Report faults drug-handling practices at national lab
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A government report says Los Alamos National Laboratory's procedures for storing and tracking controlled substances used in experiments violated federal rules and might have...
Groups threaten to sue over nuclear weapons work at US labs
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Nuclear watchdog groups say they will sue if the U.S. government doesn't conduct a nationwide programmatic environmental review of its plans to expand production of key...
New Mexico tech startup gets Samsung Ventures investment
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico startup developing LEDs displays for wearables and personal mobile devices has received a venture capital investment from Korea-based Samsung Venture Investment...
Groups sue over pollution downstream of Los Alamos lab
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over storm water contamination downstream of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
New Mexico state Sen. Carlos Cisneros dies at 71
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state Sen. Carlos Cisneros, a Democrat from Questa who served in the Legislature for 35 years as a key negotiator on state spending, has died. He was...
New Mexico senator plans to stay in office following arrest
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state official has announced plans to remain in office and seek reelection after a drunken driving arrest.
National lab details $13B in building plans over next decade
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory have plans for $13 billion worth of construction projects over the next decade at the northern New Mexico complex as it prepares...
Report: US nuclear lab gives New Mexico economy $3B boost
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Responsible for infusing about $3 billion a year into New Mexico's economy, Los Alamos National Laboratory is being held up by lab officials, politicians and others as an...
New Mexico warns of blister-causing livestock virus
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are warning horse owners to take precautions to keep their animals from contracting a virus that causes blister-like sores on the mouths of infected...
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory say they're seeing positive results from efforts to contain and control a plume of chromium contamination located in two canyons...
New Mexico launches STEM challenge for high school students
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is asking its high school students to take up the gauntlet as part of a statewide academic challenge that aims to answer one question: How will you use science...
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A company started by a former scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory plans to expand over the next decade, investing as much as $60 million in its bioscience...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An agency of New Mexico municipalities surrounding Los Alamos National Laboratory has lost $100,000 in federal funds amid a federal investigation into its spending.
Las Vegas Optic names new editor
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The Las Vegas Optic has named former Los Alamos Monitor sports editor as the newspaper's new editor.
The Las Vegas Optic announced Sunday that Phil Scherer has been...
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials will be offering tours of portions of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Los Alamos.
The National Park Service has teamed up with Los...
US scientist pleads not guilty to lying about China contact
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime scientist for a U.S. laboratory in New Mexico pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he lied about contacts he had with a state-run program in China that...
ALBUQUERUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a scientist charged with making false statements about contacts with a China program (all times local):
- The Santa Fe New MexicanNew housing projects in works in Los Alamos CountyJuly 21, 2019
- The Santa Fe New MexicanFederally funded bureau hits brakes on plan to move to Santa FeJuly 10, 2019
- The Santa Fe New MexicanLos Alamos lab flying LGBTQ flag for first timeJune 13, 2019
- The Santa Fe New MexicanThe past 100 years, March 5, 2019March 5, 2019
- The Santa Fe New MexicanHardly any seeding surprisesOctober 30, 2018
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A Los Alamos educator has been named the new superintendent of Carlsbad Municipal Schools.
The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports Gerry Washburn was appointed to the role...
SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) — Regulators say Los Alamos National Laboratory has not ensured sufficient nuclear safety in its operations as the New Mexico facility prepares to increase its work with...
Study: US plutonium plan comes with budget, scheduling risks
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Every option considered by the U.S. government to ramp up production of a key component for the nation's nuclear arsenal will have cost and scheduling risks, according to...
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials at one of the nation's top nuclear weapons laboratories say a special indoor facility for shipping radioactive waste is back in operation after five...
Contaminated soil cleaned up at Los Alamos’ Omega site
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A contractor has finished cleaning up contaminated soil at a former research reactor site at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico have started closing all vehicle access along the preserve's main entrance road due to the threat of...
Bill aims to preserve tax revenue from New Mexico labs
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislation that would allow New Mexico to continue taxing the contractors that manage national laboratories operating in the state — even when they have nonprofit status...
Los Alamos Labs seeking bids on new supercomputer
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory has put out a request for proposals for a new supercomputer.
The Los Alamos Monitor reports one of the nation's premier nuclear labs...
Neutrons used to examine priceless Harvard gold specimen
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Scientists at a premier U.S. laboratory have helped to unravel some of the mysteries about a rare gold specimen discovered at a Colorado mine more than 130 years...
- Business WireEnterprise Financial Services Corp and Trinity Capital Corporation (Parent Company of Los Alamos National Bank) Complete MergerMarch 8, 2019
- Globe NewswireLos Alamos Named Best Place to Raise a Family in New MexicoJanuary 4, 2019
- BusinessWireSiemens Government Technologies to Lead Energy Savings and Modernization Work for Los Alamos National LaboratoryDecember 12, 2018
Report: Los Alamos lab infuses $3B in New Mexico economy
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Researchers have found that Los Alamos National Laboratory has had an average annual economic impact on New Mexico of about $3 billion from 2015 to 2017.
The northern New Mexico lab on Tuesday released preliminary findings from the University of New Mexico's Bureau of Business and Economic Research.
The birthplace of the atomic bomb, Los Alamos lab spent more than $750 million on goods and services last year. More than half of that went to New Mexico businesses.
