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  • An ecological disaster

    The Cerro Grande Fire — as the first major wildfire of 2000, also called the Millennium Fire — represented the first of a new type of “super” fire. At Los Alamos, even wildfires, it seems, change the tide of history.

      That such catastrophic fires — the product of an ecological disaster — would happen was, in a touch of irony, heavily researched in the low-elevation piñon and juniper and mid-elevation ponderosa pine forests of the Pajarito Plateau and the Jemez Mountains prior to the fire.

    Timber experts will long study when and if to what extent Los Alamos’ fire-blistered landscape recovers from this new type of monster.

  • District judges didn’t disappoint

    Dazzling the audience with their directness, judicial candidates for First District Court fielded questions for nearly two hours during a Democratic forum at the UNM-Los Alamos Lecture Hall Thursday evening.

    An audience member asked how it’s possible for anyone to have multiple DWI convictions and yet remain out driving around in public.

    “One of the problems I see is the way prosecution and defense work out plea agreements…this happens all the time,” said Division 8 incumbent Judge Mary Marlowe.

  • Global fears propel stock market slide

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrials plunged below 10,000 Tuesday after traders dumped stocks on worries about the global economy and tensions between North and South Korea.

    The Dow fell about 190 points in late morning trading. It has fallen 1,346 points, or more than 12 percent, from its recent high of 11,205, reached April 26. The Dow and broader stock indexes all fell about 2 percent.

  • County to get share of federal transit grants awarded today

    SANTA FE – Los Alamos County will share in $2.7 million in federal transit grants that were awarded today.

    Transportation Secretary Gary L. J. Girón has announced that the Department will award more than $12.1 million in federal transit grants throughout the state.

  • 05-25-10 Update

    Police Beat

    A rash of thefts top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Shlachter’s recital

       Los Alamos Arts Council presents Dov Shlachter’s senior recital at 7 p.m.

    Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    ‘Planet 51’

      Los Alamos County Movies in the Park will screen “Planet 51” at 7:30 p.m. June 2 at Rover Park.

    Brown Bag Performance

  • GOP gets involved in ad squabble

    ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Republican Party chairman said on Monday he interjected himself into a squabble over attack ads by two GOP gubernatorial front-runners because of calls from rank-and-file Republicans disgusted by the tone of the campaign.

    The complaints prompted a three-member committee, including GOP chairman Harvey Yates Jr., to ask both Dona Ana County district attorney Susana Martinez and former state GOP chairman Allen Weh to substantiate their charges against the other.

  • Work party needed

    On June 5, the Volunteer Task Force will sponsor a National Trails Day work party to upgrade work done on the Quemazon Trail 10 years ago.

    “Following the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000, the Quemazon Trail is where Los Alamos learned how to repair trails after a wildfire,” said Craig Martin, the Project Coordinator for the volunteer group.

  • Giddyup for the robot rodeo

    Hazardous devices teams from around the Southwest will wrangle their bomb squad robots at the fourth annual Robot Rodeo beginning Wednesday at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The rodeo gets under way at 8 a.m. at Technical Area 49, a remote section of laboratory property near the entrance to Bandelier National Monument. Six teams are scheduled to participate in the three-day competition.

  • A natural inclination to teach

    Teaching seems to be in Jenny Diesbury-Lathrop’s genes. “Since I was a little kid, I played school so I think it was just in me since I was born,” she said.

    Diesbury-Lathrop, a fifth-grade teacher at Aspen Elementary School, has stayed true to her educator instincts.  She has taught in the Los Alamos Public Schools for 14 years. For three years, she has worked at Aspen Elementary School. Previously, she taught at Mountain Elementary School.

  • Building design takes shape

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a four-part series regarding Los Alamos County Council’s consideration of four upcoming projects.

     

    The County Recreation Division is pursuing a new golf course clubhouse as a Capital Improvement Project because the current structure is literally beginning to crumble.