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LANL 75th Event Saturday May Cause Traffic Congestion And Limited Parking Downtown

on June 28, 2018 - 8:28am

COUNTY News:

Because of the LANL 75th Anniversary Celebration being held Saturday, June 30 at Ashley Pond Park, motorists may experience congestion and greatly reduced parking options around the downtown area of Los Alamos, including Trinity Drive and Central Avenue.

The event is expected to bring several thousand LANL employees to the townsite. Central Avenue will be closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., from 15th Street to Oppenheimer for the event. Canyon Road is an option to detour around the event.

Heinrich Secures Amendment To Boost Tech-Transfer From National Laboratories To Private Sector

on June 26, 2018 - 5:23pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

  • Bipartisan amendment would help national laboratories work with the private sector to commercialize innovative energy technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) secured an amendment to improve technology transfer from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) national labs to the private sector.

The amendment was included in the fiscal year 2019 spending bill that sets funding for the Department of Energy and passed out of the Senate by an 86-5 vote.

“New Mexico’s national labs play a critical role in

Registration Opens Friday For Debut Public Tours Of Manhattan Project National Historical Park

on June 26, 2018 - 5:00pm

Pond Cabin, which served as an office for Emilio Segrè’s Radioactivity Group studying plutonium is on the upcoming tour. Courtesy photo

ScienceFest 2018 News:

The U. S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Los Alamos Field Office and Los Alamos National Laboratory, partnering with the U. S. Department of Interior and National Park Service, will offer public tours of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park July 12 and 13 as part of Los Alamos ScienceFest 2018.

Registration is required in advance for limited tour slots.

East Jemez Road Commuters Face Traffic Delays

on June 25, 2018 - 7:46am

Albuquerque Asphalt, Inc. crews worked through the weekend on East Jemez Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com 
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Commuters to and from Los Alamos are noticing delays along NM 4 and East Jemez Road since road improvement work recently commenced.

Work is expected to continue through October on several sections of highway from east of the Omega Bridge to the Totavi service station on NM 502 under a $7 million contract with Albuquerque Asphalt, Inc.

The road work is being funded under a settlement agreement reached

Matthew Amato Charged With DUI Following Traffic Stop By LANL Security

on June 25, 2018 - 7:36am

Matthew Amato

COURT News

Matthew Amato, 23, of Los Alamos was arrested June 13 by Los Alamos Police Cpl. David Randleman and charged with driving under the influence.

Randleman was dispatched to Diamond Drive and Pajarito Street after Los Alamos National Laboratory security personnel pulled Amato over on a traffic stop. Randleman’s report states that he observed the odor of alcoholic beverages, that Amato’s speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot. He said Amato admitted to consuming alcohol.

Amato agreed to perform a series of standardized field sobriety tests.

DOE Releases RFP For Hanford OccMed Services

on June 25, 2018 - 7:25am
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Thursday issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a contract to provide a variety of services at the Hanford Site, called the Hanford Occupational Medical Services Contract (OccMed).
 
The total estimated value of the contract is up to approximately $125 million. The period of performance includes a base period of three years (including a transition period of 90 days), and two option periods of two years for a total of seven years. The current OccMed contract at Hanford expires Sept. 30, 2018.
 
DOE anticipates awarding

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Votes For Major Defense Bill To Strengthen New Mexico And Nation

on June 24, 2018 - 9:27am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON. D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined the full Senate in voting to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a major bill to benefit New Mexico’s service members and military families, veterans, military bases, and defense programs throughout the state.
 
The NDAA, which passed the Senate by a margin of 85-10 and must now be reconciled with a House version of the bill, contains a number of provisions that Udall fought for to strengthen New Mexico.
 
“The funding authorized by this major defense bill will provide critical

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