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  • A 20-year-old success story

    Annette Weyrauch started a private physical therapy practice in

    February 1988 in the Small Business Center behind the post office. In

    1994, she opened Physical Therapy Plus Inc; four years ago, she moved her business to its current location at 1350 Central Ave. and she celebrated 20 years in business about four weeks ago.

    Tables were heaped with food, balloons decorated the walls and the business was crowded with people helping Weyrauch celebrate her anniversary on Feb. 24.

    “It seems great,” she said about her anniversary, “I came from

  • Diamond Drive Phase 3 could soon be underway

    Los Alamos residents get ready. Construction for Diamond Drive Phase 3 could be right around the corner.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, a motion will be presented to council asking that a bid in the amount of $4,909,516, plus applicable gross receipts tax, be awarded to RMCI Inc. for the construction of Diamond Drive Phase 3.

  • School Board to hold executive sessions Tuesday

    The Los Alamos Board of Education is set to hold two executive sessions Tuesday.

  • Homeschool Speech and Debate Guild hosts tournament

    March Madness was the theme for the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association tournament hosted this weekend by the Los Alamos Homeschool Speech and Debate Guild.

    The 12-member club competed against students from Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Farmington in the tournament, which featured the topic, “Should the United States significantly change its foreign policy towards India”.

    Seven speech categories were offered at the tournament judged by volunteers from Los Alamos, White Rock and Espa^ola.

  • Work session has light agenda

    The agenda for Tuesday night’s county council work session will be light. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.

    There are only two items slated for the business agenda. The first is the approval of golf course fee increases for the 2009-2010 season.

  • Senators, N.M. delegation protest DOD shift: Problems with nuclear weapons management structure acknowledged

    Opponents of a study that originated in the Office of Management and Budget raised their voices a notch this week.

    Two letters, both signed by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., chairman of the Energy and Natural Resource Committee, were fired off to OMB Director Peter Orszag and released Wednesday.

    The letters express “firm opposition” to the subject of the study, which has to do with transferring the National Nuclear Security Administration to the Department of Defense.

  • First cement slab laid on Entrada Project

    County projects seem to be abundant these days. The call for Capital Improvement Projects proved that there are a lot of ideas floating around out there.

    One idea that’s been in the works for a couple of years is the Entrada Business Park. Not much has been said about the project lately, and so far it’s trudged along silently.

    Rick Reiss, Managing Member of Main Gate LLC has been working on getting businesses to move into the park. So far, he’s secured a deal with Holiday Inn Express.

  • Long-time lab employee celebrates

    Gerald Martinez celebrated his 35th anniversary with Los Alamos National Laboratory Thursday at De Colores restaurant with his wife Rochelle and colleagues.

    Martinez, who has served for a total six years on the Tribal Council at San Ildefonso, is the great-grandson of the renowned potter from San Ildefonso, Maria Martinez. He has worked in some 10 different groups and divisions during his time at the laboratory.

    During the laboratory’s 60th anniversary, Martinez was featured as one of five generations of his family employed by the lab.

  • Death penalty repealed

    Gov. Richardson signed legislation late Wednesday repealing the death penalty in New Mexico.

    Richardson made the decision, he said, after going to the state penitentiary, where he saw the death chamber and visited the maximum security unit where those sentenced to life without parole could be housed.

    “My conclusion was those cells are something that may be worse than death,” he said. “I believe this is a just punishment.”

    Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy discussed the governor’s decision during an interview this morning.

  • Environmental Management nominee started here

    President Obama’s nomination for Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management at the Department of Energy is a familiar name in New Mexico.

    Ines Triay was one of several nominations to key administration posts announced on Friday.

    Triay has served in an acting capacity in the position for which she was nominated since November 2008. Before she went to work for the Department of Energy, she spent 14 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she began as a postdoc and eventually assumed a leadership role in waste management.