National lab contractor gets $2.4M for cleanup work
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department says a contractor responsible for guiding cleanup work at one of the nation's premier national laboratories has earned more than $2.4 million for its work.
The Latest: New Mexico forecasters report ‘hefty’ snowfall
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico weather (all times local):
A series of storms that began last week has dropped more than 3 feet (1 meter) of snow in some parts of New Mexico.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque summed up the results of the winter weather Wednesday and warned that another storm is expected to cross the state Sunday into Monday.
Snowfall causes closures in Albuquerque, other communities
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico were among numerous employers big and small closing offices and other facilities Wednesday due to snowfall that also caused road closures in the region.
Jury rules for former lab official in lawsuit over ouster
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory official pushed out of his job amid controversy over his service on an electric co-op's board has won a jury verdict against the lab's former management company.
Environment department accuses Los Alamos lab of violations
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State environment officials have accused Los Alamos National Laboratory of violating its hazardous waste permit and state regulations.
The allegations came in a letter the New Mexico Environment Department sent to lab officials in early November, days after a new contractor began operating the lab.
Texas A&M engineering experts to advise Pantex nuclear plant
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station will provide technical advice and workforce training at the nation's top site for assembly, disassembly and maintenance of nuclear weapons.
The Texas A&M University System on Thursday announced the agreement with the Pantex Plant near Amarillo.
Los Alamos lab is under new management
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the nation's leading science and technology institutions, is under new management.
Sandia, Los Alamos labs get funding for quantum research
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two national laboratories based in New Mexico have been awarded $8 million by the U.S. Energy Department to study the fundamental physics of all matter.
The award will fund two three-year projects focused on quantum research at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies.
Lab worker files suit after plutonium shipping led to firing
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former worker at a national laboratory who was fired for shipping weapons-grade plutonium by air instead of ground alleges in a lawsuit that he was made a scapegoat for problems at the New Mexico facility.
Los Alamos lab marks milestone with shipment of waste
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory say they have completed the first shipment of waste from a key area at the lab to the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository since the dump resumed operations in early 2017.
An official with the U.S. Energy Department's Office of Environmental Management called the shipment a significant milestone for the cleanup effort at the northern New Mexico lab.
Radiation found in Los Alamos lab worker’s wound
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The Los Alamos National Laboratory says radiation has been found in a worker's puncture wound received while changing cables on a glove box.
The Los Alamos Monitor reports the contamination was found during medical testing done in the wake of the August 18 accident.
Slain teen had appeared in campaign ad on youth issues
ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A teenager killed in a shooting in New Mexico had recently appeared in a political ad for a gubernatorial candidate that highlights tenuous opportunities for youths in the state.
Democratic candidate for governor and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday that 18-year-old Cameron Martinez was a "remarkable young man" and noted that he had just started a job at Los Alamos National Lab.
Mushrooms could help clean toxic groundwater in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Water conservationists and a Native American women's advocacy group believe they've found a potential solution to a massive, decades-old underground plume of toxic chromium that likely has spread from property owned by Los Alamos National Laboratory to San Ildefonso Pueblo land.
The key ingredient? Mushrooms. They want the lab to give their fungi-based idea a try.
New Mexico to monitor national labs under renewed grant
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental regulators will continue monitoring two national laboratories in the state under a grant renewed by the U.S. Energy Department.
The renewal helps to fund ongoing environmental oversight and monitoring by the state at Los Alamos National Laboratory in northern New Mexico and Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque.
Nuclear safety oversight board takes aim at new policies
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An independent safety panel that provides oversight of some of the nation's highest risk nuclear facilities voiced concerns Tuesday that new federal policies could limit inspections and curtail access to key information.
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board peppered Energy Department officials with questions about the intent of the policies during a public hearing in Washington.
New Mexico plateau named for birds is seeing them die off
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Scientists believe a New Mexico plateau named for birds is seeing them die off because of climate change.
New lab contractor to pay New Mexico gross receipts taxes
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A management group that will soon take over Los Alamos National Laboratory will pay gross receipts taxes, easing concerns that millions of dollars in revenue could evaporate if the group was deemed to have nonprofit status.
Massage therapist sues Tinder match, his wife after affair
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A massage therapist is suing a New Mexico man and woman over allegations the couple harassed her after she had an affair with the man she met on the dating app Tinder.
Bandelier officials investigate damage at Duchess Castle
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Rangers at Bandelier National Monument are asking for the public's help as they investigate vandalism at one of the park's historic sites.
Authorities say extensive damage was done at Duchess Castle during two separate incidents. They declined to provide more details, citing the ongoing investigation.
They announced Wednesday that a reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the vandalism.
Emails: New Mexico county commissioner OK’d dubious expenses
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Documents show a northern New Mexico county commissioner approved taxpayer-supported reimbursements for food and alcohol that have since come under scrutiny and that a former official now says should have never happened.
The Latest: Pro-Los Alamos group ex-head ‘sorry’ on expenses
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on questionable spending of a pro-Los Alamos agency (all times local):
The former head of an agency of New Mexico municipalities created to promote Los Alamos National Laboratory says she "demonstrated poor judgment" by asking to be reimbursed for alcohol and baseball tickets.