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High Flying TechSource: Building A League Of Extraordinary Individuals

on July 3, 2015 - 11:07am

V. Brian D’Andrea, President and CEO of TechSource moved TechSource to Los Alamos from Santa Fe to be closer to its most valuable resource. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

With all due respect to the comic book and movie heroes of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a Los Alamos-based technology company is in a respectable class of its own.

TechSource was founded in 1997 around the boom and bust expertise drawn to Los Alamos National Laboratory’s linear particle accelerator program as it evolved from the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility into what is now the

Bradbury Science Museum ScienceFest Activities

on July 3, 2015 - 7:34am
From left, Mireya Rodriguez, Nicole Bariahtaris and Dominic Brooks interact with the Climate Prisms Display at the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy/LANL Climate Prisms Team

BSM News:

The Bradbury Science Museum has many activities planned for ScienceFest, a three-day festival of interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers meant to engage kids, families and individuals interested in life-long learning of science, technology, engineering and math.

During the week, community businesses and organizations will be presenting events throughout the county culminating in

Letter To The Editor: Two Historic Buildings On Tour

on July 3, 2015 - 7:07am
Los Alamos
On March 25, 1943, I arrived at 109 East Palace in Santa Fe to start work at Los Alamos. The House was not finished yet in Los Alamos, so I spent a week at Rancho del Monte in Tesuque and then another week or so on the screened-in porch of the Big House.
Finally, the first dormitory was built and I moved in. The floor plan was rather simple. Two floors had a series of two bedroom units sharing a shower, sink and toilet. At the south end of the dorm was a day room with a fireplace and a small kitchen. 
Each bedroom had a small built-in desk and book

DOE To Assess Groundwater At LANL

on July 3, 2015 - 7:03am

DOE News:

In an Environmental Assessment (EA), the Department of Energy proposes to further evaluate, characterize and address chromium contamination in the groundwater beneath Mortandad Canyon at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The proposed action consists of two activities:

  • Chromium Plume Control Interim Measure, would hydraulically control the downgradient migration of the chromium groundwater plume in the regional aquifer.
  • Chromium Plume-Center Characterization, would identify and evaluate the feasibility of potential long-term actions to fully remediate the chromium plume.


Local United Way Earns 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator ... Seventh Consecutive Time

on July 2, 2015 - 9:45am


United Way of Northern New Mexico’s (UWNNM) sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

This is the 7th consecutive time that UWNNM has earned this top distinction.

Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating.

Los Alamos ScienceFest 2015 Centers Events Around Manhattan Project Theme July 15-19

on June 30, 2015 - 3:19pm

Courtesy photo



Visitors will have a chance to unlock the mysteries behind the former secret city of Los Alamos July 15-19 during the eighth annual Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Los Alamos ScienceFest, the town’s signature annual event, is themed “the Secret City Unlocked” in recognition of the recent designation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park and popularity of the WGN hit TV series “Manhattan."

Most events during ScienceFest will be centered around the town’s once enigmatic history of the Manhattan Project and includes five days of family friendly events

WIPP: Bryson Named Acting Manager For CBFO

on June 29, 2015 - 5:10pm
New Acting Manager of DOE Carlsbad Field Office Dana Bryson
WIPP News:

Mark Whitney, Acting Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM), today named Dana Bryson the Acting Manager for the DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO).

He is replacing Joe Franco, who recently returned to a position in DOE’s Richland Operations Office in Washington. Bryson has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry and served as the CBFO Deputy Manager since December 2013. 

Previously, Bryson was the Director of the River Corridor Division for DOE’s