos County and regional Northern New Mexico. Not all are EPA Compliance points; some are for facility environmental surveillance. Courtesy image
 
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos National Laboratory has released its 2017 Radionuclide Air Emissions report, which indicates that the highest effective dose equivalent (EDE) to an off-site member of the public for last year was 0.47 mrem. The annual limit is 10 millirem per year as established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The information in this

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