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Los Alamos Teachers Join Massive Protest in Santa Fe

on July 20, 2012 - 9:49am

Los Alamos Federation of School Employees President, Ellen Mills, center, LAFSE Vice President and State AFT Vice President Ryan Ross and LAFSE Treasurer Virginia Kachelmeier joined Colleen Goddard, Addie Jacobson and Karyl Ann Armbruster of Los Alamos and several hundred people from across the state protesting Santa Fe Wednesday against a teacher evaluation proposal in play at the governor's office. Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster 

By Karyl Ann Armbruster

Hundreds of teachers, instructional assistants, parents, retirees, students, legislators and other community members from Las Cruces to

State Youth Shotgun Competition at Sportsmen's Club July 28

on July 20, 2012 - 7:35am
Young shooter prepares for third annual New Mexico State Youth Shotgun Competition July 28 at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club. Courtesy photo
Staff report
Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club will host the third annual New Mexico State Youth Shotgun Competition beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 28.
Local organizer Mike O'Neill said that the club also hosted the competition last year in conjunction with New Mexico Game and Fish Department.
Los Alamos Young Guns scored high in both trap and skeet.

NNSA Awards First NNSA Science and Technology Excellence Award to Michel McCoy from LLNL

on July 20, 2012 - 7:25am

NNSA News:

Mike McCoy shows off his NNSA Science and Technology Award to a standing ovation crowd of his peers. Photo by Jacqueline McBride

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Administrator Thomas D’Agostino of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today awarded the first NNSA Science and Technology Excellence Award to Dr. Michel McCoy from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for his leadership with the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program.

McCoy serves as the program director for ASC in the Weapons and Complex Integration Principal Directorate at LLNL.

NMDOT to Allow Crosses on Jemez Springs Bridges

on July 20, 2012 - 6:43am

Following a flurry of media stories earlier this week, the New Mexico Department of Transportation has apparently reversed its decision to block the installation of artistic panels on two bridges in Jemez Springs.

At issue was the fact that the artistic panels contained crosses.

Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties wrote a letter to New Mexico's congressional delegation protesting NMDOT's initial "censoring" of the crosses. 

NMDOT sent a brief email to the mayor of Jemez Springs Thursday reversing its decision:

Date: July 19, 2012 10:26:58 AM


Day Three of Hunger Strike for Los Alamos High School Graduate

on July 18, 2012 - 9:26pm

Alaric Balibrera is on day three of his hunger strike in protest of the continued development of nuclear weapons at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Photo by Greg Kendall/

Staff Report

Alaric Balibrera grew up in Los Alamos and is a graduate of Los Alamos High School. He studied film and television at UCLA.

Balibrera currently lives in Santa Fe, working as a screenwriter. Balibrera told the Los Alamos Daily Post that as young boy he played in Acid Canyon.

He is one of a number of hunger strikers participating in this protest.

Rep. Jim Hall Sends Letter to Congressional Delegation Protesting Censorship of Crosses in Jemez Springs

on July 18, 2012 - 9:39am

By Carol A. Clark

New Mexico House District 43 Rep. Jim Hall is sending the letter below to all members of the New Mexico Congressional Delegation today voicing his opposition to the New Mexico Department of Transportation's apparent attempt to block artwork depicting crosses slated to adorn two new bridges on N.M. 4 in Jemez Springs.

Hall expressed dismay that NMDOT would take such action, calling it "incredible."

Jemez Springs Mayor Edmond Temple told the Los Alamos Daily Post last night that since he has notified various state officials, including Hall, and the story came out yesterday


University, Industry Experts Recommend Steps to “Invigorate” U.S. Manufacturing

on July 18, 2012 - 9:13am


A new report by a national committee of U.S. industry and university leaders details 16 recommendations “aimed at reinventing manufacturing in a way that ensures U.S. competitiveness, feeds into the nation’s innovation economy, and invigorates the domestic manufacturing base.”


The report was prepared by the 18-member steering committee of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) that was launched by President Obama in June 2011 and co-chaired by Susan Hockfield, now president emerita of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Andrew Liveris, president, chairman and

Feds Forbid Crosses on Bridge Panels in Jemez Springs

on July 17, 2012 - 4:54pm

Image: Sample of a U.S. Postal Service stamp that has a picture of "San Xavier Del Bac Mission" and the title "HISTORIC PRESERVATION" across the bottom. Courtesy

UPDATE: Tonight during an interview with Jemez Springs Mayor Edmond Temple, he said Bill Hutchinson of the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) had previously informed him that the feds would not permit artwork depicting crosses be attached to two new bridges in the village.

DEA Uncovers Cross-Border Drug Smuggling Tunnel

on July 16, 2012 - 6:56am
Cross-border tunnel discovered in San Luis, Ariz. Courtesy/DEA
Exterior view of entryway to tunnel found in a storage room inside a business in San Luis, Ariz. Courtesy/DEA
DEA News:
  • Passageway Stretches Length of Two Football Fields

Agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) along with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Border Patrol, Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and Arizona Department of Public Safety executed a search warrant July 7 at a business used to conceal the U.S.